Tag Archive: Future in Space

Jun 15 2015

Big Think: What Will Money Look Like 500 Years in the Future? Ask Albert Einstein.

Best-selling author Kabir Sehgal explores the future of money during the age of space exploration. How will we pay to tour the galaxy? What form of currency will reign dominant in the year 2515? Sehgal goes on to explain why it’s better to pay attention to predictions of science-fiction than those of economists. Sehgal is …

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May 08 2015

Guardian Science Weekly: How realistic is ultra-long-distance space travel?

  In this edition of Science Weekly Ian Sample is joined by Chris Impey, professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, to discuss a future in which humans could live in space. Chris explains that our urge to explore is found within our very DNA, and suggests space exploration is a way to ensure …

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May 02 2015

Milken Institute: Expanding Our Frontiers: How Manned Spaceflight Can Change Your Future

As unmanned missions such as landing on a comet and exploring Mars inspire wonder and demonstrate what science can do, interest in the prospect of human space flight continues to rise. However, the U.S. collaboration with Russia on the International Space Station is nearing its end. How people will travel through space in the future …

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Apr 28 2015

NASA Ames Research Center: Harold “Sonny” White | Advanced Propulsion

NASA Ames Research Director’s Colloquium, August 12, 2014. Human space exploration is currently still in Low Earth Orbit. But what would it eventually take for humans to explore the outer solar system? If the ultimate objective is the stars, then what might that look like? How hard is interstellar flight? Dr. Harold White, Advanced Propulsion …

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Feb 22 2015

TED: Angelo Vermeulen | How to go to space, without having to go to space

“We will start inhabiting outer space,” says NASA crew commander Angelo Vermeulen. “It might take 50 years or it might take 500 years, but it’s going to happen.” In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space … and …

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Jan 27 2015

NASA: The Plan to Launch America

NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will held a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems. Under Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts for NASA’s Launch America initiative, Boeing and …

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Jan 11 2015

NASA: NASA 360 | The Future of Human Space Exploration

NASA is entering an extraordinary new era of human spaceflight as we begin looking toward a future that includes visiting asteroids, deep space and the surface of the red planet. Please join NASA 360 for The Future of Human Space Exploration.  

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Dec 31 2014

Cameron Smith: Interstellar Voyaging — An Evolutionary Transition

Dr. Cameron Smith (Portland State University) delivers the third lecture of the 2014/15 Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Held at Perimeter Institute and webcast live worldwide on Dec 3., 2014, Smith’s lecture explores the biological and cultural challenges associated with multigenerational interstellar space travel.  

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Jul 19 2014

NASA: The Next Giant Leap

A live conversation about the future of space exploration with actor, director and narrator Morgan Freeman. He spoke at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, about his personal vision for space. The event also included NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson participating from the International Space Station.  

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Jun 29 2014

NASA: OPALS Beams Video from Space

The Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science will beam video via laser from the International Space Station back to Earth. Here is animation showing how the technology works, with an explanation from the OPALS mission manager, Matt Abrahamson of JPL, plus the video NASA slated for OPALS’ first official transmission.  

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Jun 12 2014

Harold White: Faster than Light – “The Warp Drive”

Faster than light – The Warp Drive. Is it possible to travel faster than light? NASA’s Advanced Propulsion Lead Dr. Harold White has modified a previusly unsuccessfull faster than light model called the Alcubbierre Drive, and has successfully proven that faster than light travel might just be possible. Hit this link to view more concept …

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Apr 23 2014

Charles Bolden: Getting Humans to Mars

Administrator Charles Bolden outlined NASA’s human exploration path to Mars during a keynote address at the April 22 Humans to Mars Summit 2014, held at George Washington University in Washington.  

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Mar 19 2014

B. Ehlmann: The Future of Mars Exploration

Produced in association with Caltech Academic Media Technologies. Talk held at Caltech: California Institute of Technology.  

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Jan 17 2014

Dava J. Newman: Smart Suits to Enable Astronaut Exploration of Mars

Scan-Model-Innovate-Make-Explore! This talk by Dava J. Newman presents advanced spacesuit concepts for human exploration of Mars as well as how these smart technologies can be used here on earth to enable enhanced locomotion. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard is Harvard’s institute for advanced study in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Today, the Radcliffe Institute is …

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Dec 05 2013

NASA: Water found in the atmospheres of 5 alien planets

Scientists say they have found evidence of water on five planets outside our solar system; WASP-17b, HD209458b, WASP-12b, WASP-19b and XO-1b.. They have been using the Hubble Space Telescope, to study these planets they call “hot Jupiters,” they are massive worlds that orbit close to their stars. Nasa writes in a press release that the presence …

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Nov 23 2013

NASA: Asteroid Initiative Workshop II

The Asteroid Retrieval and Utilization (ARU) mission, also known as the Asteroid Initiative, is a future space mission by NASA. The ARU is a mission to bring a small near-Earth asteroid into lunar orbit, where it could be further analyzed both by unmanned craft and by a future manned mission NASA TV coverage of the …

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Nov 21 2013

NASA: The Path Toward Humans to Mars

Ahead of the launch of the agency’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, NASA’s associate administrators for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate and Space Technology Mission Directorate, along with NASA’s chief scientist, discuss the progress NASA is making to send humans to Mars.

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Nov 16 2013

NASA: Removing the Barriers to Deep Space Exploration

This discussion on the topic “Removing the Barriers to Deep Space Exploration” is a presentation by NASA’s Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Bill Gerstenmaier in which he convenes a panel discussion to consider the challenges facing the U.S. space exploration program. NASA’s future Orion crewed spacecraft and the Space Launch System which will …

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Nov 04 2013

Chris McKay: Saturns Moon Titan – A World with Rivers, Lakes and Possibly Even Life

Hosted by the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures, in a talk held on March 9, 2011. Dr. Chris McKay from NASA’s Ames Research Center talks about Titan, Saturn’s largest satellite. Titan is the only moon with a thick atmosphere. In many ways, Titan is a cold twin of the Earth, with liquid methane playing the same …

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Sep 10 2013

Virgin Galactic releases footage from supersonic flight

With a successful test flight, Virgin Galactic has released footage from a camera on its x-prize spaceship’s tail.

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