Space Exploration

What Can You Do With a Cubesat?

by Nancy Atkinson July 23, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter We’ve had several articles recently cubesats — low-cost satellites that seem to be the wave of the future. As technology becomes miniaturized, this allows for inexpensive and quick-to-build satellites. Additionally, they can tag along on launches already scheduled for other things. […]

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New Video: Why are We Driven to Explore?

by Nancy Atkinson July 23, 2013

Why do we explore? Is it the desire to break through boundaries, or to probe the perimeters of possibilities? With his lightning-fast mind, self-professed wonder junkie Jason Silva can quickly list all the great quotes about space exploration and why it is important for the human species to explore; and he does it in this […]

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Revolutionary New Space-Diving Suit Will Rival Anything You’ve Ever Seen In The Movies

by Nancy Atkinson May 22, 2013

Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Ron Atkins, a life-long supporter of human space exploration and an ardent advocate of “NewSpace” and Commercial Spaceflight. He curates and maintains “The NewSpace Daily” on Tony Stark has been to a lot of cool places in that Iron Man get-up of his. But low Earth […]

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The Man Who Sold The Moon … And Other ‘Lunarcy’

by Elizabeth Howell April 2, 2013

One man claims to own the moon. Another promises to create effective lunar habitats. And yet another, a former astronaut, paints pictures of its surface. Lunarcy! is a movie that chronicles our obsession with the Moon. It’s currently making the rounds at independent theatres, but before long it will be easy to watch it on cable, […]

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U.S. To Restart Plutonium Production for Deep Space Exploration

by David Dickinson March 20, 2013

The end of NASA’s plutonium shortage may be in sight. On Monday March 18th,  NASA’s planetary science division head Jim Green announced that production of Plutonium-238 (Pu-238) by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) is currently in the test phases leading up to a restart of full scale production. “By the end of the […]

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