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First, Nail Down the Mission

Why are we going to the moon?

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Lunar Resources (Part 2): Changing our approach to spaceflight

How do we go about using the resources of the Moon and of space in general?

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Can we be “resourceful” on the Moon? (Part 1)

Discussions on forums show that there is a lot of confusion and lack of knowledge about space resources in general and lunar resources in particular

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What the Augustine Committee Didn’t Know in 1990

A newly formed commission led by Norman Augustine will review NASA’s human spaceflight program with the aim of determining if we are on the “right track.”

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Return to the Moon: Outpost or sorties?

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The Deadly Dust of the Moon

Lunar dust sticks to everything! 

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Those were the days….

Why do things seem to be more difficult to accomplish now than in the “good ol’ days” of Apollo.

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moon vs. Moon: A Study in Arrant Pedantry

To capitalize, or not to capitalize? That is the question.

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Mini-SAR nears completion of its first mapping cycle

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Of Science and Cathedral-Building

John Young at Plum Crater, Apollo 16, April 1972.

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

Robots vs. astronauts

Luis and Walter Alvarez at the KT boundary.  Dinosaurs on the bottom right; little critters on the top left.

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

Robots vs. astronauts

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Another Strategic Plan Misfires

There seems to be no end of new “strategic plans” designed to “save” our nation’s space program from the purgatory of mediocrity.

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The Strange Story of Lunar Magnetism

We’ve known since the beginning of the space age that the Moon has no global magnetic field.

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What Apollo was…and wasn’t

Miles O’Brien, late of CNN, recently wrote a column reflecting on the accomplishment of the Apollo program and the space program since then.

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Radar Mapping the Moon

Unlike a photograph, radar provides its own illumination – the pulses sent to the surface are reflected, received back and converted into an image.

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Space Goals – One more time

It would appear that we are in the midst of yet another attempt to define the goals and objectives of our national space program.

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Moon water – again

The question, “Is there water on the Moon?” is still with us.

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Forty years ago, three men left for the Moon

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 8 mission.

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The Vision for Space Exploration (VSE) and Project Constellation

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