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moonOnly SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Will Take Us Far Beyond Apollo by 2030

IEEE Spectrum had a July 50th Anniversary of the moon landing feature about all kinds of work and plans for moon bases. IEEE covers a wide variety of launchers, landers and moonbases and it is overly complicated. In spite of …

moonWhat Is the Xeus Lander and How Does It Work?

Written By Megan Ray Nichols, Nextbigfuture.com Landing a man on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission was one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but we haven’t gone back to our nearest stellar neighbor since Apollo 17 came home in 1972. …

moonNASA Announces 19 Partnerships For Moon and Mars Enabling Technology

NASA has 19 new technology research projects for technology to enable Moon to Mars exploration. SpaceX will work with NASA for a moon landing project (landing the Starship on the moon) and for in-space refueling. Advanced Communications, Navigation and Avionics …

asteroidsCarnival of Space 622

1. Universe Today – LightSail 2 is Sending Home New Pictures of Earth LightSail 2, the brainchild of The Planetary Society, has gifted us two new gorgeous images of Earth. The small spacecraft is currently in orbit at about 720 …

futureElon Says SpaceX Could Land Cargo Mission to Moon in 2021

In an interview with Time magazine, Elon Musk thinks SpaceX could land a cargo mission to the moon in less than two years. Time magazine editor-at-large Jeffrey Kluger’s interview with Elon Musk for CBS Sunday Morning. Elon thinks a manned …

indiaRocket Leak Delays India’s Moon Mission to End of July or Into September

India’s Chandrayaan 2 moon mission launch was canceled because of a faulty plumbing issue in its upper stage cryogenic rocket engine. In the next few days, they will open up the plumbing system of the cryo engine stage and check …

indiaIndia Lauching to the Moon in Three Days

India will launch Chandrayaan-2 on July 15,2019 and it will be India’s first lunar landing mission. The orbit of Chandrayaan-2 around the Moon will be circularised to 100km orbit through a series of complex orbital maneuvers with the help of …

elon muskNASA Moon Plans Are a Disappointment

NASA current plans to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 and to create a lunar gateway (a mini-ISS space station) in lunar orbit would be a disappointment. If this happens it means that the Space Launch System rocket was …

elon musk2015 Journey To Space is a RetroFuture

Retrofuturism shows the future produced in an earlier era. Futurism is anticipating what will come and retrofuturism is remembering an outdated expectation. Journey to Space was made in 2015 and is looking at what Boeing and United Launch Alliance hoped …

materialsTwo Quintillion Tons of Metal or Dense Oxides Found on the Moon

A large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater on the Moon, the South Pole-Aitken basin, and it may contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater. If this is a …