But, in the end, we get a spaceship that will take humankind to the moon, Mars and beyond.
For a long time, Musk has dreamed of setting up a Mars settlement, even going so far as to wish that he might die on the Red Planet “just not on impact.”
Somewhere, the late Arthur C. Clarke must be smiling.
The scope of New Delhi’s space ambition is breathtaking, to put the matter mildly.
Elon Musk has dominated the launching of things and even people into space, and some people think it’s a problem.
One estimate suggests that the riches of the asteroid Psyche may be worth $10 quintillion.
The presence of carbon dioxide is one more piece of evidence that Europa’s subsurface ocean may be an abode of life.
With no space race and no threat of a Chinese space hegemony, supporters of the Artemis program will have to scramble for other reasons to return to the moon.
Two recent events illustrated how Project Artemis has become an instrument of international diplomacy for the United States and how China is trying to do the same for its own lunar efforts.
What caused President Kennedy to switch from racing the Soviets to the moon to proposing a joint Soviet-American moon mission?