This is an interesting idea. Having the ability to charge while on the buses would enhance the idea.
It reminds me of some of the concepts for planetary exploration with a “mothership” and flocks of cubesat “birds” (e.g., to send a bunch, or consecutive waves, through the plumes of Enceladus to capture data in both time and position).
Researchers have figured out how to induce it in mice, and it may work for humans as well.
It has obvious implications for space travel, but I wouldn’t have minded sleeping through the past five months, myself.
No, it is not yet needed for space tourism to take off. I wonder if she’s read my book? It doesn’t seem like it.
The astronauts like them.
Yes, we should be doing challenge trials, and let adults decide what they want to do with their bodies. As I noted in the book, how many potential lives might have been saved by being willing to risk ISS crew for medical research?
“Starship is the top priority.“
I think he feels pretty confident now that his situation with NASA is secure. And it probably is. They really have no choice going forward, at least until Boeing is flying, and even then they will want to have two systems, because they know that the notion of using Orion for ISS support is farcical.
[Update Monday morning]
More thoughts and SpaceX news from Bob Zimmerman.
Yes, NASA’s willingness to accept used rockets and capsules is a huge sea change.
An interesting essay by Jessy Kate Schingler.
We watched a documentary about the expedition last night. I was struck for the first time by the parallels with Apollo 13: A near disaster from which they recovered only through ingenuity and endurance (the ship was aptly named).
I only mentioned him in the book in terms of the probably apocryphal ad in the Times of London. If I ever do a new edition, I’ll probably talk more about that, as I did with Magellan.
A long but interesting article on how he’s attempting to transform society in an actual useful direction.
This is the sort of thing that should be done with a Space Guard, not a Space Force. Of course, if Starship happens, it will be moot.