Thursday, November 23, 2017


NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, has passed its last big test.

Launch is scheduled for next spring.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mars Streaks

A new study of the dark streaks seen on slopes on Mars are likely flows of sand.

It admits, however, the streaks could also be caused by flowing liquid water.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


SpaceX expects the U. S. Government to help pay for the development of its BFR system.

That development, however, will go forward in any case.

Monday, November 20, 2017


A new spacesuit is being developed privately in Canada.

Developers see it being used in commercial spaceflight.

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Despite minor damage from Hurricane Maria, the Arecibo Observatory will remain open.

Funding, however, will have to change.

Friday, November 17, 2017


SpaceX is set to launch the Zuma spacecraft for the U. S. Government.

What exactly Zuma will do, however, is secret.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sending A Message

A group of scientists and artists sent a radio message to a red dwarf a dozen light years away last month.  A super Earth that might be capable of supporting life orbits the dwarf.

So much for building a consensus.