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blue originJeff Bezos Details Vision of Colonizing the Solar System

Jeff Bezos discussed his vision to go to space to benefit Earth. He announced the Blue Moon lunar lander and provided updates on the New Shepard sub-orbital rocket and the New Glenn rocket.

futureSpaceX Renders Metal Starship on Moon and Mars

Elon Musk has tweeted out new SpaceX computer-generated pictures of the metallic Starship on the Moon and Mars. The SpaceX Spaceship is the upper stage of what was called the BFR. It is being made with a steel alloy that …

moonCarnival of Space 608

The Carnival of Space 608 is up at Everyday Spacer

indiaRidesharing Lunar Lander

Orbit Beyond is providing a ridesharing lunar lander with a first moon mission in 2020. #SpaceAccess2019

energyFalcon Heavy or New Glenn for New Moon Plans

John Shilling surveyed the payload capabilities of the SpaceX Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Vulcan and the New Glenn rocket at Space Access 2019. The Falcon Heavy has the capabilities for Moon missions but a New Glenn with a third stage …

israelIsraeli Moon Lander Crashes

SpaceIL’s unmanned, privately-funded “Beresheet” spacecraft attempted a historic lunar landing! Unfortunately in the last moments, there were issues with the main engine and they lost communications with the spacecraft, which impacted the Moon. They were able to successfully orbit the …

astronomyCarnival of Space 606

1. The Venus Transit – Beresheet, first Israeli spaceship to the moon made a successful Lunar capture maneuver. Above is a picture taken by Beresheet of the far side of the moon during the maneuver at 470 km height. 2. …

elon muskSpaceX is the Only Real Option for Human Landing on the Moon by 2024

Vice President Mike Pence announced a goal for a human landing on the Moon by 2024 during a National Space Council meeting. SpaceX will be the only real option for manned missions to the moon by 2024. Mike Pence announced …