Links to Science and Technology websites

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  1. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Here is a nice link: SPACEPORT MAGAZINE
    http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/mar2016.pdf
    http://spaceheadnews.com/

    Comparison chart http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39526.msg1499314#msg1499314

    Fatti non foste a viver come bruti,
    ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza

    Ye were not form’d to live the life of brutes,
    But virtue to pursue and knowledge high.


    Odd origin? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...-Extraordinary-claim-American-geneticist.html

    ET contact pathways
    http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/sc...ay-to-detect-messages-from-aliens-723259.html

    I've often wondered about looking for the paths of focal lines that might allow for an image of our system to stand out from afar.

    One thing that makes me scratch my head just a tad is how there is a warm spot for higher energy particles "in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major:"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh-My-God_particle

    There also seem to be planets nearby: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/47_Ursae_Majoris

    Heck of a way to say hello?

    That system has some impressive names "Chalawan" for the star and Taphao Thong and Taphao Kaew for the planets.

    "Simulations suggest that the inner part of the habitable zone of 47 Ursae Majoris could host a terrestrial planet in a stable orbit"

    https://www.universetoday.com/108768/how-much-stuff-is-in-a-light-year/
    on average, across the Milky Way, there’s about 40% the mass of the Sun in every cubic light year.

    HOE
    https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/missile-anti-missile-homing-overlay-experiment-hoe

    Big glass
    http://manufacturingscience.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=1441503

    ARM-Italy
    http://www.moondaily.com/reports/Astronauts_to_bring_asteroid_back_into_lunar_orbit_999.html

    Russian HLLVs
    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/yenisei5.html http://www.russianspaceweb.com/energia5v.html

    Real flying Saucer?
    http://www.gizmag.com/skylifter-flying-saucer-airship/16611/pictures

    Space links
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/...ce-with-technology-proven-in-the-sixties.html
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/...test-fuel-for-nuclear-thermal-propulsion.html
    https://arstechnica.com/science/201...umps-space-council-seems-skeptical-of-spacex/
    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/spacecraft_manned_2010s.html#2017

    Lunar cell tower
    https://www.space.com/37753-calling-the-moon-cell-phone-tower.html
    https://www.space.com/37741-moonshot-play-intrepid-space-race-story.html

    3D printing
    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.03189.pdf
    http://irc.cs.sdu.edu.cn/3dshape/
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/U...3_D_shape_sensor_for_complex_objects_999.html
     
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  2. publiusr

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    Recent advances in computer simulations may make for cleaner skies:
    http://www.nas.nasa.gov/publications/articles/feature_openrotor_Kiris.html

    James Oberg space expert http://www.jamesoberg.com/

    A lovely video--that being the:
    Visualization of a contra-rotating, open-rotor simulation created using the Launch Ascent and Vehicle Aerodynamics (LAVA) software framework

    Shades of the USS Franklin's Vodeberg tilings
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/03/wave-disk-engines-could-be-35-times.html

    Stacking the moon http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?161899-Astrophotography-Stacking-the-Moon

    Black Holes http://casa.colorado.edu/~ajsh/schwp.html

    India space http://thewire.in/51216/isro-scramjet-sounding-rocket-rlv/

    Juno http://www.popsci.com/why-you-should-be-really-excited-that-juno-is-at-jupiter

    Bekuo
    https://books.google.com/books?id=Cf3N1ejDNO4C&pg=PA77&lpg=PA77&dq=Bekuo+spaceship&source=bl&ots=tiduAbo_0y&sig=SID68fy32OiH_DzlRm81wpkDgn0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi_oqCLkvbNAhXIFj4KHVrgAFMQ6AEIIzAB#v=onepage&q=Bekuo spaceship&f=false
    http://cmapspaceexp.ihmc.us/rid=1JH22CPSH-2B0MFP8-J603/Ad%20Astra-%20The%20ISS%20B%C3%A8kuo

    Space simulator http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40356.0

    Supernovae video http://www.space.com/32877-tycho-su...x-ray-radio-and-optical-time-lapse-video.html
    http://www.space.com/32860-four-alien-planets-resonance-kepler-223.html

    Molecule ghosts
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Atomic_force_microscope_reveals_molecular_ghosts_999.html

    Atom circuits
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/07/scientists-grow-atomically-thin.html

    Dust devil http://www.space.com/32617-mars-opportunity-rover-dust-devil-photo.html
    You are here http://www.space.com/32807-new-technique-measure-earth-position.html
    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?161904-Where-is-Earth-in-the-Milky-Way
    http://www.bathsheba.com/crystal/starmap/

    Our Uncles
    http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Changes_in_primate_teeth_linked_to_rise_of_monkeys_999.html
    http://www.terradaily.com/reports/T...on_of_long_necked_sauropod_dinosaurs_999.html

    Gamma ray beam http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Supercomputers_fire_lasers_to_shoot_gamma_ray_beam_999.html

    SLS
    http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3025/1
    http://beyondearth.com/powering-up-for-sls-first-flight/
    http://www.latimes.com/science/space/la-me-space-builder-20160513-story.html
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/F...bly_Building_for_Space_Launch_System_999.html
    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/05/renewing-famous-flame-trench-brick-time/
    SLS facebook https://www.facebook.com/NASASLS
    http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/A...rlds_Largest_Rocket_Nears_Completion_999.html
    http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/maf_20160624_sf02_lh2_con_in_vac-3.jpg
    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/07/engine-0528-rs-25-testing-sls/
    http://spacenews.com/senate-committee-seeks-stability-for-nasa-programs-in-next-administration/

    Starliner http://www.space.com/32881-boeing-starliner-test-article-literally-coming-together-video.html http://www.space.com/32873-boeing-first-starliner-crew-capsule.html

    Darpa spaceplane https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/07/darpa-pushing-experimental-spaceplane-xs-1/
    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/07/dream-chaser-next-flight-iss-crs2/

    Hermes spaceplane book
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40706.0
    https://www.amazon.com/Spaceplane-H...space&linkId=1878372cae969c69a9a980d67c981768

    Pro-HLLV group
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40306.0

    Asteroid mining http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Asteroid_Mining___What_the_Heck_999.html
    Skylab auction http://www.space.com/32831-skylab-piece-up-for-auction.html

    Power beaming
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/D...g_enhanced_by_magnetic_metamaterials_999.html
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Building_compact_particle_accelerators_999.html

    Depot study
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/N...I_For_In_space_Fuel_Depot_Technology_999.html
    http://www.astrowatch.net/2016/05/russia-runs-first-tests-of-its-next.html

    Humans to Mars
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39961.0
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=18387.msg1527645#msg1527645
    http://h2m.exploremars.org/

    Deep Space Hab
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38818.msg1559723#msg1559723
    https://prezi.com/ti8fu8bs4ais/etsu-2016-appalachian-forum/

    VTOL http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/07/vtol-electric-two-seater-could-be.html
    zero point http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/07/zero-point-energy-plays-important-role.html

    Space circus http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/07/carnival-of-space-466.html

    ISS: The end--or the beginning?
    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/05/nasa-roscosmos-discuss-iss-suicide-requirements/
    http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astr...d-and-launch-spacecraft-iss-180958962/?no-ist
    http://www.astrowatch.net/2016/05/space-debris-hits-window-of-space.html
    http://www.space.com/33419-nasa-shoots-down-space-station-video-rumors.html

    The moon http://www.space.com/33396-moon-photobombs-earth-video-dscovr.html
    Oak Ridge http://www.space.com/33373-touring-oak-ridge-observatory-photos.html

    Dream chaser http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2016/0509-mark-sirangelo-dream-chaser.html

    Space X and Blue Origin
    http://www.space.com/32846-blue-ori...mera-snags-incredible-descent-view-video.html
    http://www.space.com/32845-spacex-ocean-rocket-landing-video.html

    Skylon http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/07/reaction-engines-making-hypersonic.html

    The Iridium story http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3022/1
    Moon tech http://spacenews.com/esa-sets-euro-...on-goals-to-go-beyond-apollo-gift-shop-visit/

    Internal combustion engine for space
    http://jalopnik.com/a-nascar-team-is-building-the-first-internal-combustion-1783198912
    Antennas of different shapes
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/07/nanoparticles-create-invisibility-at.html

    Docking port ideas? http://spacenews.com/nasa-seeking-ideas-for-use-of-space-station-docking-port/

    Kill Delta? http://nasawatch.com/archives/2016/05/ula-begs-congre.html
    http://www.space.com/33402-moon-express-delta2-rocket-launch-site-florida.html
    Angara http://www.russianspaceweb.com/angara-production.html

    New dwarft planet http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/07/new-dwarf-planet-beyond-neptune.html

    Life's odds http://www.space.com/33374-odds-of-life-emerging-new-equation.html
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/If_life_can_make_it_here_it_can_make_it_anywhere_999.html
    Deep space dreams http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=35917

    Pulse Orion on SyFy
    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=32635

    Cool Mars photo http://spaceexp.tumblr.com/post/147237078676/isro-mars-orbiter-mission-mcc-3d-view-movie

    Pluto http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3023/1
    Planetary Defense http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Planetary_Defense_999.html
    Math art http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Exploring_the_mathematical_universe_999.html
    http://spacer.pamhoffman.com/

    water propellant
    http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/08/10/cubesat-propulsion-system-water-propellant/

    New Booster
    http://izvestia.ru/news/628028

    Ice giant mission
    http://www.lpi.usra.edu/opag/meetings/aug2016/presentations/day-2/Hofstadter.pdf

    SLS to Mars
    http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/s...pace-flight-center/nasa-sls-orion-mars-event/

    wet stage tanks
    http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/...-space-habitats-out-of-used-rocket-fuel-tanks
     
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  3. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    SLS
    https://nasajsc.secure.force.com/MSFC_SLS_Subscription
    http://www.sworld.com.au/steven/space/sls/
    http://spacenews.com/nasa-working-towards-september-2018-slsorion-launch/
    http://www.osbp.nasa.gov/docs/236209_SLS-TAGGED.pdf
    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/icymi.html
    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/icymi160624.html
    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/about/star/index.html
    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/spaceport-magazine.html
    http://www.latimes.com/science/space/la-me-space-builder-20160513-story.html


    SLS movie

    http://www.space.com/33691-space-launch-system-most-powerful-rocket.html
    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/sls-critical-paths-2018-thrust-profiles/
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40928.0
    http://www.space.com/33803-space-la...rst-crew-launch-dramatized-by-nasa-video.html
    http://spaceref.com/missions-and-pr...unch-system-powering-the-journey-to-mars.html
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/prnewswire-space-news.html?rkey=20160816DC69929&filter=1639
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/F...ess_for_second_NASA_SLS_booster_test_999.html
    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/rs-25-fires-up-sls-engine-test/

    SLS to Comic-con
    http://beyondearth.com/fact-meets-fiction-boeing-talks-mars-at-comic-con/
    http://beyondearth.com/mission-to-mars-starts-at-space-camp/
    http://beyondearth.com/rockets-at-osh16/
    http://beyondearth.com/space-systems/space-launch-system/
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/08/13-cubesats-will-be-launched-to-moon-in.html
    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/qm-2-booster-examination-sls-pair-shape/
    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/pad-changes-new-era-space-coast/
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31740.msg1565973#msg1565973
    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthr...nk-for-America%92s-Moon-Mars-Rocket-%96-Fligh
    http://spacenews.com/first-sls-mission-on-schedule-for-fall-2018-launch/
    http://www.space.com/33558-first-space-launch-system-megarocket-launch-2018.html
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/T...sion_Atop_Space_Launch_System_Rocket_999.html
    http://nasawatch.com/archives/2016/07/bolden-forgot-w.html


    SLS to Mars
    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/06/nasa-attempting-meat-bones-mars-plan/
    http://www.makemarshome.com/landing

    China's HLV http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/24/c_135463945.htm

    ISS
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40499.0 solar
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40582.0
    http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20160003091.pdf
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/A_Burial_Plot_for_the_International_Space_Station_999.html

    Burn test Saffire
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39871.msg1550667#msg1550667
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/H...ydrogen_oxygen_aerosol_mixtures_burn_999.html
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39871.msg1553432#msg1553432

    Asteroid ship http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=35802
    No secrets in space now
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40579.0
    http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/forum13/

    Investigation
    http://spacenews.com/inspector-general-to-open-case-on-air-force-launch-program/

    ]the Air Force had “bent over backward” to give ULA an advantage for a competitive launch contract.

    Space X fees
    http://spacenews.com/port-canaveral-reconsidering-spacex-fees/
    http://spacenews.com/spacex-balks-at-canaverals-proposed-15000-port-fees/
    Falcon heavy news http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39181.msg1553833#msg1553833

    Space X graphics
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40545.0
    http://zlsa.github.io/infographics/

    Spaceplane call renewed http://spacenews.com/reviving-the-aerospace-plane-program/

    Stratolaunch
    http://nasawatch.com/archives/2016/06/its-big-jim.html
    http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3012/1
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/06/paul-allen-making-largest-plane-ever.html
    https://www.orbitalatk.com/space-sy...ight-systems/docs/Stratolaunch_Fact_Sheet.pdf
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/06/carnival-of-space-462.html
    http://spacenews.com/stratolaunch-seeks-launch-partners-as-aircraft-nears-completion/


    Launch talk and trajectory sims
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Launch_Vehicle_Ascent_Trajectories_and_Sequencing_999.html
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40449.0
    http://trajbrowser.arc.nasa.gov/tra...DV&wdw_width=365&submit=Search#a_load_results

    Moon lander shapes
    http://www.astrotecture.com/Moon_files/SAE-2009-01-2366.FINAL_2.pdf

    A guide to moons
    http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/ESA_s_guide_to_the_Moon
    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?161043-How-Do-We-Terraform-Saturn%92s-Moons
    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?160975-How-Do-We-Terraform-Jupiter%92s-Moons
    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?161067-How-Do-We-Terraform-Mercury

    Misc: http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/viewtopic.php?p=1659727#1659727

    New spaceport new research:
    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz2-vostochny-first-launch.html
    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/vostochny.html
    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/mikhailo-lomonosov.html
    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/vostochny-tp-mik-ka.html

    Uh-Oh--maybe Ares I and Athena aren't dead after all.

    The return of THE STICK well--son of the stick
    http://www.americaspace.com/?p=93076

    Payloads getting heavier:
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Arianespace_makes_history_on_its_latest_Ariane_5_mission_999.html http://www.americaspace.com/?p=94099

    Trump anti-space
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-is-terrific-but-potholes-are-more-important/

    http://nasawatch.com/archives/2016/06/make-the-solar.html
    http://spacenews.com/commentary-a-day-without-space/
    http://www.spacenewsmag.com/commentary/a-day-without-space/
    https://www.comptia.org/events/view...-economic-and-national-security-ramifications

    2001--could it be done?
    http://spaceflighthistory.blogspot.com/2016/06/could-space-voyages-in-film-and-novel.html

    Proton Light
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40557.0
    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/proton-light.html

    Space X launch manifest
    http://www.americaspace.com/?p=93456
    But watch for new-space cool-aid http://nasawatch.com/archives/2016/06/a-cautionary-ta.html

    Step towards space solar power
    http://www.nasa.gov/feature/roll-out-solar-array-technology-benefits-for-nasa-commercial-sector
    http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3015/1

    Ceres--even better for mining?
    http://www.space.com/31323-dwarf-planet-ceres-bright-spots-likely-salt.html

    Here is something I have been hoping for for a long time

    http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/04/molecular-mechanical-computing-design.html
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/04/molecular-mechanical-computer-design.html

    I love it. Now we know the sound of trek computers chugging away wasn't primitive--but predictive after all.

    "Click click--working!"
     
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  4. publiusr

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    Here is some information about a manned Venus airship:
    https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthread.php?162293-NASA-s-crewed-Venus-airship-feasibility-study

    The pdf:
    http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20160006329.pdf
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/09/jp-aerospace-launches-prototype-balloon.html

    cis-lunar stations


    SLS fuel tanks
    http://beyondearth.com/building-giant-fuel-tanks-for-2018-flight/
    SRBs https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/11/orbital-atk-srb-plans-competitiveness-em-1-beyond/

    Sea Serpent
    http://ripple-aerospace.no/

    The big dish
    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016...lescope-will-search-dark-matter-listen-aliens

    Sail design
    https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1610/1610.08043.pdf
    super-systems
    https://planetplanet.net/2014/05/23...ar-system-part-5-putting-the-pieces-together/

    Spaceplane art
    http://www.popsci.com/chinas-hybrid...st-century-space-race?dom=rss-default&src=syn
    https://warisboring.com/guess-what-...idents-intel-briefing-9ce4881643e5#.j72ho9fr2

    Starliner: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39244.msg1591909#msg1591909

    Soyuz problems? http://nasawatch.com/archives/2016/10/one-third-of-us.html

    A new field of research:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicatalysis
    Epicatalysis could enable a number of new applications, including chemical streams enriched in high-energy or desirable reactants; lower operating temperatures for chemical reactions; novel forms of alternative energy, and options for green chemistry.

    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40959.msg1606535#msg1606535
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=41294.0

    Deep music http://www.christopherrouse.com/recordings.html

    Cheap microscope:
    http://www.foldscope.com/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foldscope

    Water Computer:
    http://news.stanford.edu/2015/06/08/computer-water-drops-060815/

    atmosphere as lens
    http://www.baesystems.com/en-aus/ar...-lens-could-revolutionise-future-battlefields

    Light discovery http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/L...allenges_basic_assumption_of_physics_999.html

    Venus plane http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/VAMP/Pages/default.aspx

    Moon first?
    http://www.science20.com/robert_inv...ars_lunar_spelunking_science_surprises-180580

    Hydrogen metal at last?
    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=33494

    Space USA
    http://spaceusatheexhibit.com/

    Moon-mars plans
    http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/a24206/orion-nasa-space-plan/
    http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/a23742/nasa-cosmonaut-moon-orion/

    Vortex laser http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2016/07/034.html
    Maybe of use to... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Mallett
    Small vortices:
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/S...ool_like_structure_in_subatomic_soup_999.html

    Asteroid mining
    https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1702/1702.00335.pdf
     
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    The ITS tank interior for Musk's Mars lander
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=41304.msg1640338#msg1640338

    Shuttle II
    http://spaceflighthistory.blogspot.com/2017/02/nasa-johnson-space-centers-shuttle-ii.html
    Shuttle 2 art http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=33739

    Super heavy lifters
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=41585.0

    Venus/ solar probe chip
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42272.0
    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nasa-final...t-can-survive-500c-temperatures-venus-1605664

    SLS endorsed
    http://www.space.com/35634-nasa-space-launch-system-commercial-use.html
    http://spacenews.com/commercial-group-endorses-use-of-space-launch-system/
    http://spacenews.com/the-big-changes-that-may-not-be-coming-to-nasa/

    Tornado hits SLS facility
    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=34134
    https://stormtrack.org/community/threads/nasa-michoud-takes-a-direct-tornado-hit.29530/
    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/02/maf-tornado-damage-injury-assessments/

    How to slow a solar sail
    http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=37063

    Saturn V lamp
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153696794758807&set=pcb.527653124094039&type=3&theater

    Spacehab contest
    https://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/

    The push for space
    http://spacenews.com/nasa-to-study-launching-astronauts-on-first-sls-mission/
    http://spacenews.com/first-sls-could-be-named-after-eugene-cernan/
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/donald-trump-space-war-234829

    Vortex view...new materials...
    http://www.universetoday.com/133147/vortex-coronagraph-game-changer-seeing-close-exoplanets/
    http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2017_006_metamaterial-mail-armor-inspires-physicists.php
    http://www.princeton.edu/engineering/news/archive/?id=17475

    acoustic cloak
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05405

    Laser advance
    http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelea...sics_phenomenon_could_improve_telecommunicati

    The array can also be scaled up in size to create high power lasers for industrial and defense applications, he noted. “A fundamental challenge in high power lasers is heating and with the predicted efficiencies of our BIC lasers, a new era of laser technologies may become possible,” Kanté said.

    Silicon based life form?
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Possibility_of_Silicon_Based_Life_Grows_999.html

    Carbon sea
    http://marygreeley.com/?p=47632

    Global cooling idea
    http://www.universetoday.com/133634/might-possible-refreeze-icecaps-slow-global-warming/

    lens free photography
    https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthread.php?164184-Lensless-Photography

    tiny tools
    http://microfabrica.com/technology.html?_vsrefdom=googleppc&gclid=CMunuqrLqdICFRIbgQodtZ4NyQ

    Why space matters
    http://spacenews.com/how-one-man-and-a-satellite-freed-slaves-in-africa/

    Life?
    http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2017/pdf/2711.pdf

    Moon-bots
    https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1701/1701.07543.pdf
    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1701.01657.pdf

    UAE space
    http://www.universetoday.com/133533/united-arab-emirates-plan-colonize-mars-600000-people-100-years/

    Uranium from seawater
    http://news.stanford.edu/2017/02/17/uranium-seawater-factors-nuclear-power/

    unusual
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05418

    Unusual electromagnetic disturbances resembling rings, loops, links, globules, lines, knots, roses and clouds are introduced, the generation of these disturbances in the laboratory is briefly considered and some possible directions for future research are highlighted.

    For skeptics
    http://www.universetoday.com/133792/ufo-visualizations-show-trends-alien-spotting-saucers-lights/

    Twin roll steel casting
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/new-steel-process-is-faster-lower-cost.html

    Clear ceramic
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/second-hardest-transparent-material.html
    http://www.nature.com/articles/srep44755
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/new-modeling-of-fullerite-and-diamand.html

    Space Mining
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/automation-that-could-take-away-human.html
    http://data.spaceappschallenge.org/aerospace.pdf

    One link of note to anyone interested in severe storms:
    www.orf.media

    https://weather.com/tv/shows/wx-geeks/video/forecast-liftoff-supporting-spaceflight-301

    A huge bank of lights
    http://www.universetoday.com/134633/german-largest-artificial-sun-generate-climate-friendly-fuel/

    Spaceships and spaceplanes--animated
    http://www.universetoday.com/134586...-plane-amazing-hand-drawn-animations-explain/
     
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    It looks like we have four possible locations for the (true) ninth planet
    http://www.universetoday.com/134824/four-candidates-planet-9-located/

    Still, I miss the old look of the solar system:
    http://mapsontheweb.zoom-maps.com/image/131490629526

    Nuclear Thermal may allow us to explore it better:
    http://nick-stevens.com/author/admin/

    Probes may have more fuel now
    http://www.space.com/36217-plutonium-238-nuclear-spacecraft-fuel-production.html
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/...ards-interstellar-laser-beamed-nanocraft.html


    Other science links:
    http://beyondearth.com/rockets-at-osh17/
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.04253 Life is tough

    MH370--the science
    https://geoscience-au.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=038a72439bfa4d28b3dde81cc6ff3214

    A loss
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/16/us/maryam-mirzakhani-dead.html
    https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=38159
    https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=38164

    Prometheus, they say, brought God’s fire down to man
    And we’ve caught it, tamed it, trained it since our history began
    Now we’re going back to Heaven just to look Him in the eye
    And there’s a thunder ‘cross the land and a fire in the sky


    For rocket engines
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/fuzzy-fibers-of-silicon-carbide-can.html http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.7b01378

    Space elevator
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/architectural-design-for-9999-of-space.html
    http://www.cloudsao.com/ANALEMMA-TOWER
    http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=37426

    Solar breakthroughs
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/a-copper-oxide-solar-cells-on-top-of.html
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/pilot-commercial-plants-for-spray-on.html

    Photon Rocket
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/ultimate-photon-rocket-planck-photon.html
    http://vixra.org/pdf/1701.0319v1.pdf
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/N...nges_understanding_of_quantum_theory_999.html

    Light tubes
    https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/press...rent-into-light-emitting-quasi-particles.html

    Spider silk
    http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/green-method-developed-for-making-artificial-spider-silk

    Exo-moon
    https://www.newscientist.com/articl...ight-have-been-spotted-4000-light-years-away/

    Ship tunnel
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/norway-will-build-first-ship-tunnel.html

    Moon Temple
    http://www.space.com/36221-moon-temple-lunar-colony-art-project.html
    http://www.space.com/36215-far-side-astronomy-dare-moon-telescope.html

    New atomic test material
    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=34358

    The largest dinosaur?
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/biggest-dinosaur-footprint-found-in.html

    Thylacines-in-Queensland ?

    SLS
    http://www.airspacemag.com/space/bigger-saturn-bound-deep-space-180952802/

    Starships
    [​IMG]

    Figure 1. Scales of Starships compared with largest Earth vessels. From top, largest Earth ocean ships, Firefly, Ghost, 10 km diameter Sailship, all to scale. The ~3m Breakthrough Starshot sail is actually not visible on this scale. (Figure from Michael Lamontagne).

    From: https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=37845
    https://www.seeker.com/tech/stretch...power-the-next-generation-of-wearable-devices

    Medusa
    https://jour.space/issues/issue-2-2015/
    https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=38184

    Bigger than stratolaunch
    http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23216.0
    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=34924

    Water from solar paint
    https://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2017/jun/solar-paint-offers-endless-energy-from-water-vapour

    ISS from Landsat
    https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/flying-high-landsat-8-sees-the-international-space-station/

    Tabby's star
    http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/explaining-curious-case-tabbys-star/

    The VEI
    http://geology.com/stories/13/volcanic-explosivity-index/

    Standard candle not so standard after all: https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.03393
    https://www.universetoday.com/136220/amazing-new-views-betelgeuse-courtesy-alma/
    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=34994 lasers

    Dust to dust
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.04771
    https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthread.php?165625-Missing-What-s-Missing

    missiles http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/command-and-control/

    Radar
    https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1707/1707.03357.pdf

    Materials in the news
    https://phys.org/news/2017-06-carbon-harder-diamond-flexible-rubber.html
    https://futurism.com/physicists-combine-gold-with-titanium-and-quadruple-its-strength/
    http://www.terradaily.com/reports/C...speed_communications_to_the_deep_sea_999.html
    http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today...brightest-laser-sparks-new-behavior-in-light/

    Mars news
    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=35039
    https://www.space.com/37348-nasa-fission-power-mars-colony.html
    http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=47784&p=1698987#p1698987

    The SLS payload planner's guide:
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20170005323

    file:///C:/Users/srlab7/Downloads/Space%20Launch%20System%20(SLS)%20Mission%20Planner's%20Guide%20-%20ESD%2030000%20Baseline%20-%2012Apr17%20106pp%20-%2020170005323.pdf

    Ice Giant study available on-line:
    http://www.lpi.usra.edu/icegiants/mission_study/
    -----An excerpt:

    Launching on an SLS, we again see a dramatic increase in useful inserted mass at Neptune
    (>5,000 kg for 13-year flight time). Using SLS it is also possible to insert >1,700 kg in Neptune
    orbit in ~11 years from launch.


    Book on time machine travel
    https://www.universetoday.com/136013/time-machine-tales/
    https://www.space.com/37314-saturn-above-it-book-author-interview.html

    nice space themed STEM book
    http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3278/1

    Mini-Saturn https://www.space.com/37430-electrified-droplets-create-mini-saturn-planets.html

    Got a math question? ask http://www.wolframalpha.com/

    R-7 lives http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz-fg.html
    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/5m-redesign.html

    Fly over Pluto
    http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20170714-2

    Salvation
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/...-7000-meter-asteroid-hitting-in-6-months.html

    Lunar Gateway and more
    http://www.americaspace.com/2017/07...-for-nasas-lunar-orbiting-deep-space-gateway/
    http://spaceflighthistory.blogspot.com/2017/07/flybys-last-gasp-north-american.html
    http://spaceflighthistory.blogspot.com/2017/07/plush-bug-economy-bug-shoestring-bug.html

    Last but not least
    http://spaceflighthistory.blogspot.com/2017/07/sei-swan-song-international-lunar.html

    We won't do anything like this as long as we don't place a proper value on spaceflight (that is to say, a proper value on the universe). This is the source of my major beef with "cheap" commercial space. It marks a new stage in a worrying trend that began with Space Shuttle. We need to stop trying to convince people we can do worthwhile things in space for cheap. Instead, we need to sell them on the idea that space is worth a lot more than they think it is worth.
     
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    Asteroids in the news:
    https://astronomynow.com/2017/09/05/radar-reveals-two-moons-orbiting-asteroid-florence/
    http://www.sciencealert.com/astrono...new-object-in-asteroid-belt-and-it-s-gorgeous

    OSIRIS-Rex seen from Earth
    C:\Users\clayall7\Downloads\lbt-orex-1049-loop-gif.gif
    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-s-osiris-rex-mission-will-have-a-map-for-that

    Cis-lunar station
    https://www.space.com/37706-nasa-lunar-station-automated-science-lab.html

    Deployment tech
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Making_telescopes_that_curve_and_twist_999.html
    http://engineering.columbia.edu/news/hod-lipson-lifelike-robots

    Low power sensors
    https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2017-09-11

    Interesting Lightsail/solar tech
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/...terial-suitable-for-interstellar-mission.html
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/...ene-solar-cells-mountable-on-any-surface.html
    http://news.mit.edu/2017/mit-resear...e-based-transparent-flexible-solar-cells-0728
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/08/robust-catalyst-to-split-water-into-hydrogen-oxygen.html

    Laser advances
    https://phys.org/news/2017-07-molecular-layer-thin-silicon-enable.html
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/...rent-into-light-emitting-quasi-particles.html

    The Majorana fermion.
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/08/majorana-fermion-a-particle-thats-its-own-antiparticle.html
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/F..._hyperfine_splitting_in_antihydrogen_999.html

    Eclipse glasses
    https://www.space.com/36941-solar-eclipse-eye-protection-guide.html

    power yarns
    http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2017/8...-Energy-Harvesting-Yarns-Gene_story-wide.html

    A day out at oshkosh--by gosh
    http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3299/1

    Starships on the mind
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starship-congress-2017-tickets-33352347770

    Nice book on space stations
    http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3298/1

    The blue jet
    https://www.space.com/37650-jet-lightning-blue-jets-gemini-observatory-video.html

    North Korea missile tech
    http://thebulletin.org/north-korea’s-“not-quite”-icbm-can’t-hit-lower-48-states11012
    http://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets/Specials/R-27/index.htm
    https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N17/024/94/PDF/N1702494.pdf?OpenElement
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40159.220

    SLS info--single shot moon-mission
    file:///C:/Users/clayall7/Downloads/IAC17pap.pdf
    file:///C:/Users/clayall7/Downloads/IAC17ovh.pdf
    https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/sy...-liquid-oxygen-tank-for-first-sls-flight.html
     
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    Light trap
    http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/scientists-write-traps-for-light-with-tiny-ink-droplets

    Thoughts on ISS
    https://denniswingo.wordpress.com/2...s-for-sustainable-and-affordable-exploration/

    The Mars Base Camp
    https://lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/space/photo/mbc/MBC_Updates_IAC_2017.pdf
    https://lockheedmartin.com/us/ssc/mars-orion.html

    Musk responds
    http://spacenews.com/musk-offers-more-technical-details-on-bfr-system/
    file:///C:/Users/clayall7/Downloads/The%20SpaceX%20Family.pdf

    Solar Thermal
    https://toughsf.blogspot.com/2017/1...howComment=1509476011490#c8759133926373268660

    Yesteryear's Mars
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=44296.0

    Mike Griffin back
    http://spacenews.com/pentagon-nominee-griffin-procurement-a-mess-u-s-losing-edge-in-aviation-space/

    SLS
    https://www.wired.com/2017/11/behind-the-scenes-nasa-tests-most-powerful-rocket-ever/

    Interesting
    https://www.anl.gov/articles/argonn...-locally-circumvent-second-law-thermodynamics

    Space toys
    https://spaceflighthistory.blogspot...showComment=1511988246654#c937359200588439345

    New ICBM
    https://thediplomat.com/2017/12/the-hwasong-15-the-anatomy-of-north-koreas-new-icbm/

    Hypersonics
    http://engine.scichina.com/publisher/scp/journal/SCPMA/61/2/10.1007/s11433-017-9117-8?slug=full text

    Anti-matter flight
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L7ORPM_3pXVANEArofmOWkbk81wL3myY/view
    www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/01/generating-abundant-matter-and-antimatter-will-become-easy-with-exawatt-lasers-by-2021.html
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01546-9

    um...
    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=36567
    www.parabolicarc.com/2018/01/14/watch-chinese-rocket-stage-crash-explode-town/

    Holograms
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01125-y

    Spacecraft skin
    https://phys.org/news/2017-12-thermal-skin-temperature-satellites.html
    Nozzle tech
    https://technology.nasa.gov/patent/MFS-TOPS-81

    Huge stations
    http://space.nss.org/media/NSS-JOUR...l-Habitats-Ventilation-and-Heat-Transport.pdf
    http://www.niac.usra.edu/files/studies/final_report/1314Crowe.pdf

    skyfall
    http://spaceflight101.com/abandoned...tory-re-enters-harmlessly-over-pacific-ocean/
    https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/s...ric_Protection_from_Galactic_Cosmic_Radiation

    Differnt plastics--good for trek toys?
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032386117311060
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/A...e_possibility_for_invisible_displays_999.html

    SPSS
    https://www.mtu.edu/ece/department/...panel-sspi-technology-maturation-approved.pdf
    http://www.nss.org/settlement/journal/NSS-JOURNAL-New-Developments-in-Space-Solar-Power.pdf

    Mach effect propulsion
    https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/s..._for_In_Space_Propulsion_Interstellar_Mission
    https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/s...se_II/PulsedFission-Fusion_Propulsion_Concept

    [​IMG]

    2001 turns 50
    http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3463/1
    http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3462/1

    Solar sails and starshot
    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20160005683.pdf
    https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1708/1708.03556.pdf
    https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Kilometer_Space_Telescope
    https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/s...hitecture_for_Interstellar_Precursor_Missions
    https://www.centauri-dreams.org/201...plication-of-the-solar-sail-and-falcon-heavy/

    If the NASA Space Launch System is available to conduct human visits to suitable NEOs, the sail could serve at least two functions. Because the SLS has 2-3X the throw mass of the Falcon-Heavy, the sail could be accommodated as a pre-rendezvous abort option or as a back-up to the SLS propulsion module for Earth-return maneuvers.
     
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    Did you know there's a real UESPA?
    It's called UNOOSA.
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has been around since the 1950's but it has never had a mission, or much of anything else until recently, when it announced plans to launch a package of experimental payloads for member countries aboard a Dreamchaser shuttle sometime in 2021. The Dream Chaser is a lifting-body vehicle being designed in part for a contract warded for it to supply cargo to the International Space Station. It was initially designed to also transfer crew. Dream Chaser is owned by the Sierra Nevada Corporation.

    http://www.unoosa.org/documents/pdf/copuos/stsc/2018/symp-06E.pdf
     
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