Watershed moment in space exploration

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Launch vehicle provider (United Launch Alliance) and habitat provider (Bigelow Aerospace) announce alliance to launch a private space habitat by 2020. Each hab offers 11,000 cubic feet of interior space, more than individual ISS modules.

Apollo 16 arrived at the Descartes region of the moon (Lunar Highlands) on Weds., April 20, 1972. Looked to verify age and composition of rocks in this different region of the moon. Returned to earth this Wednesday April 27, 44 years ago.

Tomorrow morning, the moon, Mars and Saturn have a nice line up visible at 5:00a-5:30a.

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