Mars

futureSpaceX in 2021 Will Have 3,000 Employees Mass-Producing Two Starships Per Week

Felix Schlang at What about It? has covered key news from Elon Musk’s Starship conversation with Robert Zubrin, President of the Mars Society. Elon Musk says currently there are 300 employees working on Starships in Boca Chica. Elon said by …

MarsDumb and Dumber US Space Funding

The new House NASA funding bill is full of cost-plus contracts for Boeing. The new bill talks about Mars in 2033 but does not dedicate funds towards that goal. The White House Artemis Program pushed for the Moon as a …

futureElon Musk Wants Each Starship to Fly 1000 Flights Per Year and Retire Starships to Mars

Elon Musk tweeted that SpaceX is targeting for each fully reusable Starship to fly 3 flights per day. This will be 1000 flights per year. A fleet of ten Super Heavy starship would be able to take up to 1 …

carnival of spaceCarnival of Space 643 – Large Parts of Mars has Water 1-12 Inches from Surface

The Carnival of Space 643 is up at the Urban Astronomer. Universe Today -NASA Maps Out the Water On Mars. Some Will Be So Easy to Get, You Could Dig it Out With a Shovel. This rainbow-colored map shows underground …

educationReal-Life Technology Will Continue to Lag in Movies and Television

There is a long delay in properly representing real-life technology in movies and television. The internet burst into popularity in the mid-1990s but the movies and television shows featuring the internet have been pretty consistently lame. It even took many …

energyAssembling Large Frames in Space For Massive Mars Colonization Ship

Gateway Foundation is working on creating orbital assembly line and block construction systems. They would want to create a 244 meter long and 71 meter wide Mars Colonial Transport. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and …

colonizationSpaceX Mars Planned Colonization Fleet Compared to American Airline Passenger Fleet

Elon Musk talked about needing one thousand Starship flights to create a sustainable Mars city. American Airlines is the airline with largest fleet of passenger airplanes. American has 957 planes. 157 widebody planes and 782 narrow-body planes. American is a …

futureSuper Heavy Starship Moon Mission Needs a Ten-Ton Lunar Lander

Robert Zubrin indicates there is a need to stage the SpaceX Starship from low earth orbit or injection orbits for the moon and Mars. Missions to the moon would be far more efficient with a ten-ton lunar lander. This could …

colonizationSpaceX Updated Mars Colonization Plans from Paul Wooster

SpaceX Principal Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster talked about SpaceX Starship and Super Heavy (BFR) at Mars Society Convention 2019. Paul described the impact of full reusability for the Super Heavy Starship to lower costs. He also described the in-orbit …

carnival of spaceCarnival of Space 634

1. Universe Today – This Dried Up Riverbed Shows that Water Once Flowed on the Surface of Mars Nirgal Vallis is one of the longest dried-up river system on Mars. It is almost 700 km (435 miles) long. It’s just …