Is NASA preparing for a third attempt?
Delta-5 is the difference in velocity that a rocket engine can impose on a spacecraft as a function of specific thrust and variation in vehicle mass. According to Musk, CH4 (methane) is easy to produce on Mars and is “very important” for launch missions. SpaceX is one of the first companies to use liquid methane and hydrogen as fuel. In the coming days, NASA may try to launch the Artemis-1 mission for the third time.
Mining race on the moon
NASA plans to launch the Artemis 1 lunar mission this Saturday, September 3, after it was canceled at the last minute due to engine problems on the first attempt earlier in the week. This mission is an exciting step towards sending humans to the moon for the first time since 1972. But this time is not only about leaving our footprints on the lunar soil, but also marks the beginning of a new space race for lunar resources. This time everyone wants to mine the moon.