Taking its name from the mythological home of the gods, an Austin, Texas startup firm is focusing its unique methods of housebuilding in a team-up with NASA for an expansive space-based construction system that will deliver a wide array of landing pads, storage facilities, fuel depots, access roads, laboratories, and living habitats for missions to the Moon and Mars.
ICON is mostly known for its proficiency at creating 3D-printed houses on Earth and will now extend their expertise in this arena with the launch of Project Olympus, an ambitious effort to develop needed infrastructure as humanity ventures forth from the planet and begins to establish permanent bases and sustained scientific programs off-world.
“Building humanity’s first home on another world will be the most ambitious construction project in human history and will push science, engineering, technology, and architecture to literal new heights,” said Jason Ballard, co-founder and CEO of ICON. “NASA’s
HELSINKI — China’s human spaceflight agency has selected a group of 18 new astronauts to participate in the country’s upcoming space station project.
The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced the results Thursday (Chinese), a few days after the final decisions.
The 18 new Chinese astronauts consist of seven pilots, seven spaceflight engineers and four payload specialists. The final selection includes just one woman. The process, which included primary, secondary and final selections, began in May 2018 with a total of about 2,500 candidates participating.
No information of the identities of the selected astronaut candidates was provided. The CMSA operates under the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and has previously restricted information flow regarding astronaut and mission selection.
Previous selection rounds in 1998 and 2010 were open to air force pilots only. The latest selection was opened to civilians, reflecting changing needs as China seeks to construct and operate
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CHULA VISTA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Inertia Systems, a location-driven construction management platform, today announced the launch of its patent-pending Intelligent Construction Drawings (ICD) technology that for the first time enables proactive, data driven, and connected smart construction drawings to mitigate mistakes throughout the construction process and improve job site productivity.
Advances in construction have offered solutions like augmented reality, 3D building, drones, and robots that are completely changing the industry. However, despite more jobsite technology available now than ever before, working with construction drawings has remained a manual and inconsistent process. Typically conducted through static PDF documents, on-site project teams can waste hours each week manually adjusting individual sheets or objects within a construction drawing, with guesswork often leading to avoidable mistakes that cost teams both
Technavio has been monitoring the firefighting foam market and it is poised to grow by $ 175.3 mn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 4% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.
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