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Space Solar Power About Space Solar Power (SSP, also known as Space-Based Solar Power, or SBSP): The United States and the world need to find new sources of clean energy. Space Solar Power gathers energy from sunlight in space and transmits it wirelessly to Earth. Space solar power can solve our energy and greenhouse gas emissions problems. The solar energy available in space is literally billions of times greater than we use today. Another need is to move away from fossil fuels for our transportation system. While all viable energy options should be pursued with vigor, space solar power has a number of substantial advantages over other energy sources. Advantages of Space Solar Power Unlike oil, gas, ethanol, and coal plants, space solar power does not emit greenhouse gases. Disadvantages of Space Solar Power High development cost. Requirements for Space Solar Power The technologies and infrastructure required to make space solar power feasible include: Low-cost, environmentally-friendly launch vehicles.

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 exploration Saturn V rocket, used for the American manned lunar landing missions The Moon as seen in a digitally processed image from data collected during a spacecraft flyby While the observation of objects in space, known as astronomy, predates reliable recorded history, it was the development of large and relatively efficient rockets during the early 20th century that allowed physical space exploration to become a reality. Space exploration has often been used as a proxy competition for geopolitical rivalries such as the Cold War. After the first 20 years of exploration, focus shifted from one-off flights to renewable hardware, such as the Space Shuttle program, and from competition to cooperation as with the International Space Station (ISS). In the 2000s, the People's Republic of China initiated a successful manned spaceflight program, while the European Union, Japan, and India have also planned future manned space missions. History of exploration in the 20th century[edit] First flights[edit]

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]