Book Review: Liftoff, Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

By National Space Society Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys which became the movie October Sky, summed it up this way: “This is as important a book on space as has ever been written and it’s a riveting page-turner, too.” On May 30, 2020, a Falcon 9 rocket roared off historic pad 39A in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The missionContinue reading “Book Review: Liftoff, Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX”

Space race: China is also on Mars

China’s Zhurong rover landed safely on Mars on May 15, making China only the third country to successfully land a rover on the red planet. More impressively still, China is the first Mars-going nation to carry out an orbiting, landing and rovering operation as its first mission. Zhurong, named after the god of fire in Chinese mythology, separated from the Tianwen-1 orbiter andContinue reading “Space race: China is also on Mars”