Yesterday I read an interesting article on the Explore Mars Inc website. An oped which will also be published in several media outlets. The crux of the story is very straightforward; “We should head to Mars as a united planet Earth”. Recent events in the space industry though makes me wonder. “Should we go to… Continue reading Should we go to Mars as a united planet Earth?
Recently Mars One got a lot of attention in the Dutch media, Arno Wielders did some television work and the organization got to do a radio interview. Started in May 2012, Mars One certainly had its fair share of time in the spotlights. Maybe I finally should write my thoughts about it. Well, what does… Continue reading Mars One way trip to Mars
I’m always looking out for space merchandise, especially if it is well made. In our modern world you can buy an enormous amount of junk and trinkets, just look at the stores in you main street and see the plastic thrash everywhere. A webshop like Zazzle takes it a step further, billions of crappy designs… Continue reading Space Merchandise for Space Travel Geeks
So I was logged into Facebook and looked what Arno Wielders had posted recently. He always knows to find some gems. This time a YouTube video of a Ted talk made by the one of the founders of Xcor, Jeff Greason. It’s about why NASA isn’t the future and why those space 2.0 startups are.… Continue reading Again, the New Frontier
Again a big triumph for SpaceX, the space company of Elon Musk. It had its maiden launch of its capsule Dragon. The launch vehicle itself, the Falcon 9, was only the second of its model. The Dragon reached its orbit and for what I gathered it came into the ocean safely. Launch of the 2nd… Continue reading A Dragon Took Flight
Crochet Rocket are go! This is one of NASA’s better endeavors, “space crafting” with wool. Isn’t it cute? ….woooooosh…. If you’re artistic and know how to craft, you can enter a competition. Get your creation on the last Shuttle flight! But hurry up, the deadline is the 2nd of November. Crochet Rocket The competition is… Continue reading Crochet Rocket
Probably everybody interested in space affairs has already read the good news about the confirmation of water on the Moon. The results of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) were in and they found 5.6 per cent water in the material ejected by its companion LCROSS (Lunar Crater Remote Observation and Sensing Satellite). LCROSS and a… Continue reading Water on the Moon. Finally?