background preloader

National Space Society

National Space Society
Related:  Space

Space Job Center > Get a job in space industry now | Your space carrer starts here. Documentary Heaven | Watch Free Documentaries Online Selects Studies for the Asteroid Redirect Mission In this concept image, the Orion spacecraft docks with the robotic asteroid redirect vehicle. NASA has selected 18 proposals for studies under the Asteroid Redirect Mission Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). These six-month studies will mature system concepts and key technologies and assess the feasibility of potential commercial partnerships to support the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission, a key part of the agency’s stepping stone path to send humans to Mars. The agency is working on two concepts for the mission. This concept images shows ARM robotic capture Option A in which the robotic vehicle deploys an inflatable bag to envelop a free-flying small asteroid before redirecting it to a lunar distant retrograde orbit. This concept images shows ARM robotic capture Option B, in which the robotic vehicle ascends from the surface of a large asteroid, on its way to a lunar distant retrograde orbit with a smaller asteroid mass in its clutches.

Space Careers, the leading space and defense industry recruitment website. More space jobs than anywhere else. Planet Calypso - Inicio Enjoy a revamped, more newcomer-friendly and action-packed area on the Planet Calypso continent of Eudoria. Cape Corinth, located on Eudoria's north-west coast, has been redesigned from the ground up with new terrain and places of interest. Cape Corinth now also features more beginner friendly creatures for hunting as well as an improved mining experience. Together with wonderful new music composed to match the area's aesthetics, it is a place every Calypsian should (re)experience. New arrivals from the Thule start area will begin their Calypso careers at Cape Corinth. Planet Calypso offers one of the richest and perhaps also most complex MMO game experiences out there. Learning the essentials of the game and finding your own path on Planet Calypso have been hard but is now easier than ever thanks to a new set of Video Tutorials.

Congress and SpaceX: Red tape ties up private space. Photo by SpaceX Hey, remember Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the guy who threw needless layers of bureaucracy at SpaceX because the private space company was doing its job of launching rockets into space a little too well? Here’s the deal: SpaceX, as you may know, is making good on its promise to make access to space cheaper and more reliable. As one might expect, government officials who have such contractors in their own districts and states are unhappy with this. Three House members—Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies! This is ridiculous for many reasons. Another reason this is silly is that every rocket ever made has undergone problems; they are fiendishly complex machines and no design has ever gotten from the drafting board to the launch pad without issues. Per exasperation ad astra.

Space Foundation The Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the global space industry through information and education programs. It is a resource for the entire space community - industry, national security organizations, civil space agencies, private space companies and the military around the world. It also supports educators, students and journalists with information and education programs. Locations[edit] Located in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Space Foundation's world headquarters houses Space Foundation team offices, the Ackerman Conference Center and the Space Foundation Discovery Center,[1] which comprises the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the El Pomar Space Gallery. The Space Foundation also has an office in Washington, D.C., and representatives in Texas and Florida. Industry events[edit] The Space Foundation annually hosts major industry events, including the Space Symposium[2] in Colorado Springs, Colo. Work Environment[edit] Categories:

2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang Explanation: What does the universe look like on small scales? Tomorrow's picture: dust before galaxies Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)NASA Official: Phillip Newman Specific rights apply.NASA Web Privacy Policy and Important NoticesA service of:ASD at NASA / GSFC& Michigan Tech.

Affordable, Rapid Bootstrapping of the Space Industry and Solar System Civilization: Journal of Aerospace Engineering: Philip T. Metzger, Anthony Muscatello, Robert P. Mueller, and James Mantovani (2013). ”Affordable, Rapid Bootstrapping of the Space Industry and Solar System Civilization.” J. Aerosp. Eng. 26, SPECIAL ISSUE: In Situ Resource Utilization, 18–29. Technical Papers Submitted: 15 November 2011 Accepted: 30 March 2012 Published: 02 April 2012 ISSN (print): ISSN (online): 1943-5525 American Society of Civil Engineers CODEN: jaeeez Philip T. 1Physicist, Granular Mechanics and Regolith Operations Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kennedy Space Center, NE-S-1, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899 (corresponding author). 2Chemist, Applied Chemistry Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kennedy Space Center, NE-S-2, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899. 3Aerospace Engineer, Surface Systems Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kennedy Space Center, NE-S, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899.

American Astronautical Society Formed in 1954, the American Astronautical Society (AAS) is an independent scientific and technical group in the United States dedicated to the advancement of space science and exploration. AAS supports NASA's Vision for Space Exploration and is a member of the Coalition for Space Exploration and the Space Exploration Alliance. The AAS also focuses on strengthening the global space program through cooperation with international space organizations. The AAS runs national meetings, symposia and publications. Members meet with leaders in their field and in related disciplines, exchange information and ideas, discuss career aspirations and expand their horizons. The AAS sponsors professional, scientific and engineering meetings and maintains a publications program. AAS awards[edit] The awards are listed in the order in which they were established by the society: The AAS was awarded the Space Foundation's Space Achievement Award in 1996.[1] References[edit] External links[edit]

Scientists Discover The Oldest, Largest Body Of Water In Existence--In Space Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever--so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe. The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it's turning out to be pretty lush. Researchers found a lake of water so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet’s worth of water--20,000 times over. Yes, so much water out there in space that it could supply each one of us all the water on Earth--Niagara Falls, the Pacific Ocean, the polar ice caps, the puddle in the bottom of the canoe you forgot to flip over--20,000 times over. The water is in a cloud around a huge black hole that is in the process of sucking in matter and spraying out energy (such an active black hole is called a quasar), and the waves of energy the black hole releases make water by literally knocking hydrogen and oxygen atoms together. The new cloud of water is enough to supply 28 galaxies with water.

II-2 Habitat and Logistic Support Requirements for the Initiation of a Space Manufacturing Enterprise J. PETER VAJK, JOSEPH H. ENGEL, and JOHN A. A detailed scenario for the initiation of a space manufacturing enterprise using lunar materials to construct solar power satellites (SPS) has been developed, with particular attention to habitat design and logistic support requirements. During the last 3 years, a number of studies have shown the technical feasibility of manufacturing solar power satellites (SPS) at a space manufacturing facility (SMF) using lunar materials during the next two decades (refs. 1-5). Here we report on a study of the logistical feasibility of starting such a space manufacturing enterprise within the constraints of the Space Shuttle and of a simple Shuttle-derived heavy lift vehicle (SD/HLV) of higher payload capacity during the period 1985 through 1991. We are grateful for the assistance of Edward H. aAl1 in metric tons.