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Tag: Future in Space

Joel Achenbach and Andy Weir on Getting Humans to Mars

This is a panel discussion with Joel Achenbach and Andy Weir on the potential of getting humans to Mars. Joel Achenbach is an American staff writer for The Washington Post and the author of seven books, including A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea, The Grand Idea, Captured by Aliens and It Looks Like …

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Chris Impey: Our Future in Space

This Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture features Dr. Chris Impey from the University of Arizona. He reviews humanity’s amazing achievements until today and outlines our future in space. Decades after we last set foot on the Moon, and several years after the Space Shuttle was retired, space activity is finally leaving the doldrums. Permanent bases on …

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TED-Ed: Could we survive prolonged space travel?

Prolonged space travel plays a severe toll on the human body: microgravity impairs muscle and bone growth, and high doses of radiation cause irreversible mutations. As we seriously consider the human species becoming space-faring, a big question stands: even if we do break free from Earth’s orbit, can we adapt to the extreme environments of …

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: How Far Can We Go? Limits of Humanity.

Is there a border we will never cross? Are there places we will never be able to reach, no matter what? It turns out there are. Far, far more than you might have thought…  

Gresham College: Our Future Off Earth | Christopher Impey

What are the latest developments in Space investigation? What might the future hold? …When might we start living on Mars? The Space Age is half a century old. Its early successes were driven by a fierce superpower rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States, which tended to obscure the fact that exploration and …

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TED: How humans could evolve to survive in space | Lisa Nip

If we hope to one day leave Earth and explore the universe, our bodies are going to have to get a lot better at surviving the harsh conditions of space. Using synthetic biology, Lisa Nip hopes to harness special powers from microbes on Earth — such as the ability to withstand radiation — to make …

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Gresham College: A Cosmic Perspective: Four Centuries of Expanding Horizons

The ‘curious and ingenious’ men who met at Gresham College and founded the Royal Society were fascinated by the Sun and Planets; the ‘fixed stars’ were a distant mystery to them. Over succeeding centuries, cosmic horizons have expanded – largely thanks to ever more powerful instruments. So has our understanding – though each advance brings …

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Big Think: What Will Money Look Like 500 Years in the Future? Ask Albert Einstein.

Best-selling author Kabir Sehgal explores the future of money during the age of space exploration. How will we pay to tour the galaxy? What form of currency will reign dominant in the year 2515? Sehgal goes on to explain why it’s better to pay attention to predictions of science-fiction than those of economists. Sehgal is …

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Milken Institute: Expanding Our Frontiers: How Manned Spaceflight Can Change Your Future

As unmanned missions such as landing on a comet and exploring Mars inspire wonder and demonstrate what science can do, interest in the prospect of human space flight continues to rise. However, the U.S. collaboration with Russia on the International Space Station is nearing its end. How people will travel through space in the future …

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NASA Ames Research Center: Harold “Sonny” White | Advanced Propulsion

NASA Ames Research Director’s Colloquium, August 12, 2014. Human space exploration is currently still in Low Earth Orbit. But what would it eventually take for humans to explore the outer solar system? If the ultimate objective is the stars, then what might that look like? How hard is interstellar flight? Dr. Harold White, Advanced Propulsion …

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TED: Angelo Vermeulen | How to go to space, without having to go to space

“We will start inhabiting outer space,” says NASA crew commander Angelo Vermeulen. “It might take 50 years or it might take 500 years, but it’s going to happen.” In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space … and …

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NASA: The Plan to Launch America

NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will held a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems. Under Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts for NASA’s Launch America initiative, Boeing and …

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NASA: NASA 360 | The Future of Human Space Exploration

NASA is entering an extraordinary new era of human spaceflight as we begin looking toward a future that includes visiting asteroids, deep space and the surface of the red planet. Please join NASA 360 for The Future of Human Space Exploration.  

Cameron Smith: Interstellar Voyaging — An Evolutionary Transition

Dr. Cameron Smith (Portland State University) delivers the third lecture of the 2014/15 Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Held at Perimeter Institute and webcast live worldwide on Dec 3., 2014, Smith’s lecture explores the biological and cultural challenges associated with multigenerational interstellar space travel.  

NASA: The Next Giant Leap

A live conversation about the future of space exploration with actor, director and narrator Morgan Freeman. He spoke at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, about his personal vision for space. The event also included NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson participating from the International Space Station.  

NASA: OPALS Beams Video from Space

The Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science will beam video via laser from the International Space Station back to Earth. Here is animation showing how the technology works, with an explanation from the OPALS mission manager, Matt Abrahamson of JPL, plus the video NASA slated for OPALS’ first official transmission.  

Harold White: Faster than Light – “The Warp Drive”

Faster than light – The Warp Drive. Is it possible to travel faster than light? NASA’s Advanced Propulsion Lead Dr. Harold White has modified a previusly unsuccessfull faster than light model called the Alcubbierre Drive, and has successfully proven that faster than light travel might just be possible. Hit this link to view more concept …

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Charles Bolden: Getting Humans to Mars

Administrator Charles Bolden outlined NASA’s human exploration path to Mars during a keynote address at the April 22 Humans to Mars Summit 2014, held at George Washington University in Washington.  

B. Ehlmann: The Future of Mars Exploration

Produced in association with Caltech Academic Media Technologies. Talk held at Caltech: California Institute of Technology.  

Dava J. Newman: Smart Suits to Enable Astronaut Exploration of Mars

Scan-Model-Innovate-Make-Explore! This talk by Dava J. Newman presents advanced spacesuit concepts for human exploration of Mars as well as how these smart technologies can be used here on earth to enable enhanced locomotion. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard is Harvard’s institute for advanced study in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Today, the Radcliffe Institute is …

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