Thursday, October 1, 2015

What new technology innovations might be used to take us to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond?

The Earl of Kimberly sent a note about work being done to make it possible to freeze CO2 out of coal fired electric plants exhaust.
Just seen a claim that a new process for freezing power station exhaust can remove 99% of the CO2. Now that would make a difference, so we could have more time to develop solar and wind power and high grade energy storage and avoid the nuclear route. 

I read the article and watched the video.  When I saw the dry ice being screw/auger out of the cryo freezer it made me think of what we could use on the Moon or Mars when we start extracting gasses.

And of course one idea leads to another.  

I wondered how you might get the many ideas being generated to be passed around and help in a cross pollination effort to make devices for use on the Moon and Mars.
Maybe a website that is promoting a mixed bag of plans for going to the Moon.
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SYNERGY MOON is unique in that its members personify an eccentric, electrifying merge of the arts and sciences. Our spirit is one of social entrepreneur meets extreme adventurer, approaching the world with the creative drive of an artist and the problem solving skills of an engineer. Our company growth plan involves both private sector funding and the unique inclusion of high profile sponsorship opportunities for some of the world's top brands ready to get their message out on a global scale. We encourage international, interdisciplinary collaborations and innovation, we bring together and induce a fusion of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, coalescing for on the ground changes that benefit the entire human family.

SynergyMoon has a partner, InterplanetaryVentures
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InterPlanetary Ventures is developing the inner solar system for human settlement, with infrastructure, exploration and development projects that will take us from near earth space to the moons of Jupiter in the next ten years, paving the way for others to follow. Our goal is to create the terrestrial and space based infrastructure required to support humanity's permanent expansion into the bountiful reaches of our solar system.

We're going into space this year, and we're going to the moon before the end of 2015. Get onboard now and be part of the greatest adventure of our time!


And a bit of sobering thought from Neil Degrasse Tyson. 
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November 1, 2006 in the Read section



Human ingenuity seldom fails to improve on the fruits of human invention. Whatever may have dazzled everyone on its debut is almost guaranteed to be superseded and, someday, to look quaint.

In 2000 B.C. a pair of ice skates made of polished animal bone and leather thongs was a transportation breakthrough. In 1610 Galileo's eight-power telescope was an astonishing tool of detection, capable of giving the senators of Venice a sneak peek at hostile ships before they could enter the lagoon. In 1887 the one-horsepower Benz Patent Motorwagen was the first commercially produced car powered by an internal combustion engine. In 1946 the thirty-ton, showroom-size ENIAC, with its 18,000 vacuum tubes and 6,000 manual switches, pioneered electronic computing. Today you can glide across roadways on in-line skates, gaze at images of faraway galaxies brought to you by the Hubble Space Telescope, cruise the autobahn in a 600-horsepower roadster, and carry your three-pound laptop to an outdoor cafe.

Of course, such advances don't just fall from the sky. Clever people think them up. Problem is, to turn a clever idea into reality, somebody has to write the check. And when market forces shift, those somebodies may lose interest and the checks may stop coming. If computer companies had stopped innovating in 1978, your desk might still sport a hundred-pound IBM 5110. If communications companies had stopped innovating in 1973, you might still be schlepping a two-pound, nine-inch-long cell phone. And if in 1968 the U.S. space industry had stopped developing bigger and better rockets to launch humans beyond the Moon, we'd never have surpassed the Saturn V rocket.


Sorry about that. We haven't surpassed the Saturn V. The largest, most powerful rocket ever flown by anybody, ever, the thirty-six-story-tall Saturn V was the first and only rocket to launch people from Earth to someplace else in the universe. It enabled every Apollo mission to the Moon from 1969 through 1972, as well as the 1973 launch of Skylab 1, the first U.S. space station
Inspired in part by the successes of the Saturn V and the momentum of the Apollo program, visionaries of the day foretold a future that never came to be: space habitats, Moon bases, and Mars colonies up and running by the 1990s. But funding for the Saturn V evaporated as the Moon missions wound down. Additional production runs were canceled, the manufacturers' specialized machine tools were destroyed, and skilled personnel had to find work on other projects. Today U.S. engineers can't even build a Saturn V clone.

What cultural forces froze the Saturn V rocket in time and space? What misconceptions led to the gap between expectation and reality?

Soothsaying tends to come in two flavors: doubt and delirium. It was doubt that led skeptics to declare that the atom would never be split, the sound barrier would never be broken, and people would never want or need computers in their homes. But in the case of the Saturn V rocket, it was delirium that misled futurists into assuming the Saturn V was an auspicious beginning—never considering that it could, instead, be an end.

Maybe I need an Internet Aggregator to mine for innovative lunar technology applications.
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Aggregator refers to a web site or computer software that aggregates a specific type of information from multiple online sources:

AggreGator is a (to-be) autonomous mining robot made with extraterrestrial mining in mind. As a team, we are a group of UF students passionate about robotics, design, and programming, aiming to make something of ourselves on the robotic mining circuit. Our current goals are to place top at the NASA Annual Robotic Mining Competition.

Large Moon Craters Show Lunar Crust Hammered by Impacts

Moon Base
The Next Step in the Exploration of the Solar System

Coming Boom in Cis-Lunar Space Economy

And as we open Pandora's box and look inside who knows what we will find.
Just another tool to find ways to share.
Understanding Association, Aggregation, and Composition

Thanks for looking up with me.
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