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Carnival of Space 561

By | 2018-05-14T06:27:20+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: blockchain|Tags: , |

1. Universe Today - How Many of Earth’s Moons Crashed Back Into the Planet? 2. Universe Today - Breathing Lunar Dust Could Give Astronauts Bronchitis and Even Lung Cancer 3. Universe Today - China is Working on Their Own Reusable Rocket: the First Stage of the Long March-8, Which Could Launch in 2021 4. Wall Street [...]

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Planetary Resources may use blockchain for space mining rights and funding

By | 2018-05-04T23:34:08+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, ico|Tags: , , |

A delay in funding from February 2018 forced Planetary Resources to lay off some of its 70 employees. Planetary Resources had planned on using several small spacecraft, launched as secondary payloads in 2020, fly to near-Earth asteroids to measure their water content. The funding issue will delay that mission. Planetary Resources is reconsidering its reliance on [...]

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SpaceX Starlink satellite network would benefit distributed Bitcoin systems

By | 2018-05-03T02:41:41+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: blockchain, world|Tags: , , |

Mesh network should allow Bitcoin nodes to route around controls by any one government or other types of blockages, making them ideal for use with Bitcoin. Spacex confirms that their new, space-based infrastructure for the internet would be a type of mesh network, offering accessibility and resilience that Bitcoin users are looking for. SpaceX has received [...]

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NASA funds blockchain tech to improve space communication

By | 2018-05-03T02:41:48+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: blockchain, world|Tags: , , , |

NASA awarded a grant of $330,000 USD to the University of Akron towards the research of blockchain technology to improve space communication. Researchers at the university are developing a Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm (RNCP) for space exploration. They will use blockchain to design a secure and decentralized infrastructure for processing the massive data for space [...]

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