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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Australian Space Agency – Space Exploration goes South

Australia have come to the conclusion that they need a Space Agency. This is great news from where I'm sitting, the more the merrier, and the more competition in the Space-Race, the quicker we'll all get off this rock and on to the serious business of Colonising the Solar System. Although Australia has taken part... Continue Reading →

Cassini: The end of an Era

On Friday, the Cassini Spacecraft is due to Dive in to the Atmosphere of Saturn, bringing to an end one of the longest and most successful voyages of Space exploration ever undertaken by Mankind. Launched in 1997, it has spent the last 13 years investigating one of our Solar Systems most enigmatic planets (The journey... Continue Reading →

Happy Space Exploration Day

I just came across this brilliant opinion piece on BlueJayBlog about what today really means, and I really feel this should go viral! Source: Happy Space Exploration Day "So, don’t think of today’s unofficial holiday as a celebration of only Apollo Eleven. Today is when we commemorate some of our grandest visions. Space exploration takes... 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 →

Is there anyone out there?!

So, there's a new, potentially habitable, planet out there, only 40 Light-years away. Practically touching distance, galactically speaking. Add this to the 7 Trappist planets that NASA announced a couple of months ago, and we have a veritable feast of potential new and habitable worlds right on our doorstep. Or not, as it were. Let's... 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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