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Elon Musk Testing ‘X-Wing’ Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones For Landing | TechCrunch

November 23, 2014

by Darrell Etherington (@drizzled) Let’s face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution.

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Elon tweets photo of the ship he intends the Falcon 9 first stage to land on after delivering the Dragon spacecraft to orbit.

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Organovo now selling tiny 3D-printed human livers – Gizmag

November 23, 2014

When a medication enters the bloodstream, it ends up being concentrated in the liver. It would follow, therefore, that if a pharmaceutical company wanted to…

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Tiny 3D-printed mini-livers used for testing drugs now could grow into functional replacements of failing livers in humans.

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Orion Exploration Flight Test No. 1 timeline – Spaceflight Now

November 23, 2014

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Orion Exploration Flight Test No. 1 timeline
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The first orbital test flight of NASA’s Orion crew capsule will lift off on top of a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 37B launch pad.

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Upcoming flight of Orion crew capsule beyond low Earth orbit is chronicled in a series of illustrations.

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Communicating Across the Cosmos, Part 2: Petabytes from the Stars?

November 23, 2014

The Allen Telescope Array is the first radio telescope designed specifically for SETI Photo by Colby Gutierrez-Kraybill Since it was founded in 1984, the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California, has…

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We’re listening for greetings from aliens. What should we do when that long anticipated signal comes in?

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Planetary Resources asteroid miner Chris Lewicki on NASA, Larry Page, platinum – Silicon Valley Business Journal

November 23, 2014

Before he was strategizing ways to mine precious resources from asteroids, Chris Lewicki was serving as a NASA flight director in the space agency’s J …

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Lewicki reveals rough timeline for Planetary Resources activities, including landing on asteroids in the early 2020s.

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A new approach to the delivery of satellites to orbit

November 22, 2014

Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Nov 20, 2014
Celestia Aerospace starts operations in Barcelona for the development and launch of low weight satellites with an innovative approach.

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Spanish startup will launch nanosats to orbit from a Mig-29.

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November 21, 2014 in Falcon 9: Deep Space Climate Observatory arrives at … – Spaceflight Now

November 22, 2014

November 21, 2014 in Falcon 9: Deep Space Climate Observatory arrives at …

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Falcon 9 to launch Earth and Sun observation satellite to L1 in January.

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