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Last week in Moon exploration was awesome! moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue 🚀

→ NASA to send missions to the Moon's farside and a magnetic swirl
→ France takes interest in China-Russia science base
→ 4.2 billion years old Apollo samples
→ China’s Yutu-2 rover’s radar results
& more!

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Thank you @jasonrdavis@twitter.com and @lunarswirls@twitter.com for supporting me and powering this edition of Moon Monday! 🌗

RT @uncertainquark@twitter.com

Last week in Moon exploration was awesome! moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue 🚀

→ NASA to send missions to the Moon's farside and a magnetic swirl
→ France takes interest in China-Russia science base
→ 4.2 billion years old Apollo samples
→ China’s Yutu-2 rover’s radar results
& more!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/uncertainquark/sta

Last week in Moon exploration was awesome! moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue 🚀

→ NASA to send missions to the Moon's farside and a magnetic swirl
→ France takes interest in China-Russia science base
→ 4.2 billion years old Apollo samples
→ China’s Yutu-2 rover’s radar results
& more!

Published 3 articles this week. 🚀

→ Rocket equation 101: The Moon as a launch platform blog.jatan.space/p/the-moon-as

→ Moon exploration updates #30 moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

→ Why not to link to Instagram anywhere personal.jatan.space/p/say-no-

Keep me going: jatan.space/#support

So excited for the 4 Venus missions launching this decade or early next! 🚀

→ India’s Shukrayaan orbiter by 2026: blog.jatan.space/p/isro-venus-

→ Two NASA missions, DAVINCI+ atmospheric probe and VERITAS orbiter, by 2030: nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-se

→ ESA’s EnVision orbiter in the early 2030s: sci.esa.int/web/cosmic-vision/

At long last, let’s reveal Venus’ secrets: blog.jatan.space/p/why-explore!

Occasionally, I like to make cards for people I care about, with self-written poems in them. I like to receive cards too, but no one has ever made me one. Except this one time when someone gave me this as part of a gift exchange. 📝 personal.jatan.space/s/poems

Really interesting essay on why Russians do not smile. It’s very important to consider cultural context in multi-ethnic conversations to avoid confusion or even conflict. chicagomaroon.com/2002/04/12/w

Finding a “quiet website” on the Internet is a joy that no amount of dopamine hits from social media notifications can compare. Great primer to the Quiet Web by Brian Koberlein. 🌐 briankoberlein.com/tech/quiet-

I like sunsets because they allow me to marvel at this giant nuclear reactor in the sky without burning my eyes.

FYI, I recently published an 1800-word guide on The Planetary Society about the Sun and its wind, which goes way beyond Pluto! So maybe check it out! 🚀 planetary.org/worlds/the-sun

The Environmental Politics of Space Settlement – A thoughtful article on how space settlement and saving Earth aren’t at odds with each other while also tackling the ridiculous notion that billionaires can save the planet. planetocracy.org/2021/04/08/th

Product Hunt is essentially just a noisier, flashier version of alternativeto.net.

The latter doesn’t have every new product listed but will more reliably help you find tools rather than flash autoplaying GIFs and newsletter signup in your face all the time.

My latest blog post explains the rocket equation’s huge implications without any math! 🚀

I cover:
* Why Earth’s gravity is holding us back
* Why aliens on ‘Super Earths’ can’t leave their planet with chemical rockets
* How our Moon can be an efficient rocket platform long-term blog.jatan.space/p/the-moon-as

Hey people, never apologize for messaging me or anyone to show your blog, podcast or youtube channel. 📝

Not everyone has access to big publications and distribution channels, or regularly so. If you’re putting in the work, never be afraid to let people know of its existence.

I only got around to seeing “The Mandalorian” recently and I think I’ll be using “I have spoken.” a lot going forward. 📺

I ditched Google Analytics from all my websites. By using it, you enable Google to track your visitors across the Web. 😡

All I want is simple, bulk stats that doesn’t need to identify individuals or their usage. The privacy-respecting Plausible is delightfully exactly that. 📈 plausible.io

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