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About denniswingo

I am here now on wordpress to further discuss the ways and means for the economic development of the solar system, to the benefit of the Earth.

The Economic Development of the Solar System: Lessons from 1961

Introduction People give me stuff.  Not extremely good stuff like money or airplanes, but still to me very good stuff.  My friend Brad Blair, who was at that time a grad student at the Colorado School of mines in space … Continue reading

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Point and Counter Point on Asteroid Mining…

In the July 29, 2013 issue of Space News there is a point and counter point article by Ambassador Roger Harrison and myself.  Ambassador Harrison takes the negative premise and I take the positive.  Here are links to the abbreviated … Continue reading

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Moon, Mars, or Asteroids, Which is the Best Destination for Solar System Development?

Author’s Preface This is a 5,000 word blog post.  I ask you who read to read all of this so that you will get the gestalt that is being conveyed.  This may be the first chapter of a forthcoming book … Continue reading

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Buzz Aldrin’s Mission to Mars, A Book Review

I am reading the new book Mission to Mars, My Vision for Space Exploration, by Buzz Aldrin.  The book is a very good read, and for those of us who know Buzz, it is pretty much as we expect and … Continue reading

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The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project, Original Data For Science Posterity

Note:  This is a cross post of an original article of mine that was posted on the site wattsupwiththat.com today.  Thanks to Anthony Watts and his readers for their support. Introduction The foundation of all observational science is data.  This … Continue reading

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Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project Crowdfunding….

Note to WordPress readers here. The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project of ours was approved by rockethub much quicker than we thought.  It went live days earlier than we thought so we are going forward now with it.   We … Continue reading

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Space Abhors a Policy Vacuum; Part II, Expanding the Vision, Developing a Consensus

Part II: An Expanded Strategic Vision For the Nation, Not Just NASA As discussed previously there is a frequent equality in reports from various government chartered studies and reports between developing a strategic direction for NASA and developing one for … Continue reading

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Space Abhors a Policy Vacuum; The NRC Report and The Need for a Broad National Space Policy

NOTE:  This is Part one of a two part post…. In December of 2012 the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on NASA’s Strategic Direction, in response to a congressional mandate, conducted a study and published a report entitled; NASA’s Strategic … Continue reading

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Skycorp—Out of the Closet

Who Me, Start a Company? I usually keep my personal and professional lives separate but today is special.  I founded my company, Skycorp Incorporated in March of 1998.  I got the idea from Alan Steele’s book “Orbital Decay” and its … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Our Future in Space….

The Path of History The above quotation was from an article critical of the space program in life magazine from August 15, 1969, barely two weeks after the return of the Apollo 11 from its historic journey.  It illustrates in … Continue reading

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