Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Archive for November, 2012

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock | Science Codex

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Imagine landing on the moon or Mars, putting rocks through a 3-D printer and making something useful – like a needed wrench or replacement part.

 

“It sounds like science fiction, but now it’s really possible,” says Amit Bandyopadhyay, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University.

 

Bandyopadhyay and a group of colleagues recently published a paper in Rapid Prototyping Journal demonstrating how to print parts using materials from the moon.

 

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Mars Colony Plans?

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Hank is all about Mars, and Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, has some plans for colonizing the Red Planet that have got Hank very excited.

 

 

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What We Know About Elon Musk’s Proposed Mars Colony

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk has caused quite the commotion in recent days with his proposal to create a human colony on Mars, first unveiled in some detail during a November 16 talk at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, UK.

 

But after news reports of the talk quoted Musk as saying he’d like to send 80,000 people to the Red Planet in the not-too-distant future, Musk himself upped the ante: Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, the charismatic multi-industry entrepreneur (Musk also founded Tesla Motors and Solar City, and before that co-founded PayPal) clarified that he actually planned to send 80,000 people to Mars every year once the colonization process begins, for a total of millions of human settlers on Mars.

 

 

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Wanted: 80,000 future Martians. Must like space travel

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If space truly is the final frontier, does that make Elon Musk a real-life Capt. Kirk?

 

Musk, the founder of SpaceX — which has a $1.6-billion contract with NASA to ferry cargo to the International Space Station using its private Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule — last week laid out an even bolder vision: a colony of 80,000 people on Mars.

 

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Elon Musk Wants to Build 80,000-Person Mars Colony | Wired.com

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Elon Musk doesn’t just want to send a person to Mars — he wants to send 80,000. According to Space.com, the billionaire founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX spilled details about his hopes for a future Mars colony during a talk at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London on Nov. 16

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Earlier this year, SpaceX became the first private U.S. company to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. Musk has never been shy about his ambitions to take human colonists to another planet, mentioning in the past that he wants to provide flights to Mars for about $500,000 a person. But now he’s talking about building a small-city-sized settlement on the Red Planet, starting with a 10-person crew in the coming decades to begin establishing and building infrastructure.

 

 

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SpaceX Billionaire Elon Musk Wants A Martian Colony Of 80,000 People | Forbes

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On November 16, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave a talk before the Royal Aeronautical Society. And at that talk, he announced what his eventual goal is for SpaceX: a Martian colony with over 80,000 people.

 

“At Mars, you can start a self-sustaining civilization and grow it into something really big,” he reportedly told the crowd.

 

The colony would start with just a small group of people, armed with supplies including materials to build a transparent dome, which could be pressurized so that Martian pioneers could farm on Martian soil.

 

 

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SXC LAUNCH Brazil 2012

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On past 20 November, there was a very special cocktail, the official presentation for Brazil about the SXC (Space Expedition Corporation), the first tourist flight aerospace, the event took place at the Hotel Grand Hyatt São Paulo with the presence of Ben Droste (Founder of SXC) and Reinhard Spronk (CCO of SXC).

The dream of going into space now literally becomes reality!

 

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