Category Archives: Mars

Agriculture Not What It Used To Be

It seems to me…. “Conventional agriculture has never succeeded in feeding the world, and it’s never produced anything good to eat. For the future, we need to look toward alternatives.” ~ Dan Barber[1]. The future of agriculture, specifically traditional farming, … Continue reading

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“Classical” Literature

It seems to me…. “Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.” ~ David Brin[1]. I’ve always enjoyed reading but never have adapted to … Continue reading

Posted in Aeschylus, Agamemnon, and Steel, Andy Weir, Arthur C. Clark, Ballet, Balzac, Beowulf, Boccaccio, Browning, Candide, Cervantes, Classics, College, College, Comedy of Errors, Computer Science, Computing, Dante, Divine Comedy, Don Quixote, E-Books, Education, English, English-101, Entertainment, Failure Is Not an Option, Fiction, Fiction, Flash Gordon, Gene Kranz, Germs, Gilbert & Sullivan, Greece, guns, Hamlet, High School, Hiking, Homer, Horace, Iliad, Isaac Asimov, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jared Diamond, Keats, Larry Niven, Literature, Lord of the Rings, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mars, Mathematics, Merchant of Venice, Milton, Nibelungenlied, Opera, Paradise Lost, Physics, Plato, Pope, Professor, Rape of the Lock, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Science, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Space, Space Flight, Spenser, Stage, Star Trek, Star Wars, Swift, Teachers, Tennyson, The Faerie Queene, The Martian, Tolkien, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Voltaire, Whitman, Wilderness, William Shakespeare | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Moving Outward

It seems to me…. “The United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward, and so will space.” ~ John F. Kennedy[1]. The … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, Exploration, Exploration, Human, Humanity, John (Jack) F. Kennedy, Kennedy, Lunar Base, Mars, Moon, Space, Stars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Economics of Space Exploration

It seems to me…. “I see all this talk about jobs going overseas as a symptom of the absence of innovation. And the absence of innovation is a symptom of there being no major national priority to advance a frontier.” … Continue reading

Posted in Apollo, Benefits, Cell Phone, China, Economy, Employment, Employment, Exploration, GPS, Innovation, Investment, Jobs, Jobs, Mars, Moon, NASA, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Personal Computer, Research, Research, Russia, Science, Space, Space, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dreams Of A New Frontier

It seems to me…. “I heard the thin gnat-voices cry, star to faint star, across the sky[1].” ~ John Wyndham. What a national embarrassment! The U.S. Congress successfully ended all manned exploration to the moon or other planetary objects following … Continue reading

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Atmospheric CO2 Hits New Level

It seems to me… “Ground Control to Major Tom Commencing countdown, engines on Check ignition and may God’s love be with you.”  ~ Major Tom[i] – 1969, (David Bowie). Last week, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) was measured at over 400 … Continue reading

Posted in Avian Flu, Carbon Dioxide, Change, Cholera, Climate, CO2, Dengue Fever, Disease, Droughts, Earth, Ebola, el Nino, Environment, Floods, Gas, Global Warming, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hurricane, Keeling Curve, Malaria, Mars, Mars One, Methane, Model, Ocean, Phytoplankton, Plague, Severe, Simulation, Social Unrest, Tuberculosis, Weather, West Nile | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Scientific Strengths

It seems to me… “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”  ~ Isaac Asimov. While the U.S. is encountering difficulties in many areas, one area where we still exhibit considerable … Continue reading

Posted in AEGIS, Air Force, Alta Devices, China, Development, Energy, Fracking, Funding, GDP, Human Genome Project, Mars Exploration Rover, NASA, Public-Sector, Research, Science, Solar, Solar, Solyndra, South Korea, Statins, Technology, Turkey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments