Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2014-02-24 05:19
In this live show we talk about the all new milestones created for the Google Lunar X PRIZE participants.
Spacevidcast is a weekly show all about space and the comsos. Covering major events from NASA, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos, SpaceX and more, Spacevidcast is your weekly news and views show for every space geek! Featuring monthly live shows and weekly cosmic updates, get your Space Geek on right here! Don't forget to subscribe.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2014-02-21 09:05
According to NASA, more than 500,000 pieces of debris are tracked as they orbit the earth. Individual pieces can travel at speeds of up to 28,000 kilometers per hour, creating a potentially dangerous situation for both satellites and astronauts alike. In this episode of The Coundown, we look at some of the strangest proposals to combat the ever-growing cloud of space junk. One of them, an electrified tether created by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, will launch on February 28th, 2014.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2014-01-15 07:14
We all know that the universe is big. It's very big...but just how large is it? Join Anthony as he discusses some pretty astounding new theories about the universe, and how we're extremely close to finding out almost exactly how big it is.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sun, 2014-01-05 02:28
Hank delivers news of the future, with his rundown of the top space missions scheduled for 2014. Learn about upcoming launches to a nearby asteroid, a comet as it approaches the sun, and the first test flight of NASA's new Orion crew module.
From Dr. Dot to The rest of the viewership: Life is short. Don't forget to be awesome. Please.
For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues to pray to their divine incarnation of Oneness. Following a surprisingly similar notion, scientists have long asserted that under Nature’s apparent complexity there is a simpler underlying reality. In its modern incarnation, this Theory of Everything would unite the physical laws governing very large bodies (Einstein’s theory of relativity) and those governing tiny ones (quantum mechanics) into a single framework. But despite the brave efforts of many powerful minds, the Theory of Everything remains elusive. It turns out that the universe is not elegant. It is gloriously messy.
In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out in search of the telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the "dark matter" that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? Are there others besides our own?
Ananthaswamy soon finds himself at the ends of the earth in remote and sometimes dangerous places. Take the Atacama Desert in the Chilean Andes, one of the coldest, driest places on the planet, where not even a blade of grass can survive. Its spectacularly clear skies and dry atmosphere allow astronomers to gather brilliant images of galaxies billions of light-years away. Ananthaswamy takes us inside the European Southern Observatory s Very Large Telescope on Mount Paranal, where four massive domes open to the sky each night "like dragons waking up."
The International Conference for Aerospace Experts, Academics, Military Personnel, and Industry Leaders
The international IEEE Aerospace Conference, with AIAA and PHM Society as technical cosponsors, is organized to promote interdisciplinary understanding of aerospace systems, their underlying science and technology, and their applications to government and commercial endeavors.
The annual, weeklong conference, is set in a stimulating and thought provoking environment. The 2014 conference will be the 35th.
Peer Reviewed Papers and Presentations.
Each year, a large number of presentations are given by professionals distinguished in their fields and by high-ranking members of the government and military.
Science and Aerospace Frontiers.
The plenary sessions feature internationally prominent researchers working on frontiers of science and engineering that may significantly impact the world we live in. Registrants are briefed on cutting edge technologies emerging from and intersecting with their disciplines.
Aerospace engineers, scientists, and managers from corporations, NASA, government laboratories, military, and universities.
Icarus Interstellar is pleased to announce our first public international conference, titled “Starship Congress”. Starship Congress will be held at the Anatole Hilton in Dallas, Texas August 15-18, 2013. We would like to invite you to attend this exciting event where you’ll get to hear some of the world’s experts on travel to the stars speak.
We are offering 25 tickets to this event at a 25% discount, and we would like to include you in this special offer.
The goal of Starship Congress 2013 is to bring the interstellar community together to foster discussion and generate tangible action. Our ambition is to move humanity toward becoming an interstellar civilization, with a broad campaign of exploration and colonization to begin by the year 2100.
This event will be split into three days, with each day focusing on the near-term, medium-term and long-term focus necessary for the realization of this ambition.
100 Year Starship invites you to participate in the journey of a lifetime! On this mission, everyone has a seat – Thought leaders, experts, trendsetters, space advocates and space enthusiasts, international space agencies, established businesses and start-ups, financiers and entrepreneurs, governmental and non-governmental agencies, universities and private industries, including entertainment, medicine, education, the arts and athletics – and, of course, the general public. You are all invited to join us on a journey to improve our world today as we explore the challenge, benefits, potentially enabling technologies, strategies and awesome potential of interstellar flight to another solar (star) system.
Michigan Technological University, in collaboration with professionals from NASA, the Naval Research Laboratory, and the Space Solar Power Institute, will host a Space Solar Power (SSP) workshop to clarify the challenges facing SSP implementation. Michigan Tech’s Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics departments have been actively conducting SSP research. The workshop is being offered to academics, industry professionals, and members of professional associations related to renewable energy to focus on SSP’s challenges and opportunities.
Motivation: Thirty seven states and many countries have initiated Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) and other initiatives to adopt improved energy alternatives, such as ground-based solar, bio-fuel, and wind. SSP satellites, however, appear to be the most attractive of these; large-scale, baseload , low CO2 emissions, near zero fuel and water use, among other key advantages.