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Battle for Mars: Planet Bezos, Planet Musk, Planet Branson, or Planet New America?

August 5th, 2019 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” becoming the first human being to walk on the moon. NASA reported to Congress that the Apollo program cost $25.4 billion ($176 billion in 2019 dollars). At the time, there were only two entities with the resources to […]



Everyone’s going back to the moon. But why?

July 22nd, 2019 at 12:47 am » Comments Off

The Deep Space Gateway, seen here in an artist’s rendering, would be a spaceport in lunar orbit. Boeing As the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo landing approaches, a host of countries are undertaking lunar missions. What’s behind the new space race? At 2.51am on Monday 15 July, engineers at India’s national spaceport at Sriharikota […]



LightSail 2 gets ready to make its debut in space

June 26th, 2019 at 10:58 pm » Comments Off

Artist’s concept of LightSail 2 above Earth. Image: The Planetary Society Yesterday, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched NASA’s STP-2 mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying with it a whole raft of technology demonstrations that will one day aid in smarter spacecraft design and help the agency’s efforts in getting to Mars. Some of […]



Elon Musk’s Starlink:The hidden agenda behind SpaceX’s mission to DOMINATE space internet?

June 23rd, 2019 at 8:06 am » Comments Off

ELON MUSK’s Starlink, the controversial space internet system designed by SpaceX, may have an undisclosed purpose. Aside from providing high-speed internet access to billions of people in “underserved communities around the world”, Elon Musk’s vision could advance the ambitions of SpaceX’s sister company, Tesla. Manny Shar, head of analytics at Bryce Space and Technology, told […]



Space X launches 60 satellites for Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Constellation

June 3rd, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The 60 satellites packed tightly into a fairing. With one launch in the books and potentially dozens still to go, SpaceX has begun its build-out of the ambitious Starlink internet constellation—a series of interconnected satellites designed to deliver high-speed internet to paying customers around the globe. The 60 Starlink satellites, each weighing 500 pounds (227 […]



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