About to head out on a 9 hour drive so I’ll just post all at once a bunch of items that have been in my queue for days:

* Here’s an update on the Chinese lander and rover on the Moon: Chinese rover hibernating to survive frigid lunar night- Spaceflight Now

* AvWeek looks at the Mars One applicants that passed the first cut: Restless Americans Look To Mars One For New Home – Aviation Week

* Rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard was a shy sort of guy and he kept his wildest ideas hidden away: Robert Goddard’s Secret Plan for the Future of Humankind in Space – io9

* A new episode of the Star Trek Phase II fan-made series came out on Dec.31, 2013: