Space NASA 21st Century Missions

Starlink launched another amount of satellites. As you can see, the download speed is now around 80 Mbps, and it has increased significantly since September. It is also a pretty good indicator in and of itself. For example, satellite operators Viasat and HugheNet provide only a quarter of this. And they have already made some tests.

NASA Mega Moon Rocket Passes Key Test, Readies for Launch

The largest rocket element NASA has ever built, the core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, fired its four RS-25 engines for 8 minutes and 19 seconds Thursday at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The successful test, known as a hot fire, is a critical milestone ahead of the agency’s Artemis I mission, which will send an uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a test flight around the Moon and back to Earth, paving the way for future Artemis missions with astronauts.

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Technicians in the clean room are carefully lowering the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument into the belly of the Perseverance rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


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NASA's decision means SpaceX has to stop any work specifically related to the moon program contract until the GAO makes a ruling, expected Aug. 4 at the latest.

Earlier this month, NASA awarded SpaceX the lunar contract over billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics.
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NASA Crew-4 emblem revealed.
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The Crew-4, consisting of three American and one Italian astronauts, will fly to the ISS in April 2022.
It just doesn't look like 50 years worth of progress, does it..?
The SLS surely is'nt:

RS25 engines used on the space shuttle. Central part is a redesign of the space shuttle tank, Solid rocket boosters on the side (good grief!) and to top it off a lower tonnage capacity to the moon than a Saturn V. Obama cut a lot of credits and this is the best that traditional engineers could do (with huge overcosts anyway)

The Orion capsule however is more modern and actual.

And on a personal totally subjective note: ugly! A Saturn V with its black and white paint job was much nicer.
Well the crew for the lunar flyby on the Orion ship is picked.

They put a Canadian in there what do you know?

Long time before I can foresee an actual landing...The SpaceX starship has not flown orbital up to now so...I just hope the US gets back to the moon first.