Space colonization has been all the rage in the past few months, and while most media outlets were talking about deadlines for Mars missions, a very interesting study was published, about the impact of the space radiation environment on astronauts brains, which is one of the most important unsolved challenges.
We had the opportunity to have a chat with Charles Limoli, leader of the team behind this study, from the University of California, Irvine.
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A NASA project recently enabled ISS astronauts to perform DNA sequencing in space. Exospace had the opportunity to have a chat with Aaron Burton and Sarah Wallace, members of the NASA team behind this impressive performance.
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The Nigerian government recently announced that its homegrown satcom program was a success. We had the opportunity to have a chat with Spencer Onuh, director of Nigeria CSTD (Center for Satellite Technology Development).
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Moon or Mars colonization is all the rage these days, and we thought it would be nice to have the opinion of someone who has an informed opinion about all this, and who was there when we landed on the Moon.
Exospace had the opportunity to have a chat with Rod Pyle, author of many famous books about the space age.
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SSTL recently announced a project aimed at providing infrastructure for Moon missions. Exospace had the opportunity to catch up with Jonathan Friend from SSTL, in charge of the project.
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As we have seen in previous articles, it is often a good idea to use gravitational effects to your advantage when computing a space flight trajectory. Here we are going to talk about a particular kind of maneuver, called gravitational slingshot. The objective of those maneuvers is to change a spacecraft direction and/or speed (in Sun reference frame) by using Solar System planets gravity wells, and save fuel in the process.
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Exospace team had the opportunity to have a chat with Daniele Laurini, Head of future human spaceflight projects at ESA. Technology outlook, what’s coming next for ISS… Great conversation!
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