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Lowering the Cost of Human Spaceflight

Three approaches, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.  My new post up at Air&Space, for your consideration.  Comment here, if desired.

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Yutu on the Moon and the Cost of Mars

A couple of new posts on other sites that might be of interest to the readers of this blog. Over at Air & Space, I discuss the new science results from the Chang’E-3 Yutu rover investigations.  Comment here, if you … Continue reading

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The Flight of Orion

New post up at “Once and Future Moon” on the Orion spacecraft, its upcoming test flight this week, and some observations on the program in general.  Comment here if you are so inclined.

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A Lunar Road Trip

I have a new post up at Air & Space that describes an imaginary road trip across the surface of the Moon sometime in the no doubt distant future.  Comment here, if so inclined.

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New post at Air & Space: Gordon Swann, Geology Teacher to the Astronauts

I have a new post over at Smithsonian Air & Space about my good friend, Gordon Swann, who passed away last week.  Gordon was the PI of the field geology team for the Apollo 13, 14 and 15 missions and … Continue reading

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The Promise of Astronomy on the Moon

In a new post over at Air & Space, I consider the history of efforts to conduct astronomical observations from the lunar surface.  Comment here if so inclined.

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You too, Yutu?

Some thoughts on the possible state of the Chang’E 3 mission to the Moon are posted at Air & Space, for your consideration and reading pleasure.

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Lunar Forensic Files: Studying Life’s Processes and Origin on the Moon

Astrobiology on the Moon?  I have a new blog post up at the (newly re-designed) Air & Space magazine that discusses the study of pre-biotic organic geochemistry in the lunar polar volatile deposits.  Comment here if so inclined.

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Mining the Moon, Fueling the Future

Some thoughts on the meaning of “mining” in the context of lunar return over at the other blog at Air & Space magazine.  Comment here if you want.

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A New Site to Explore on the Moon

I have some thoughts on the landing site and mission of the Chang’E 3 spacecraft and rover up at the Air & Space site.  Comment on this here if so inclined.

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