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NASA Will Open the International Space Station to Tourists Next Year

NASA Will Open the International Space Station to Tourists Next Year | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Private companies will be able to use the habitable artificial satellite for movies, commercials, and more. 
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i am so down for this...  all i need is $50 million or so - maybe a nice winning lotto ticket would do it.....

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Space travel changes our genes, and NASA's Twin Study proves it

Space travel changes our genes, and NASA's Twin Study proves it | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
In Twins Study, NASA studies the genetic differences between twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly after Scott's year in space, and get unexpected results.
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space travel proven to change our genes...    wow!  where do we go with this?   (besides the making of a movie)

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Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket 

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket  | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.
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not the most brilliant thing to do - daredevil or not!

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Giant glowing orb appears over Siberia

Giant glowing orb appears over Siberia | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Social media erupts after photos of an enormous glowing orb appears over Siberia, but a more sensible explanation has emerged.
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THEY'RE HERE!   uhmm, nope - someone was trying to go there!

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We could visit another star system in just 69 years

We could visit another star system in just 69 years | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It makes sense if the first star we visit is Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
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visiting another star system - soon...

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Experience the awesome power of a rocket launch in this 360 degree video

Experience the awesome power of a rocket launch in this 360 degree video | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A new video puts you next to the most powerful rocket flying today as it leaves the Earth behind.
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some years ago I got down to Florida to watch a launch - there is nothing like it....  we were miles away and you could feel the rumble - heck, I think we even "felt" the noise....   some day, this launch method will seem prehistoric....

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This futuristic NASA ship could reach the edge of the solar system

This futuristic NASA ship could reach the edge of the solar system | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
VIDEO: It could take less than 10 years while previous ships have taken over 30.
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warp 1

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Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin rocket comes in for a landing in new POV video

Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin rocket comes in for a landing in new POV video | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A new point-of-view video lets you see what it would be like to land back on Earth with Blue Origin's rocket.
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yesterday's dream - today's reality - tomorrow's future....

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Astronaut Tim Peake shows what it's like to orbit Earth in real time

Astronaut Tim Peake shows what it's like to orbit Earth in real time | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A new video taken by astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station shows what it's like to orbit Earth in real time.
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i have gone around the world in 3 days - i hope to have the chance to do it in 90 minutes!

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Jeff Bezos-backed company launches then lands its rocket... again

Jeff Bezos-backed company launches then lands its rocket... again | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos's rocket company Blue Origin has just launched and landed the same rocket for the second time.
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it is getting closer to reality...  and someday folks in the future will look back our way - as we do with dinosaurs 

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NASA calls on the Web to help design a flying space robot

NASA calls on the Web to help design a flying space robot | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing is a valuable tool for businesses to call on the collective hive mind in order to find outside-the-box solutions to problems that in-house te
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so who wants to tackle this one?

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How SpaceX's rocket landing will shape the future of spaceflight

How SpaceX's rocket landing will shape the future of spaceflight | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
SpaceX's ability to land a Falcon 9 booster back on Earth after bringing a payload to orbit could help revolutionize access to space.
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we are infants at the beginning of the adventure....

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You can now officially submit an application to be a NASA astronaut

You can now officially submit an application to be a NASA astronaut | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
NASA has officially opened up its application period for a new class of astronaut candidates. Submit your application from now until February.
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anyone going to apply?

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Amazon’s Project Kuiper aims to offer satellite broadband access –

Amazon’s Project Kuiper aims to offer satellite broadband access – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Amazon is joining the race to provide affordable broadband internet access around the globe via thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit.
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Amazon - The filings lay out a plan to put 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit...  more junk in space....

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Elon Musk unveils assembled SpaceX Starship and it's glorious

Elon Musk unveils assembled SpaceX Starship and it's glorious | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Elon Musk and SpaceX's ambitious plans to reach around the moon and all the way to Mars require a big effin' rocket. Now we know what it looks like.
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in the early days of television there was Flash Gordon, Emperor Ming and other characters flying rocket ships.....   the rockets looked similar to this...  (hopefully, once we get out there, we will not run into Ming - he was a bad dude!)

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R.I.P. astronaut John Young, the first man to get yelled at for smuggling a sandwich into space

R.I.P. astronaut John Young, the first man to get yelled at for smuggling a sandwich into space | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
But he does hold one absolutely amazing record that deserves to be memorialized today, in a spirit of acknowledging the importance of playfulness (and hunger) in humanity’s journey toward the stars: He was the first man to get yelled at by Congress for smuggling a corned beef sandwich into space.
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high tech - yes....  but still need a sandwich - YES! (even if you get scolded!)  :-)

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See the world's biggest airplane roll out for the first time

See the world's biggest airplane roll out for the first time | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it

What’s longer than a football field, heavier than a blue whale and powered by six Boeing 747 engines? The Stratolaunch, a rocket-launching airplane that left its hangar for the first time on May 31.

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would you like to be the pilot?

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Japan's clever new tether will tackle space junk

Japan's space agency is testing a magnetic 'space net' system capable of reducing the growing problem of orbital space trash.
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hmmm - sorta like a Roomba for space?

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High-speed video of SpaceX missions is hauntingly beautiful

High-speed video of SpaceX missions is hauntingly beautiful | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
This isn't your typical launch-and-landing video.
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going where no man has gone.....    stunning short video

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Professor Stephen Hawking Welcomes VSS Unity

We were honoured to have Professor Stephen Hawking officially name our new vehicle - Virgin Spaceship Unity. This video contains Stephen's speech alongsid
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EARTH MATTERS - there is an adventure out there - if we are ready...

after the video, checkout this story:  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/how-virgin-galactics-new-spaceship-honors-stephen-hawking  

 

 

 

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SpaceX's new 360 video puts you on the drone ship as a rocket lands

SpaceX's new 360 video puts you on the drone ship as a rocket lands | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
SpaceX just released a video of its Falcon 9 booster landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean on April 8.
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we're getting there....

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Jeff Bezos wants millions of people to live in space

Jeff Bezos wants millions of people to live in space | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos wants millions of people to live and work in space. Here's his vision for the future of space travel.
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and he is probably working on a solution for "same day delivery"  (it is called a transporter)

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Here's an important demonstration of how astronauts 'go to the loo' in space

Here's an important demonstration of how astronauts 'go to the loo' in space | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
British astronaut Tim Peake demonstrates how people do their business on the International Space Station.
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there is technology for all occasions....

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The 10 edgiest innovation ideas of 2016

The 10 edgiest innovation ideas of 2016 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The list includes cloning a wooly mammoth and making designer humans.
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the future is just beginning - and will be for a long long time

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How to get a good night's sleep in space

How to get a good night's sleep in space | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The complex, relaxing and uncomfortable realities of catching some shuteye in zero gravity.
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i should think noisy neighbors is not going to be a problem - unless they are shooting phasers at you

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