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Kerbal Space Program devs have all jumped ship at once

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Kerbal Space Program might be one of the biggest indie success stories of recent years, but that hasn’t been able to keep developers at the studio that made it. Eight developers have announced their departure from Squad at once, leaving the company essentially gutted of all its major staff. Kerbal …

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Lockheed and Boeing to build re-usable rocket too

When a new piece of hardware is introduced to a market that shakes things up, it’s often termed disruptive. Elon Musk is himself, a disruptor of many industries, helping push the world towards electric cars, high-speed maglev hyperloop travel and indeed, cheaper and more efficient space transits. So much so …

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Kerbalnaut Scott Manley discusses alien potential at distant star

One of the more eye catching stories in the world of science in the past week involved one researcher’s suggestion that the dimming of a distant star known as KIC 8462852 in a strange pattern, could suggest giant “alien megastructures,” were orbiting it. The scientific study that prompted this idea didn’t …

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Kerbal Space Program to crashland onto the PS4

Kerbal Space Program is a game that has proved decriers of Early Access wrong, by steadily updating its space building management, flight sim, into the finished product it is today. But of course, being only available on PC, it’s audience isn’t as wide as it perhaps could be. Which is …

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Kerbal Space Program Gamer’s Edition released

Although the world of digital game purchases is a simple one: you buy, you download, you play, some miss the golden age of physical games. You got a nice box, a detailed manual or instruction booklet, perhaps some art work and physical extras. That’s what Gamer’s Edition is looking to …

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Kerbal Space Program to leave Early Access soon

Early Access as a concept was a great idea, but it hasn’t worked particularly well in practice. There have been a lot of games that have just never been completed and others that have been finalised, but missing loads of promised features. Kerbal Space Program on the other hand, has been …

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Space X to attempt sea-barge soft landing

One of the biggest reasons that rocket launches are so expensive, is that most parts of the initial boost stages aren’t recoverable. They separate in our atmosphere as the next engines engage, and fall back to earth – but not so on Space X’s Falcon 9 craft. Today, at 11:20 …

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NASA and Lockheed to test Orion space capsule today

The Orion capsule that could one day carry humans to the surface of Mars, is set to be tested today by NASA and its developers, Lockheed Martin, sending it almost 6,000KM (3,700 miles) from Earth, to make sure critical components work when confronted with heavy radiation and high re-entry temperatures. …

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Next MARS spacecraft to arrive this weekend

Hey Mars, guess who’s coming to dinner? No not one of those rude rover types that trundles all over your beautiful face. It’s MAVEN? She just wants to hang out in orbit and analyse your atmosphere, you’re cool with that right? Great, she should be arriving on the 21st September, this Sunday. …

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Curiosity rover reaches main scientific destination

The Curiosity rover is a marvel of modern engineering. After spending eight months in the cold black of space, it descended through Mars’ carbon dioxide rich atmosphere and landed in the Gale Crater in August 2012. From there it conducted a few simple scientific experiments, but spent the majority of …

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Meteorite – perhaps – crashes in Nicaragua

Since the official NASA update to Kerbal Space Program, many people around the world have gotten their taste for how difficult it can be to land on anything smaller than a planet in the game, making it even more impressive that we’re looking to do the same thing in real …

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NASA’s next Mars rover will test basic terraforming

The Mars Curiosity rover is a not-so-little badass, having taken astounding pictures of the surface of the red planet, zapped rocks with lasers to find out their chemical components and given us hope that we might one day find life on the seemingly dead world. It’s older cousin, Opportunity, is …

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NASA begrudgingly agrees microwave space thruster works

Space exploration costs billions and billions of dollars, which is why it’s serious business. NASA is firmly of that mind set and doesn’t go about validating bogus theories willy nilly, but this week it’s – seemingly begrudgingly – lent credence to the practical application of a microwave space drive that …

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Comet probing space craft awakes after 31 month sleep

Rosetta, the European Space Agency’s comet probe and lander craft, has awoken after almost three years of hibernation and ten years of space travel and is now set to spend the next two years on an approach with the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet in order to test its surface and structure to learn …

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