Tag 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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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

Posted in Cell Phone, Congress, Digital Camera, Exploration, GPS, Hancock County, Hubble Telescope, Integrated Circuit, John (Jack) F. Kennedy, Louisiana, Mars, Michoud Assembly Facility, Mississippi, Moon, NASA, Neil deGrasse Tyson, New Orleans, Personal Computer, Research, Rocket Engine, Russia, Saturn, Science, SLS, Space, Space, Space Launch System, Space Shuttle, Stennis Space Center, United States, Warner von Braun | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

The Future of U.S. Technological Competitiveness

It seems to me… “We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.”  ~ Carl Sagan. It is difficult to determine which country is best in basic science.  As of now, the U.S. publishes … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, College, Deficit, Deficit, Development, Economic, Education, Franuhofer Society, Funding, Germany, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation, NASA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, National Science Foundation, Obama, Recovery, Space Exploration Technology, Support, Technology, Training, University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments