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 →
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 →
In my last post I mentioned that there wasn't much going on in the way of developing technologies that would enable us to live on or under the Oceans. It appears I was wrong, as a team of Dutch Engineers has designed a prototype floating city, and are currently seeking funding to develop their idea into... Continue Reading →
I read recently that Stephen Hawking is going to host a BBC documentary, highlighting why mankind needs to have colonised a new world within the next 100 years - he believes we'll face certain extinction if we haven't made it off-planet by then. While some might see this as a bit over-dramatic, i think he... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
So, if you had the chance to be one of the First one Mars, would you take it?