Major Changes Coming To The Global Space Industry - Part 1 of 2 Part

     There has been a lot of coverage in the global media about the return of the Japanese Hayabusa-2 asteroid mission with samples from the surface of an asteroid. SpaceX has also gotten a lot of press as has the China Chang’e 5 Moon landing. Behind all this publicity however, there are major changes coming to the global space industry.

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Working On Inflatable Lunar Habitat - Part 3 of 3 Parts

Part 3 of 3 Parts (Please read Part 1 and 2 first)
     “The Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative (MELiSSA) is a European Space Agency initiative (ESA) with the aim to develop the technology for a future regenerative life support system for long term human space missions. Initiated in 1989, the design is inspired by a terrestrial ecosystem.” Wikipedia   

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Working On Inflatable Lunar Habitat - Part 2 of 3 Parts

Part 2 of 3 Parts (Please read Part 1 first)
     “The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is an experimental expandable space station module developed by Bigelow Aerospace, under contract to NASA, for testing as a temporary module on the International Space Station (ISS) from 2016 to at least 2020.” Wikipedia

University of Edinburgh Researches Using Bacteria For Space Mining

     Mining experiments are being conducted in space. They may pave the way for new technologies which could assist human exploration of space and establishment of settlements on other worlds. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) found that bacteria could be used to extract useful materials from rocks on the Moon and Mars.

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