November 2013

Going to Mars: Billionaire Dennis Tito plans manned mission with possible 2017 launch

November 23rd, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Billionaire Dennis Tito, tired of being told that we can’t send humans to Mars just yet, on Wednesday revealed his scheme for launching two astronauts to the red planet as early as December 2017. Dubbed “Inspiration Mars,” the flyby mission would exploit a rare alignment of Earth and Mars that [...]

Defense firms see space as the next commercial frontier

November 14th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For defense contractors looking for growth markets as Pentagon spending slows, the “final frontier” is looking more and more attractive. “People really don’t understand how big a business space is. I mean, the commercial satellite market is enormous. It far dwarfs anything that’s going on in exploration,” said James Crocker, [...]