Dear readers, as you will certainly know, the inaugural flight of the Falcon Heavy ended yesterday with some success. The rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has transported its payload beyond Earth orbit and launched it toward Mars. The payload, not a symbol for mankind but rather a commercial for Musk’s companies, was […]Read more "Some thoughts about the Falcon Heavy maiden flight"
Dear readers, This new year starts with interesting news. The work on the PNN spaceship is proceeding at slow pace on request of Laureti himself because he has some personal commitments to attend to, however if everything goes well the construction has been postponed to next February so the waiting is not too long. Meanwhile […]Read more "To Mars and back- hypothesis for a PNN spacecraft"
When I was a young boy, in the nineties, I used to read a scientific divulgation magazine which over the years reported various NASA announcements about a manned mission to the red planet. In that period it was scheduled, if I remember correctly, for 2005 and I was really looking toward such historical event. Then, […]Read more "Why Mars? Choose the Moon instead, it’s cheaper!"
This is the first time I read something like this in space exploration history: according to the Italian newspaper Repubblica there is a controversy ongoing between Italian Space Agency (ASI) and ESA. Italian Agency accuses ESA to have subcontracted Schiaparelli landing system tests to Astra, a Romanian space company without the skills required for […]Read more "Discount space exploration"
Yesterday I began to write an enthusiastic post about ExoMars mission while I was following the live coverage of the event from ESA website, at least until the news that demonstration module Schiaparelli failed to communicate with Earth at the expected time. Thus I decided to wait until today before completing the post, with the […]Read more "The partial failure of ExoMars mission"