Tanya Harrison has the story. As always, a reminder that people who want to settle Mars should hope that we don’t find life there.
For those interested, Bob Zimmerman seems to have this beat covered.
Then this post by Bob Zimmerman is for you.
Thoughts from Bob Zimmerman on the latest overrun and schedule slip, and the shoddy reporting of it.
It’s delayed again, and over budget. Again.
I would have canceled it years ago. It was a mistaken concept from the get go. For what we’ve spent on this program, we could have had orbital servicing capability, obviating the need for the origami, and even allowing servicing in situ.
Shannon Stirone has a nice essay on the history and state of affairs, and Congress’s skewed space-budget priorities.
I think the future of deep-space comm will be lasers, and it may be provided commercially.
Bob Zubrin says we need a purpose-driven space program.
Not enough opportunities for graft in that.
I really find Chris Carberry’s op-ed on SLS incomprehensible. Oh, I don’t mean I don’t understand it, it just seems disconnected with reality, and the interests of anyone seriously interested in seeing humans go to Mars. He speaks about SLS as thought it has kind of reality, and actual utility. To me, a sane Mars organization would be screaming bloody murder at the waste of money to the detriment of hardware needed to actually get to Mars.
Thoughts on the ever-receding SLS, from Bob Zimmerman.
This idiotic sort of thing is what my current project, to make the international legal environment more friendly to space development and settlement, partially about.