NASA wants to be the first to launch a rocket from another planet by 2026

NASA wants to be the first to launch a rocket from another planet by 2026

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF So far noone has launched a rocket from anywhere other than Earth, and now NASA has plans to be the first to launch from another planet – Mars.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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World’s first real warp bubble created by accident as scientists mull future warp drive

World’s first real warp bubble created by accident as scientists mull future warp drive

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lab accidents are creating all manner of breakthroughs at the moment, in anti-biotics and now warp drives … what’s next?!   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Radian unveils plans for revolutionary Single Stage To Orbit spaceplane

Radian unveils plans for revolutionary Single Stage To Orbit spaceplane

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF To break free of Earth’s gravity today we use two stage rocket and launch systems, Radian One will use just one and it will help democratise access to space even more.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos announce plans to create the first private space station

Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos announce plans to create the first private space station

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly rich individuals and private companies are taking on the roles that only governments used to be able to fund and afford.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Orbital Assembly plans to open first space hotel in 2027

Orbital Assembly plans to open first space hotel in 2027

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future space is just that place you haven’t had a holiday in yet … and startups want to change that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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If satellites can withstand 10,000G then Spintronics can fling them into space

If satellites can withstand 10,000G then Spintronics can fling them into space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why use rockets to get stuff into space when you can literally fling it out of a centrifuge?!   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For...

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Architects unveil plans for Dubai’s Mars Science City and colonies on Mars

Architects unveil plans for Dubai’s Mars Science City and colonies on Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The first Martians are going to need somewhere to live that can protect them from Mars’ environment and the designs are pouring in.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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These inflatable houses could be home to future Martians

These inflatable houses could be home to future Martians

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space agencies are eyeing up colonies on Mars – and they’re going to need awesome habitats.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far I’ve...

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China lays the groundwork to build giant spacecraft that are miles long

China lays the groundwork to build giant spacecraft that are miles long

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day we will build megastructures in space, but first we have to figure out how …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Think of the world’s longest vehicle and you would...

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Engineers finalise the design for a data center on the Moon

Engineers finalise the design for a data center on the Moon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With all this talk of colonising the Moon, and Mars, we’re going to need technology to support the colonists  – and a data center.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far...

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Jeff Bezos becomes the first billionaire to travel to actual space

Jeff Bezos becomes the first billionaire to travel to actual space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Accessing space is getting cheaper, and entrepreneurs are starting to build the future space tourism industry.   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 future of the space tourism industry is beginning to...

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The Pentagon wants to test a space based particle beam weapon by 2023

The Pentagon wants to test a space based particle beam weapon by 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology has advanced so much nowadays that space based particle beams could soon be an actual reality …   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 US Department of Defense wants to test...

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Sir Richard Branson becomes the first billionaire to almost reach space

Sir Richard Branson becomes the first billionaire to almost reach space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN SPACE New space planes are helping reduce the cost of accessing space and opening the door to space tourism.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After years of preparation, three years late, and...

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The world’s first satellite that can be re-programmed in orbit heads to final assembly

The world’s first satellite that can be re-programmed in orbit heads to final assembly

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once a satellite is launched it normally does one thing and one thing alone and can never be altered or reprogrammed – now they can.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So...

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Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will travel to the ISS in December

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will travel to the ISS in December

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space is the new billionaires playground – and they’re starting to head there in droves.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Just six months after NASA announced it wants to turn the...

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Japanese billionaire looks for eight people to join him on a trip around the Moon

Japanese billionaire looks for eight people to join him on a trip around the Moon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Travelling around the Moon would be cool, so that’s why it matters …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa invited the public on Tuesday to apply for a...

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Amazingly Elon Musks massive Starship rocket is carbon neutral

Amazingly Elon Musks massive Starship rocket is carbon neutral

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Elon Musk “tries to save the planet” on one hand, on the other people criticise him for SpaceX’s rocket emissions but there’s a twist to the story.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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SpaceX’s SN15 Starship prototype finally sticks the landing

SpaceX’s SN15 Starship prototype finally sticks the landing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk’s Starship is the rocket he wants to use to take people to Mars, so this is a big deal.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. SpaceX launched a high-altitude Starship...

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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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