Eric Berger

Eric Berger


Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica. I like rockets.

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"SenatorNelson’s imprint on the space program has thus been to perpetuate a system that rewards legislators whose states and districts have existing space facilities and jobs to protect." Worthwhile@sciam  piece on Bill Nelson and NASA:

There are a lot of women I respect on this space panel this afternoon: "A discussion on gender equality in the space industry and the future of humanity in space."

Blue Origin says "astronauts" will suit up and enter the New Shepard vehicle for the NS-15 mission, but will exit before the actual launch. Launch window opens at 8:00 am CT (13:00 UTC).

Love this image of Northrop Grumman's second mission extension vehicle docking with the Intelsat 10-02 vehicle in GEO. I especially enjoy it because that sure looks like Pluto in the background.

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Now that's some pro editing right there.

Had a long, great conversation with @OnOrbitPodcast  about LIFTOFF. Have a listen!

What @northropgrumman  did this week is a big deal: It's the beginning of reusability in orbit.

Here's why Starliner is unlikely to fly before late July or early August, and why its first crew mission will probably launch in early 2022.

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Just so we're clear, SpaceX built a Mars rocket out of rolls of steel, in tents, in South Texas, in weeks. And the first time they flew it, it made a smooth launch, a controlled flight, and safely landed. This is truly remarkable.

Finally, it feels like the 21st century.

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Hot damn—we're launching humans tomorrow, America.

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Pluto before @NewHorizons2015  ... and Pluto this morning. Thank you science.

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India has a vibrant space program, and they'll move on from this. They (and Israel) are to be commended for showing their lunar landing attempts live on the web.

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