articles tagged: spacecraft
why the future is steampunk: steam-powered spacecraft could explore asteroids
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why the future is steampunk: steam-powered spacecraft could explore asteroids

Buckle up steampunk enthusiasts, it turns out that not only are steam-powered space probes possible, they might be perfect for hopping between comets and asteroids on research and mining missions.

why luxury spaceships would be worth their price tag
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why luxury spaceships would be worth their price tag

If we're going to have astronauts working and living in space for years at a time, cramming them in tight, fixed spaces without artificial gravity is doing them, and us, a major disservice.

is ssto coming back from the brink of death?
# space

is ssto coming back from the brink of death?

Single stage to orbit spacecraft have been mothballed for decades. But with the potential of space tourism, there may be an incentive to take another run at designing them.