Kenya could be the heart of moon colonization, says ‘The Martian’ author Andy Weir — here’s why

November 14, 2017
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Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” released a novel called “Artemis” on Tuesday.
In the book, tourists get to the moon by launching in spaceships from Kenya.
Weir thinks building a lunar spaceport in an African country isn’t as far-fetched as it sounds.
Kenya could circumvent out-of-date US space regulations, launch rockets with less fuel, and improve the economics of space travel.

Kenya isn’t the first country you’d think of to locate a spaceport for launching people to and from the moon, but in “Artemis”, a new sci-fi novel by “The Martian” author Andy Weir, that is precisely the case.

Weir’s tale takes …read more

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