NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium – videos

The  NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program provides modest grants to immodest proposals of leaps forward in all manner of marvelous technologies. NIAC held its latest symposium this past week and grantees gave reports on their projects: Stanford Hosts NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium- NASA. Videos of the talks, which includes several keynotes, have been posted online … Continue reading NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium – videos

Fusion Driven Rocket – NIAC funded project at Univ. of Washington

John. Slough of the Plasma Dynamics Lab at the University of Washington has been developing Pulsed High Density Fusion systems for many years. He has also been working on adapting the technique for space propulsion and has won a couple of grants from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. The Fusion Driven Rocket: Nuclear … Continue reading Fusion Driven Rocket – NIAC funded project at Univ. of Washington

Space settlement roundup – Jan.26.2020

A sampling of recent articles, videos, and images related to human expansion into the solar system (see also previous space settlement postings): ** Mars settlement governance: Quillette offers its Mars Archives for discussions on Mars societies and how they could be governed. Our Mission on Mars: Obey the Lessons of Mutiny on the Bounty – … Continue reading Space settlement roundup – Jan.26.2020

Space settlement roundup – Dec.17.2019

A sampling of recent articles, videos, and images related to human expansion into the solar system (see also previous space settlement postings): ** Map shows Mars settlers where to find water: NASA’s Treasure Map for Water Ice on Mars | NASA A new paper published in Geophysical Research Letters will help [select landing spots on … Continue reading Space settlement roundup – Dec.17.2019

Space settlement roundup – Nov.14.2019

A sampling of recent articles, videos, and images related to human expansion into the solar system (see also previous space settlement postings): ** A settlement on Mars has always been the primary goal for SpaceX. The accelerating development of the Starship space transport system means that such a settlement is becoming more feasible and nearer … Continue reading Space settlement roundup – Nov.14.2019