NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered what is yet the closest living twin to our own planet Earth: Kepler-452b in the constallation Cygnus, about 1,400 light years away. What makes this discovery promising is that Kepler-452b orbits its own sun, about the same distance as ours, its sun is about the same size as ours, it has an annual orbit of 385 days in a year, and may very well have an atmosphere of clouds and active volcanoes on its surface! Exciting times to be living in folks! http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-closest-thing-yet-earth-sun-twin-system-173052584.html
Month: July 2015
With an all star cast of executives and designers from the likes of Tesla, BMW, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Landrover and SpaceX, a new company called Faraday Future with 200 employees today are secretly building an electric vehicle to rival the king of electric cars, Tesla Motors. Based in Gardena, CA, projections are that their first vehicle will be on the market in 2017! Exciting times. http://wot.motortrend.com/1507_new_california_based_electric_car_company_emerges_faraday_future.html
Based upon research from the 2013 X-51A Waverider tests, a new hypersonic U.S. plane is planned for flight in 2023 at speeds five times the speed of sound! DARPA, the U.S. Defense Research Program also is continuing on its XS-1 experimental space plane program to launch satellites into space.