Asian lunar space race!!

by | Oct 29, 2007 | Satellites | 0 comments

Chinese state media is reporting all is go for its Chang’e 1 probe, while Japan’s Kaguya/Selene spacecraft is also readying itself for lunar probing

China’s state media is also reporting that seven Chinese citizens have booked flights with Virgin Galactic

Meanwhile astronauts entered the newly attached International Space Station’s Italian built Node 2 module over the weekend and discovered mystery metal shavings while moving other bits of the ISS around

In Russia they are more concerned with planetary defence

And finally Space.com is reporting about the US defense department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s solar thermal propulsion work and NASAWatch.com has video of VAriable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) engine testing

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