The White House released a report titled “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence” (AI) as well as a “National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan.” Meanwhile, President Obama is speaking up on AI, futuristic technologies, and space.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars and then move on to the planets. Yesterday (September 27), at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, hosted by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Musk announced his long-awaited space colonization plan in a special keynote – full of technical specifications of system components including the recently rested “Raptor” engine, and interrupted by frequent applause from the audience – titled “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species.”
The most powerful rocket ever built by humans has passed a critical test on its way to help facilitate the first ever manned Mars mission, sometime in the future.
The Space Launch System [SLS], a NASA human-rated (capable) rocket has, for the first time in nearly four decades, come through to clear a critical design review [CDR] in one of the rocket’s three main configurations.
The complete fact sheet of the SLS is available here [PDF].
The results come nearly two months after the NASA’s program, and its official findings were reviewed by a board of independent industry experts. More than 1,000 SLS documents were looked by 13 different teams of senior engineers [...]
NASA will reveal a “major science finding”on Monday as part of its ongoing Mars missions. A special news conference takes place 11:30am EDT Monday, and is available live on NASA TV. Have questions? #AskNASA could get your inquiries answered on social media.
Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters; Michael Meyer, lead scientist for mars Exploration Porgram at NASA Headquarters; and graduate student Lujendra Ojha of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta are some of those expected to take part in the conference.
Mars is a mysterious world, tune in to NASA TV on 9/28 as we announce a major science finding [...]