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It’s been a bumpy ride for the California High-Speed Rail. Proposed to connect the mega-regions of California, the goal is to create a sustainable solution for a state with an immense congestion problem. According to the rail authority, $18.7 billion is lost in fuel from the state’s economy each year.... View Article

While NASA is planning to send the first human explorers to Mars sometime in the 2030s, several non-governmental organizations, including at least one private company (SpaceX), are looking at more aggressive timelines starting in the 2020s. They are also setting a higher bar: rather than sending astronauts for a limited-duration mission, the goal is establishing a permanent human settlement.

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A commercial space transportation industry is growing rapidly. Private companies are competing for launch contracts for government, military and private customers, and prices are falling quickly. NASA is turning its human spaceflight attention from low Earth orbit to the Moon and beyond. Several companies are even thinking about building settlements on Mars.