Personal Space

Have you ever been marooned for an extended period in a confined space with strangers you have little in common with? Have you ever been in protracted and close proximity to individuals with curious quirks and horrible habits? I am, of course, referring to the prospect of being stuck in a crew module of an interplanetary... Continue Reading →

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“The Mars Plan” according to Elon Musk

In the past few days and weeks, a fair amount of literature has been released by Elon Musk about SpaceX's plan to get to Mars. And it's a pretty comprehensive plan, at that. Since NASA released their plan for Mars a few months ago, which was interesting, but still only aimed at getting to Mars... Continue Reading →

Space Race?

Talk about a Space Race (or should that be a One-Horse race?) I've just been having a peek at SpaceX's website, and i'm blown away at how active they are, compared to any other Private (or Public) Space agencies. Here's some Launch Stats from January 2017 till now, which are available on the SpaceX page,... Continue Reading →

No Money for Mars? What?

This is beginning to read like a Soap Opera. NASA has turned around and admitted that their current budget might not allow them to achieve their goals of a 2030 presence on the red Planet (They do state that their budget might increase in the future, but who's to know?) The biggest stumbling block right... Continue Reading →

2018 NASA Budget – A Highlight?

The budget for NASA has been announced, and approved, with not very many surprises if we're honest. One of the biggest talking points, however, was the 5% reduction in spend on the Earth Sciences division, resulting in the cancellation of 4 missions. While many have criticised Trump and his evident ignorance of climate change (understandably),... Continue Reading →

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