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REALSPACE: Buzz Aldrin supports new NASA plan but also calls for new manned spacecraft

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Buzz Aldrin is backing the new plan for NASA but is also calling on NASA and the Air Force to combine forces to cover the manned flight gap after the Shuttle is retired next year.

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REALSPACE: Senate Committee OK's NASA authorization bill

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In a bipartisan unanimous vote the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has approved a new NASA budget and space plan. If this bill passes a Senate and House vote it will set the future for US space efforts.

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REALSPACE: Cheap access to Orbit!

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Here's a very interesting site that was pointed out to me by Lensman of the Compleat (sic) Known Space Encyclopedia. It's a fascinating study of ways to get people and cargo into orbit for very substantial cost reductions.

This is probably not of too much interest to the casual reader, but if you're the kind of person (A guy, probably) who likes engineering stuff, or if you're looking to write some Hard SF, this is a pretty substantial resource. Do check it out:

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REALSPACE: Despite being murdered by Obama, the Ares 1X is doing fine...

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know: I obsess on Obama's cold-blooded murder of the Space Program too much. I know a lot of you wish I'd move on to something else, but the thing is: I really think this is important stuff, and most others don't, so I'm left to scream alone in the night of indifference and various other metaphors that sound cool to college freshmen, but are really a bit too overwrought for my ear.

Anyway: Despite its cancellation, the Ares 1X is still enjoying a vigorous test-launch schedule, as you can read about here

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