New Idea: Use the Starship HLS to Create a Lunar Base!

Between the multiple space agencies planning to conduct crewed missions to the lunar surface, the many commercial entities who’ve contracted them to assist them, and proposals for lunar bases, the message of the modern space age is clear: We’re going back to the Moon. And this time, we intend to stay! Just like the efforts … Read more

Senate Appropriators Increase NASA’s Budget a Tad, But Not Enough for a Second HLS –

The Senate Appropriations Committee released the FY2022 appropriations bill that funds NASA today, skipping over subcommittee and full committee markups as it did last year. The Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) bill provides $24.837 billion for NASA, almost the same as the request.  While it adds $100 million for a second lunar landing system, it is not enough … Read more

Technology is easy but politics is hard for NASA’s Lunar Human Landing System

If Americans are returning to the lunar surface for the first time in 50 years, they will need a ride to take them the last 60 or so miles of their journey. SpaceX has already won a contract for an uncrewed test flight and then the first crewed mission. Blue Origin, which lost that round, … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX vs. the environmentalists

SpaceX and its founder, Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskBiden seeks to build Democratic support among unions Russia’s space chief jealous of Musk and Bezos: ‘Our millionaires prefer to invest more in yachts’ How will Biden’s Afghanistan debacle impact NASA’s Artemis return to the moon? MORE, face another potential legal challenge to their dream of conquering space. … Read more

Draft House Infrastructure Bill Funds NASA & NOAA Space Programs, But Not HLS –

NASA will get an extra $4.4 billion if Congress agrees with draft legislation proposed by the House committee that oversees the agency. While generous, it is far short of what NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is seeking and does not include any money for a second lunar lander for the Artemis program. The committee is also … Read more

Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos wages lawfare on NASA and SpaceX

Say what you will about Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosCan SpaceX’s Elon Musk help NASA get back to the moon by 2024 after all? Amazon planning large physical retail stores: report Bezos’ Blue Origin sues NASA over award of lunar lander contract to Musk’s SpaceX MORE, but he is not a quitter when it comes … Read more

NASA “Pauses” HLS Contract With SpaceX –

In light of Blue Origin’s lawsuit against NASA for awarding only SpaceX a contract for a lunar lander, NASA has “voluntarily paused work” with SpaceX. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is suing NASA in the Court of Federal Claims insisting NASA’s acquisition decision was flawed even though the Government Accountability Office rejected the company’s protest. … Read more

Blue Origin is suing NASA. In the background, a battle for money for a lunar lander

On August 13, the federal court dealing with tenders received a lawsuit from Blue Origin. According to him, the company is demanding an order securing all documentation related to the allocation of money in the program Human Landing System. Extracting the files through the court would also detect any inaccuracies or even irregularities in the … Read more

Boje skonily, vrate se do prce, hls Tlibn. ednkm slbil amnestii

Pro vechny byla vyhlena veobecn amnestie, take byste se s dvrou mli vrtit ke svm zvykm, uvedlo hnut v prohlen. Jde o prvn, a neurit vroky ohledn vldy, kterou radikln hnut zavede, pe AP. Tlibn stle vyjednv s politickmi vdci padl vldy a dosud nebylo vyhleno oficiln pedn moci. Hnut oznmilo, e v pt hodin … Read more