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Moon exploration was truly global last week! 🌏
– South Korea joins NASA's Artemis Moon program
– ispace’s 2022 Moon landing mission to carry payloads from JAXA and Canada
– NASA FY 2022 budget request out
– Russia & China invite countries for their lunar research base at the Moon’s south pole
– Canada to send a lunar rover by 2025
– Lockheed Martin and General Motors are partnering to bid for crewed and robotic Artemis rovers
and more! 🚀🌗
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

Learnt the word “Backgrounder” today. It means: An official briefing or handout giving background information. 📝

Seems obvious in hindisght but didn’t know the word officially existed.

Many people have asked me lately how do I publish so many articles every month. Over the years, I’ve developed a simple ”YES and NO system” that reflects my priorities, and captures my life philosophy that keeps me productive. 📝🚀 personal.jatan.space/p/yes-and

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

Someone working at a space company said these kind words for my Moon exploration newsletter 📝 and supported me via Patreon! 🚀

These are the things that keep me going through uncertainties as an indie writer. Thank you fellow lunatic. moonmonday.jatan.space

A reader generously supported me on my Buy me a Coffee and left the kindest message ever. 📝🥺 buymeacoffee.com/uncertainquar

We invest billions worldwide to study the not just out of curiosity but because it affects life on Earth, and exploration.

I wrote a resource page for The Planetary Society on how we explore the Sun and its wind! planetary.org/worlds/the-sun 🚀

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 ever made me one. Except this one time when someone gave me this as part of a gift exchange. 📝 personal.jatan.space/s/poems

You can help shape @esa@twitter.com’s upcoming communication and navigation network at the Moon, which is going to be an excellent asset! Register from the quoted tweet.

I cover Moonlight’s advantages in the latest issue of my Moon exploration newsletter. moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

And Moon Monday has reached 450 email subscribers in 6 months! Help me get to 500 by sharing?

This one-of-kind Moon exploration newsletter is totally free, has no ads or sponsors, only people supporting. And it will stay that way.

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Thank you so much @Epsilon3Inc@twitter.com and @SWISSAPOLLO1@twitter.com for supporting me and powering this edition of Moon Monday! 🌗

RT @uncertainquark@twitter.com

So much happened in Moon exploration last week! 🚀
– @esa@twitter.com to build lunar communication network
– @Firefly_Space@twitter.com selects SpaceX to launch its Moon landing mission
– @ESA_Tech@twitter.com contracts oxygen from lunar soil tech
– NASA Orion splashes successfully
and more!
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

Included some interesting recent lunar science papers too:
– Learning the composition of the Moon’s mantle from Apollo 15-17 and @JAXA_en@twitter.com SELENE mineral data (@_DanOnTheMoon_@twitter.com)
– Modeling the lunar dust cloud observed by @NASAMoon@twitter.com LADEE
– How much water does the lunar soil retain?

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So much happened in Moon exploration last week! 🚀
– @esa@twitter.com to build lunar communication network
– @Firefly_Space@twitter.com selects SpaceX to launch its Moon landing mission
– @ESA_Tech@twitter.com contracts oxygen from lunar soil tech
– NASA Orion splashes successfully
and more!
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

Said that, I certainly think the factor of “influence” should be weighed in, something the blog post doesn’t touch upon. It, however, wouldn’t change the core takeaway of his argument.

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A thoughtful blog post by @peterrhague@twitter.com 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

FYI I have a personal blog where I post my thoughts on consumer tech like this one, share my writing journey and tips, occasional poems, and more.

RT @uncertainquark@twitter.com

To give up your privacy by saying, “I have nothing to hide” is like saying, “I have nothing to say so I don’t need freedom of speech.”

Here are my arguments for why digital privacy shouldn’t be traded in the name of ‘security and convenience’.
personal.jatan.space/p/argumen

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