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Rocket fuel from dirt... Let's cook!

For a book I am ghostwriting, I'm researching how a Mars colony might support itself. Perchlorates in the martian soil can be refined out to produce solid rocket fuel. My question is -- how would the stuff be manufactured? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Oct 2, 2013 - 9 answers

 

Inspiring songs about Space and Space Travel

I am looking for inspiring songs about being in Space, or Space Travel, or even just Science! in general. I want to make a playlist. The only songs I can think of right now are Space Oddity and Rocketman, both of which are awesome songs but also completely depressing. I'm looking for songs that are more uplifting and inspirational. Please help.
posted by sandraregina on Mar 19, 2013 - 77 answers

Old Gene Roddenberry Had a Farm!

Where can I find someone doing R and D for growing food off planet? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on May 29, 2012 - 6 answers

What's the most efficient long-term diet in terms of weight and volume?

What's the most efficient long-term diet in terms of weight and volume? [more inside]
posted by meetar on Apr 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Is prolonged micro-gravity really a problem for inter-planetary spaceflight?

Why are the lack-of-long-term-gravity health problems still an issue for space travel? Isn't it easily dealt with by designing craft that generate gravity by spinning? [more inside]
posted by jjderooy on May 10, 2011 - 23 answers

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are Floating in Space.

I want to travel in space, but I'm stuck on my couch.. [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Jan 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Space Coast, coast to coast.

How do we get around the Space Coast/Melbourne/Titusville? [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet on Oct 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Seeking thoughts, insights, and ideas to deal with travel/transition feelings and frustrations.

For the last two+ months, and until October, I've been living out of a suitcase as I make a move overseas. There are aspects of this transition that are starting to wear on me and I'm looking for cheap/free ways to cope. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me learn autonomous simulation

I would like to write some basic software that, without any user input at all, simulates an event such as a crew traveling in space. What do I need to learn in order to get from the "if launch was successful then print 'CONGRATULATIONS'" stage to the "if crew member #3 is depressed and she is co-pilot, then set $mistake_likelihood higher" level of detail? [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Virgin Galactic range

If traveling from one place to another what is the range of Virgin Galactic's Space Ship two? [more inside]
posted by dstopps on May 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Name that book

I'm trying to identify a book or short story I read at least 10 years ago. The bits I remember are that it was some kind of sci-fi story about a journey to another star. The star was probably Alpha Centauri. It was expected to be a very slow journey taking many years. [more inside]
posted by curious_yellow on Apr 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Desperately seeking illustrated books on our future in space from 1960s, 70s and 80s

When I was a kid, my local library had a great selection of illustrated books focusing on the hypothectical future of space travel, life in space stations, space craft, planetary exploration. Some were pretty far out, but the most memorable were kind of "2001" in their theme and a bit more serious. After several google missions, and a swing through amazon's used and rare books, I've come up pretty much empty handed. Anyone else out there remember flipping through these books and planning your first trip to mars? Titles, authors, links or any hint what so ever would be appreciated!
posted by thehickmans on Jul 6, 2007 - 18 answers

To the moon

Help me with the hard science behind a sci fi idea. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Jun 22, 2006 - 19 answers

Temporal mechanics for scifi readers

This is a question about temporal mechanics for scifi readers. [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on Nov 17, 2005 - 67 answers

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