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Your next business trip may be in space. NASA recently announced that it will be opening up the International Space Station (ISS) to private astronauts. NASA also plans to allow more commercial manufacturing and production on the ISS. Private astronauts will soon be able to stay on the ISS for up to thirty days, and only two astronauts will be approved per year. The astronauts will need to get to the ISS and back to earth by personally paying for a seat aboard a commercial US spacecraft. They will also need to pay $35,000 per day on the ISS for life support, communication, and other necessary goods and services. NASA plans to launch the program in 2020. ISS, Image via NASA Not just any wealthy... Read more...
Oh, boy. Now we've gone and done it. Yes, we've taken the Internet where it has never gone before, and we guess the only logical "next step" is to plant a wireless router on Mars and let the extraterrestrial that live there start tweeting to us. Believe it or not, the World Wide Web is now completely inaccurate in terms of naming convention. It's more like the Universe Wide Web. This past week, an American astronaut sent the first actual tweet from space, proving that Internet access on the International Space Station was finally live. NASA's own TJ Creamer had been working with flight controllers to establish the connection for the past little while (around a month), and he just now got everything... Read more...