Billionaire Japanese tycoon and future space tourist Yusaku Maezawa's training to go the moon should not be too tricky, he joked on Tuesday, adding that he planned to use free time from his six-hour work day to squeeze it in.
The chorus of biofuel critics is getting louder. In an opinion article published in the journal PNAS, a pair climate scientists argued continued support for biofuel production will make it more difficult to protect the climate.
Yang Liwei, director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office and the country's first astronaut, said, “China is accelerating its timetable for a space station, with the core capsule expected to be launched in 2020.”
It’s the dream of any would-be space tourist: Seeing our home planet from above. First you see the Earth’s horizon curve away, and then the luminous thin envelope of atmosphere that keeps us all alive comes into focus.
Australia is set to announce the country’s first space agency. Although the emphasis will apparently be on the commercial utilization of space, researchers are hoping there will be purely scientific efforts as well.