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Space, the forgotten frontier

The End of the Space Age: It’s important to recognize, though, that the decision in question belongs to all of us, and not just to Barack Obama. The administration wouldn’t be cutting the manned spaceflight program if Americans were still enthusiastic about going to the stars — if space exploration still occupied a privileged place…

The World Space Agency a comin’?

NASA to Review Human Spaceflight: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is preparing for a major evaluation of its human spaceflight program, even as many who will conduct the survey have yet to be informed of the agency’s revised mission. … The administration might also enlist the help and financing of other nations to handle…

The moon is not such a harsh mistress

Dynamic of the Cats as some commentary on the LCROSS landing the moon. The “big news” is the very high confidence now that one can put on the proposition that the moon does have water. Since humans are mostly water by weight, this is very important when assessing the practical difficulties of colonization or settlement.…

NOVA: Is there life on Mars?

I notice that the NOVA documentary, Is there life on Mars?, is viewable online (from December 2008). Check it out.

Red Planet

Moon astronauts urge Mars mission: At a rare public reunion of the Apollo 11 crew, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins said Mars instead of the Moon should be the focus of exploration. Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, said the race to get to the Moon had been the ultimate peaceful contest. He…

Hawaii, going long on space tourism

Hawaii Looks to Space Tourism to Aid Recession Woes: According to the Honolulu Advertiser, the state would start by spending up to a million dollars developing a spaceport. But Hawaii isn’t alone: The state is already facing heady competition from states including Florida, Okalahoma and New Mexico, all of which are moving into the space…

Seed‘s Mr. Space Lee Billings has an interesting piece, The Long Shot: “If planets are found around Alpha Centauri, it’s very clear to me what will happen,” Marcy said. “NASA will immediately convene a committee of its most thoughtful space propulsion experts, and they’ll attempt to ascertain whether they can get a probe there, something…