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Submission + - NASA Eyes Moon for Future Space Base (pcmag.com)

jamstar7 writes:

NASA is reportedly mulling the construction of a floating Moon base that would serve as a launching site for manned missions to Mars and other destinations more distant than any humans have traveled to so far.

The Orlando Sentinel reported over the weekend that the proposed outpost, called a "gateway spacecraft," would support "a small astronaut crew and function as a staging area for future missions to the moon and Mars."

This is actually a good idea, using the Moon as a staging base for exploring the cosmos. Once we build manufacturing capability there, why not build spacecraft there? We can build bigger, more spacious craft so as to not lock up future astronauts in a closet for months or years at a time.


Submission + - Apple iOS 6: From the development perspective (examiner.com)

An anonymous reader writes: From the article: "
Apple recently unveiled the finalized version of iOS 6. There are several updates to the Operating System over iOS 5, which include Facebook integration, an updated Siri, removal of the YouTube app in favor of a downloadable one, and an overhaul of the Maps application. These features have been poured over by other, so the goal here will be to take a different perspective on iOS 6 than most other Technology writers are taking. That is, what the updates to iOS 6 tells us about Apple's internal development for iOS, and how that impacts application developers.


Submission + - Asteroid sickens villagers

mcgrew (sm62704) writes: "The AFP (Via Yahoo! News) reports that a meteorite struck southeastern Peru near the Bolivian border last night, leaving a 100 foot wide (30m) crater and sickening both residents, and policemen who were sent to the scene.

Residents complained of headaches and vomiting brought on by a "strange odor," local health department official Jorge Lopez told Peruvian radio RPP.
The report quotes local official Marco Limache as saying ""Boiling water started coming out of the crater and particles of rock and cinders were found nearby. Residents are very concerned.""

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