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elon muskSpace Force will be more new space weapons and not space marines

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The U.S. military is creating the Space Force as a sixth branch. It will not be about space marines but acquiring new space weapons and other systems for space domination. Space Force is about organizing to speed up development of …

moonHow to Fix the US moon program

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The Trump administration has said America should return to the Moon and build permanent bases. Robert Zubrin points out (in an article at New Atlantis) that this stated goal has not received any meaningful funding. The New Atlantis article by …

chinaChina space program will get busy with moon missions and a space station

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China space program has several moon missions over the next few years, a three-module space station by 2022, robotic mission to Mars and more. China will help launch Pakistani astronauts in 2022. China will try to land a robot rover …

moonElon tweets that moonbase will be created in 2025

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Elon Musk has tweeted that a moonbase will be created in 2025. A SpaceX BFR with a refueling in orbit would be able to take about 100 tons to the moon. This would mean one trip could take several Bigelow …

moonWill NASA funding help struggling lunar lander companies get to the moon?

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NASA is asking for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads to be placed onto commercial lunar landers. NASA is also supporting commercially developed small lunar landers. NASA will pick 8 to 12 experiments in 2019 for launch no earlier than …

asteroidsCarnival of Space 581

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The Carnival of Space 581 is up at Photon Fishing. Universe Today – Musk Gives an Update on When a Mars Colony Could be Built On Monday, Sept. 17th), Elon Musk revealed new information about the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) …

astronomyExomoon the size of Neptune

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An Exoplanet that is several times the mass of Jupiter has a moon that is the size of Neptune. The moon is estimated to be only 1.5 percent the mass of its companion planet. They are both 8000 light years …

moonBlue Origin lunar mission in 2023 and Lockheed pitches NASA a Lunar Lander Concept

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Lockheed Martin revealed a giant crewed lunar lander concept and showed how the reusable lander aligns with NASA’s lunar Gateway and future Mars missions. A separate lunar lander is needed because the Orion capsule that would sit on an SLS …

futureMoon Express raises $12.5 million and targets 2020 for moon mission

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Moon Express is planning to send new robotic explorers to the Moon starting in 2020. Moon Express had participated in the Google Lunar Xprize. Moon Express has raised $12.5 million. Moon Express Chief Executive Bob Richards said that the funding …

moonElon Musk’s Faith in humanity restored by Yusaku

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Elon Musk indicated that his faith in humanity was greatly restored by Yusaku Maezawa. Yusaka has purchased a SpaceX BFR flight where he and artist guests will be the first civilians to fly around the moon. Yusaku took his money …