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Blue Origin Just Released Images of Its Sleek Space Tourism Capsule

Ticket To Ride<p>While SpaceX just successfully launched a reused rocket for the first time Thursday, Blue Origin has done it before. Jeff Bezos’ …

SpaceX’s Historic Launch Proves Recycled Rockets Are the Future of Space Exploration

SpaceX has long said it would like to make its entire Falcon 9 rocket reusable. Today, Elon Musk’s company made history by successfully relaunching …

Cayman Islands set to become space tourism capital of Caribbean

Already famed for being the culinary capital of the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands is now set to boldly go where no Caribbean island has gone before …

Five GIS Trends Changing the World according to Jack Dangermond, President of Esri

Maps are a simple and efficient way to understand and communicate rapidly. Looking at a spreadsheet, we see rows and columns of data. Using charts …

Big Data

Musk’s Space X: Down But Not Out

On September 1, 2016, an anomaly during the fueling of a SpaceX rocket caused the vehicle to explode on the launch pad. While thankfully no one was …

Space Travel

ArcGIS Python API 1.0 Released

At the Esri User Conference in San Diego last year, a small team of Esri engineers from the Python and Server teams huddled together with Scott …

Python Programming

Mike Moses named Virgin Galactic president

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A former NASA shuttle launch manager is the new president of Virgin Galactic as the company prepares to enter a new phase of test …

Space Travel

Esri Selects Anaconda to Enhance GIS Applications with Open Data Science

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading Open Data Science platform powered by …

Big Data

Seeing Earth from Space Is the Key to Saving Our Species from Itself

The Overview Effect is the motivational kick-in-the-butt we need to save humanity from extinction and journey beyond our home world.<p>When Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in April 1961, he carried centuries of hopes and dreams into space with him. Visionaries had long struggled …

Mapping global fishing activity with machine learning

The world’s oceans and fisheries are at a turning point. Over a billion people depend on wild-caught fish for their primary source of protein. …

Machine Learning

TerraGo GeoPDF Unlocks Geospatial Platforms for the Masses

TerraGo, a pioneer of geospatial collaboration and mobility software, announced today the availability of TerraGo GeoPDF software suite version 7, …

Geospatial Analysis

Virgin Galactic's 1st VSS Unity Captive Carry Test Flight in Photos

Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic<p>Slide 1 of 14<p>VSS Unity Ready for Takeoff<p>On Sept. 8, 2016, the private spaceflight and space tourism company Virgin …

Space Travel

SpaceX Launches Japanese Satellite

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. carries out its eighth successful launch this year<p>For the eighth time in 2016, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. on Sunday executed a successful launch of its Falcon 9 rocket, this time lifting a Japanese telecommunication satellite into …

Space Exploration

Commercial Space Travel And Colonization: SpaceX, NASA, And NextSTEP Make Preparations For Lift Off

Commercial space travel is about to become a reality brought about by many private companies bent on taking their earthbound successes into space. …

Selling Space Travel To America (Without Relying On Nostalgia)

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation represents some of today’s coolest space companies, but its old branding was the stuff of yesteryear.<p>Founded in 2006, the Commercial Space Flight Federation is a 70-member industry group dedicated to realizing the dream of commercial space travel. It lobbies …

Geospatial analytics tools bring 'another layer of understanding' to population health

We now live in a world awash in data. And with that proliferation of detailed patient information comes new opportunities to map – literally – new …

Health Care Technology

Cartography using ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

For the past year or so, I’ve been part of a team at Esri that is developing the ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud application. Our goal is that …

Space travel now in a parachute soon available

Professional parachutists Wang Desong, He Yufeng and Qi Yao (from left to right) unveil China's first ever space parachuting suit on May 19, 2016 in …

Space Exploration

How Soon Will Space Tourism Become a Reality for Everyone

Let's look at the players involved...The post How Soon Will Space Tourism Become a Reality for Everyone appeared first on First to Know.

Space Travel

Space Tourism Could Be Bad For Your Health

Space tourism is close to becoming a reality with companies like Blue Origin hoping to have passengers as early as 2018. And while the prospect of …

What Scott Kelly's mission means for the future of space travel

Gallery: What Scott Kelly's mission means for the future of space travel<p>Gallery: What Scott Kelly's mission means for the future of space travel<p>+ 13<p>+ …

European Space Agency boss reveals plans for 'moon village' that could allow tourists

Europe's space boss planning 'moon village' where humans and robots live alongside each other - and it could even allow tourists<p><b>Lunar settlement is a</b> …

Space Science

Virgin Galactic will unveil its new spaceplane tomorrow

The second SpaceShipTwo<p>Tomorrow, private spaceflight company Virgin Galactic will unveil the newest version of SpaceShipTwo — the reusable spaceplane that will become the company's primary vehicle. The company has been without a main vehicle since October 2014, when a crash killed one test pilot …

Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo competes to be the first to take tourists into space

The new space race: Virgin's spaceship competes with rocket, jet plane and a balloon to be the first to take tourists and celebrities into space<p><b>One</b> …

Space Travel

2016 Will Be A Busy Year Of Launches, Landings: Space Missions To Watch This Year

Close<p>These are exciting times for space exploration, and 2016 is no exception. This year, space fans can expect to see a lot of action going.<p>2015 was …

India and the global spring of space commerce

Through a clear, humid night, 8.39 pm ET, December 21, 2015, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage landed at Cape Canaveral, Florida, after finishing …

Space Exploration

Commercial Space Race Propelled by Musk vs. Bezos Rocket Competition

Last month, Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully landed one of its Falcon 9 rockets back onto its launch pad. That accomplishment mirrored the November …

Space Travel