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Tonight’s Russian Space Rocket Launch Is Important – To Say The Least


After the maligned Space-X Falcon 9 rocket exploded mid-trip to outer space, the launch of the eight-ton Russian Progress M-28M later tonight will be a rather important one. The rocket is slated to take 3,071 pounds of food, medical supplies and hardware, around 900 pounds of water and and 1,146 pounds of propellant – much needed to fuel the International Space Station and its propulsion system. This would be a routine flight and nothing to get too excited about, but with the recent launch of the supply rocket for the ISS going wrong in more ways than one, this really is rather important. According to


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Should USA Take A Note From USSR’s Handbook For The New Shuttle?


While the Buran never flew, the Soviets did have a few interesting ideas for their version of the Space Shuttle. But, let’s get some things clear first, shall we? Seems fair to recognize some true and some untrue or better to say unfair assumptions about the Soviet Space Shuttle development overall. Even though a lot of people consider the Buran a direct or according to some a shameless copy of the Shuttle done by their design bureaus, the logical assumption and perfectly backed up by facts is that the Russian simply picked the best aerodynamic outlook for their spacecraft. It is if as seeing the


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EVE: Valkyrie Shows the Future of Gaming with VR Technology

EVE: Valykrie Logo. World's First native VR AAA game.

It is widely regarded that the first 3D games were Wolfenstein 3D, Formula One Grand Prix (or World Circuit) and Descent. Each in its own genre, they introduced first person view into the world of gaming, and in case of Descent, brought six degrees of freedom and caused a lot of sleepless nights. Immersion of these titles brought forward Doom, Gran Turismo, Freespace and many other titles which now make for an industry larger than movie and music industry combined. Fast forward some 21 years (legal drinking age in the U.S.), and we have a new pioneer in the world of immersive gaming. There is little doubt that


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Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook

Stephen Hawking Title

The world renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has finally joined the world of social media and posted his first status about joining the social network. Do keep in mind that Dr. Hawking is not on any other social media platform and has not been well known for being social media savvy. His Facebook page already has over 1 million likes and will hopefully be one of the go-to places for space discussions and posts. Pictured above is Stephen Hawking’s own Facebook profile picture, which was carefully chosen as it appears many of the images on his account were actually uploaded to the account ahead of the


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The FAA and Texas Approve SpaceX Spaceport

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According to FAA documents released, their Record of Decision, basically gives many details of SpaceX’s proposed spaceport located just outside of Brownsville, Texas. The proposed spaceport which was given FAA approval, pending some conditions are met and approved, is located in a small corner of South West Texas. This place, just outside of Brownsville, Texas basically sits between the city of Brownsville, the Gulf of Mexico, the border with Mexico and a small group of bays. As you can see, they are neatly nestled away in that little corner of Texas which is known as the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area. Obviously, they are going


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Hackaday Prize Offers Winner A Trip to Space

Hackaday Prize

There is a hardware contest being run by Hackaday that offers hardware hackers and makers to create something that is both open and connected. This device must be something that can enable others to use it for good and kind of create a cascade effect. A good example would be something like the Raspberry Pi, which has enabled tons of interesting usage applications and spurred tons of people to rethink how we use hardware. The awesome part about the Hackaday prize is that they are offering the winners of the contest to either take a trip out to space on the carrier of their choosing or