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businessLunar Tourism: Catalyst for Jumpstarting a Cislunar Economy

The University of Southern California ASTE527 Graduate Space Concepts Studio within the Department of Astronautical Engineering and in the Graduate Space Architecture Seminar in the School of Architecture presented a lunar tourism paper. Space Experience Tourism might be “low hanging …

moonRace to be the Fourth Country to Successfully Land on the Moon

The USA, Russia and China have successfully landed people or robotic missions on the moon and India and Israel have recently tried and failed. Who are the countries are likely to be the fourth country to successfully land on the …

moonNASA Director Wants to Waste NASA Budget to Justify Growing Budget Ten Times

Greg Autry – Director, SoCal Commercial Spaceflight Center debated Robert Zubrin about the Lunar Gateway. Greg Autry says that the Lunar Gateway will be part of a larger space infrastructure effort for going to moon, Mars and Deep Space. Autry …

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 …

futureSpaceX Wants Unmanned Starship on the Moon in 2022 and Manned in 2024

SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell described the SpaceX moon timeline at the IAC (International Astronautical Congress) 2019. First Starship earth orbital flight within 1 year Land on moon before 2022. They want to stage cargo with an unmanned mission. …

blue originBlue Origin Will Lead Lunar Lander Development

Blue Origin will lead a lunar lander development project. They will work with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper. These partners have decades of experience supporting NASA with human space flight systems, launch vehicles, orbital logistics, deep-space missions, interplanetary navigation …

colonizationSpaceX Starships for Dozens of Moon Bases, Mars Colonies and Orbital Space Stations by 2030

SpaceX will leave most Starships on Mars or the Moon, when they are flown for long-range missions. SpaceX Starships will probably cost about $20-40 million and they can be parked in orbit, the moon and Mars for the cheapest space …

astronomyGiant Moon Based Telescopes Will Detect Alien Life and Measure Mountains in Other Solar Systems

Fraser Cain at Universe Today reviews the giant space telescopes that will become possible. Space capabilities from SpaceX Super Heavy Starship and being able to build in space will enable 1000 to 1 million times larger projects on the moon …

materialsSpace Elevator From the Moon to Geostationary Earth Orbit

The new lunar space elevator study differs from previous proposal would be anchored on the moon and stretch 200,000 miles toward Earth until hitting the geostationary orbit height (about 22,236 miles above sea level). We do not have materials for …