Space is the next economic frontier… hear more about it at Disrupt SF – gpgmail

[ad_1] For decades space has been the play place for world powers, but the advent of (relatively) cheap and frequent rocket launches has opened it up for new business opportunities. But it’s still hard as hell, as early adopters of this orbital economy Tess Hatch of Bessemer Ventures, Swarm’s Sara Spangelo and OneWeb’s Adrian Steckel […]

Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney – gpgmail

[ad_1] 1. Which initiatives will you prioritize to limit humankind’s impact on climate and avoid potential climate catastrophe? My $4 trillion Climate Plan will enable us to reach the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, which the IPCC says is the necessary target to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The centerpiece of […]

Titan’s Lakes May Have Been Formed By Underground Explosions, Not Erosion

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There are only two objects in the solar system with sustained pools of liquid on their surface: Earth and Titan. On Earth, we have a well-understood water cycle that keeps liquid water flowing on the surface of our planet. […]

Scientists propose ‘Spaceline’ elevator to the Moon – gpgmail

[ad_1] Fans of sci-fi and fringe tech may already be familiar with the idea of the “space elevator,” which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — and totally impossible with today’s technology. But a pair of scientists think they’ve found an alternative: a Moon elevator. And it’s slightly less insane… technically. The idea […]

Water Detected on Planet Inside the Habitable Zone for the First Time

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The astronomers who comb through data on planetary surveys looking for potentially habitable planets are searching for worlds with certain specific characteristics. We assume that any planet capable of supporting life has to exist within the habitable zone (also […]

Hubble spots liquid water on a ‘super-Earth’ 110 light-years away – gpgmail

[ad_1] Water is not uncommon to find in our galaxy in ice or gaseous form, but liquid water is quite rare — and liquid and gaseous water on an Earth-like exoplanet? That’s never been observed… until now. Astronomers spotted this celestial unicorn, called K2-18 b, using the venerable Hubble space telescope. K2-18 b is a […]

NASA Tests Space Concrete for Future Mars Habitats

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need […]

SpaceX ‘getting ready’ to fly orbital Starship design with new FCC filing – gpgmail

[ad_1] SpaceX is taking the steps necessary to begin test flying the orbital-class version of its Starship spacecraft, with new documents filed by the company (via Teslarati) with the FCC seeking necessary permissions for it to communicate with the prototype while it’s in flight. The company filed documents with the U.S. regulatory agency this week […]

Aerospace Corp CEO Steve Isakowitz to talk how to raise non-dilutive capital at Disrupt SF this Oct – gpgmail

[ad_1] The US government is awake to the remarkable innovation coming the startup scene in many deep tech categories, and the response has been diverse efforts across many government agencies and departments to support select startups with non-dilutive financial backing, technology sharing, fast-track procurement and even start-up competitions with cash prizes. Space is one of […]

India loses contact with spacecraft during historic moon landing attempt – gpgmail

[ad_1] India’s attempt to become the first nation to soft land a robotic spacecraft at the moon’s South Pole, an unexplored region, has ended in failure, the space agency said Saturday. Less than two miles above the lunar surface, the Vikram lander (named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space program) lost communications with […]