The Once and Future Moon Blog at Air and Space Magazine

 

 http://blogs.airspacemag.com/author/paul-d-spudis/

 

1.  India Aims for the Moon

October 21, 2008

 

2.  The Moon, Space and Other Things

                  November 9, 2008

 

3.  Hitting a Bull’s-eye on the Moon

                  November 15, 2008

 

4.  Another “Roadmap”

                  November 18, 2008

 

5.  A Decade of the International Space Station

                  December 1, 2008

 

6.  The Vision for Space Exploration (VSE) and Project Constellation

                  December 12, 2008

 

7.  Forty Years Ago, Three Men Left for the Moon

                  December 20, 2008

 

8.  Moon Water – Again

                  December 23, 2008

 

9.  Space Goals – One More Time

                  January 9, 2009

 

10.  Radar Mapping the Moon

                  January 17, 2009

 

11.  What Apollo Was …. and Wasn’t

                  January 25, 2009

 

12.  The Strange Story of Lunar Magnetism

                  February 8, 2009

 

13.  Another Strategic Plan Misfires

                  February 20, 2009

 

14.  Human Spaceflight: What Value to Science? (Part 1)

                  February 28, 2009

 

15.  Human Spaceflight: What Value to Science? (Part 2)

                  March 1, 2009

 

16.  Of Science and Cathedral-Building

                  March 15, 2009

 

17.  Mini-SAR Nears Completion of its First Mapping Cycle

                  March 29, 2009

 

18.  moon vs. Moon: A Study in Arrant Pedantry

                  April 2, 2009

 

19.  Those Were the Days….

                  April 10, 2009

 

20.  The Deadly Dust of the Moon

                  April 10, 2009

 

21.  Return to the Moon: Outpost or Sorties?

                  May 5, 2009

 

22.  What the Augustine Committee Didn’t Know in 1990

                  May 15, 2009

 

23.  Can We Be “Resourceful” on the Moon? (Part 1)

                  May 30, 2009

 

24.  Lunar Resources: Changing Our Approach to Spaceflight (Part 2)

                  June 5, 2009

 

25.  First, Nail Down the Mission

                  June 25, 2009

 

26.  Would More Money Improve NASA?

                  July 8, 2009

 

27.  Space Program vs. Space Commerce

                  July 16, 2009

 

28.  Can You Legally Own a Piece of the Moon?

                  July 24, 2009

 

29.  Next Step or No Step

                  August 3, 2009

 

30.  Two Views of the Vision

                  August 11, 2009

 

31.  Scientists vs. The Icy Commander

                  August 21, 2009

 

32.  I Aim at the Stars…But Sometimes I Only Make Viewgraphs

                  September 9, 2009

 

33.  Water, Water Everywhere….

                  September 25, 2009

 

34.  Space Exploration Sets Sail on Lunar Water

                  October 4, 2009

 

35.  LCROSS: Mission to HYPErspace

                  October 12, 2009

 

36.  Paradigms Lost

                  October 23, 2009

 

37.  Caves on the Moon?

                  October 27, 2009

 

38.  A Rainbow on the Moon

                  November 14, 2009

 

39.  Thanksgiving on the Moon: A Lunar Feast

                  November 22, 2009

 

40.  Another Moon-Forming Collision?

                  December 7, 2009

 

41.  Arguing About Human Space Exploration

                  December 16, 2009

 

42.  Cataclysmic Events on the Moon

                  December 16, 2009

 

43.  Robotic Sample Return and Interpreting Lunar History: The Importance of Getting it Right

                  January 11, 2010

 

44.  Beyond LEO – Flexible Path Revisited

                  January 23, 2010

 

45.  Have We Forgotten What Exploration Means?

                  January 25, 2010

 

46.  Vision Impaired

                  February 3, 2010

 

47.  Confusing the Means and the Ends

                  February 13, 2010

 

48.  A Lunar Visionary

                  February 23, 2010

 

49.  Talismanic Thinking

                  February 27, 2010

 

50.  Ice at the North Pole of the Moon

                  March 1, 2010

 

51.  Stuck in Transit – Unchaining Ourselves From the Rocket Equation

                  March 11, 2010

 

52.  Value for Cost: The Determinate Path

                  March 24, 2010

 

53.  NASA Lost Its Way

                  April 2, 2010

 

54.  To Do The Heavy Lifting

                  April 14, 2010

 

55.  “We’ve been there before.  Buzz has been there.”

                  April 16, 2010

 

56.  The Four Flavors of Lunar Water

                  May 2, 2010

 

57.  Using the Earth to Study the Moon

                  May 15, 2010

 

58.  It’s the Space Economy, Stupid!

                  May 21, 2010

 

59.  American Heroes

                  May 28, 2010

 

60.  A Wetter Moon Impacts Understanding of Lunar Origin

June 19, 2010

 

61.  Malice, Mischief, and Misconceptions

                  June 26, 2010

 

62.  Searching for the Moon’s mantle

                  July 7, 2010

 

63.  NASA’s New Mission and the Cult of Management

                  July 10, 2010

 

64.  The Moon, asteroids, and space resources

                  July 23, 2010

 

65.  Nobody knows …. how dry I am

                  August 7, 2010

 

66.  The incredible shrinking Moon

                  August 19, 2010

 

67.  The Moon: Creating capability in space and getting value for our money

                  August 24, 2011

 

68.  Building bridges

                  September 11, 2010

 

69.  Look Ma! No glasses!

                  September 23, 2010

 

70.  The authorized version

                  October 7, 2010

 

71.  Strange lunar brew

                  October 22, 2010

 

72.  Permafrost, snow cones and fairy castles

                  November 6, 2010

 

73.  Can NASA get its groove back?

                  November 6, 2010

 

74.  Keeping an eye on NASA

                  November 22, 2010

 

75.  A Founding Father of Lunar Science

                  December 4, 2010

 

76.  New light on the lunar poles

                  December 17, 2010

 

77.  Can we afford to return to the Moon?

                  December 22, 2010

 

78.  Regolith, the “other” lunar resource

                  January 5, 2011

 

79.  HEFT, lies and videotape

                  January 14, 2011

 

80.  Journey to the center of the Moon

                  February 4, 2011

 

81.  Vision statements for non-visionaries

                  February 22, 2011

 

82.  Discarding Shuttle: The hidden cost

                  March 1, 2011

 

83.  Volcanic shields of the Moon

                  March 19, 2011

 

84.  The Moon’s role in climate science

                  March 22, 2011

85.  You Can’t Always Get What You Want (but if you try some time, you might find … you get what you need)

                  March 31, 2011

86.  A Rationale for Cislunar Space

                  April 10, 2011

87.  “Embrace the end of human spaceflight!”

                  April 19, 2011

 

88.  Who’s short-sighted?

                  May 4, 2011

89.  Young Visitors Inspire Old Scientist

                  May 14, 2011

90.  Presidential Pronouncements on Space: Some 50th Anniversary Thoughts

                  May 24, 2011

91.  From “One Small Step” to Settlement

                  June 3, 2011

92.  Midwinter

                  June 21, 2011

93.  NASA Shifts Into Neutral

                  June 25, 2011

94.  Faded Flags on the Moon

                  July 20, 2011

95.  Visions Don’t Pass Away – A Tribute to John Marburger

                  July 30, 2011

96.  Exotic volcanoes on the Moon

                  August 3, 2011

97.  Splat! Two Moons over Miami?

                  August 18, 2011

98.  Destination: Moon or Asteroid? Part I: Operational Considerations

                  August 31, 2011

99.  Destination: Moon or Asteroid? Part II: Scientific Considerations

                  September 1, 2011

100.  Destination: Moon or Asteroid? Part III: Resource Utilization Considerations

                  September 2, 2011

 

101.  Let’s Argue About The Right Things

                  September 17, 2011

 

102.  It’s a gas, man!

                  October 8, 2011

 

103.  Replicators Have Arrived

                  October 24, 2011

 

104.  Ronald Greeley: A Gentleman and a Scholar

                  October 29, 2011

 

105.  Slopes, Streaks and Flows

                  November 17, 2011

 

106.  The Latest Destination for Human Spaceflight

                  December 1, 2011

 

107.  The Path of Exploration

                  December 14, 2011

 

108.  Annus Horribilis: Space in 2011

                  December 27, 2011

 

109.  China’s Long March to the Moon

                  January 14, 2012

 

110.  Everybody has won and all must have prizes

                  January 25, 2012

 

111.  Cataclysmic Conundrum

                  February 13, 2012

 

112.  Double the Space Budget?

                  March 1, 2012

 

113.  How the Mars Community Shot Itself in the Foot

                  March 8, 2012

 

114.  Can We Repurpose Space Assets?

                  March 19, 2012

 

115.  Legacy of a Space Titan

                  March 22, 2012

 

116.  A Scientific Dispute

                  March 27, 2012

 

117.  Analogy for Space: Aviation or Seafaring?

                  April 13, 2012

 

118.  The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers*

                  May 1, 2012

 

119.  The Flight of the Dragon

                  May 15, 2012

 

120.  Who discovered water on the Moon?

                  June 1, 2012

 

121.  Everyone’s Gone to the Moon

                  June 5, 2012

 

122.  Chesley Bonestell and the Landscape of the Moon

                  June 14, 2012

 

123.  China and the Moon

                  June 19, 2012

 

124.  Failure to Launch, Failure to Lead

                  July 2, 2012

 

125.  Bubble Bubble – Swirl and Trouble

                  July 19, 2012

 

126.  The Tale of Falcon 1

                  July 22, 2012

 

127.  Newt Space

                  July 31, 2012

 

128.  Scooping the Soviets

                  August 8, 2012

 

129.  A Cheap Date

                  August 24, 2012

 

130.  Passing of an Era

                  August 26, 2012

 

131.  Free Enterprise and “New Space”

                  September 8, 2012

 

132.  Hit-and-Run Science

                  September 28, 2012


133.  Once in a Blue Moon

                   October 10, 2012


134.  Water From the Sun

                    October 17, 2012


135.  Ocean of Storms, Oceans of Argument

                    November 1, 2012


136.  Technical Readiness
                    November 17, 2012


137.  Reflecting on the ice of Mercury and the Moon

                    December 2, 2012


138.  The Lunar Surface - What Lies Beneath

                        December 10, 2012


139.  How are Places on the Moon Named?
                      December 31, 2012


140.  Hugh L. Dryden and the American Space Program
                        January 6, 2013


141.  Geological Mapping of Another World

                        January 25, 2013


142.  Geological Sampling and Planetary Exploration

                        February 13, 2013


143.  That Sounds Familiar
                    March 13, 2013


144.  The Mystery of Shackleton Crater
                    April 8, 2013


145.  Thin Crust Moon

                    April 24, 2013


146. Earth-Moon: A Watery “Double-Planet”

                       May 14, 2013


147.  Alien Minerals Found in Lunar Crater – Film at Eleven!
                    
May 29, 2013


148.  The Moon's Antipodal Magnetism Mystery

                     June 19, 2013


149.  Earth's Nightlight
                     June 26, 2013


150.  Melted Moon
                    July 31, 2013


151.  Good Things Delivered in Small Packages
                    August 17, 2013


152.  Signs of "Life" on the Lunar Frontier
                    September 5, 2013


153.  The Quest for Life Elsewhere -- Rationale for a Space Program?
                    September 24, 2013


154.  LADEE – Measuring Almost Nothing and Looking for the Almost Invisible

                    October 4, 2013


155. Unplanned (But Controlled) Experiments: The Role of Serendipity
                    October 30, 2013


156.  Watch Were You Step on the Moon
                    November 9, 2013


157.  JFK and the Moon
                    November 24, 2013


158.  A New Site to Explore on the Moon
                    December 15, 2013


159.  Mining the Moon, Fueling the Future
                    December 27, 2013


160.  Clementine -- The Legacy, Twenty Years On
                    January 21, 2014


161.  Lunar Forensic Files: Studying Life's Processes and Origins on the Moon
                    February 12, 2014


162.  You too, Yutu?
                    February 26, 2014


163.  The Promise of Astronomy on the Moon
                    March 20, 2014


164.  The Moon's Mantle Muddle
                    April 4, 2014

 
165.  NASA’s Extended Science Missions in Peril

                    April 22, 2014


166.  Earth Rising
                    May 15, 2014


167.  Gordon Swann, Geology Teacher to the Astronauts
                    June 3, 2014

168.  Fifty Shades of Darkness

                    June 23, 2014


169.  Apollo 15 and the Power of Inspiration
                    July 19, 2014


170.  Prospecting the Moon's Poles
                    July 28, 2014


171.  Moon First - Mine the Asteroids Later
                    August 6, 2014


172.  Undocumented Alien

                    September 4, 2014