Category Archives: Space

The Promise and the Peril of Being in the Public Eye…

Going Where I Never Had a Clue I Would Go This week I am 55 years old.  Reaching this age sometimes gives one reason to look back over their life.  An amazing thing to me as in my family my mother … Continue reading

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To ARM or Not to ARM: Is That Really Our Question?

First of all I want to thank the many many people who have signed up to follow this blog recently.  In this blog I primarily talk about space.  I would bet a lot that many of my new readers are … Continue reading

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Want Versus Need; Space Tourism Vs “Proper” Space Exploration

There is another emerging complaint about the activities of Virgin Galactic that I am seeing that I feel I must address.  This is illustrated in a comment in my rebuttal to the Wired article, but is in the same vein … Continue reading

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A Rebuttal to The Wired Article: Space Tourism Isn’t Worth Dying For

The Space Ship 2 Disaster is bringing out the worst in journalism.  In this latest article in Wired magazine an attempt is made to separate exploration in space from what the writer considers to be the crass commercial aspect of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the SS2 Crash

There is so much disinformation and lack of information going on regarding the SS2 crash and their choice of engines, that I am going to take a major risk and jump into the discussion.  I have not been a part … Continue reading

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Site Selection for Lunar Industrialization, Economic Development, and Settlement

Introduction The subject of a lunar landing site/outpost/base has been explored extensively. Due to the cost and complexity involved, until now this has been almost the exclusive domain of government. In the United States we have gone through at least … Continue reading

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Public vs Private Investment in Zero to One Technologies…

Burke Burnett wrote an amazing comment in my book review about Peter Thiel’s from Zero to One book, enough so that it merits a new post to respond. Burke, thanks for a thoroughly cogent comment! Keyword in your comment…. ..a … Continue reading

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