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by | Mar 19, 2021

Good news from NASA. The Thursday, March 18, 2021, Green Run hot fire test of the Artemis Space Launch System (SLS) core rocket was everything they needed it to be, and more. And it needed to be everything they it…

by | Mar 12, 2021

My pulse is presently hitting a 7 on the Ritcher scale, and I can’t remember when it’s time for my dose of anti-anxiety pills. I think I wrote my password down in an email I sent to myself. Open email….

by | Mar 11, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021. In the wee hours of this morning (3:13 a.m. EST), B1058, the latest SpaceX Falcon 9 mission, thundered skywards from Space Launch Complex (SLC) 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Today’s launch marks the 21st…

by | Mar 7, 2021

Space exploration is a lot about hurry up and wait. Years and years of concept design and planning for launch vehicles and payloads, years and years of hopeful lobbying to acquire and then protect funding, patient pauses waiting for favorable…

by | Mar 4, 2021

It’s Wednesday, March 3, and SpaceX’s Starship Serial Number 10 (SN-10) launches from Boca Chica spaceport. There’s a flash of incandescent light, a gush of dark smoke, and 165 feet of gleaming stainless steel rocket ship lifts skywards atop a…

by | Feb 19, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 3:15 pm ET. NASA’s Mars 2020 mission enters orbit around the red planet and prepares to insert the complex skycrane/rover/helicopter package into the thin Martian atmosphere. The heat shield functions perfectly, the parachute deploys, the back…

by | Feb 7, 2021

Mars is getting to be a busy place. The United Arab Emirates Mars Mission Al Amal (Hope) drops into orbit February 9. China’s Tianwen-1 (Quest for Heavenly Truth 1) arrives the next day, and NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, with the…

by | Jan 31, 2021

In 2018, China launched 39 space rockets into near-Earth orbit and beyond, beating out the U.S. (with 34 launches), and Russia (with 20). In 2019 China led the world again, with 32 successful orbital launches, compared to 22 flights from…

by | Jan 22, 2021

Bad news from NASA. Last Saturday’s hot fire test of the Artemis Space Launch System (SLS) was … unimpressive. The test plan called for the 212-foot, 2.3-million-pound core stage rocket to fire all four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engines for a…

by | Dec 29, 2020

NASA isn’t paranoid. Someone is after them. Again. And things were finally going so well. President George W. Bush’s Vision for Space Exploration and the Constellation Program put NASA on a glorious path: complete the International Space Station, replace the…

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