Unfortunately I was unable to submit a post for that round ('tis the season) although I should have a post by the end of today for the upcoming Carnival.
Nonetheless there were a few interesting posts, including one from Clark of Space Transport News in which he highlighted NASA moving up their COTS Phase 2 contract to next year, which may give SpaceX an unfair advantage over the competition.
Also, Brian Wang of Advanced Nanotechnology has an interesting post on how a Vasimr engines plus nuclear "batteries" could shorten a trip to Mars in under 40 days.
Submissions for the next Carnival of Space are due today, and willing participants can email Fraser at info [at] universetoday [dot] com or CarnivalOfSpace [at] Gmail [dot] com to be included into the next round.
More info regarding the Carnival of Space can be found over here.
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