Future Tense: The Space Elevator

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  1. Moon 2.0: The Outer Limits of Lunar Exploration

    Space sector representatives will discuss how the use of web and mobile technologies create opportunities for participation in future exploration of the Moon. The panel focuses on how X PRIZE, NASA, commercial space companies, and others generate greater interaction and interest in Moon missions using collaborative platforms and social media.

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  2. Moon 2.0: The Outer Limits of Lunar Exploration

    From South by Southwest 2010.

    Space sector representatives will discuss how the use of web and mobile technologies create opportunities for participation in future exploration of the Moon. The panel focuses on how X PRIZE, NASA, commercial space companies, and others generate greater interaction and interest in Moon missions using collaborative platforms and social media.

    • Veronica McGregor
    • Amanda Stiles
    • Cariann Higginbotham
    • Nicholas Skytland
    • Dave Masten

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  3. One Small Step For Man, One Giant Lunar Park For The U.S.? : NPR

    Two members of Congress want to preserve artifacts from American lunar missions with a national park on the moon, but there are some international hurdles to jump. Still, Space Policy Institute director Dr. Scott Pace says the bill raises intriguing questions about what the future of human-space interaction will look like.

    http://www.npr.org/2013/07/20/203605390/one-small-step-for-man-one-giant-lunar-park-for-the-u-s

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  4. Scott’s Legacy: Programme 2 - Moon

    100 years ago, Scott reached the South Pole. 50 years later, the first geologist briefly walked on the Moon. Kevin Fong asks if why we might want to return to the lunar surface and what will get us. He talks to that first lunar geologist of Apollo 17, Harrison Schmitt and NASA’s Chief Administrator Charles Bolden, among others.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/discovery

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  5. Stuff You Should Know

    Can WE Build an Elevator to Space? — With the end of the shuttle program and an International Space Station still in need of supplies, the aerospace industry is working the kinks of out of a century-old idea to build a service elevator from Earth to outer space.

    —Huffduffed by TrentVich

  6. Big Picture Science

    As the Worlds Turn —If you’re itching it get away from it all, really get away from it all, have we got some exotic destinations for you. Mars … Jupiter’s moon Europa … asteroids . Tour some enticing worlds that are worlds away, but ripe for exploration. Also, why private spaceships may be just the ticket for getting yourself into space, unless you want to wait for a space elevator. And, why one science journalist boasts of an infectious, unabashed, and unbridled enthusiasm for space travel.

    —Huffduffed by TrentVich

  7. Hacking Space Exploration: Robots, the Universe and Everything

    From launching robots into space to discovering distant galaxies: how the public is hacking into open source space exploration. As technology shifts from a means of passive consumption to active creation, people are collaborating on a massive scale. Amateurs were once considered to be at the crux of scientific discovery, but over time have been put on the sidelines. Despite this, citizen science is witnessing a renaissance. Agencies such as NASA no longer have a monopoly on the global space program and more participatory projects are harnessing the power of open collaboration for exploring space on a faster schedule. Instead of complaining about where our jetpack is, we can now demand to figure out how to take an elevator to space. And, while you still can’t own a CubeSat as easily as an iPod, you can join a hackerspace and learn how to engineer one. We’re also able to discover new galaxies via our web browsers, as humans are able to make classifications that well-programmed machines can’t. If tinkering with spacecrafts is more your speed, Google Lunar X PRIZE is a competition to send robots to the Moon. But you don’t need to be a robotics engineer to participate – open source teams are open for anyone to join.

    http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP000404

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