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The Age of Hubble, a Cosmic Journey…

Hubble and other space borne satellites are our eyes in the sky and have been peering into the depths of space for nearly a quarter of a century. The sights they have seen with our eyes is nothing short of spectacular.

These instruments of learning that are perched at the very edge of space with a view unlike any here on Earth are helping us to unravel the mysteries of the Cosmos and reminding us just how much there is left to discover, how very little we know.

YouTube channel SpaceRip have scoured the archives of video captured by these high tech telescopes and produced the stunning short film ‘The Age of Hubble 4k Rough Cut’. In one short video SpaceRip have captured the heart of the original 1980’s ‘Cosmos: A Personal Voyage’ series by Carl Sagan. Relieving for just a moment the disappointment that was the remake of Cosmos by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth McFarlaine, a show that had less wonder and amazement than a conference on accounting principles.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is a short journey into the wonders of space, a video that reminds us just how small the world we live in is and how many mysteries are left to discover. Sit back relax and get the popcorn ready for this interstellar journey.

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Wanderers: A New Space Odyssey…

Science fiction is an art form born of the dreams of man, the dreams of seeing the wonders that await us in the unexplored endlessness of space. Quality science fiction requires more than just a dream mind you, there must be as much science fact as there is science fiction in order to make it work well. Film maker Erik Wernquist understands this fact well and has produced an amazing short film that captures this both the dream and reality of our future in space wonderfully. Add the voice of Carl Sagan to the video and you have sci-fi gold.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the highly emotive and beautifully put together short film Wanderers. Sit back, relax and prepare to enjoy a short journey to distant worlds.

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Flex-2 Micro-Gravity Fire, NASA Experiments with Combustion in Space…

NASA continues to play with fire in space as a part of their Flex (Flame Extinguishment) experiments. The latest Flex-2 combustion experiment has produced some incredible findings, and amazing videos.

Installed on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2009 the experiments hope to improve our knowledge of how different liquids burn in zero gravity environments. Eventually leading to more efficient and cleaner burning rocket engines.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video evidence that NASA loves to play with fire, a video capturing the amazing effects of setting things alight in space. Sit back, relax and please don’t try this at home where gravity is plentiful.

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The EmDrive Relativity Engine: A New Dawn in Space Travel or Scientific Pipe Dream?

The EmDrive is the latest controversial technology to push our understanding of the laws of physics. A propulsion system that has no physical fuel or exhaust, no moving parts and seems to transgress many of Newton’s laws. Powered by electricity and microwaves the EmDrive is quickly dividing the scientific community.

Challenging the well established laws of physics is a risky pastime for scientists, a pastime that has only two logical outcomes; the laws are adjusted or the technology disappears.

Helping to support EmDrive (Electromagnetic Drive) against impossible odds the Chinese have built and demonstrated their variation that is already producing incredible results. Can they can see in the dawn of an entirely new space age?

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The USS Enterprise Starship Construction Plans, Still Costs Less Than Bailing Out Banks says Captain Kirk…

We can build the starship USS Enterprise according to BTE Dan’s grand plans. With meticulous attention to detail Dan has over many years assembled the schematics and planning information required to build a starhip using today’s technology.

Building a craft that would dwarf the pyramids is no easy venture. Estimated to cost $50 billion a year for 20 years, just under a trillion dollars total. The costs may initially seem high but you are building a an Enterprise starship. A completely self-contained spaceship for exploring the stars.

In contrast the TARP bank bailout fund in the US was funded with $700 million USD while other governments around the world also threw 10’s of billions of dollars at the problem. The trillion dollar price tag for the Enterprise doesn’t seem so bad in such context.

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Made In Space: The Industrial Revolution in Space…

The industrial revolution has changed every aspect of life in the last 200 years, now it is moving on to the final frontier, Space. Made In Space – MIS -, is a recent entrant into the race to manufacture in space and they have recently completed their first series of zero-gravity manufacturing tests. With more than a billion dollars of parts flown into space every year MIS hopes to manufacture up to 30% of those parts in space, directly where they are needed, when they are needed. More than just a good idea this is the start of the industrial revolution of space.

3D printing and in-space manufacturing will dramatically change the way we look at space exploration, commercialization, and mission design today.” said Aaron Kemmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Made In Space. “The possibilities range from building on-demand parts for human missions to building large space habitats that are optimized for space.”

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