World’s largest drone that will launch satellites from mid air finally unveiled

World’s largest drone that will launch satellites from mid air finally unveiled

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Access to space used to be expensive and slow, startups are changing that and fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I’ve been writing about the myriad of new methods companies...

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SpaceX’s latest Starship SN8 test was a huge explosive success

SpaceX’s latest Starship SN8 test was a huge explosive success

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF SpaceX are building one of the world’s largest rockets and despite multiple failures it’s getting closer entering service.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The path to the future is littered with failures,...

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin outlines plans for first deliveries to the Moon in 2023

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin outlines plans for first deliveries to the Moon in 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cheaper access to space is leading to a new race to explore it and commercialise it in new ways.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Amazon is already king of retail. They’re...

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX will make its own laws on Mars when it colonises the planet

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will make its own laws on Mars when it colonises the planet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk wants to colonise Mars, and it looks like he doesn’t want to play by Earth’s rules when he gets there …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Elon Musk,...

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Hassell and NASA show off their fantastic Martian habitat concepts

Hassell and NASA show off their fantastic Martian habitat concepts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print buildings on the Moon means optimising 3D printing technology and processes, operating lean, and being as efficient as possible – which one day could revolutionise how we build buildings on Earth.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community,...

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Revolutionary rocket that eats itself for fuel gets UK government funding

Revolutionary rocket that eats itself for fuel gets UK government funding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of buying, storing, and using rocket fuel makes up a significant percentage of the cost of launching rockets, this could change the economics of the whole industry making space access even cheaper.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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NASA trials beaming messages into space using lasers

NASA trials beaming messages into space using lasers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Communicating with space stations and orbiting objects today makes 1980’s dial ups look fast, this new upgrade will help NASA unlock even more of the universe’s secrets.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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SpaceX’s Mars Starship aces first hop tests

SpaceX’s Mars Starship aces first hop tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF SpaceX’s Starship is a heavy lift rocket that will eventually transport thousands of tons of equipment and people into orbit and to Mars.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. SpaceX seems...

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Florida start up gears up to take tourists into space – by balloon

Florida start up gears up to take tourists into space – by balloon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space is being democratised and the first space tourists and space hotels are getting ready for launch so space balloons seem an obvious next step … sort of   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Space tourism is rapidly becoming...

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Space Adventures sets world’s first space tourist space walk for 2023

Space Adventures sets world’s first space tourist space walk for 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the cost of accessing space falls exponentially it opens the door to a whole new era of space tourism.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Space. The final frontier. Once home to well trained astronauts increasingly it’s being...

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Scientists want to use a silica blanket to terraform Mars

Scientists want to use a silica blanket to terraform Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we are going to colonise other planets then somehow we need to make them less inhospitable to life, and this is one step in the terraforming process.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I wrote about...

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First spacecraft piloted by a humanoid robot docks with ISS

First spacecraft piloted by a humanoid robot docks with ISS

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space navigation is challenging so scientists are exploring new ways to use robots and automation to take the strain off humans.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s easy to think that increasingly there are more robots in...

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NASA tests it’s newest artificial gravity system in an office on Earth

NASA tests it’s newest artificial gravity system in an office on Earth

WHY THIS MATERS IN BRIEF As humanity continues to eye space as the next great adventure we need more efficient anti-gravity systems.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. A little while ago I discussed NASA’s Artificial Gravity experiment, and like me, if you’ve seen...

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ESA’s first self-driving spacecraft heads to space for maiden tests

ESA’s first self-driving spacecraft heads to space for maiden tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Transportation on Earth is going fully autonomous, and now so too are spacecraft.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. You’ve heard of self-driving cars and trucks, flying cars, and probably even self-driving cargo ships, but soon we’ll be able...

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JAXA and Toyota team up to create a Moon buggy with a 10,000km range

JAXA and Toyota team up to create a Moon buggy with a 10,000km range

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s a question of when, not if, we go back to and live on the Moon, and we’ll need transportation…   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. As more nation states, space agencies and billionaires, like China and NASA, Elon...

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NASA announces it’s opening the ISS up to space tourists

NASA announces it’s opening the ISS up to space tourists

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the costs of accessing space fall by multiples of a hundred it might not be long before you too consider space as your next vacation.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Following on in the footsteps of other...

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Jeff Bezos lays out his vision to take millions of people to the stars and beyond

Jeff Bezos lays out his vision to take millions of people to the stars and beyond

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world gets more crowded billionaires are lining up to make humans an inter-stellar species, with interesting results.   The plan of Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, to transport humans from Earth to the Moon and house millions of us in space colonies...

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China announces plans to build a Moonbase in the next decade

China announces plans to build a Moonbase in the next decade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space exploration and building colonies on Mars and the Moon are in vogue as countries and billionaires vie to out do one another.   Just like the European Space Agency, Jeff Bezos, who wants to also move heavy industry off Earth, and NASA, China has...

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This is the first ever photo of a black hole

This is the first ever photo of a black hole

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now it’s been thought it’d be impossible to take a photo of a black hole, but where there’s a will there’s a way.   Recently scientists managed to find a way to read information from the very heart of a black hole, but...

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Pentagon demands satellites that can dodge incoming fire like an NBA all star

Pentagon demands satellites that can dodge incoming fire like an NBA all star

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once satellites are in orbit they stay there, in the same position until they run out of fuel, then they fall back to Earth, but as the militarisation of space hots up satellites need to be able to move.   In the event of a...

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