Self assembling tiles that make any kind of space structures ace first orbital tests

Self assembling tiles that make any kind of space structures ace first orbital tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF These re-configurable self-assembling space tiles make it possible to assemble almost any kind of structure in space autonomously.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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A new DARPA project is experimenting with living factories in space

A new DARPA project is experimenting with living factories in space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why take stuff with you into space when bacteria and other bugs can make everything you need in situ?   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....

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Neumann Space successfully turns space junk into space fuel for satellites

Neumann Space successfully turns space junk into space fuel for satellites

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s plenty of junk in space, and if it can be turned into fuel then it will kill two birds with one stone.   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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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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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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The Orbital Perspective and a promise of a better future for humanity

The Orbital Perspective and a promise of a better future for humanity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Have you ever wondered what humanity could achieve, the challenges we could all overcome, if we acted as one?   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. We all have moments of clarity...

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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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SpaceX successfully launches first crew into orbit, ushers in new era of spaceflight

SpaceX successfully launches first crew into orbit, ushers in new era of spaceflight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the past NASA designed and used their own rockets to transport astronauts to the ISS, now they’re using SpaceX as the world’s most expensive Uber.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. SpaceX and other companies like Blue...

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Space Adventures signs an agreement with SpaceX to take tourists into space

Space Adventures signs an agreement with SpaceX to take tourists into space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the cost of accessing space plummets enterprising companies are seeing an opportunity to pioneer space tourism.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Slowly we’re entering the new age of so called space tourism, with companies like Blue...

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IBM’s floating space robot just got an emotional upgrade

IBM’s floating space robot just got an emotional upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As software improves and AI gets better one big advantage that robots have over humans still is that they can get upgrades and CIMON just got an EQ upgrade.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How many times...

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World first as astronauts 3D print beef in space

World first as astronauts 3D print beef in space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Getting food into orbit is expensive, and most of the food is dubious anyway, but 3D printing and new technologies are giving us entirely new ways to produce food anywhere and anytime.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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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 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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NASA to test revolutionary X-Ray communications system on the ISS soon

NASA to test revolutionary X-Ray communications system on the ISS soon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Traditional RF communications in space are slow, and can be blocked by the Earth’s atmosphere during re-entry, X-Ray communications have no such problems.   Recently NASA tested the world’s first interplanetary space internet by sending a selfie from the Arctic to the International Space Station...

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX capsule lands successfully in crucial step toward human spaceflight

Elon Musk’s SpaceX capsule lands successfully in crucial step toward human spaceflight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of Elon Musk’s ambitions is to allow people to live off world, but first you have to get them there and this is the first step in a long journey.   SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, which Elon Musk first showed off a few months ago,...

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NASA’s ISS robot companion CIMON gets caught copping an attitude

NASA’s ISS robot companion CIMON gets caught copping an attitude

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more machines and humans work alongside one another how we interact with one another will become increasingly crucial.   As he entered his final month on the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, Alexander Gerst could be proud that he’s helped given birth to...

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Space Tango unveil their autonomous, robotic space based manufacturing platform

Space Tango unveil their autonomous, robotic space based manufacturing platform

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The benefits of manufacturing products in space are clear, but it’s still complex and expensive, this technology could help make space based manufacturing a commercial reality.   Over the past year or so I’ve been seeing more and more references made to not just space...

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World’s first space elevator hitches a ride to the ISS to begin first trials

World’s first space elevator hitches a ride to the ISS to begin first trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of getting astronauts and cargo into space is still astronomical, a space elevator could eliminate the need for costly rocket launches and democratise access to space.   Let’s be honest, launching things into space with rockets is a pretty inefficient way to do...

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Step inside the SpaceX capsule that will take astronauts to the ISS

Step inside the SpaceX capsule that will take astronauts to the ISS

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Since the end of the Space Shuttle program the US has had to rely on rides from the Russians to get to the ISS, this marks America’s return to its own manned spaceflight.   After making history in 2012 as the first commercial spacecraft company...

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IBM’s “flying brain” Watson heads into space

IBM’s “flying brain” Watson heads into space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the space industry steps looks to explore more space and even colonise and mine new planets the demands on astronauts is increasing, so CIMON and its descendents will be used to help lighten their load and make them more productive.   IBM Watson is...

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