A House committee may take the air out of NASAs plan to use an inflatable module as a home for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The House Science Committee will consider a NASA funding bill this week that would bar the space agency from spending any money on inflatable modules such as Transhab.
House may pull plug on Transhab module Huntsville Times
NASA’s Goldin predicts men on Mars in two decades Huntsville Times
NASA Administrator Dan Goldin predicted Wednesday that astronauts will be on Mars in two decades. “I believe, deep down, that in no less than 10 and no more than 20 (years), were going to be back on the moon and at Mars . . . there is no doubt in my mind, Goldin said at a meeting with reporters.”
Ideas abound on fueling travel to the stars Huntsville Times
Scientists talk of power stations and antimatter drive. Its the mid-21st century. Astronauts leaving the planet see what looks like a small moon, shining intensely – and firing a powerful laser beam at them.