I think this is the future of space science.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has seen the impact site. Burn was ten times too short, fell from 2-4 kilometers, almost-full tanks probably exploded on “landing.”
But they think it was a software error, which is good news.
A lot of what NASA is doing is going to undergo a rethinking in the next few years, I think.
What looks to be an interesting paper from Martin Elvis, an astrophysicist who groks private spaceflight.
Bob Zimmerman has been tracking its movements on Mars.
[Update a few minutes later]
Speaking of opportunities on Mars, a discussion of the ethics over at The Space Review today.
Tyson is historically ignorant; not true that "over history, governments have led exploration." Mostly private. https://t.co/pjx0JbopHk
— SafeNotAnOption (@SafeNotAnOption) September 6, 2016
No big deal, just a possible fifth fundamental force of nature.
In an exclusive, Bob Zimmerman says it has a hard road ahead up the mountain.
During the anniversary week of the first human moon landing, Eric Hedman reminds is that we know practically nothing about the effects of partial gravity on human (or any animal) health. This is a sign of how unserious we remain about human spaceflight.
Louise Riofrio has a new Kickstarter project to highlight her cosmological theory.