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Houston, We Don’t Have A Problem

While scientists are yet to produce the likes of a Borg bio-ship, a new self-healing spacecraft being developed by the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol in England, shows that science often follows in the footsteps of science fiction. Building a spacecraft is a complex task, even more so when the lives […]

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New Plasma Thruster Promises Faster Spacecraft

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the successful testing of a prototype spacecraft engine – called the helicon double layer thruster – that may provide much more thrust than current engines. The concept was inspired by the northern and southern auroras, the lights in the sky that indicate increased solar activity and builds on […]

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