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Rocket Lab delays its private mission to Venus two years to ’25

In order to focus at this time on its commercial customers, Rocket Lab has decided to reschedule its private mission to Venus, delaying its two years to the next launch window in 2025.

The mission appeared to still be on in May, before Rocket Lab quietly put it on the back-burner last month. Spokesperson Morgan Bailey said it had decided to delay the mission so it could concentrate on its commercial launches. “The decision was a business one and we look forward to delivering the Venus mission in 2025,” she said.

It also appears that the mission could be pushed back further if customer demand requires it.

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On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 

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2 comments

  • sippin_bourbon

    I will search for the interview, but I seem to remember him talking about this as a “pet project” for the staff. In otherwords, since it is entirely a RocketLab venture, any time working on it comes after customer’s work. So after hours, weekends, etc, and so the pace was not specific or planned.

    It was on a podcast, so I will have to dig around.

  • sippin_bourbon

    Found it. It was actually an interview with NSF.

    https://youtu.be/Zb7_dDOcb78?t=5420

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