LightSail Launch Event

Richard Chute • May 21, 2019 LightSail Launch Event Preliminary Plans LightSail 2’s launch window opens on June 22, and we are finalizing plans for our launch viewing celebrations. Once we have finished coordinating the details with the Air Force’s STP-2 mission team and the Kennedy Space …

A Crash Program or Modest Proposal?

Casey Dreier • May 13, 2019 A Crash Program or Modest Proposal? The latter. The White House released a long-awaited supplemental budget request for NASA today. It proposes an additional $1.6 billion for an accelerated human spaceflight effort to land on the Moon in 2024. This boosts …

Hearing Recap: Keeping Our Sights on Mars

Brendan Curry • May 9, 2019 Hearing Recap: Keeping Our Sights on Mars A Review of NASA’s Deep Space Plans and Lunar Proposal Overview: On May 8, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics held a hearing entitled “Keeping our Sights on …

Accuracy Can Be Fun!

Emily Lakdawalla • May 1, 2019 Accuracy Can Be Fun! Data and sources for the Chop Shop Planetary Blocks Last week, designer Thomas Romer of Chop Shop Studio launched a Kickstarter to support the creation of a new product: Planetary Blocks. I’ve been working closely with Thomas …