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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...

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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 pro...

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