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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2018
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanLeave it to Europe to get it right.


    It will be great, provided they can actually get it to arrive at Mars at a reasonable speed.
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    Don't Beagle that craft my friend
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2018
     
    Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Try to Land a Rocket with a 'Giant Party Balloon'.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PIgoxC1Utc&feature=push-fr&attr_tag=NJnpo4eFdK1E4jw2-6
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    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2018
     
    Life on Venus? Why It's Not an Absurd Thought.

    https://www.space.com/40304-venus-clouds-alien-life-search.html
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    But that would entail NASA actually looking for life. Bzzzzt!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2018
     
    They should be capable of drilling clouds.
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    They'll find a way to NOT bring a proper lab with them. That includes microscopes btw.
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    I just figured out the trajectory of a leap inside an O'Neill cylinder. It's not a pretty sight and definitely not parabolic.

    They never mention that in the brochures. Cricket players beware.
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    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2018
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2018
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanI just figured out the trajectory of a leap inside an O'Neill cylinder. It's not a pretty sight and definitely not parabolic.

    They never mention that in the brochures. Cricket players beware.


    Which direction of leap?
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    The case I analysed was a leap around the circle - i.e. azimuthal, I suppose it's called. That's the one at right angles to the long axis - i.e. longitudinal.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2018
     
    Posted By: Andrew Palfreymanhttps://newsspaceflight.com/nasa-plans-to-send-spacecraft-to-study-the-interior-of-mars/
    More geology stuff.

    Good. Useful stuff. At least we know there is geology there to be studied and there is geology back here we can relate it to and learn from/about. Spending hundreds of millions on another fruitless search for life would surely be the definition of stupid.
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    Ah, fruitless because you say so? Right then.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2018
     
    Galileo: UK plan to launch rival to EU sat-nav system.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43891933
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2018
     
    Space agencies aim to deliver rocks from Mars to Earth.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43907326
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    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2018
     
    We Can Grow Vegetables in Antarctica. Next Stop: Mars.

    https://futurism.com/vegetables-antarctica-space-mars/
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    Ten steps back from Apollo, but NASA still can't do it these days.
    https://www.space.com/40431-nasa-cancels-moon-mission-resource-prospector.html
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2018
     
    The ESA air breathing ion engine could be much more useful than simply keeping satellites in orbit.

    If the engines could be made light enough and more powerful they could be placed in a treelike structure similar to leaves and act as a lunar shuttle craft, riding down either a plasma beam or electrostatic Luna dust delivering cargo to the surface and of course riding a beam of material to carry cargo into Luna orbit.

    In a vacuum it doesn't matter how streamlined it is or how big.
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    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2018
     
    The air ion craft could dangle a tether into the atmosphere of Mars even Venus to search for bacteria or pick up co2.

    Even pick up oxygen and nitrogen from earth's atmosphere.