This site contributed the article about the Russian Space Agency and NASA trying to get larger budgets with talks about Mars Missions. The reality seems likely to be no budget increases and more use of companies like Spacex.
Centauri Dreams looks at ”Building Infrastructure: The Tether Option” It discusses space tethers and their many uses, from raising satellite orbits to interplanetary propulsion and still more exotic possibilities. The article reviews Michel Van Pelt’s new book on space tethers and discusses how they could even be used to deliver cargo from space directly to the surface of the Moon.
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