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VR takes you on a trip to Mars and other worlds

NASA has been offering virtual-reality tours of Mars for years — but now, with Google’s help, the space agency has come up with one of the most accessible tours yet. “Access Mars” lays out a 3-D terrain for five of the spots … Continue reading

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Elon Musk geeks out over his Big Falcon Rocket

SpaceX CEO says he “chickened out” and made the design for the monster spaceship he’s planning to send to Mars a little less monstrous — in order to make the concept a lot more realistic. He also confirmed that testing for … Continue reading

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Elon Musk gets set for a big rocket chat with fans

Two weeks after SpaceX founder Elon Musk updated his vision for a monster rocket designed to take settlers to the moon and Mars, he’s due to take questions from his fans this weekend during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session. The precise coordinates … Continue reading

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Sizing up Elon Musk’s big bet on a big rocket

SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s rocket roadmap just got much bigger than Mars. Now the question is, who else will follow the map? The first answers to that question may well start emerging next week, when government officials and space industry leaders — … Continue reading

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Elon Musk has big rocket plans for … Earth?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has added moon missions to his grand plan for Mars, in a bid to capitalize on what’s expected to be the Trump administration’s shift in space policy. Lunar operations at “Moon Base Alpha” are among the … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin adds a lander to Mars vision

Lockheed Martin has fleshed out its picture for sending astronauts to the Red Planet by adding a refuelable lander and a water-based fuel supply chain to its “Mars Base Camp” mission architecture. The system, updated today at the International Astronautical Congress in … Continue reading

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Elon Musk sets up SpaceX fans for a surprise

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he’ll unveil “major improvements and some unexpected applications” this week when he updates his plan for sending thousands of settlers to Mars starting in the 2020s. The update is coming in a talk Musk is … Continue reading

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