Because of geopolitical shenanigans NASA has “suspended contact with Russia.” Russia of course, being our primary means of launching humans into space. So that’s nice.
The Google LunarX competition finale is about 2 years out, and it looks like Discovery Channel will cover it live, so that should be cool.
SpaceX should be launching Falcon 9 soon. This rocket will carry landing legs for the first time.
the legs will only be dead weight on CRS-3, but when the technology is more advanced, the Falcon 9 first stage will be able to make a controlled, powered landing on its legs instead of splashing down at sea after sending the Dragon into space.
Eventually, they’ll be able to make controlled landings on solid ground. SpaceX is developing this technology with their Grasshopper test program. Pretty cool, here’s video.