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CubeSats

Introduction CubeSats are miniature satellites that have been used exclusively in low Earth orbit for 15 years. They are now being used for interplanetary missions as well. The CubeSat design was initially proposed in the late 1990s by two professors: Jordi Puig-Suari of California Polytechnic State University and Bob Twiggs of Stanford University. They  became…

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Flying Cars

Introduction The concept of flying cars has been around for over a century now and there are around 80 patents on file at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for various kinds of flying cars. Some of these have even flown, but most have not. All have come up short of reaching the goal…

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Return to the Moon

I thought I would check out what’s happening on the ‘Return to the Moon’ front for this month’s blog. There has obviously been no manned landings on the moon or manned trips around our natural satellite for decades, so what are the future plans? Maybe first up we can have a brief look at the…

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Space Hotels

Before we get into Space Hotels, just a quick plug for new novel Amidst Alien Stars, which is now on Pre-Order at only 99 cents until release on December 1. A chance to grab this new novel at a snip. AMIDST ALIEN STARS Space Hotels are in vogue. So how long before we see tourists…

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