Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

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Title: Cheap Astronomy – Dear CA Ep. 90: Space Exploration on Paper

Organization: Cheap Astronomy


Description: More baby steps into the cosmos

Next steps, maybe.

How likely is a space way-station like Deep Space 9?

So, anything is possible, but what is likely is what is economically feasible. In other words, while you could have a deep space way station like Deep Space 9, there’s has to be a need for it. So, for example here on Earth there’s no deep Sahara desert or a deep Congo jungle bases, but there are deep Antarctica bases, indeed several of them.

Are there still plans for a crewed asteroid mission?

Well, not really. There’s probably still lots of people still thinking about such a mission, but there’s nothing that’s in any respect scheduled, at least for NASA and as far as we know.

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