Roscosmos and the Skolkovo Fund will work together on developing advanced space and telecommunications technologies as part of the space agency’s long-range development plan that extends out to 2030 and beyond, Russian media report.
MIT Professor and spacesuit designer Dava Newman shows off her design for a flexible spacesuit. This is a series of videos for the PBS science show Nova. Another video after the break. Continue reading ‘Video: Dava Newman Shows Off Her Flexible Spacesuit Design’
The MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Enterprise Forum of Phoenix will host an extraordinary event, Rewarding Breakthrough Innovation, on June 4, 2009, at the Arizona Science Center where Arizona business leaders and community members will meet the key figure in the development of the personal spaceflight industry, Dr. Peter H. Diamandis. He will be sharing his experiences, vision and passion for having created many space-related businesses and organizations including the X PRIZE Foundation, the Rocket Racing League, Zero Gravity Corporation, Singularity University and Space Adventures, Ltd.
MIT Enterprise Forum of New York
Investing in Aerospace Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
750 Third Avenue, Floor 16
(between 46th and 47th streets)
New York, NY 10017
In the current economic climate, investors are evaluating all investment opportunities with a critical eye, looking for enhanced returns and reduced risk. While aerospace and defense technologies represent a fertile area for investment, many investors are hesitant as they do not fully understand the landscape.
The Space Review has a couple of interesting articles this week that might be of some interest to you all:
COTS: The Next Generation
Taylor Dinerman examines the possibilities and the obstacles involved in NASA’s next step beyond its COTS program.
The Problems with “The Future of Human Spaceflight”
James Oberg points out some flaws he finds in an MIT report with recommendations for NASA about the future of human spaceflight.
By David Chandler
MIT News Office
MIT faculty and students have joined the race to send the first privately funded spacecraft to the moon.
At a press conference on Dec. 17 at NASA’s Ames Research Center, organizers of the Google Lunar X-Prize competition revealed the members of a “mystery team” that is one of a dozen contestants for the $30 million prize and that, it turns out, includes significant MIT participation.
MIT PRESS RELEASE
A team led by MIT researchers releases today the most comprehensive independent review of the future of the nationâ€™s human spaceflight program undertaken in many years. The report recommends setting loftier goals for humans in space, focusing research more clearly toward those goals, and increasing cooperation with other nations and private industry.