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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 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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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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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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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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