Gerry Griffin, Gerald Nordley, Rod Pyle, and many others recall the final steps on the moon of Apollo 17 from 50 years ago. It’s time to return to the lunar surface for the benefit of all humankind. – L Paul Turner, author of The Space Trade Update. http://www.thespacetrade.com
Oh the loving work that went into building, hauling and launching the Ascender 9 Airship from JPA Area 42. All in 26 seconds.
My fav cup of tea is when I share time with Space Kitten, and dream of building starships. Once you Float to Space, you board the turnship torus and head out beyond translunar. Or, beyond, as in Quest for Sylvane. Available on Barnes and Noble Press (print on demand).
JP does this so easily. My stickers, like my postage stamps, usually fall onto the surface sideways.
Bags have successfully launched balloons in winds gusting to 45 knots. The launches were performed on the Black Rock desert playa in 2011.
A new schedule for 2023, includes a high altitude drone from http://www.jpaerospace.com
This is John M. Powell’s atmospheric transfer station, where passengers deplane from the ground launch Ascender to board the Orbital Airship.
JP is at his best when describing aspects of his team’s more than 200 launches.
Dr. Hossenfelder, my fav presenter of difficult concepts, ably gives us both sides now until the end of this century. However, Elon Musk is right because of factors missed by Dr. Hossenfelder, namely the expansion of private space as described in The Space Trade Update. http://www.thespacetrade.com or on Nook and other online platforms and available in print on demand at Amazon.