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Sign Up to Travel to Mars! A new type of May Flower.

Would you like to go to Mars? Launching in 2025 the non-profit Mars One seeks to send the first 4 individuals on a one way trip to Mars. They will be living in a colony and conducting research on the red planet. The Mars One Foundation has support from Lockheed Martin and Surry Satellite Technology.  It will be the new frontier of world exploration.  You can now sign up to take a new type of May Flower to lands unknown. Using the designs of NASA’s 2007 Phoenix lander they believe this new mission is entirely possible.  The mission will have an arm to scoop dirt to check for water, solar panels and live streaming.  The initial mission will cost about $6 billion and will go down to about $4 billion on subsequent trips. The goal is to colonize a piece of the planet.  Mixed with a reality TV show people will be selected and trained as astronauts until launch date where STEM and university challenge winners will be sent into space. If you are over the age of 18 and would like

Eating Turnips on the Moon-NASA Believes it is Possible

Eating turnips on the moon may someday be possible with a new government-business initiative to grow plants in outer space. The Lunar Plant Growth Habitat team comprised of NASA scientists, contractors, volunteers, and students are trying to realize an idea that died decades earlier.   With any luck they will be able to grow a small amount of food on the moon and start greater processes of experimentation. The primary subjects include basil, sunflowers, turnips and various plants. Each will be placed within a coffee can like device with just about everything they need to grow. The scientists want to see how radiation, limited gravitation, and other space conditions impact the plants. If everything works out well it may someday be possible to grow a food source for stations on other planets. Each canister works like an incubator. The aluminum cylinders include a camera, sensors, and other electronics. Researchers will be able to measure and view growth from Earth to see wh

Three Habitable Planets Found

Three possible habitable planets recently showed up on the galactic radar in the past week. Guillem Anglada-Escudé of the University of Göttingen in Germany indicated that they have seen the signals before but they may have been hidden in other data (Fox News, 2013). Using multiple data measurements the researchers were able to identify the stars and their nature.  The solar system called Gleise 667C is much like our current solar system with 7 planets of which three are believed to be Super Earths. This means that they have water like Earth but is much larger. The ability of humans to live on such planets or whether they already contain life is unknown. However, someday out there in infinite space will be a planet we may be able to colonize.  The solar system is also 22 light years away from us. This means that it is closer to use than originally believed. Many scientists have been using high powered telescopes to watch plants from further systems. Having habitable plane