Was going to space a good idea?

By Alice Gorman, Published by The Conversation, 4 December 2023 In 1963, six years after the first satellite was launched, editors from the Encyclopaedia Britannica posed a question to five eminent thinkers of the day: “Has man’s conquest of space increased or diminished his stature?” The respondents were philosopher Hannah Arendt,

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Artist's illustration of NASA astronauts near the moon's south pole, a region thought to be rich in water ice, a key resource that could help humanity extend its footprint out into the solar system. (Image credit: NASA)

The Space Force should safeguard US interests on the moon (op-ed)

By Rick Tumlinson, Published by Space.com, 2 October 2023 The potential for conflict beyond Earth is coming. It's been reported that United States Space Force Commander Gen. Chance Saltzman surveyed the Force's members to develop a mission statement for America's newest military branch. Aside from the novelty of crowdsourcing soldiers

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Artist's illustration of NASA astronauts near the moon's south pole, a region thought to be rich in water ice, a key resource that could help humanity extend its footprint out into the solar system. (Image credit: NASA)

DARPA wants to build a ‘thriving commercial economy’ on the moon in 10 years

By Josh Dinner, Publised by Space.com, 23 August 2023 The Pentagon's R&D department wants to study energy and communications infrastructure on the moon. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is seeking rapid development of technologies to support the foundation for an integrated lunar infrastructure.  The 10-Year Lunar Architecture (LunA-10) capability

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