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Reusable Rockets: The Future Of Space Exploration

There is not one single specific reason for why space programs are so expensive, especially government funded programs like NASA. However, if one were to pinpoint what one of the biggest costs to a space program was, it would likely be launch costs. Since the beginning of the space age in the 1950s one of […]
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NASA and Antarctica’s Ice Shelves

New data from NASA and the British Antarctic Survey has provided a detailed picture of the rocky landscape beneath Antarctica’s ice. The focus of this new project, named Bedmap 2, is to discover how Antarctica will react to a changing climate, which will provide new insight into the layers of the icy continent. Due to […]
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ARKYD: The World’s First Publicly Accessible Space Telescope

Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining company, has launched an exciting new crowdfunding campaign to create the world’s first publicly accessible space telescope. ARKYD, pronounced “ahrk-kid” according to its Kickstarter page, is a technologically advanced, orbiting space telescope. It has a large main optic, deployable solar panels, specialized communications antenna,¬†an onboard screen, and a robotic arm, […]