Video: NASA Innovative Advance Concepts (NIAC) Symposium

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program held the NIAC 2015 Symposium on January 27-29, 2015 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Here was the agenda. NIAC projects involve technologies at the leading edge and often just a bit beyond. Videos of the presentations are available online at 2015 NIAC Symposium on Livestream. Lots of interesting talks. Here, for example, … Continue reading Video: NASA Innovative Advance Concepts (NIAC) Symposium

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 policy roundup – May.15.2020

A sampling of links to recent space policy, politics, and government (US and international) related space news and resource items that I found of interest (find previous space policy roundups here): NASA lunar programs: NASA advisers skeptical of agency’s ability to meet 2024 lunar landing goal – SpaceNews.com A 2024 Moon landing may sound crazy, … Continue reading Space policy roundup – May.15.2020

Space settlement roundup – May.13.2020

A  sampling of recent articles, videos, and images related to human expansion into the solar system (see also previous space settlement postings): ** NIAC grant for Aqua Factorem, an Ultra Low-Energy Lunar Water Extraction system. This approach, briefly mentioned in an earlier roundup, takes advantage of the processing that the unique lunar geology has already … Continue reading Space settlement roundup – May.13.2020