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Anthony Colangelo

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Dream Chaser and the UN

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Sierra Nevada is finding every way it can to make Dream Chaser a reality. Their sticktoitiveness makes you believe we’ll see the crewed version launch at some point in the next decade.

Video from Orbital ATK Featuring Cygnus-Derived Habitats

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Orbital ATK posted a video over on YouTube showing their ideas for placing Cygnus-derived habitats in lunar orbit, and using them as the base for SLS-Orion missions throughout the 2020s. It also hints at the station staying there beyond the initial missions and supporting European (or other international) missions to the lunar surface.

HI-SEAS IV Crew on WeMartians

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If you haven’t gotten a chance yet to listen to Jake’s conversations with the crew members of HI-SEAS IV, I highly recommend checking it out. They’ve got incredibly interesting insights into the human side of long-duration missions.

Thoughts on the Design of SpaceX’s Mars Spacecraft

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My baseline expectation is a scaled-up Dragon 2. But maybe that’s not the best layout for a much larger spacecraft like we’ll see next Tuesday. There might be a way to design the spacecraft that would lead to a better layout, better functionality for payload, and better performance for atmospheric entry.