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Nov 26, 2021

Dronut X1 drone keeps its rotors safely inside its body

Posted by in categories: drones, internet, robotics/AI, space travel

It’s a cool concept; the blades cant get caught, or stuck, or broken. but, it’s pretty loud, there’s no audio in the demo videos. Still, i think a flying drone would be superior for exploring underground structurers and caves, til it hit a door or something anyways. Anyhow, i think the flight system should focus on some kind of a total silence ion drive.


It was three years ago that we first heard about the Cleo, a robust, donut-shaped prototype drone made by Cleo Robotics. Well, its successor is now commercially available, under the new (and apt) name of the Dronut X1.

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Nov 25, 2021

What will Elon Musk’s Company SpaceX do after reaching mars?

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, habitats, space travel

SpaceX is determined to send people to Mars by 2024. But what will they do after reaching Mars? What’s their plan for the red planet? It’s quite normal for us to ask such questions. In this article, we will find the answers to these inquiries.

Billionaire Elon Musk founded SpaceX with the vision of colonizing Mars. SpaceX is already building the next-generation spacecraft Starship to make his dream real. This company has a plan to send uncrewed missions to Mars within 2022 by the Starship and crewed missions within 2024.

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Nov 25, 2021

Kayak on Titan? Soar past exoplanets? Epic new NASA video envisions future space travel

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A new NASA video advertises a suite of its real-life missions as previewing an “Exoplanet Travel Bureau” of the future.

Nov 24, 2021

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aces first interplanetary launch

Posted by in categories: drones, space travel

SpaceX has aced its first operational interplanetary launch, sending NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft on its way out of the Earth-Moon system as part of the world’s first planetary defense mission.

Right on time, SpaceX’s flight-proven Falcon 9 booster lifted off at 10:21 pm PST with an expendable upper stage, new fairing, and the ~630 kg (~1400 lb) DART spacecraft in tow, reaching a nominal low Earth parking orbit about eight minutes later. A few seconds after the second stage’s first engine cutoff (SECO-1), booster B1063 safely landed on drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY), wrapping up its third orbital-class launch and spaceflight in twelve months.

Around 28 minutes after liftoff, Falcon 9’s orbital second stage fired up for the second and final time. In just 53 seconds, Falcon 9’s upper stage accelerated from a stable velocity (relative to Earth’s surface) of 7.5 kilometers per second (4.7 mi/s) to almost 11.1 km/s (6.9 mi/s), sending DART (and itself) from low Earth orbit (LEO) to an Earth escape trajectory that will ultimately leave them in orbit around the sun.

Nov 24, 2021

Gravity, Gizmos, and a Grand Theory of Interstellar Travel

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For decades, Jim Woodward dreamed of a propellantless engine to take humans to the stars. Now he thinks he’s got it. But is it revolutionary—or illusory?

Nov 23, 2021

Are space rockets bad for the Earth? Why the question ignores an important truth

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SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, and others are launching more rockets than ever. But the environmental impact and carbon emissions are poorly understood.

Nov 23, 2021

‘Armageddon’ Come True? When And Where To Watch Tonight As SpaceX Launches A NASA Spacecraft To Smash Into An Asteroid

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If we knew that a near-Earth asteroid (NEA) was headed for Earth could we deflect it?

Seeking to find out is the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), a mission from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to smash a 500kg spacecraft into binary asteroid 65,803 Didymos and its moonlet Dimorphos (also called, rather cutely, “Didymoon.”)

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Nov 23, 2021

A UK Rocket Company Wants to Put Nuclear Fusion Power in Orbit by 2027

Posted by in categories: chemistry, military, nuclear energy, space travel

And it could halve the transit time to Mars.

Pulsar Fusion Ltd., a nuclear fusion company based in the United Kingdom, has recently designed and successfully tested its first launch-capable, high-power chemical rocket engine.

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Nov 23, 2021

A New Challenger for Elon Musk? Another Company Plans to Settle Humans on Mars

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, government, space travel

After raising $1.4 billion.

Long ago, the writer Edward Albee wrote: “Good, better, best, bested.”

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Nov 22, 2021

Look: Awe-inspiring video shows the “FedEx of Space” reach orbit

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

The feat drew the attention of Musk.


On Saturday, Astra announced via Twitter that its LV0007 mission reached orbit from the Astra Spaceport in Kodiak, Alaska. The rocket, which carried a payload for the United States Space Force, took off at 1:16 a.m. Eastern time. The feat earned the praise of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who wrote on Twitter: “Congrats! Orbit is not easy.”

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