Does "Faster, Better, Cheaper" Work?
The Future of Commercial Space Launches
UN Announces World Space Week
Microsatellite Launch Delayed
DOES "FASTER, BETTER, CHEAPER" WORK?
With the almost certain loss of the Mars Polar Lander, and the
previous loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter, NASA has cause to
reflect on its methods of space exploration. NASA plans to
undertake a complete review of its Mars program, with the
possibility that it will completely change its approach to
space exploration - the days of faster, better, cheaper may be over.
THE FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCHES
Since we've had the technology to put humans into space for over
40 years, many people are wondering why trips to space aren't
available to regular people. A recent survey showed that 42% of
people would be willing to pay $10,000 for a trip to space.
Several companies are working on it.
UN ANNOUNCES WORLD SPACE WEEK
The United Nations has declared the week of October 4-10 of every
year as World Space Week. The dates were chose as Oct. 4th, 1957
was the launch of SPUTNIK 1, and Oct. 10th, 1967 marked the
enforcement of the Treaty on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
Spaceweek International has been celebrating an event once a
year, but has moved its date to support the UN.
MICROSATELLITE LAUNCH DELAYED
A modified Minuteman 2 rocket will carry a group of
microspacecraft has been delayed because of electrical problems.
Originally planned to launch Dec. 7th from the Vandenberg Air
Force Base in California, the electrical problem has pushed the
launch back an unspecified amount of time. This will be first
launch from commercial spaceport at Vandenberg, which is
operated by Spaceport Systems.
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