Monday, May 20, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

NASA administrator on new Moon plan: ‘We’re doing this in a way that’s never been done before’
Did Bezos just save NASA's Project Artemis moon mission?

When Jeff Bezos recently presented his vision of a space future he declared, “It’s time to go back to the moon — this time to stay.” Whether he knew it or not, the CEO of Amazon.com and Blue Origin was echoing the words of the late President George H. W. Bush when he announced the Space Exploration Initiative some 30 years ago. Bush’s attempt to start a deep space exploration program failed, largely due to political considerations. Bezos’ announcement may have ensured that the latest attempt to send American astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars will succeed.

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O’Neill Colonies: A Decades-Long Dream for Settling Space
The Martian
The Man from Mars: The Asteroid Mining Caper
NASA’s New Horizons Team Publishes First Kuiper Belt Flyby Science Results
NASA picks Huntsville company for Moon landing study
SpaceX wins NASA funds to study a Falcon Heavy-launched Moon lander

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

INDIA AND CHINA DOMINATE THE NEW MOON RACE

India recently announced that it will launch its Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission in mid-July. If all goes well, after a 45-day journey, the probe will enter lunar orbit. On Sept. 6, the Vikram lunar lander will detach and attempt a landing at the moon’s south pole. If it succeeds, the Pragyan rover will roll out onto the lunar surface. The Indian moon shot is one of the most complex ever attempted by an uncrewed mission. The three parts of the Chandrayaan-2 will take images and conduct scientific observations on the Earth’s nearest neighbor.

Thus far, the only country to land on the moon in the 21st century has been China, with its Chang’e 3 and Chang’e 4 lunar landers. A private Israeli group attempted a lunar landing with its Beeresheet robotic probe, but it crashed on impact. The Israelis are undertaking a second attempt with the Beresheet-2 lander.

NASA photographed the crash site of Israel's failed moon lander, and it's not pretty
The F-35 Isn't Just 'Stealthy': Here's How Its Electronic Warfare System Gives It An Edge
NASA's Kilopower nuclear reactor would be a space exploration game changer
Bridenstine says $1.6 billion at “low end” of funding needed to keep 2024 lunar landing on schedule
SpaceX Is Launching 60 Starlink Internet Satellites Tonight: How to Watch Live
SpaceX is building another Starship in Florida

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Nocturne
NASA NEEDS $1.6 BILLION MORE TO SEND A HUMAN TO THE MOON
New water cycle discovered on Mars
This Is Why Mars Is Red And Dead While Earth Is Blue And Alive

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The second-greatest thing I ever saw was the moon landing
Who really needs to give advice on ‘Game of Thrones’
I just discovered that an old friend of ours has authored a series a children's books. Dr. Hope Erica Schultz's latest is The Mysterious Sea (Royal Trouble)
COULD THE 2024 MOON LANDING BECOME AN ELECTION ISSUE?
NASA's Kilopower nuclear reactor would be a space exploration game changer
Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to go to the moon. Here's why that's a big deal
New water cycle on Mars discovered
The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
Why is it So Hard to Go Back to the Moon?
Northrop Grumman, NASA test Cygnus-derived lunar gateway habitat
Women are now in charge of NASA's science missions
NASA may not have televised the first moon landing if it weren't for a group of geologists

Friday, May 10, 2019

NASA's Kilopower nuclear reactor would be a space exploration game changer

Last year, NASA conducted a successful test of a new nuclear power generator called Kilopower under a program called Kilowatt Using Stirling Technology or KRUSTY for short. The generator ran a series of tests between November 2017 and March 2018, ending in a full-power trial that proved its effectiveness and safety. Since then the space agency has been examining a flight test of the technology.

Trump’s NASA sees Space Force as a means to bring free market capitalism to the final frontier
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'It failed': NASA says SpaceX and Boeing's recent spaceship-parachute tests did not go well
Jeff Bezos unveils his sweeping vision for humanity’s future in space

Thursday, May 09, 2019

From the Daily Caller: COULD THE 2024 MOON LANDING BECOME AN ELECTION ISSUE?

What happens after NASA returns astronauts to the moon in 2024?

The plan to accelerate the lunar exploration program’s pace is an excellent one, if only because it concentrates NASA’s and contractor engineers’ attention on the goal. As the Apollo program demonstrated, a hard and fast deadline works to make the goal of landing people on the moon and returning them safely to Earth happen and not be forever delayed until it gets cancelled. That is what happened to the previous two attempts proposed by both presidents Bush.>/P>

THE MOON RACE BETWEEN CHINA AND AMERICA IS BEGINNING IN EARNEST
NASA and FEMA practice asteroid collision scenario
Bezos about to speak about his secretive rocket company
Jeff Bezos And Elon Musk Want To Get To The Moon—They Just Disagree On How To Get There
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
Why is it So Hard to Go Back to the Moon?
NASA astronaut pays a sweet tribute to Peter Mayhew in space
Swedish-Israeli NASA astronaut Jessica Meir gets ready for her first trip into space
NASA’s plan to get to the Moon by 2024 isn’t ready yet

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Robert Zubrin makes 'The Case for Space'
THE MOON RACE BETWEEN CHINA AND AMERICA IS BEGINNING IN EARNEST
NASA and FEMA practice asteroid collision scenario
Welcome To Titan, Saturn's 'Deranged' Earth-Like Moon Beginning To Show Signs Of Life
Going to the Moon within five years and on the cheap: yes, it is possible
Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet
The Moon, Mars, and Beyond: Two Tales from the Coming Space Age
NASA to fund research on advanced solar sails
NASA’s plan for a human lunar landing in 2024 takes shape
SpaceX Dragon Delivers NASA Cargo to Space Station

Sunday, May 05, 2019

NASA and FEMA practice asteroid collision scenario
THE MOON RACE BETWEEN CHINA AND AMERICA IS BEGINNING IN EARNEST
Who really needs to give advice on ‘Game of Thrones’
NASA’s Jim Bridenstine looks back at his first year
Navy: We’re Investigating More UFOs, But We Won’t Tell You About It
Killer asteroid flattens New York in simulation exercise
Mining the Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets (Helix Book)
The Man from Mars: The Asteroid Mining Caper
NASA Got Sick of The Conspiracy Thing so Released Over 10,000 Photos From the Apollo Moon Mission
Teams 3D Print Planetary Habitats, Awarded $700K in NASA Challenge
SpaceX just blasted a critical NASA instrument into space

Friday, May 03, 2019

THE MOON RACE BETWEEN CHINA AND AMERICA IS BEGINNING IN EARNEST

China is not attempting to beat the Americans and her allies to the moon. However, Beijing recognizes that the current moon race is more of a marathon than a sprint. If the Americans and their allies are on the moon and China is not, the result would be an irrecoverable loss of face for the Chinese state. The entire raison d’etre for China’s government system is that is represents the future. Success in exploring the moon and accessing its resources represents proof of that principle. That principle applies to the United States as well. Chinese astronauts on the moon and no Americans there would be a foreign policy disaster.

NASA and FEMA practice asteroid collision scenario

NASA and FEMA are practicing a simulation of an asteroid strike disaster at the annual Planetary Defense Conference. Several organizations participated, including NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office, the European Space Agency's Space Situational Awareness-NEO Segment and the International Asteroid Warning Network.

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India planning to land spacecraft on the moon later this year
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From Dustbusters to digital photos, NASA’s innovations find their way home
Blue Origin launches New Shepard rocket with NASA payloads
SpaceX Delays Dragon Cargo Ship Launch for NASA Due to Drone Ship Glitch
The unseen progress of the LHC

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Returning to the moon to gain soft political power

If China is the first country back to the moon in this century, it will not matter that America landed a man on the moon 50 years ago. The world will see that the country that landed there no longer exists and that the future belongs to China, with its science fiction, dystopian social credit system and its imperialist ambitions. Thus, Pence was right to throw down a new challenge, to confirm the verdict of Apollo, that the United States and her allies own the future and not the latest tyranny to trouble the peace of the world.

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Be wary of robot emotions; ‘simulated love is never love’
A Brother on the Moon
A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
THIS MARTIAN GREENHOUSE CONCEPT JUST WON A NASA AWARD
NASA Captures Martian Landslide in Breathtaking Image
NASA has discovered that meteoroids are causing water to leak off the moon