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Deep space travel might blow your mind, but it could be bad for your heart

Bad news would-be astronauts: Traveling into deep space could be bad for your heart.

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11 Ways Space Travel Will Change in the Next Decade | Mental Floss

So long, space race; hello, international cooperation. Here are 11 ways we can expect space programs to change over the next 10 years.

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Could a spacecraft really make the journey to Mars in 30 minutes? One physicist says yes - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Aside from its extremely cold temperatures, unbearably thin atmosphere, and its all-around shroud of complete mystery; perhaps the biggest obstacle facing a journey to Mars is the sheer amount of time it would take to get there. Though e

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Say 'Hello' to the Spaceship That Will Bring Humans to Mars

NASA — It sent men and women to the moon, it safely carried them back to Earth and now it has its sights on its most ambitious target yet: Mars.

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This amazing sci-fi show reveals the biggest problem everyone ignores about space travel

"Flip right now and burn like hell and I can get us within 50,000 clicks," ship's navigator Ade Nygaard announces in the first episode of SyFy's fascinating space opera "The Expanse." The rest of the freighter Canterbury's crew looks appalled. A working stiff rolls her eyes.

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NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests

Engineer Roger Shawyer’s controversial EmDrive thruster jets back into relevancy this week, as a team of researchers at NASA’s Eagleworks Laboratories recently completed yet another round of testing on the seemingly impossible te

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10 Proposed Solutions To The Problems Of Interstellar Travel - Listverse

Right now, interstellar travel and colonization is pretty unlikely. Basic laws of physics suggest that it just can't be done, and for many people, that means it'll never be done. Those people are no...

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This Video Lets You Travel at the Speed of Light (Sort Of)

Riding Light is a 45-minute short film/animation that attempts to recreate what it would be like to hitch a ride on the back of a photon and travel from the core of the sun to beyond the orbit of Jupiter. Be prepared to feel completely insignificant.

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The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed travel. You can learn a lot about their ideas by browsing the web. It will take many centuries for humans to

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Daring Orion Spaceship Test Flight Is NASA's 1st Step Toward Mars

NASA is getting ready to launch a daring test flight of a capsule that could eventually bring humans to deep-space destinations like Mars or an asteroid. On Dec. 4, NASA officials are expected to launch the Orion spacecraft on its first t

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Out Of This World: The Mysterious Mental Side Effects Of Traveling Into Space

The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.

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Virgin crash sets back space tourism by years: experts - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: The deadly crash of Virgin Galactic's spacecraft has dealt a devastating setback to the cause of space tourism, delaying the first commercial flights to the stars by years, experts said Friday. After several delays, Virgin Galactic had ho

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NASA tested an impossible space engine and it somehow worked

NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be the most exciting yet — if they hold up. Earlier this week at a...