Earth to Mars takes 6.5 months: The maximum amount of time astronauts spend in the I.S.S.

The most fantastic ideas from SpaceNews.  "Creating a demand function for propellant...providing key investments...expanding...Earth's economic realm into space."  Wow! How REAL is that?!  And they call me a dreamer.   Earth to Mars takes 6.5 months. That is what the inSight space craft landing demonstrated.  Not years.  Not even a year.  But 6.5 months.  It …

USA fossil fuel use drives global increase in CO2 – “just stop, ok?”

Rhodium Group Tuesday 08JAN19 “After three years of decline, US carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose sharply last year. Based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data, we estimate emissions increased by 3.4% in 2018. This marks the second largest annual gain in more than two decades — surpassed only by 2010 when …