Category Archives: NASA

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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2016 – The Year That Was

It seems to me…. “For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.” ~ George H. W. Bush[1]. 2016 was comprised of many little things: while some events over the past year … Continue reading

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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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Space Research Is Too Costly

It seems to me… “That is the exploration that awaits you!  Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.”  ~ Leonard Nimoy. Following any posting about space exploration, I always receive several comments saying “we … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholic Beverages, Budget, Computers, Defense, Eating Out, Education, Employment and Social Services, Energy, Exploration, Frozen Dinners, Gambling, Gardening, Health, Hunting, Illegal Drugs, Junk Food, Medicare, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Personal, Pet Products, Research, Research, Social Security, Space, Space, Space Exploration Technology, Spending, Technology, Tobacco Products, Training, Transportation, Veterans Benefits and Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Best Government Money Can Buy

It seems to me… “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.”  ~ Will Rogers. There are several reasons why Congress is unable to resolve political differences and one of the main … Continue reading

Posted in Apathy, Associated Press, Campaign, Citizens United, Congressional, Elections, Los Angeles, Money, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Political Action Committees, Presidential, Reform, Special Interests, Sunlight Foundation, Supreme Court, The National Cancer Institute, Voters, Wisconsin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments