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Lockheed Martin makes major STEM push to inspire young space innovators

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Lockheed Martin makes major STEM push to inspire young space innovators

Lockheed Martin wants to inspire the next generation of American space innovators with a major Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education project. Launched last month, Generation Beyond aims to bring the science of space into homes and classrooms. Geared toward middle school students, the program harnesses Lockheed Martin’s experience in deep space exploration. “We absolutely depend on these skills coming out of colleges and universities and even high schools,” said former astronaut and U.S. Navy aviator Stephen Frick, who is now director of strategic planning and operations for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center. “It’s really important for the nation.”...

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Lockheed Martin will construct the "interplanetary" road for space travel

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Lockheed Martin will construct the "interplanetary" road for space travel

The American company Lockheed Martin planned creation of space analog of the transcontinental railroad for travel in deep space. The system will consist of three Basic Elements: the Jupiter spacecraft, the cargo container Exoliner of the size of the railway car and the robot manipulator. Jupiter together with completely completed "truck" of Exoliner will be started in space by means of the heavy carrier rocket Atlas V. The device will deliver the container with the food to ISS and will dock to it; astronauts will unload Exoliner and then will fill, for example, with waste. Later, when ISS will be...

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Google, NASA put big money on D-Wave's quantum computer

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Google, NASA put big money on D-Wave's quantum computer

Google. NASA. Lockheed Martin. Los Alamos National Laboratory. Big names in the worlds of big brains and cutting-edge technology are investing millions of dollars in the quantum computing technology of the Burnaby, B.C.-based company D-Wave. They say they're starting to see promising results, despite criticism from some quantum physicists that the technology might never live up to its promise. Quantum computing is a new form of computing based on quantum mechanics, the strange physics that affects very, very small particles such as atoms. In theory, it has the potential to revolutionize artificial intelligence, space travel and other fields by solving...

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