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NASA funds suspended animation and other far-out space tech ideas
Space.com ^ | July 19, 2013 | Mike Wall,

Posted on 07/21/2013 6:20:29 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The 12 selected concepts and their principal investigators are: •Pulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) Propulsion System (Rob Adams, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center)

•Torpor-Inducing Transfer Habitat For Human Stasis To Mars (John Bradford, Spaceworks Engineering, Inc.)

•Two-Dimensional Planetary Surface Landers (Hamid Hemmati, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

•Dual-mode Propulsion System Enabling CubeSat Exploration of the Solar System (Nathan Jerred, Universities Space Research Association)

•Growth Adapted Tensegrity Structures: A New Calculus for the Space Economy (Anthony Longman)

•Eternal Flight as the Solution for 'X' (Mark Moore, NASA Langley Research Center)

•Deep Mapping of Small Solar System Bodies with Galactic Cosmic Ray Secondary Particle Showers (Thomas Prettyman, Planetary Science Institute)

•Biomaterials Out of Thin Air: In Situ, On-Demand Printing of Advanced Biocomposites (Lynn Rothschild, NASA Ames Research Center)

•Plasmonic Force Propulsion Revolutionizes Nano/PicoSatellite Capability (Joshua Rovey, University of Missouri, Rolla)

•Transformers for Extreme Environments (Adrian Stoica, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

•10-Meter Sub-Orbital Large Balloon Reflector (Christopher Walker, University of Arizona)

•Low-Mass Planar Photonic Imaging Sensor (Ben Yoo, University of California, Davis)

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1 posted on 07/21/2013 6:20:29 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

NASA should be strictly pathfinding and prospecting like Louis and Clark with private industry opening the frontier.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 6:28:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Human status? Riiiight. NASA currently lacks a functioning space vehicle to send men into orbit. NASA is just a typical example of the way of all centralized governments; they grow and grow and consume more and more tax dollars while doing less and less. Eventually, much like a black hole, they devour everything and emit nothing.


3 posted on 07/21/2013 6:41:30 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: BenLurkin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Hey, I suspend animation about 1/3 of the time as it is...

Thanks BenLurkin.


4 posted on 07/21/2013 7:57:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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