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We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.


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A look at  SpaceX's Dragon V2 cockpit.

space-pics:

The evolution of spacecraft cockpits: the 1960s to today
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A look at SpaceX's Dragon V2.

ohstarstuff:

SpaceX Dragon V2. The future is now.

  • NASA hopes the Dragon MK2 will be ready to ferry astronauts between the ISS and the surface of the Earth by 2017 or 2018
  • Spacecraft can carry seven passengers to the ISS and back
  • Dragon V2 can “just refuel with propellant, and fly again”
  • The Dragon V2 can autonomously dock with ISS
  • Dragon V2 is able to land anywhere on Earth with the “accuracy of a helicopter”
  • Features the first ever 3D printed spacecraft engines
  • Spacecraft can loose two of it’s propulsive landing engines and still land safely

FULL VIDEO OF DRAGON V2 REVEAL

(via placeofpluto)

An infographic look at the Mars One shortlist.

s-c-i-guy:

1,058 Shortlisted To Die On Mars

When Mars One invited people to apply for a one way ticket to Mars, we didn’t think anyone would be interested. But, 202,000 applications later, we stand corrected. Mars One have now whittled this number down to a mere 1,058 hopefuls ranging from age 18 to 81 and hailing from no fewer than 107 countries. Dying on Mars truly holds a global appeal.

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Cyngus resupply is a go!

trendingstream:

U.S. Cargo Ship Launches to ISS on First Resupply Mission

Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket launched from Pad 0A at the Wallops Flight Facility, Va. to send the company’s Cygnus cargo ship on a its first supply mission to the International Space Station. Cygnus is delivering 1.5 tons of provisions and experiments to the Expedition 38 crew members living on the ISS. Upon its arrival at the station, Cygnus will be captured with the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm and berthed to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module, where it will remain for more than a month.

A quick tour of SpaceX.

SpaceX`s Grasshopper recently performed superbly in its recent launch test.
nerdology:

bhbanks:

ohmygodwaytoolong:

So you’re telling me Space X launched a 10 story-tall rocket 250 meters into the air, made it fly 100 meters sideways, and then landed it IN THE EXACT SPOT IT LAUNCHED FROM?

Same reaction.

YES!

SpaceX`s Grasshopper recently performed superbly in its recent launch test.

nerdology:

bhbanks:

ohmygodwaytoolong:

So you’re telling me Space X launched a 10 story-tall rocket 250 meters into the air, made it fly 100 meters sideways, and then landed it IN THE EXACT SPOT IT LAUNCHED FROM?

Same reaction.

YES!

SpaceX`s Dragon is magnificent!

astrohardware:

One of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft after being captured by the International Space Station’s Canadarm2.