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Event 3/15: Global Data Broadcasting with Outernet

Event 3/15: Global Data Broadcasting with Outernet
Join us for a discussion with Syed Karim about Outernet, which provides a a groundbreaking innovation in broadcasting, marrying satellite broadcasting with file delivery, transcending the format and time limitations of traditional radio or TV broadcasting.  Filecasting differentiates itself from...

Boeing CEO vows to beat Musk to Mars as new space race beckons

Boeing CEO vows to beat Musk to Mars as new space race beckons
From the Chicago Tribune, October 5, 2016: Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg sketched out a Jetsons-like future at a conference Tuesday, envisioning a commercial space-travel market with dozens of destinations orbiting the Earth and hypersonic aircraft shuttling...

On Becoming a Multi-Planetary Species

On Becoming a Multi-Planetary Species
On Tuesday, September 27th, during the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX, announced the company’s plans to colonize Mars, with the long-term goal of humans becoming a multi-planetary species.  Musk described an...