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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 …

businessYusaku Maezawa Selling Most of His Company and He Will Focus on Training for SpaceX Moon Mission

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa plans to sell a 30% stake in his online fashion-retail company, Zozo, and he will get $2.3 billion. Yusaku Maezawa #Space_News: Billionaire @yousuck2020 is resigning from his fashion company to make time to train for his …

astronomy2014 Moon Colonization Meeting that Led to Open Lunar Foundation

In 2014 there was a weekend retreat to explore the possibility of a moon base at a price 10-100x lower than commonly believed. The $5 billion or less resulting price was so low that it begs the question: could a …

indiaIndia Lost Its Moon Lander During Descent

The Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed till the altitude of 2,100 meters. The communication from the lander to ground station was lost. The data is being analyzed according to K. Sivan, chairman of the …

colonizationSeven Years of the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Future With Hundreds in Space and the Moon

First 100 SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Flights From 2021-2026. The next seven years could see space habitation increase hundreds of times. We can go from about three to six people in space to hundreds in a larger rotating one gravity …

colonizationOpen Lunar Foundation Believe $2-3 Billion Could Create a First Lunar Settlement

Open Lunar Foundation is a San Francisco based non-profit that had the goal of creating settlements on the moon. Steve Jurvetson and executives from Planet Labs are among those involved. There is $5 million invested in the organization. They were …

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 …