As you've probably gathered from the lack of posting over the last few weeks there has been little news around. Today that seems to have changed with quite a few things happening over the next few days.
Firstly the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter team have released some more spectacular images of landers on the surface of Mars. This time they are the Spirit rover and the Viking 1 and Viking 2 landers.
NASA has also announced plans for a lunar base to be constructed on the moon (obviously) once the next generation of launch vehicles are available to take astronaunts back to the moon. Read the story on the BBC News site with more details on the plans at Universe Today. You can also read some comments from some of the top space bloggers at Bad Astronomy and Cosmic Variance.
Rumours are that although it looks almost certain that Mars Global Surveyor has been lost, the MGS team are preparing to announce some important news of discoveries on Mar tomorrow (Wednesday). Not sure what it is but Stuart has some ideas. Watch this space.
Also this week should see the launch of shuttle mission STS-116 to the international space station.