Tag: Space Exploration

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Pinkerton: The Final Frontiers: Cyber Space, Outer Space, and the Permanent Lure of Exploration

While profit and national security are key factors in our pursuit of outer space, there is also the innate human desire to strive, to seek, and to find. We are going to outer space because we are curious—and organized curiosity is about as powerful a force as there is in human nature. We are going for the reasons that inspired President Kennedy: because space is there, and because it’s cool. Indeed, those of us who will never go to space should count ourselves as lucky to be alive at a time of renewed exploratory curiosity. We are fortunate to be blessed with sturdy souls—in the public and private sectors—who are willing to take up the challenge of space-questing.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, speaks during the launching of new initiative 'Dubai Cares', in Dubai, 19 September 2007. The initiative aims to collect funds to educate one million children in under developed countries. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB MORE PICTURES …

Space Invaders: United Arab Emirates Plans a Colony for Mars

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced plans to colonize Mars. The ambitious aim is contained in a statement titled the “Mars 2117 Project” which at its final stage involves building the first habitable human settlement on the red planet by 2117.

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Israel to Become Official Member of UN Committee on Space Affairs

The Jerusalem Post reports: The UN Office of Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has invited the Israel Space Agency to cooperate on civilian space matters, the Science, Technology and Space Ministry announced on Wednesday. The signature on the accord was part of Israel

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SpaceX Makes History: Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Lands

Commercial spaceflight company SpaceX enjoyed a triumphal moment this evening, conducting its first-ever landing of a Falcon 9 rocket on dry land after a successful launch on Monday. Livestreams from SpaceX’s headquarters showed employees breaking into cheers as the rocket touched down

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British Astronaut Tim Peake Blasts Off Into Space

Tim Peake, the first Briton to travel to the International Space Station, blasted off on Tuesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome with Russian space veteran Yury Malenchenko and Tim Kopra of NASA for a six-month mission. Fire from the boosters of

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Corruption Costs Russian Space Agency $1.8 Billion

According to reports from Russia’s public spending watchdog agency, Roscosmos, NASA’s Russian counterpart, is experiencing a wave of corruption, resulting in about $1.8 billion worth of financial violations.

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China Plans Mission to ‘Dark’ Side of Moon

China is working on a lunar project with plans to land a space probe and rover on the “dark” side of the moon, according to one of the top engineers in its Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP). If the mission is successful, it would be the first time that a probe has ever landed on the far side of the moon.