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Curt Godwin
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Network/System Administrator, Doctor Who fan, Anglophile, smartass, and geek.
Network/System Administrator, Doctor Who fan, Anglophile, smartass, and geek.

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Did you know that some of NASA's most iconic exploration missions were powered by nuclear "batteries"? Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are working to significantly increase the efficiency of these power units, and - in the process - may benefit people here on Earth. Read more in my latest piece for +SpaceFlight Insider.

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No doubt, Musk outlined an ambitious plan at the IAC a couple days ago. It was an impressive display of vision, grand in scope...though thin on the details. I address just a few questions I have in my latest write-up for The Liftoff Report.

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Have you ever wondered what benefits may come from NASA's proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission? I outline why this could be a vitally important mission in my latest piece for +SpaceFlight Insider.

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Asteroid mining. It's a thing...or, at least, it might be. Read more about the companies vying to extract resources from our our interplanetary neighbors in my latest piece for +SpaceFlight Insider.

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+Aerojet Rocketdyne has been selected to provide the power distribution system for +Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft. Read more about it in my piece at +SpaceFlight Insider.

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What will go 450,000 MPH and experience temperatures of 2,500F? NASA's Solar Probe Plus. Read more about it in my piece for +SpaceFlight Insider.

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News and Updates!
Yes, I know it's been a couple months since I've posted anything here...but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. Far from it, in fact. Here's an update on what's up: This is no longer the place for space That's right - I will no longer be posting space-re...

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My second piece for Spaceflight Insider is now live.

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NASA's InSight mission to Mars will be accompanied by its own pair of communication satellites. Read more about this innovative use of CubeSats in my debut article on SpaceFlight Insider.

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What's in a Name?
If SLS could talk, this is what it would say...probably. Photo credit: NASA (with my snark added) In 'Romeo and Juliet', Shakespeare penned: " What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. " One could take away from thi...
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