It takes a lot of fuel to break free from Earth’s gravity and navigate outer space. A staggering 90 percent of a rocket’s initial mass is made up of propellant. What if we could trim that fat, launch spaceships with minimal resources, and collect the rest of what we need along the way? Such
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: NASA on Tuesday took a tentative step toward contracting with private companies to send scientific payloads to the surface of the Moon, beginning as early as next year.
Get your cameras ready, ladies and gentleman. The largest supermoon in nearly 70 years is taking place in less than two weeks.
It seems that Nancy Carlson of Inverness, Illinois spent $995 to buy a small, rather innocuous looking “lunar sample return bag” at an auction held by the U.S. Marshals Service. No problem there, right? Go shopping, place the winning bid, pay the amount, have a nice day. Ah, but there
schwit1 quotes a report from Behind The Black: A federal judge has ruled that NASA has no right to confiscate an Apollo 11 lunar rock sample bag that had been purchased legally, even though the sale itself had been in error. CollectSPACE.com reports: "Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled in the U.S.
A Mars mission heavy on infrastructure might be attractive to the next president’s developer instincts.