Monthly Archives: December 2006

Lunar Much Sooner (and Better)

Over the past several weeks, I’ve put together several different ideas that I want to tie together tonight into what I hope is a coherent suggestion for a much better way for NASA to go about lunar exploration. I need … Continue reading

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Soyuz Idea

Someone in comments mentioned an interesting idea for the 2-man architecture I’ve been discussing, and I wanted to see if I could solicit some further commentary. Basically, the current iteration of the 2-man architecture I’ve been looking into has an … Continue reading

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The Spirit of La Mancha

I’ve recently been accused of suffering from the “quixotic notion” that I can “sell my idea to NASA in lieu of their own plan”. I’m mostly a private space oriented guy. I’m also rather strongly libertarian leaning. So why am … Continue reading

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Additional Addenda

Thanks to a very good idea from Brad in the comments (who fortunately had enough patience to put up with my bull-headedness long enough to talk a little sense into me), I think I’ve found a fix to the capsule … Continue reading

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Addenda

Just some quick additional notes to my last post. Unfortunately I haven’t had the time to transfer these over from Open Office to google spreadsheets. A direct, unrefueled Atlas V 401 launch could just barely put a 4500-4750lb capsule into … Continue reading

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2-Man EELV Based Mission Numbers

One of the commenters on last night’s post wanted to see some more information on how I came up with the results I’ve been discussing. Well, I finally broke down and figured out how to use Google Spreadsheets, and here … Continue reading

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