The Week in Amateur Space Exploration - February 20

The Week in Amateur Space Exploration - February 20

Amateur images of Mars spark professional research, students and teachers conduct galactic research, crowdsourcing 1,230 public reports of earthquakes, teenagers' microgravity research, and amateur rocket projects are just some of the week's news in amateur space exploration.

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Crowdfunding the Next Moonshot

Crowdfunding the Next Moonshot

Once the only people who had a shot at exploring the Moon worked for Nasa and the other big space agencies. Time and technology have made lunar exploration much less expensive. While you won’t be taking vacations on the Moon any time soon, check out this timeline of crowdfunded lunar projects and see how you can help explore the Moon.

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Truth from Space: Satellite images help journalists and humanitarians

Truth from Space: Satellite images help journalists and humanitarians

The Antares rocket explosion destroyed 26 satellites that were supposed to add to Planet Lab’s growing fleet in Earth orbit. Although the month ended badly, Planet Labs already has over 70 satellites in orbit. Fleets of satellites from Planet Labs and competitors like Skybox and DigitalGlobe take pictures of Earth daily. A growing number of journalists and humanitarian organizations use satellite images to uncover facts that would otherwise remain hidden. Here’s a recap of October’s satellite truth-seekers.

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Amateur Space News May 3, 2014

In today’s headlines amateur astronomers help science education in Tanzania, Canadian weather-spotters needed in Ontario, insider interviews on crowdsourcing projects, an Indian amateur astronomer recognized for his contributions, students launching rockets, and more Mars One candidates

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