Sex in outer space
Sex in outer space
Here's a paper, published in the Journal of Cosmology, that discusses the intricacies of pregnancy, fetal development, and sex in outer space.

Recommendations include the possibility that male and female astronauts on a mission to Mars, should fly in separate space craft. (via) picked by plurk 3 months ago
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 Costa Rica Creates a Trash Collecting Space Rocket, Will Offer Rides to Mars
Costa Rica Creates a Trash Collecting Space Rocket, Will Offer Rides to Mars
Former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz has developed a plasma rocket which could cut the cost of space travel by more than half, transforming the aerospace business and clearing the way to exploration for more countries, such as his native Costa Rica. For now, Franklin plans to use the rocket, called the VASIMR, as a a mail-carrier for outer space, a garbage truck for orbital debris and, the ul... read full post picked by analumass 1 year ago
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 Wow! Newest Mars probe photographs rover Opportunity from Mars orbit
Wow! Newest Mars probe photographs rover Opportunity from Mars orbit
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has just begun its science mission, and one of the first targets is Victoria Crater, where the rover Opportunity has just arrived after nearly 1000 sols on Mars.

The photos, using the largest interplanetary telescope ever lofted, are truly amazing.

See comments for links to original imagery. picked by Fanatic 4 years ago
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 Bugs in Space: Can They Survive?
Bugs in Space: Can They Survive?
Catching a free ride to Mars takes more than sticking out a thumb, but some hardy Earth bacteria could survive as hitchhikers clinging to the outside of spacecraft, studies have shown. Now a set of experiments going up with space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station will test how exposure to the harshness of space might change bacteria during a simulated Mars mission. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 The 60's - The beginning of mankind's journeys into space
The 60's - The beginning of mankind's journeys into space
On April 12, 1961, the Soviets launched a 27-year-old fighter pilot named Yuri Gagarin on the world's first piloted space mission. picked by suebe 4 years ago
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 NASA finds tiny hole in Atlantis caused by space debris
NASA finds tiny hole in Atlantis caused by space debris
NASA discovered that space shuttle Atlantis has been holed by a tiny piece of space debris. The 1/10-inch hole represents the second largest debris damage event ever identified. Fortunately, it missed everything that was important to the mission. Space debris is an increasingly challenging problem. picked by Fanatic 4 years ago
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 Space detector prepares to scour universe for secrets
Space detector prepares to scour universe for secrets
A huge physics detector that will scour outer space for clues to the origins of the universe began the first stage of its voyage to the International Space Station at Geneva airport on Wednesday. picked by Thatofares 6 months ago
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 Space Wheat Could Feed Astronauts on Mars
Space Wheat Could Feed Astronauts on Mars
Molecular biologist Robert Ferl of the University of Florida and colleagues studied wheat seeds descended from plants that flew on the Russian Mir space station. The progenitor plants were in space for 167 days in 1991. When they were brought back to Earth, the plants gave rise to viable offspring seeds.

*Just keep it away from the Tribbles. picked by kakana 2 years ago
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 Hubble telescope zeroes in on green blob in space
Hubble telescope zeroes in on green blob in space
The Hubble Space Telescope got its first peek at a mysterious giant green blob in outer space and found that it's strangely alive. The bizarre glowing blob is giving birth to new stars, some only a couple million years old, in remote areas of the universe where stars don't normally form. picked by zircon77777 2 months ago
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 Space Curry - Now Safe For Sealed Space Suit Wearers
Space Curry - Now Safe For Sealed Space Suit Wearers
The Indian space programme hit a minor snag when it came to the menu. Many traditional dishes have side effects that you don't necessarily want in a confined space with limited breathable air on board. The Defence Food Research Laboratory have stepped up to help create a more pleasant atmosphere. picked by pocksucket 2 years ago
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 China scientists eye Mars probe in 2009
China scientists eye Mars probe in 2009
China, the third country to put a man in space on its own rocket, aims to send a probe to Mars in 2009. picked by mitzuzake 3 years ago
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 Phoenix will land on Mars on May 25
Phoenix will land on Mars on May 25
The Phoenix Mars Lander, also called Phoenix, is a robotic spacecraft launched on a space exploration mission to Mars on August 7,2007.
According to recent NASA's news it seems that the $386-million spacecraft is on course and is set for landing on May 25. picked by cristeaiulian 3 years ago
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 The Future of Space Exploration
The Future of Space Exploration
Oct 4th will be Sputnik's 50th anniversary. Although it had its scary connotations, the dawn of the Space Age was also a hopeful event. Visionaries celebrated humanity’s long-awaited climb out of its cradle, and pragmatists soon savored the benefits of communications and weather satellites. The evolution of the space program continues to be dramatic. In a decade or so, it will be hard... read full post picked by 2manyusernames 3 years ago
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 520-Day Flight Simulation Nears 'Landing' On Mars
520-Day Flight Simulation Nears 'Landing' On Mars
After 233 days in a locked steel capsule, six researchers on a 520-day mock flight to Mars are all feeling strong and ready to "land" on the Red Planet, the mission director said Friday. The all-male crew of three Russians, a Chinese, a Frenchman and an Italian-Colombian has been inside windowless capsules at a Moscow research center since June. Their mission aims to help real space cre... read full post picked by zircon77777 1 month ago
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 Making Babies in Space May Be Difficult
Making Babies in Space May Be Difficult
Some animals have been bred in space, but not mammals. Japanese researchers are looking into the possibility, and doing experiments with mice on earth that mimic lower gravity space conditions.

There were some baby mice produced after the embryos were implanted, but not many survived compared to a control group picked by Bingo 2 years ago
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 Boriska, boy from Mars, says that all humans live eternally
Boriska, boy from Mars, says that all humans live eternally
How may a little boy know such things? Space became the permanent theme of his stories when the boy turned two years old. Once he said that he used to live on Mars himself. He says that the planet is inhabited now too, although it lost its atmosphere after a mammoth catastrophe. The Martians live in underground cities, Boriska says. picked by deepchill 3 years ago
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 Geomorphology From Space
Geomorphology From Space
Geomorphology from Space is an out of print 1986 NASA publication edited by Nicholas M. Short, Sr. and Robert W. Blair, Jr. designed for use by the remote sensing science and educational communities to study landforms and landscapes. It has a gallery of space images consisting of 237 plates, each showing a different geographic region where a particular landform theme is exemplified. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Space telescope unveils hidden cosmic giant
Space telescope unveils hidden cosmic giant
Astronomers from SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research have discovered a new cluster of galaxies, hidden behind a previously identified cluster of galaxies. The recently exposed cosmic giant is apparently just as bright as the first group, but is six times further away. The astronomers made the discovery as part of an international team using the space telescope XMM-Newton. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 US adopts tough new space policy
US adopts tough new space policy
The US has adopted a tough new policy aimed at protecting its interests in space and denying "adversaries" access there for hostile purposes. picked by robfouryqr 4 years ago
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 Space Elevator and the Controversial ‘Wobble’ Problem
Space Elevator and the Controversial ‘Wobble’ Problem
The idea behind a space elevator is simple. Deploy a cable stretching from the ground near Earth’s equator far enough into space, and centrifugal forces due to Earth’s spin will keep the cable taut.

*fixed picked by jLoSsDh 3 years ago
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  Flying Over the Columbia Hills of Mars
Flying Over the Columbia Hills of Mars
What it would be like to fly over Mars? Combining terrain data from the orbiting Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft with information about the robotic Spirit rover currently rolling across Mars has resulted in a digital movie that shows what a flight over the Columbia Hills might look like. picked by sandossu 3 years ago
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