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How to build your own personal satellite

How to build your own personal satellite

Have you ever wanted to build your own personal satellite but your last name doesn’t start with Gates or Branson? Well, now there’s good news. For the price of a car you can now build, test and launch your own personal satellite at home.

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LunarSail Project: Using a Solar Sail to Launch a Lunar Satellite

LunarSail Project: Using a Solar Sail to Launch a Lunar Satellite

In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Forty-four years later, an enterprising non-profit is building the first privately-owned spacecraft for launch into lunar orbit and using crowdfunding and social media on the internet to enable the public to participate. Named LunarSail, the goal of the project is to give students and the public the opportunity to participate in deve...

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PayPal Galactic Launches

PayPal Galactic Launches

It was with a certain amount of disappointment that I originally learned the details of the plans that were announced earlier today for PayPal Galactic.

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Interstellar Journeys and Transhumanism Part I

Interstellar Journeys and Transhumanism Part I

Could human exploration beyond the Solar System imply the need of upgrading our human condition? Back in 1960, a study by Manfred E. Clynes and Nathan S. Kline called Cyborgs and Space was centered already in the idea of altering some bodily functions of the space traveler to meet the requirements of extraterrestrial environments because, according to the writers it would be more logical than providing an earthly en...

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The Philosophy of the Starship – Call for Papers

The Philosophy of the Starship – Call for Papers

"This is a symposium on the philosophy of the Starship. At some point in the future, human kind will build robotic and human carrying vessels which will go beyond the solar system, out into interstellar space and onto visit worlds around other stars."

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