Mars Mission Update: January 2018
- katma 3 Şub 2018
- Aspiring Martian Colonist and Astrophysics PhD candidate Ryan MacDonald discusses SpaceX's plans for 2018, NASA's Commercial Crew Program, and rumours of ISS support ending in 2025.
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*'In the footsteps of SpaceX-a Chinese company eyes development of a reusable launch vehicle' (Phys.org):
*'SpaceX at 50 - From taming Falcon 1 to achieving cadence in Falcon 9' (NASASpaceFlight):
*'’SpaceX’s Big Rocket, the Falcon Heavy, Finally Reaches the Launchpad' (NY Times):
*'‘The White House seems interested in the Falcon Heavy launch’
*'Forget the Falcon Heavy’s payload and focus on where the rocket will go' (Ars Technica):
*NASA's Commercial Crew Program (NASA):
*'GAO warns of further delays in certifying commercial crew vehicles' (SpaceNews):
*'Continued Delays Pose Risks for Uninterrupted Access to the International Space Station' (US Government Accountability Office):
*'White House starts debate on when NASA should leave the space station' (Ars Technica):
*'Potential end of the ISS raises concerns, presents opportunities' (SpaceNews):
This month's intro graphic is inspired by SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket on KSC Pad-39A.
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