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The Fermi Paradox & Virtual Worlds: Colonizing Inner Space

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Many believe humanity’s future lies among the stars, colonizing distant planets around alien suns, or perhaps building artificial worlds, space habitats, and megastructures. But what if instead of traveling to worlds far away in outer space we create virtual worlds to live in instead, colonizing inner space? We will explore this possibility of simulated universes and what it might mean for humanity, and also ask if this might be a solution to the Fermi Paradox, the strange absence of other life in our own universe.

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Credits:
The Fermi Paradox & Virtual Worlds: Colonizing Inner Space
Episode 167, Season 5 E01

Written by:
Isaac Arthur

Editors:
Alex Chamak
A.T. Long
Cooper de Ruiter
D. Hemanshi
Darius Said
Edward Nardella
Evan Schultheis
Keith Blockus
Mark Warburton
Matthew Acker
Safia Postgate
Stuart Graham https://beyondnerva.wordpress.com
Sigmund Kopperud
Matthew Campbell

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«Луна-1» – первый спутник Солнца

2 января 1959 года ракета-носитель «Восток-Л» с Байконура вывела на траекторию полета к Луне автоматическую межпланетную станцию «Луна-1». Аппарат получил и еще весьма символичное название –«Мечта».

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Isaac Asimov’s Predictions for 2019

35 years ago, Science Fiction’s Grandmaster, the late Isaac Asimov, made some predictions for 2019. As we head into the New Year, we’ll take a look at those predictions and see what he got right, what he got wrong, and what it tells us about trying to predict our own future, 35 years from now.

Original Article in the Toronto Sun:
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/12/27/35-years-ago-isaac-asimov-was-asked-by-the-star-to-predict-the-world-of-2019-here-is-what-he-wrote.html

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Credits: Episode 166a, Season 4 E52a
Production Team:
Isaac Arthur
Gloria Meadows
Jerry Guern
Matthew Campbell
Keith Blockus
Steve Nixon

Music:
Miguel Johnson, “So Many Stars” https://soundcloud.com/migueljohnsonmjmusic
Aerium, “Fifth Star of Aldebaran” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnUJY3l5vIJFGsY3XvW4dQ
Phase Shift, “Forest Night” https://www.last.fm/music/Phase+Shift/_/Forest+Night
Denny Schneidemesser, “Across the Universe” https://soundcloud.com/denny-schneidemesser

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What Happened to NASA’s Gateway to Space – Launch Complex 39

NASA’s launch complex 39 was the gateway to the moon and the starting point for every Space Shuttle mission.
With the demise of the shuttle and the Constellation program what will happen to the space complex. Here we look at LC-39 and just what it does and how important it was in the past and will be in the future.

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Written and Researched by Paul Shillito

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Астрономия: итоги 2018 года

О главных открытиях 2018 года в области астрономии и астрофизики, ожиданиях ученых на 2019 год рассказывает доктор физико-математических наук, профессор РАН, ведущий научный сотрудник Государственного астрономического института МГУ Сергей Борисович Попов.

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Новый год на орбите

На ВДНХ в Центре «Космонавтика и авиация» прошла встреча школьников с лётчиком-космонавтом, Героем России Олегом Котовым и сотрудниками Центра управления полётами (г. Королёв). Ведущий программы лётчик-космонавт, Герой России Фёдор Юрчихин и его гости рассказали о новогодних традициях и особенностях встречи этого праздника на орбите земли.

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