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NASA’s moon mission is waiting on a fight over meetings

What’s holding up US plans to go back to the moon? An argument over pre-flight meetings. NASA administrator Bill Nelson says he can’t firm up plans to return Americans to the moon by 2024 until a lawsuit against the space agency, brought by Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin, is…
bubmag
September 24, 2021
Moon Mission

NASA completes swing arm test on SLS launch platform

A view of NASA’s Space Launch System inside High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building. This picture was taken Sept. 17 after retraction of work platforms ahead of the Umbilical Release and Retract Test. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux The swing arms on the mobile launch tower for NASA’s Space Launch…
bubmag
September 23, 2021
Moon Mission

SpaceX Starship Could Each Make a Dozen Trips to Mars

Elon Musk has said each SpaceX Starship should last for 25-30 years which mean they would be able to make about 12 missions between Earth and Mars. When will Starship production become cost effective? Booster 20? Booster 200? — SPEXcast (@SPEXcast) August 14, 2021 Starship will be crushingly cost-effective for…
bubmag
August 15, 2021
Moon Mission

China Plans Near-Earth Asteroid Smash-and-Grab

Looking to such specialized nervous systems as a model for artificial intelligence may prove just as valuable, if not more so, than studying the human brain. Consider the brains of those ants in your pantry. Each has some 250,000 neurons. Larger insects have closer to 1 million. In my research…
bubmag
August 10, 2021