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By Dale Skran On May 9th at 2:42 AM a Falcon 9 roared skyward lofting another 60 Starlink satellites to orbit. Ho-hum! That’s the 11th Starlink launch on a Falcon 9 in 2021 so far, so what’s the big deal? SpaceX has been re-using F9 first stages for a long time. Take...
The Mars Pioneer’s Guide is a gold mine of ideas that touch on every aspect of building a base on Mars, and from there, expanding out to explore the length and breadth of the new world, learning its secrets and discovering how to build a society that is not dependent on a lifeline from Earth, but rather one that eventually is able to trade and interact with Earth on a peer-to-peer basis.
SpaceX’s Starship Breaks Another Record, Reaching all Milestones and Landing Safely Image: Starship SN15 after landing (SpaceX) On Wednesday May 5 at 6:24 pm Eastern Time, SpaceX’s Starship Serial Number 15 (SN15) lifted off from the company’s test facility in Boca...
One seat is up for auction. By Bob Brodbeck Image courtesy Blue Origin Today, May 5th, on the 60th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s Mercury 7 suborbital space flight, Blue Origin announced that astronaut flights aboard their New Shepard (NS) suborbital rocket and capsule...
You are Invited to the National Space Society Space Forum Thursday, May 6, 2021, 9:00 to 10:15 PM EDT The Changing Face of Aerospace: Perspectives from a Panel of Early Career Professionals Register today to reserve your seat and to submit your questions. Register no...
Below is a link to slides from an NSS presentation, "Fostering Scalable, Resilient Utility Infrastructure for Cislunar Space," at the Fifty-Eighth session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space of the United...
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