Issue #2(2) 2014 Space Lounge

Flying saucers return

Spectacular catch – NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is retrieved from the Pacific after a near-space test flight. The LDSD project is evaluating landing technologies for future Mars missions

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’Pistachio Crater’ by Kim Poor. An idea inspired by the artist’s late-night craving for pistachio ice cream - Dawn breaks on a hypothetical planet with ice the colour of pistachio ice cream. From the base of a crater, we see a giant gas planet loomin Space Lounge

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