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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.

Book Review: “The Martian” by Andy Weir

Bullet Quote Andy Weir’s novel “The Martian” is absolutely the best hard science fiction since Allen Steele’s “Orbital Decay” over 25 years ago. Thoughts I have almost given up on science fiction, which to me has meant what is normally called … Continue reading

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The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project Last Mile

To Donate to the Project Please go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lunar-orbiter-image-recovery-project-last-mile/x/9732062 The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP) is a public/private project to recover, from the original master tapes, the image data from the five spacecraft NASA sent to the … Continue reading

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The Early Space Age, The Path Not Taken Then, But Now? (Part II)

Ok, my post got excessively long so I am breaking it into two parts…..  The Economic Development of the Solar System and the Role of Private Enterprise Envisioned by Cordiner In his lecture Cordiner laid down a stepwise vision of … Continue reading

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The Early Space Age, The Path Not Taken Then, But Now? (Part 1)

1960, Space, in the Beginning 1960 was a pivotal year in American history and space history.  In the U.S. presidential election, space and the space race, was a big issue.  Not only was there the issue of the missile gap where … Continue reading

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The Quagmire of The Apollo Space Program

Editor Note: Hyperlinks in this article are direct links to referenced documents discussed in this missive. Why the Lessons of Apollo Have Still Not Been Learned 50 Years Later There is an old saying that history is his-story, or the story … Continue reading

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Gerard K. O’Neill on Space Resources; Omni Magazine First Word

There is a group of people, most of us now in our fifties now, that call ourselves Gerry’s kids.  In the 1970’s Gerard K. O’Neill, professor of physics at Princeton University was one of the very few voices for space … Continue reading

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2015, The Year For Zero G Zero Tax?

The Rebirth of ZGZT…. I am one of the nine original members of a non profit, citizen space lobbying group called ProSpace.  We started our journey in March of 1995, just after the revolution where the Republican party took over … Continue reading

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