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Nobody knows ….. how dry I am

The never-ending saga of water on the Moon continues apace. 

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The Moon, Asteroids, and Space Resources

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NASA’s New Mission and the Cult of Management

During a recent interview on Al Jazeera television, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden outlined NASA’s new priorities.

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Searching for the Moon’s Mantle

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Malice, Mischief and Misconceptions

The space community has fractured since the disastrous roll out of NASA’s “new direction.” 

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A Wetter Moon Impacts Understanding of Lunar Origin

Is there water on the Moon?

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American Heroes

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, so thoughts of heroes and remembering them are foremost in my mind.

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It’s the Space Economy, Stupid!

Those of us in favor of human lunar return have been called “dinosaurs” because, as it’s told, we want to repeat what this nation already did years ago.

Meteor crater, the best preserved meteorite crater on Earth, approximates similar impact craters found on the Moon's surface.

Using Earth to Study the Moon

Visiting “lunar” landscapes—in Arizona

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The Four Flavors of Lunar Water

The Moon is constantly bombarded by the solid debris of the Solar System.

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

During a carefully staged appearance at Kennedy Space Center yesterday, President Barack Obama rolled out his plans for the U. S. space program.

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To Do The Heavy Lifting

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NASA Lost its Way

As we survey the wreckage and ruin of yet another NASA “return to the Moon” program, the inevitable “what went wrong?” arguments play out. 

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Value for Cost: The Determinate Path

The report of the Augustine committee analyzes America’s space program through a very narrow prism.

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Stuck in Transit – Unchaining Ourselves From the Rocket Equation

Last fall, after much anticipation, the Augustine Committee presented us with their assessment of the future of space exploration. 

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Ice at the north pole of the Moon

Last year, India’s Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter spent eight months mapping the surface of the Moon.

The SP-100 space nuclear reactor.

Talismanic Thinking

Wild claims are being tossed about regarding the future U.S. space program

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A Lunar Visionary

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Confusing the Means and the Ends

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Vision Impaired

The release of the new proposed budget for NASA has unleashed a blizzard of news articles and commentary.

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