Elon Musk publishes 15-page manifesto outlining how to get humanity to Mars

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Musk also reiterates several exciting benchmarks in his timeline that will take us to Mars, with the first unmanned payloads being delivered to the Red Planet within the next two years.

Source: Elon Musk publishes 15-page manifesto outlining how to get humanity to Mars

First satellite for the “space nation” of Asgardia due for launch in August

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Asgardia-1 is due for launch in August, and after that, the next hurdle (on a road that’s currently more hurdle than road) will be official recognition by the United Nations. Ashurbeyli is confident this will happen in early 2018, although we’d not be too surprised if that little CubeSat ends up being the only part of Asgardia that ever gets off the ground.

Source: First satellite for the “space nation” of Asgardia due for launch in August

Elon Musk: The Rocket That Will Eventually Take Humans to the Moon Will Launch in 4 Months

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In the tweet, Musk confirmed that we will be seeing the rocket launch in just four months, at the end of the summer.The Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in the world, capable of launching 54 metric tons (119,000 lb) of cargo and crew into space. The rocket will be used to boost the first space tourists to the Moon in a launch expected to take place in 2018. The entire journey is expected to take about six to seven days.

Source: Elon Musk: The Rocket That Will Eventually Take Humans to the Moon Will Launch in 4 Months

SpaceX Will Launch Next Secret X-37B Mission for US Air Force

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There’s some very exciting things happening in commercial space that bring the opportunity for assured access to space at a very competitive price,” Wilson said.

Source: SpaceX Will Launch Next Secret X-37B Mission for US Air Force

SpaceX Just Broke a Major Milestone in Commercial Space Travel

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SpaceX just conducted its first test of the Falcon Heavy’s main core.Elon Musk says his team will conduct a test launch of the Falcon Heavy in late summer as they prepare to orbit the Moon in 2018 with two passengers in the first commercial spaceflight.

Source: SpaceX Just Broke a Major Milestone in Commercial Space Travel

Virgin Galactic CEO: We’ll Be Ready to Send Tourists Into Space in 2018

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX has also expressed interest in commercial space travel. The company has developed the Dragon V2 spacecraft, capable of carrying seven people into space. Even more, they are looking to take their travel plans significantly further by promising a trip to the moon in 2018.

Source: Virgin Galactic CEO: We’ll Be Ready to Send Tourists Into Space in 2018

New Research Shows That Time Travel Is Mathematically Possible

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My model of a time machine uses the curved space-time to bend time into a circle for the passengers, not in a straight line,” Tippet explained. “That circle takes us back in time.” Simply put, their model assumes that time could curve around high-mass objects in the same way that physical space does in the universe.

Source: New Research Shows That Time Travel Is Mathematically Possible