Category Archives: Asteroids

Rich Romp to the Stars: Fueling the $Trillion Space Economy

Trillions, High and Low The transition from a $hundreds of billions space economy to a $trillions space economy may be quicker than anyone thought. Cheap access to space opens all kinds of doors which were expected to stay closed for … Continue reading

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Bringing Outer Space Within Man’s Grasp

… a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? __ Robert Browning … Falcon Heavy flights cost $90 million per launch, which is a fraction of the $300 million to $500 million per launch charged by … Continue reading

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Living in Deep Space: Growing Living Space Colonies

NASA has funded an approach to robot construction of a “growable” space habitat. Such construction is meant to be scaled from habitat scale up to larger colony scales. Deep Space: Scalable Habitats for Long Distance Space Travel or for Distant … Continue reading

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Space News

Update: SpaceX Launches Satellite Successfully; Barge Landing of Stage 1 Booster a Spectacular Failure One can learn much more from failures, than from successes. SpaceX put a lot of effort into its rocket boosters to achieve successful space launch. If … Continue reading

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Heaven Is A Long-Shot Gamble Part II

According to the KISS study, the cost for a future mission to identify and return a 500 ton asteroid to low earth orbit is ~$2.6 billion USD, ignoring the costs to develop the infrastructure necessary to process the materials in … Continue reading

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Weak Global Economy to Suppress Oil Prices Through 2016

Oil Production Outstrips Weak Global Demand The International Energy Agency (IEA) November report offers no hope for an oil-price recovery any time soon. Over-supply and weak demand for oil will dominate through 2016. … The IEA and EIA reports taken … Continue reading

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10,000 Found, Millions More to Go: Death From Above

Is it safe? Of the millions of asteroids that routinely fly by Earth, astronomers have so far detected only 10,000. __ Source The chances are, we will not see it coming until it is right on top of us. “This … Continue reading

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