NASA gets ready to trial SEXTANT, its galactic navigation technology

NASA gets ready to trial SEXTANT, its galactic navigation technology

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are no accurate maps of deep space but now NASA are creating their own deep space Galactic Positioning System (GPS) using pulsars as galactic beacons   If you want to travel in deep space, for example, aboard Stephen Hawking’s interstellar spaceship, which admittedly might...

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Hawking uses nano sized spacecraft to kick start interstellar travel

Hawking uses nano sized spacecraft to kick start interstellar travel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Accelerating interstellar nano spacecraft to 215 million km/h might sound fun but it’s just another day in the office for these guys   Stephen Hawking is backing a project to send tiny spacecraft to another star system within a generation. The satellites would travel trillions of miles...

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