Category Archives: Space

Extraterrestrial Life

It seems to me…. “I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.” ~ Stephen Hawking[1]. The Drake equation[2] is a probabilistic argument … 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

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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

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