Clark Lindsey has a news roundup.
There are a bunch of new ones out as part of the fiftieth anniversary. Here’s a list (including some old classics as well).
Culberson losing his seat may have been the death knell for this mission, at least as it has been planned so far. I think Enceladus is more interesting, anyway, at least from the standpoint of looking for life. I hope that Yuri Milner follows through on that.
Are we heading for a Grand Minimum?
If so, it will put to the test the CO2 climate thesis.
Just as when you’re pulling nickel out of the ground in Sudbury, when you use ocean water you’re mining asteroids. As I noted in my latest essay, the more we learn about the solar system, the more we discover that, as opposed to being what we long thought was “the water planet,” earth is a comparative desert. The water is mostly extraterrestrial.
To expand on Krafft Ehricke’s famous statement, if God had wanted us to become space faring, he’d have given us a moon. With water on it.
Bezos is hinting that at next month’s satellite conference, he may announce an expedition to the lunar south pole.
I heard about this from George Sowers when I stopped by to visit him in Golden a couple weeks ago. Presumably, their goal is to put it in the Front Range, and probably affiliate it with the School of Mines, which currently has the only graduate program in this discipline.
I suppose it’s possible that this is an April Fools post, but I don’t think Leonard would do that.