Australia: well placed to join the Moon mining race … or is it? The article talks about the reasons why Australia might want to mine the Moon. Even though the country does not have its own launch vehicles, launch pads, or other sorts of infrastructure useful to spacefaring nations. Not saying that Australia shouldn’t try, […]Read More February 15, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
Is Mark Zuckerberg The Next Elon Musk? Facebook Reveals Space Plans Is the writer of this article even familiar with Musk’s activities? The evidence, based on the article’s title, points to “no.” Or perhaps the editor is to blame? Let’s clear up something within the article–this quote: “History and current trends suggest that tech companies […]Read More January 25, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
Astronaut Accidentally Calls 911 from Space This is funny. As the image above shows, there are worse reasons to dial 911. HawkEye 360 Announces Successful Launch of First Three Satellites Built by SFL Under Contract to DSI Okay, so what does the headline above and the article it links to really mean? It’s one of […]Read More January 11, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
What is “Too little, Too late” for $100, Alex? Some Russians think a reusable rocket may be useful. It’s true! It’s in this article: Russia’s advanced technology fund says it will begin testing a reusable rocket to rival SpaceX by 2020. Or maybe not: Russia may lack the funds to compete with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 […]Read More June 8, 2018: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
I happened upon this editorial today: NASA’s New Rocket Is Huge but so Is Its Budget It’s an article from “The National Interest,” so approach it with a little skepticism. As with these kinds of writing, there’s some truth and some spin. Relative to nearly everything else government, NASA’s budget is not that big at […]Read More SLS–Play Out the Line? Or Cut Bait?