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Financial plan for young people

Many young people (like, in their 20’s and 30’s) do not have a plan for their financial future — they’re too busy having fun! I was exactly the same! It seems that most people who plan for retirement do so

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EOS: Earth Orbit Station

EOS is a large, spherical, rotating space station located in high Earth orbit. EOS stands for “Earth Orbit Station”. The name references Eos, the Greek goddess of the dawn. Her brother was Helios, god of the Sun, and her sister

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Most important things

  I have just watched the Aaron Swartz documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy” (which I think is a great name). I never knew a lot about Aaron Swartz before his death, which is a shame, but I’m glad now that I

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ISRU in Mars Direct

The best-known example of ISRU for Mars was described in the mission architecture published in 1991 by Robert Zubrin and David Baker, called Mars Direct. Mars Direct triggered a revolutionary shift in the Mars community, being radically cheaper and simpler than

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In Situ Resource Utilisation

Apart from ECLSS (Environment Control and Life Support Systems) and space vehicles, ISRU is one of the most important capabilities we need to develop in order to settle Mars. “In Situ Resource Utilisation”, or “ISRU”, simply means using local resources.

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