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Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 1 Challenge

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For the first time in history, SpaceX launched its used Dragon spacecraft on the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo. The rocket successfully reached the International Space Station and returned to Earth. With…

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Meet the Stratolaunch Megaplane Taking Satellites Into Orbit

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Since Orville and Wilbur Wright, founders have been trying to find ways to break the barriers of air travel. We’ve seen Boom Airlines looking to change consumer air travel with supersonic speed, the Solar Impulse that made it around the world without fuel, Elon…

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Watch Out Musk and Bezos: There’s a New Contender in the Space Race

By | May 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While governments appear to have stopped making space travel a priority, private companies have taken up the mantle and made serious strides in reaching the stars. Whether it’s Elon Musk’s company SpaceX and their self-landing rockets or Jeff Bezo’s company Blue Origin making space travel possible…

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Meet NASA’s iTech Top 25 Startup Semifinalists

By | May 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The NASA iTech competition pits tech innovators from all around the country against each other in order to determine which 25 finalists have the ideas that hold “the most potential impact on future space exploration and support development of the most promising solutions.” The Innovation…

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To Infinity and Beyond: How Entrepreneurism Is Making Space Tourism Viable

By | May 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Many entrepreneurs have sought their fortunes through adventures of exploration. Mesopotamian entrepreneurs prospered by expanding their landlocked trade routes east to the Indus Valley (modern-day India) and west to Egypt. Several hundred years later, Phoenician entrepreneurs did so on the open seas, leveraging their…

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NASA to Launch Rocket Live in 360° Video

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The list of 360° on YouTube is a lot longer than it was just a few years ago. From a 4,000 foot drop to riding with the Blue Angels, there is no shortage of immersive excitement on the world’s most popular video site. And now, you…

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NASA and Hollywood Reach for The Stars in High-Definition

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Hollywood has always been a part of feeding our curiosity about life in space. From 2001: A Space Odyssey and Apollo 13 to Interstellar and The Martian, the world beyond our atmosphere doesn’t seem as far away thanks to directors and actors alike. And…

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4 Entrepreneurs Changing the Way We Think About Space Travel

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

In 1969, man walked on the Moon. Since then, we haven’t done much. Sure, man made a few return trip and has viewed a lot further into the universe than ever expected. But as far as space travel is concerned, there hasn’t been much…

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SpaceX Is Sending People to the Moon in 2018

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 4:57 pm

SpaceX founder Elon Musk just announced his company has been paid by two private individuals to go on a privately crewed trip around the moon next year. The story broke after a live announcement Elon had planned for 1 p.m. PST did not go live as…

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NASA Looking for Bright Ideas to Help With Space Travel

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

After NASA’s discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single star, we’ve all been reinvigorated with extra terrestrial excitement. One of these planets might have life on it, or at the very least be suitable for life, and that’s truly a crazy next…

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Moon Express Chairman: For Entrepreneurs, the Sky Is Not the Limit

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When a group of entrepreneurs get together and decide they want to mine the Moon, they aren’t limited by boundaries of their mind. They truly believed that recovering resources from the Moon will help humanity in the longer and will provide a unique and lucrative…

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5 Google Lunar XPRIZE Companies Shooting For the Moon

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

Decades ago, going to the moon was the dream destination of every government on the planet. But after a few Star Wars movies and too many glow-in-the-dark ceiling decorations, the world fell out of the love this planet’s closest celestial body. Fortunately, a number…

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Moon Express Has Fully Funded Their Trip to the Moon

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

At Innovate! and Celebrate 2016, Naveen Jain sat down with Frank Gruber and discussed everything from the future of innovation to lunar exploration. As the founder and chairman of Moon Express, the first private company given permission to travel to the Moon, Jain has championed…

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The Top 5 Outer Space Advancements in 2016

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Space may be the final frontier. But as 2016 has shown, that frontier isn’t too far off. Between NASA and SpaceX, technology has proven that traveling to other planets is no longer the loftiest goal in the world. From advanced aeronautics and oceanography satellites…