Saturday, October 20, 2018

Moon Race

There's a new private Moon rave, joined by ESA and the Mexican Space Agency as well as companies like Blue Origin.

The goal is a lunar landing by 2024.

Friday, October 19, 2018

More Venus

A group outside of NASA. which includes Randa Milliron, CEO of Interorbital Systems, is also looking at sending a manned mission to the high atmosphere of Venus, which in fact is likely the most Earth-like environment in the Solar System beyond Earth.

Milliron has also proposed establishing a floating city in the atmosphere of Venus.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Venus

NASA is looking at a plan to send humans to Venus.  They would not land, but rather float in airships high in the atmosphere.

The technology to fly the mission exists now, but NASA views it as a long range possibility.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Planet Puzzle

Astronomers have found a star only 2 million years old that has four gas giant planets.

How that has happened is unclear.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Paul Allen

Paul Allen, financial muscle behind The SETI Institute's Hat Creek radio telescope array and Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne, has died of cancer.

He was 65.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Cassini

On this day in 1997, Cassini launched to Saturn.

The probe performed brilliantly for years, giving us an entirely new view of the Saturnian system.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Project Blue Book

A dramatic series about Project Blue Book, the U. S. Air Force's UFO investigation, will run on The History Channel.

It's scheduled to debut in January.