Monday, February 24, 2020

Space Adventures proposes an orbital cruise on the SpaceX Dragon

Recently, Space Adventures announced that it will offer an orbital cruise on board the SpaceX Dragon, the same craft that will shortly take astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Up to four adventurous and well-heeled people will be rocketed into space in an orbit that will be farther away from Earth than any human has flown since the Apollo 17 mission, two to three times higher than the ISS.

Japan’s mission to explore Mars’ moons gets a green light
JAXA Is Going To Land on Phobos, the 14th Best Moon in the Solar System
NASA IS GOING BACK TO THE MOON. NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ARE DESIGNING ROBOTS TO EXPLORE THE TERRAIN.
Hammers And Shakers Test NASA’s New Moon Rocket
Should NASA Send New Horizons To A Nearby Star For Its Final Mission?

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The real reason SpaceX hired former top NASA official

Last summer it looked as if the long, celebrated career of Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator in charge of human spaceflight, had reached a somewhat ignominious end. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had removed Gerstenmaier from his post because it was felt that the man who had guided the shuttle, the ISS, commercial crew, and both the previous and current attempts to send astronauts back to the moon was ill-suited for guiding NASA’s effort to send the first woman and next man to the lunar surface by 2024.

Want To Be a NASA Astronaut? Now’s Your Chance.
SpaceX successfully conducts fifth Starlink launch – booster misses drone ship
What Would It Be Like to Take a Road Trip Across Pluto?
Why Do New Disease Outbreaks Always Seem to Start in China?
Scientists theorize that space aliens may already be here, but we don’t recognize them