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Current US Space Budget $25,000,000,000 / Year

The current US space policy and goals are confusing.   This is extremely upsetting. We are spending a lot $25B / yr on space development (including military spending) and if we don’t know what we are trying to achieve there is a good chance a lot of it is wasted money.   4,716 more words

Space Travel; Mars; Space Policy

A Bad Week for Commercial Spaceflight

The US commercial space industry did not fare well last week. Two accidents on 28th and 31st October highlight the risks, costs, and difficulties of spaceflight—as well as pointing to potential setbacks for commercial spaceflight. 852 more words

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An Awful Week For Trying to Leave the Planet

On Tuesday a Cygnus spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded shortly after takeoff.  On Friday a test flight of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two (developed by Scaled Composites) crashed in the Mojave desert, killing one of the pilots.  349 more words


The First Comics To Mars Will Be Strips

Readers might recall that I like comic strips.  So does Uwingu, a private organization dedicated to promoting space exploration and research.  (Note – I donated $100 to Uwingu back in 2012, and am therefore listed as a supporter at the Founder level.  163 more words

S & T On Film, TV Or The Radio

Site Selection for Lunar Industrialization, Economic Development, and Settlement


The subject of a lunar landing site/outpost/base has been explored extensively. Due to the cost and complexity involved, until now this has been almost the exclusive domain of government. 8,698 more words


Space Generation Advisory Council – Should we be trying to engage this group on some level?