12Sep 2017

For a ticket price of $75,000, tourists may soon be able to float into the Earth’s stratosphere on a balloon. World View Enterprises, the company behind this bound in space tourism, is currently testing their balloon ferried capsules which will be able to carry a crew of eight comfortably to the edge of space. This
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06Sep 2017

NASA is taking direct action to alleviate the devastation left by Tropical Storm Harvey in the Houston area. Using an array of satellite data harnessed by the Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA is able to ensure that their partners are responding effectively to the area wide emergency. Prior to the storm’s landing on Wednesday, NASA
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28Aug 2017

To our SpaceCom Community, citizens’ of Texas, and surrounding States. We want to extend our thoughts and prayers to all affected by Hurricane Harvey! Your spirit, selflessness, and courage will carry you through! – The SpaceCom Team

10Aug 2017

Within the next decade, we may witness the world’s first space mining operation. With the renewed interest in space colonization propagated by visionaries such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, Middle Eastern oil states are looking to take part as well. These oil states understand gas will not last forever and hope to diversify their
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27Jul 2017

As SpaceX and Blue Origin push the boundaries of space exploration, NASA satellite imagery is revolutionizing sustainability efforts back on Earth. A recent analytics report from E. & J. Gallo Winery showed that satellite imagery combined with IBM Watson intelligence reduced water usage by 16% while improving the quality of the grapes grown. NASA satellite
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20Jul 2017

For those in the synthetic biology space, the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is a must. This year’s World Congress will feature a 7-session Synthetic Biology track, featuring more than two dozen speakers – from scientists and academics to company executives. A Monday morning session on “Utilizing Synthetic Biology to Address Global Challenges”
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10Jul 2017

In just three years, we may very well have our first permanent colony on the Moon. Feeding into the excitement about space exploration consistently building over the past decade, Jeffrey Bezos, (founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, has announced the ambitious goal of establishing a human settlement on the Moon by 2020. As Bezos stated,
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03Jul 2017

SpaceX is continuing to prove that it is feasible for the human race to be a multi planetary species. With plans to create a sustainable mode of transportation from Earth to the moon and Mars, to create space tourism, and eventually lead colonization efforts, SpaceX is continually pushing the boundaries of space exploration. Only a
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29Aug 2016

Beginning in 2013, teachers and students at Awty International School in Houston helped pave the way for area schools to become participants in the emerging commercial space industry… and to help make Houston a leader in encouraging students to consider STEM careers by using the excitement of space flight to inspire. Sponsored by a diverse
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13Jul 2016

The growth in the number and availability of commercial suborbital launch vehicles is allowing a new generation of students and teachers in a variety of education settings – K-12 schools, colleges and universities, museums and nonprofits – to fly and operate experiments in space. Access to flight opportunities has been difficult historically, and prohibitively expensive
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