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Uranus or Bust (and on a budget)

Van Kane • July 09, 2013 • 3

New plans may make a mission to Uranus affordable within NASA's new, constrained budget.

Planetary Society Hangout: Arkyd Telescopes, Planetary Resources, Chris Lewicki

Bruce Betts • June 27, 2013 • 2

We talked to Chris Lewicki, President of Planetary Resources, about their upcoming Arkyd telescopes including one for the public, asteroid mining, and more. Hosted by Bruce Betts with Jennifer Vaughn.

POSTPONED: Planetary Society Hangout, Planetary Resources' Chris Lewicki

Emily Lakdawalla • June 05, 2013

The Hangout has been postponed because of technical difficulties. Stay tuned for rescheduling information.

NASA Administrator Highlights Advanced Propulsion Systems at JPL

Casey Dreier • May 23, 2013 • 6

Charles Bolden stopped by JPL to highlight research being done on advanced propulsion techniques that would be used in the proposed asteroid retrieval mission.

Report from the Starship Century Conference: Tuesday

Jon Lomberg • May 22, 2013 • 5

This week Jon Lomberg is attending the Starship Century conference, which brings together scientists, writers, and futurists to imagine the future of interstellar travel. Here he reports on presentations by Freeman Dyson, Peter Schwartz, Robert Zubrin, Geoff Landis, Neal Stephenson, and Patti Grace Smith.

Report from the Starship Century Conference: Monday

Jon Lomberg • May 21, 2013 • 11

This week Jon Lomberg is attending the Starship Century conference, which brings together scientists, writers, and futurists to imagine the future of interstellar travel. The organizers are Greg and Jim Benford, and among the attendees are: David Brin, Neal Stephenson, Vernor Vinge, Joe Haldeman, Alan Steele, Geoffrey Landis, Freeman Dyson, Jill Tarter, Paul Davies, Nalaka Gunawardene, and Daniel Richter.

ISIS: Blasting a Crater on Asteroid Bennu

Van Kane • May 16, 2013 • 2

An exciting new option to enhance NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission has been proposed by Steve Chesley at JPL. The ISIS spacecraft would impact asteroid Bennu to expose its interior structure to OSIRIS-REx.

Mars One astronaut selection announcement

Emily Lakdawalla • April 21, 2013 • 26

Today I am on my way to New York City, where I will be serving as the moderator for Mars One's first press briefing.

Bringing an Asteroid Home

Van Kane • April 03, 2013 • 6

Aviation Week and Space Technology reports that the President’s next budget request for NASA will include funds to begin developing a mission to bring an asteroid to the Earth-moon system.

LPSC 2013: Future Planetary Exploration

Van Kane • March 26, 2013 • 2

Last week, planetary scientists gathered for the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Van Kane rounds up some of the future mission concepts presented.

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