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While opening a SpaceX office in Seattle, Elon Musk said that the engineers and software programmers in the Pacific Northwest outpost will be working on "a global communications system that would be larger than anything that has been talked about to date." That system would eventually be the start of a satellite communications initiative that would provide Internet for a colony on Mars.

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From early cave paintings tens of thousands of years ago to the bathroom stall at our favorite bar, humans have probably been scribbling male genitalia on flat surfaces ever since we, as a species, first learned how to draw. While science has allowed us to do many great things, perhaps our finest moment came recently when NASA inadvertently drew a penis – captured in the image above – on the surface of the Red Planet. Checkmate to all you graffiti artists out there.

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SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has made a very exciting announcement regarding his stated goal of traveling to Mars. Last week, while accepting an award for his contributions to commercial space travel at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, Musk told of his plans to shuttle 80,000 people to the Red Planet.

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Just minutes from downtown Los Angeles you'll find NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which houses some of the brightest minds in the world. It was this group that recently grabbed the world spotlight by successfully launching and landing the Mars Science Laboratory, which included the Mars Rover Curiosity.

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The Translogic team took some time to swing by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently to chat with Ann Devereaux, the deputy lead for entry, descent and landing for Curiosity, the Mars science lab. If anyone knows what it takes to to move a project like Curiosity from concept to touch down, it's her. Over the course of the quick segment on the rover program, host Bradley Hasemeyer learns about the extensive real-world testing that went into bringing the rover to life as well as the staggeri

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One brilliant man considers space exploration among a short list of areas most likely to affect the future of humanity. Can you guess who? Not a famous politician or an astronaut, at least yet; it was an eager entrepreneur named Elon Musk. The man is best known for co-founding PayPal and Tesla Motors, both of which are considered to be nothing short of revolutionary. But did you know that his greatest attempt at advancing humanity comes from his lesser known company, SpaceX? In 2002, Space Expl

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Welcome to TRANSLOGIC World Report: Your weekly roundup of transportation tech news from around the web.

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Welcome to TRANSLOGIC World Report: Your weekly roundup of transportation tech news from around the web.

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VASIMR, short for Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (bless you), could one day transport astronauts throughout our solar system – specifically Mars – much quicker than ever before.

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