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The Scientists Who Won’t Give Up on the Warp Drive

For most of us, traveling faster than the cosmic speed limit—the speed of light—is a science-fiction fantasy that breaks the very foundation of modern physics. But in the eyes of an engineering undergrad at the University of Alabama in Huntsville named Joseph Agnew, it’s a theory worthy of study.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Scientists Who Won’t Give Up on the Warp Drive

For most of us, traveling faster than the cosmic speed limit—the speed of light—is a science-fiction fantasy that breaks the very foundation of modern physics. But in the eyes of an engineering undergrad at the University of Alabama in Huntsville named Joseph Agnew, it’s a theory worthy of study.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Space Shuttle Was a Beautiful—but Terrible—Idea

In 2005, then-NASA administrator Michael Griffin shocked the aerospace community when he openly criticized the Space Shuttle program, describing it to USA Today as a “mistake,” “just barely possible,” and “not the right path” for the United States. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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America’s First Crewed Space Launch in Nearly a Decade Set for May 27

Next month, NASA will launch its first astronaut mission from U.S. soil in almost a decade. This mission marks the final test for SpaceX before NASA begins regularly ferrying astronauts into orbit using the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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NASA Fixes Probe On Mars By Hitting It With A Shovel

Every wrencher knows that sometimes the only cure for a misbehaving machine is to just hit the damn thing. The finely tuned machines of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are no exception. Even a whole planet away, with different gravity and no magnetic field, machines just work better with the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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SpaceX’s First Private Billionaire Passenger Launches Search for Girlfriend to Take on Trip Around the Moon

When SpaceX revealed the name of its first private passenger to fly around the moon, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, it wasn’t that much of a surprise. Being a billionaire helps when paying for the ticket, after all. However, Maezawa appears determined to control the narrative of his trip, and he wants one thing…Read more… Continue […]

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SpaceX’s First Private Billionaire Passenger Launches Search for Girlfriend to Take on Trip Around the Moon

When SpaceX revealed the name of its first private passenger to fly around the moon, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, it wasn’t that much of a surprise. Being a billionaire helps when paying for the ticket, after all. However, Maezawa appears determined to control the narrative of his trip, and he wants one thing…Read more… Continue […]

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Diplo and Carnage team up for 10 hour house set during Miami’s Superbowl weekend

As if the host city of Miami wasn’t crazy enough this year’s Superbowl weekend, superstars Diplo and Carnage have just announced an ambitious 10 hour set at the city’s legendary Club Space. Known for their eccentric personalities as much as their innovating bass music, Diplo and Carnage have a recent history of collaboration, with the […]

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How to Explore the Solar System in Google Maps via Hyperspace

Say what you will about the last six-ish Star Wars movies or so, but there’s no denying that zooming through hyperspace to reach distant planets is one of the coolest visuals in the entire series. Now, unless 2020 gets real weird, chances are humanity won’t be making any near-lightspeed journeys anytime soon. But…Read more… Continue […]

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I Love Having My Own Spaceship In Video Games (And In Real Life)

Here’s a good way to win me over in both real life and in video games: Give me a damn spaceship. If you did, you’d find that the majority of my complaints against your considerable flaws (we all have them, except Toad, who is the best) would disappear. Because I now have a spaceship, and […]

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Outer Wilds Has Made Exploration In Other Games Boring

When it comes to video games, “exploration” is kind of a bullshit word, a sexier way of saying hey you’re gonna be doing a lot of running and stuff. “And stuff,” in this context, can be climbing, walking, riding a horse, swimming, or what have you. All the basic ways you get from here to […]

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