28 September 2009
- Stephen Hawking called for a massive investment in establishing colonies on the Moon and Mars in a lecture in honour of NASA’s 50th anniversary. He argued that the world should devote about 10 times as much as NASA’s current budget – or 0.25% of the world’s financial resources – to space.
- The Ares I processing continues toward a 27 October 2009 launch. Descriptions of progress and problems can be seen here.
- For a very detailed view of the lunar surface from the LRO mission, check out this image.
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