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Elon Musk is a man with a vision. Ever since he was a boy, he’s wanted humanity to be a multi-planet species. The problem, as he sees it, is that right now we’ve got no backup option. If a meteor was to collide with the Earth, it could wipe out life as we know it and extinguish the light of human consciousness. Musk hoped, like many of us, that government agencies like NASA would enable humanity to expand beyond Earth. NASA receives nearly $20 billion a year, but despite all that money, the capability of the agency has actually...

Modern aircraft are packed full of great tech that makes flying a better experience. Below, I’ll discuss some of the top innovations that are improving aircraft in various ways. In-flight WiFi For commuters, the biggest tech innovation has to be the inclusion of wifi on some flights. It shows just how much we depend on internet access when people go crazy with joy after finding out their flight has wifi! It represents a huge difference to the aircraft of old, where all electrical equipment had to be turned off. Now, people can surf...

The US space office declared for the current week that the Pluto flyby;arguably a standout among the most imperative investigative accomplishments of the previous year; would be respected with two stamps in 2016. The principal delineates the New Horizons rocket, though the second showcases an upgraded shading picture of Pluto taken amid the flyby. This is not the first occasion when that Pluto has been highlighted on a US stamp, yet it is the first occasion when that the diminutive person planet can be seen so obviously on postage. In...

Kindred team individuals Tim Kopra and Scott Kelly will go outside the ISS to settle a broken part, potentially as right on time as Monday, Nasa said. “It will be an extremely occupied and intriguing day for Tim,” said Libby Jackson from the UK Space Agency. Mr Peak landed at the ISS on Tuesday. He is the first UK space traveler to be utilized as an expert space traveler by the European Space Agency. The space walk is occurring so the space travelers can attempt to alter a part called the “portable transporter”...

The unmanned Cygnus shuttle launched from a cushion at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:44 p.m. EST Sunday following a 3 day deferral brought about by terrible climate. The liftoff denote the first resupply mission for NASA by Orbital ATK since the loss of its last Cygnus vehicle and Antares rocket in October 2014. With a splendid evening dispatch, the private spaceflight organization Orbital ATK gave back its Cygnus load boat to flight following a year on break Sunday sixth December, propelling key supplies and NASA...

On its way to higher layers of the mountain where it’s investigating how Mars’ environment changed billions of years ago, curiosity of NASA Mars rover will take advantage of a chance to study some modern Martian activity at mobile sand dunes. In the next few days, the rover will get its first close up look at these dark dunes, called the ‘Bagnold Dunes’, which skirt the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp. Curiosity has driven about 1,033 feet in the past three weeks, since departing an area where its drill sampled...

Companies operating in the aviation industry tend to make a lot of money every year. They also ask their workers to perform some of the most dangerous and intricate jobs imaginable. So, it makes sense that all businesses in that arena should invest in the best tools available. The gadgets and technology listed on this page could help to make sure your workers always stay safe. They could also help to make your company more efficient. With that in mind, let’s get down to business. Excel pilot logbook An Excel pilot logbook could help...

In the October of 2015 issue of Popular Mechanics, the magazine got sports handicapper Raphael Esparza of Doc’s Sports Service to come up with some odds on who’ll be the first to put a human on Mars. The way Esparza figures it, SpaceX and Elon Musk have the best shot at getting to the Red Planet first because “they have the want and the funds”, he gives Musk 5 to 1 odds of winning the race to Mars. The controversial non-profit try to send volunteer astronauts on a one way trip to Mars failed to meet its initial...

Next time you make a commit some written faux pas in social media, just know that you aren’t alone. Some of the best and brightest minds have done the same thing. Last week, a few individuals had the distinct and unique opportunity to actually correct an astronaut on something astronomical after International Space Station (ISS). As Emily Lakdawalla, planetary scientist and senior editor of The Planetary Society, told Mashable in a direct message on Twitter, “Well, seeing as how stars and city lights at night are both visible...

Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. The crew includes a French astro-biologist, a German physicist and four Americans a pilot, an architect, a doctor/journalist and a soil scientist. The men and women have their own small rooms, with space for a sleeping cot and desk, and will spend their days eating food like powdered cheese and canned tuna, only going outside if dressed in a spacesuit, and having limited...