- Struggling to get the media excited about astronomy
- How history will record the clusterf**k that is 2020
- Skyrora looking to join the smallsat launch market
- SpaceX’ Teletubby costumes
The News: Rounding up the space exploration news this month we have:
- Starship prototype goes Kablooey
- Britain returns to rocketry
- Goodbye to Japan’s ISS resupply spacecraft
- The European Space Agency look to ‘natural resources’ for moonbases
- Virgin Orbit attempt to slash the cost of launching to Low Earth Orbit
- NASA chooses 3 commercial consortia to develop lunar landers
Main news story: American commercial crewed launches have finally arrived
Q&A: Will the Lunar Gateway be visible from Earth? From Alex Bell @BLT_Astro on Twitter.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum: The near and mid-infrared part of the spectrum. How it became so important for astronomy and by whom.