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Mars maverick touts low-cost plan for moon bases

For decades, rocket scientist Robert Zubrin has been a voice crying in the Martian wilderness. But now the president of the Mars Society is pleading the case for a cause that’s much closer than the Red Planet: low-cost lunar exploration and settlement. … Continue reading

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Next generation inspired by Jeff Bezos’ tales

By Chelsey Ballarte and Alan Boyle When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited the Museum of Flight this weekend to answer questions from students, the kids did not hold back. “That’s one of the great things about kids,” Bezos said on … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos lays out vision for city on the moon

SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk may have his heart set on building a city on Mars, but Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space vision looks closer to home. He’s gazing at the moon. “I think we should build a permanent human settlement … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos shares Apollo’s lessons with kids

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos came to Seattle’s Museum of Flight today to talk with students about the decades-old rocket engines he rescued from the sea – but he stayed to share some down-to-earth lessons for life on this planet. “Be proud, not … Continue reading

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Apollo moon rocket engines fill place of honor

Almost 50 years after they were fired up, rocket engines that sent NASA’s Apollo crews on the first leg of their trips to the moon have reached their final destination at last, in the spotlight at the Museum of Flight’s “Apollo” … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 moon ship will land in Seattle

The Smithsonian Institution has officially put Seattle’s Museum of Flight on the schedule for an exhibit featuring Apollo 11’s moon ship during the 50th anniversary of the historic mission. Seattle is the last stop on the four-city, two-year tour for … Continue reading

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Museum gets an intact moon rocket engine

When historic rocket engine parts from the Apollo moon missions go on display in May in Seattle, museumgoers will be able to compare them with an intact F-1 engine. The 50-year-old, 18.5-foot-tall engine arrived at one of the Museum of … Continue reading

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