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Blue origin to begin commercial flights, ARM report available, and Yutu rover keeps on truckin'

30 Nov 2015, 09:29 UTC
Blue origin to begin commercial flights, ARM report available, and Yutu rover keeps on truckin'
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Model T ford of rocketsFirefly Space Systems, a launch company specialising in launches for the rapidly growing small sat market, have gone on record as saying that they want their next design of space launcher to be the 'Model T ford' of rockets - by which I assume they mean they intend it to bring space access to a massive new market, not that it will have a top speed of 45 mph. Above: A video run down on Firefly Space System's efforts to build their advanced smallsat launcher. Courtesy of Firefly Space Systems  Asteroid Redirection Mission  - F.A.S.T. report available for public commentNASA has released a draft copy of it's FAST (Final Assessment and Support Team) report of the ARM (Asteroid Redirection Mission), for public comment and feedback. Now, a lot of people are expecting that, just like George W Bush's project constellation, ARM will get cancelled  with the next change of US government. But on the off chance it doesn't here's your chance to tell NASA what you think of it, and maybe shape how it turns out - the email address to send your comments to is HQ-ARM-FAST@mail.nasa.gov .Yutu rover lives to see another dayAlthough it's been crippled for a long ...

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