Pesquet describes the view as "minimalist snow art" and writes, "I cannot explain these km-long parallel lines." I have some outlandish ideas. Or maybe it's the world's craziest Slip 'N Slide course.
The public auction on the assets of Firefly Space Systems planned for Thursday is being conducted by an Ukrainian serial entrepreneur who made his fortune running online dating sites but more recently has turned his attention toward space ventures.“The micrometeorites and comet dust that settle on the ISS surface may contain biogenic substance of extra-terrestrial origin in its natural form,” Roscosmos officials said, as reported by Russian state news agency Tass.“The ISS surface is possibly a unique and easily available collector and keeper of comet substance and, possibly, of biomaterial of extra-terrestrial origin.” Keep up with this story and more The statement added that 19 dust samples have been collected from the surface of the ISS during space walks dating back to 2010 under an experiment known as “Test.”It could be some time before analysts determine the identity of the material, however.Mr Solntsev said: 'As for the state of affairs specifically at Elon Musk's company, it would be difficult to carry out such a mission in 2018, and even in 2020.'Nobody has yet even seen the designs.There's no launch vehicle, no spacecraft.'The Crew Dragon spacecraft designed for missions to the ISS and Falcon 9 launch vehicle are a far cry from a spacecraft and a rocket that are needed for a mission towards the moon.'In February, Space X announced its plans to launch a crewed mission beyond the moon for two private paying customers in 2018.