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Why a Gateway?

August 26th, 2018

  As NASA’s Gateway keeps popping up in the news, it is worthwhile to explain what Gateway is and how it fits into the overarching plan for deep space exploration. Gateway is a moon-orbiting space station that will serve as a staging point for missions to the lunar surface, for scientific collaboration, for commercial exploration, […]

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Book Review: The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List

January 27th, 2016

By Leonard David Book Review: The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List, by Loretta Hall; Rio Grande Books; 2016; Cost: $15.95. Maybe it’s my old age setting in. But a new book just showed up in my mail box that is so timely. Loretta Hall has authored The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List – 100 Space […]

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New Books for Future Mars Settlers

August 10th, 2015

New Books for Future Mars Settlers There are two new and invaluable books on Mars, both of them ideal for those ready to settle down on the Red Planet: – How We’ll Live on Mars by Stephen Petranek – The International Mars Research Station – An exciting new plan to create a permanent human presence […]

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CSExtra – Top Space News for Friday, June 19, 2015

June 19th, 2015

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Terrestrial simulations in the Canadian Arctic suggest that humans on Mars will not contaminate the search for evidence of indigenous life on the red planet. In Florida, beach erosion threatens the launch pads that once launched shuttles and U.S. […]

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CSExtra – Top Space News for Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 18th, 2015

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. The first unpiloted flight test of NASA’s Orion crew exploration capsule confirms three design principles, according to Lockheed Martin’s program manager. A Russian official calls for an investigation into NASA’s Apollo moon program. NASA moves from concept to development […]

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CSExtra – Top Space News for Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June 17th, 2015

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe.  The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee report on the 2016 budget adds money to the White House request for the Space Launch System and Orion, subtracts from Commercial Crew.  Former NASA officials urge development of the Space Launch System heavy […]

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