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The Quest to Inhabit Mars

As a species, we need multiple paths to survival. One of which is living in space. With this in mind, companies like SpaceX have plans to colonize Mars. But why Mars? It is the next most habitable planet after Earth. It contains water, temperatures that are not too hot nor too cold, enough sunlight, ability … Continue reading The Quest to Inhabit Mars Continue reading Continue reading

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The Space I Take Up: How Much of it Will I Get to Know?

Space. There is quite a bit of it. In the room I live in, there is 264 sq ft of it. On Earth, there is 196.9 million sq miles of it. But in space, it is seemingly infinite, or at least so it seems. With the Hubble constant still undetermined, and the shape of the… Continue Reading → Continue reading Continue reading

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Can Elon Musk’s Dream Become a Reality?

Just last month, Elon Musk’s SpaceX used the worlds most powerful rocket, Falcon Heavy, to launch his personal red Tesla roadster into space, racing towards Mars. With a spacesuit-wearing dummy named ‘Starman’ at the wheel, the car is predicted to enter Mars’ orbit sometime in July, before exiting soon after. While Musk claims the purpose […] Continue reading Continue reading

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SpaceX has officially created a non-zero chance of a car accident in space.

February 6, 2018. The Falcon Heavy launched into space with Elon Musk’s own personal Tesla Roadster. SpaceX has had many successful launches, had several successful landings, and on top of all of that… they can claim themselves to be the first ever company to send a car to space.   Yes, that’s a real image. […] Continue reading Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

Last Tuesday, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket. Excluding the Saturn 5 rocket, this is the most powerful rocket system ever developed.  The goal of the launch was test the Falcon Heavy’s ability to deliver a payload to orbit and land safely to earth. Then rocket launch commenced at 2:45 PM CST on Tuesday, … Continue reading SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Continue reading Continue reading

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SpaceX Makes History

On March 30th, 2017, SpaceX made history by successfully launching and landing a used rocket. The company created by Elon Musk used the Falcon 9 to to send a satellite into space and then landed in on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean. This rocket was initially launched in April of 2016, and the launch […]Continue reading Continue reading

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SpaceX Continues to do Cool Stuff

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SpaceX

Elon Musk is well known for his innovative publicly-traded companies Tesla and SolarCity. However, it may be SpaceX, the private company that he founded, that has the most promise to change the world. SpaceX made history on Friday (April 8) when it landed … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Another Step Toward the Stars

Unless you missed it somehow, you’ll know that today Elon Musk’s company Space X successfully landed a reusable rocket on a drone ship in the ocean. This rocket returned from space immediately after detaching from the supply ship headed toward the International Space Station. This is an important feat since it means so much less […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Americans and Fascination with the Unknown

Even before stepping foot into this class, I knew that I was a die-hard space fiction fan. Regardless of my inability to understand the physics, engineering, or astronomy concepts behind the plots, I remained riveted by stories of space travel and expl… Continue reading

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