MIT-Designed "Flying Saucer" May One Day Hover Its Way Across The Moon

Posted in Hardware, Science on 24th Dec, 2021
by Alex Muller

"With a levitating rover, you don't have to worry about wheels or moving parts"

People In NASA Pushing For Leveraging SpaceX Super Heavy Starship

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 20th Dec, 2021
by Alex Muller

Starship missions to the lunar surface can be an important stepping stone for reaching Mars both technically and programmatically. The Moon can be a testbed and demonstration platform for ISRU technologies as well as Starship operations.

NASA pushes back its plans for a crewed lunar landing to 2025

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Where Apollo put humans on the Moon in only eight years after its starting from scratch with no more than some vague concepts, the current Artemis project has yet to repeat that event, despite beginning in 2012 and inheriting decades of knowledge and technological advances.

Could Life Be Hiding in Our Galaxy’s Ocean Worlds?

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists hope to send landers to these moons too and more directly sample the oceans below. And although detecting exomoons is still a challenge, more sensitive instruments and creative new methods may, in the future, yield insight into how frequently they occur and what they're made of.

Applying for a Free Trip Around the Moon with SpaceX

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

Taking a ride into space obviously won’t be cheap, so the prevailing assumption is that the passengers on these flights will be uber-rich. But on at least one early mission, this won’t be the case, because a Japanese billionaire is giving away eight spots.