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Colonizing the moon and Mars; space-based mining missions; using rockets to travel between continents in under an hour—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of space.

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https://www.space.com/41763-nasa-lunar-orbiting-platform-gateway-basics.html
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Space
Here's a primer on the Gateway, the moon-orbiting space station that NASA plans to start building in the next half-decade.
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https://www.wired.com/2014/02/happens-body-mars/
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Wired
The ability of the human body to adapt to the extremes of terrestrial environments was largely irrelevant for Earth orbit and the Moon. Mars, however, presents a challenge of a different scale and character. Life on Earth has evolved over the past three and a half billion years in an unchanging gravitational field. Take gravity away, and our bodies become virtual strangers to us.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ENabNTQwNg
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Isaac Arthur
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https://www.sciencealert.com/how-feasible-is-a-warp-drive-here-s-the-science
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Science Alert

It's hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ FTL (faster-than-light) as a plot device.
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https://www.cnet.com/au/news/how-a-trip-to-mars-could-be-just-a-series-of-long-naps/
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CNET
Human hibernation is in only very limited use today. One company with NASA's backing is working to make it part of future interplanetary travel plans.
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https://youtu.be/mqyREFE_bWs
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The B1M
Swarms of robots 3D printing from martian dust, cutting-edge engineering, NASA-recognised designs and inflatable pods that feel just like home. This is how w...
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https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/test-chinas-true-intentions-space
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Stratfor
China's recent launch test highlights the dual nature of most space technologies. Like the United States and Russia, China recognizes the importance of space to modern military warfare. In the nearly 10 years since it conducted its first successful anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) test, Beijing's interest in cultivating an array of ASAT capabilities has been well known. Now, some observers speculate
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http://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-wants-to-launch-a-giant-magnetic-shield-to-make-mars-habitable
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Science Alert

NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for future generations of human colonists.
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/chinas-largest-rocket-takes-flight-with-its-next-generation-spacecraft/
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Ars Technica
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkU85zKxK-s
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Isaac Arthur
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https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/are-alien-civilizations-technologically-advanced/
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Scientific American
The answer may depend on exoplanet sociology
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http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04/28/the-asteroid-miners-guide-to-the-galaxy-space-race-mining-asteroids-planetary-research-deep-space-industries/
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Foreign Policy
U.S. companies are preparing to tap the solar system’s riches. But will they share the trillion-dollar deep-space market with hungry foreign competitors?
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https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/10/exponential-industrialization-of-space-is-more-important-than-combat-lasers-and-hypersonic-fighters.html
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Next Big Future
It is likely that the US will be integrating combat lasers onto planes, ships and vehicles over the next ten years and deploying hypersonic missiles. However, China, Russia and other nations are rough
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http://inhabitat.com/new-nasa-tech-could-provide-the-entire-solar-system-with-internet/
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Inhabitat
NASA installed new internet technology on the International Space Station earlier this month, after years of testing.
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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/nasa-wont-go-back-moon-it-wants-go-beyond-180971033/
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Smithsonian Magazine
At a 50th-anniversary event for Apollo 8, NASA’s Jim Bridenstine envisioned the moon’s potential for future space exploration
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxyDP_dS3EU
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The National
Young Canadians are being priced out of the rental market. It's a major problem for those potential renters, but also for the cities they want to call homeCl...
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https://www.universetoday.com/135053/space-travelers-melt-accelerate-deep-space/
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Universe Today
According to a new study by researchers from Brazil, objects accelerating through space could be subject to increased radiation exposure.
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It's Bloody Science!
#physicsunsolved #ep02 "An Examination of Warp Theory and Technology to Determine the State of the Art and Feasibility," J. Agnew (2019): https://www.researc...
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http://www.sciencealert.com/a-mini-ice-age-is-coming-in-the-next-15-years
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Science Alert

Editor's note (3 March 2020): The information presented in this article is outdated; it received additional scrutiny when it was first reported in 2015, with experts correctly pointing out that humans have a bigger impact on Earth's climate than th
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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/12/alien-life-could-thrive-clouds-failed-stars
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Science Magazine
Mild temperatures one benefit to worlds more massive than Jupiter
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https://www.inverse.com/article/9635-will-humans-ever-build-starships
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Inverse
The technology to make starships work is still way off — but that isn't stopping us from thinking about how it might work.