Tag Archives: space exploration

Mars and Beyond

Falcon Heavy’s test flight last week wasn’t perfect. But I’ll call it a success. That’s good news for SpaceX. Not my opinion: the largely-successful flight. The test flight’s dummy payload included an actual dummy. “Starman” is the mannequin wearing a … Continue reading

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Still Seeking Earth 2.0

We’ve known about 55 Cancri e since 2004. It may have lakes and rivers of lava. But that’s probably not what keeps its night side hot enough to melt copper. Ross 128 b, discovered this year, is a bit more … Continue reading

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Cassini-Huygens Mission

The Cassini-Huygens mission ends this week, after 13 years in orbit around Saturn. Scientists found answers to some questions they had, and uncovered new questions. I think they’ll be studying Cassini’s and Huygens’ data for years. Decades. I’ll take a … Continue reading

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GSLV, Rocket Lab: Looking Good

India’s ‘monster rocket,’ the GSLV Mark III, successfully put the GSAT-19E satellite in orbit this week. BBC News called some coverage of ISRO’s launch “euphoric.” That’s understandable. India is like America in the late 20th century, where spaceflight is involved: … Continue reading

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