Space, the next frontier, a vast expanse of uncharted territory that has intrigued and mesmerized mankind for as long as we gained sentience. With the last few decades, we have witnessed humanity’s insatiable appetite to learn more about the skies above and explore this serene, yet somewhat hostile environment. As technology progressed and the global economy came to a rising threshold, even the skies couldn’t escape from the economics of demand and supply and thus leading to the advent of space tourism. …Click here to read more
A group of brilliant Masters Students from IDE, which is run jointly by Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, have come up with phenomenal plans to build a hotel in space, which can then be fitted to the International Space Station. Indeed, this will be very cool in case the plans work successfully. The enthusiastic students have already unveiled a 12 meter-long replica of the hotel interior, besides the animated computer designs.
Space tourism is catching on, and that’s no wonder considering humanity’s love and curiosity for the vast expanse of the universe. Plus, the Galactic Suites will probably be a nice place for spaceships from the Space Port to dock at. And of course, it won’t be like a visit to any of the other hotels, those staying will have to wear Velcro-covered clothes. Each pod will have room for four people, and there will be two astronauts in the attached rocket. …Click here to read more
Only three teams remain, competing for NASA’s latest $2 million prize for advancing space-elevator technology. Good thing one of them, the Kansas City Space Pirates, is using a fast-climbing robot and lasers shot through telescopes.
The quest to conquer space has kept space researchers working on figuring out new ways to fuel their crafts for a longer duration. However, the technology is often limited by the amount of fuel necessary to power aircraft to distant locations. The Planetary Society has announced a breakthrough in solar sailing with the development of a spacecraft dubbed LightSail-1.