Category Archives: Space

UW researchers want to power Mars mission with fusion | Seattle PI

Researchers at the University of Washington and a Redmond company are working on a fusion-powered rocket that could one day carry people to Mars, the university announced Thursday. “Using existing rocket fuels, it’s nearly impossible for humans to explore much beyond … Continue reading

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What would it cost to launch your house into space? | Popular Science

The folks at the Movoto Real Estate blog are thinking ahead, to when we’ll be getting off of this rock and colonizing the universe–by strapping our homes to rockets and launching them into space. Okay, that may not be how … Continue reading

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Travelling Faster Than Light…At Least In Theory | Kurzweil AI

University of Adelaide applied mathematicians have extended Einstein’s theory of special relativity to work beyond the speed of light. Einstein’s theory holds that nothing could move faster than the speed of light, but Professor Jim Hill and Dr Barry Cox … Continue reading

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The Warp Drive Could Become Science Fact | Discovery News

A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept popularized in television’s Star Trek — may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say. A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of … Continue reading

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Could we build a 20-kilometer-high space tower?

Science-fiction novelist Neal Stephenson imagines a 20-kilometer-high steel tower that reaches into the stratosphere. From that height, planes could save fuel by docking at the tower rather than landing, and space missions could do the same by launching from it. Stephenson … Continue reading

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