TMSU – Could Comets Help Terraform Mars?

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  The recent hubbub about the ‘Siding Spring’ comet (aka WORMWOOD) heading for Mars got me thinking about terraforming. Should the comet actually hit the Red Planet the impact would be immense. The┬ánucleus of the comet is estimated to be from 15 km to 50 km wide traveling at a velocity 56 km/second. An impact… Read more »

TMSU – SpaceX Launch Slated For Friday

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  If all goes as planned this Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. EST (15:10 GMT) Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will launch a Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies and cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). A “static fire test” was executed successfully on Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:30… Read more »