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We’ll soon have ten times more satellites in orbit – here’s what that means

We’ll soon have ten times more satellites in orbit – here’s what that means Houston we have a surfeit. 3Dsculptor Christopher Newman, Northumbria University, Newcastle The Iridium-7 mission has successfully launched from the Vandenberg air force base in California, placing the latest ten satellites from the American company’s second-generation network…

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In the film Iron Man 2, Elon Musk (playing himself, in white), meets one of his sources of inspiration: Tony Stark (R. Downey Jr.), super-hero of the Marvel Universe. DisneyPixar

Is Elon Musk a super‑hero?

Is Elon Musk a super‑hero? In the film Iron Man 2, Elon Musk (playing himself, in white), meets one of his sources of inspiration: Tony Stark (R. Downey Jr.), super-hero of the Marvel Universe. DisneyPixar Isabelle Chaboud, Grenoble École de Management (GEM) On May 2, 2018, after the announcement of the…

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Kids dream about going to space – and some very wealthy adults are booking tickets. from www.shutterstock.com

Take it from me: I’m not signing up to become a space tourist just yet…

Take it from me: I’m not signing up to become a space tourist just yet… Kids dream about going to space – and some very wealthy adults are booking tickets. from www.shutterstock.com Rowena Christiansen, University of Melbourne Take it from me is a new series in Science and Technology, where…

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Starman takes a drive in his Tesla. Peter Thoeny/Flickr, CC BY

Elon Musk and Tesla: a magician in space?

Elon Musk and Tesla: a magician in space? Starman takes a drive in his Tesla. Peter Thoeny/Flickr, CC BY Isabelle Chaboud, Grenoble École de Management (GEM) Elon Musk is the undisputed champion of communication. Day after day announcements keep coming to reassure investors and the financial markets. In Tesla’s 2016 annual report,…

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Falcon Heavy: Space X stages an amazing launch – but what about the environmental impact?

Falcon Heavy: Space X stages an amazing launch – but what about the environmental impact? SpaceX via Twitter Ian Whittaker, Nottingham Trent University SpaceX has now launched the most powerful spacecraft since the Apollo era – the Falcon Heavy rocket – setting the bar for future space launches. The most…

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A sports car and a glitter ball are now in space – what does that say about us as humans?

A sports car and a glitter ball are now in space – what does that say about us as humans? Alice Gorman, Flinders University Two controversial objects have recently been launched in space, and their messages couldn’t be more different. One is Elon Musk’s red sports car, a symbol of…

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Falcon Heavy’s first payload will be a Tesla Roadster, set to become the world’s fastest car following its launch into a heliocentric orbit. spacex/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

Elon Musk is launching a Tesla into space – here’s how SpaceX will do it

Elon Musk is launching a Tesla into space – here’s how SpaceX will do it Falcon Heavy’s first payload will be a Tesla Roadster, set to become the world’s fastest car following its launch into a heliocentric orbit. spacex/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Ben Thornber, University of Sydney Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon…

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A girl takes a close look at the world’s first artificial. satellite, the Soviet-made Sputnik I. China Photos/Reuters

Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future

Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future A girl takes a close look at the world’s first artificial. satellite, the Soviet-made Sputnik I. China Photos/Reuters Keith Gottschalk, University of the Western Cape It’s been 60 years since the Soviet Union fired the first salvo of the…

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Will it be only a few decades before Mars tourism is a reality? SpaceX, CC BY

Dear Elon Musk: Your dazzling Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles

Dear Elon Musk: Your dazzling Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles Will it be only a few decades before Mars tourism is a reality? SpaceX, CC BY Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University Elon Musk has a plan, and it’s about as audacious as they come. Not content with living…

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Revealed today, Elon Musk’s new space vision took us from Earth to Mars, and back home again

Revealed today, Elon Musk’s new space vision took us from Earth to Mars, and back home again When will we see a woman or a man walk on Mars? from www.shutterstock.com Sarah Keenihan, The Conversation In front of a huge SpaceX multimedia slide presentation, the company’s founder Elon Musk today…

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Artist’s concept of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft approaching Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Elon Musk releases details of plan to colonise Mars – here’s what a planetary expert thinks

Elon Musk releases details of plan to colonise Mars – here’s what a planetary expert thinks Artist’s concept of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft approaching Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech Andrew Coates, UCL Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has released new details of his vision to colonise parts of the…

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Extinction or survival: how storytellers explore the ethics of colonising other planets

Extinction or survival: how storytellers explore the ethics of colonising other planets Colonising other planets may be possible, but does that mean we should? Mars image from www.shutterstock.com Siobhan Lyons, Macquarie University NASA’s recent discovery of seven new Earth-sized planets, 40 light years away, has generated more excitement in the…

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Fly me to the Moon? Why the world should be wary of Elon Musk’s space race

Fly me to the Moon? Why the world should be wary of Elon Musk’s space race Fe Ilya/Flickr, CC BY-SA Alan Marshall, Mahidol University Want to fly to the moon? Well, now you won’t have to bother with all those years of rigorous astronaut training – all you need is…

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