Maybe these breakthroughs will prove a little more useful
Nice big asteroid nearby
This might be a nearby source of a lot of volitiles
--the amount on Don Quixote represents about 100 billion tons of water-roughly the same amount that can be found in Lake Tahoe, California's.
And no lunar gravity well to deal with
. HERE is your depot
. I would have thought this thing would have been as dry as a bone after all this time--this close to the sun.
Sadder news, GOCE, the hot rod of space, is faltering
Dammit--this is what spacecraft should look like: http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/...ssion_of_GOCE4
not BFI dumpsters with washerboards on sticks...