Tag Archives: Space

In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream “Wheeeeee!”

May 30, 2013

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A scene from the 1979 James Bond film "Moonraker."  A film mostly remembered for its stark realism.

With the movements towards a permanent colony on Mars, and Virgin Galactic’s progress toward civilian space flights, it seems like a good time to offer just a few reflections on space travel and its implications. I think the end of the shuttle program bodes poorly for the screenplay I wanted to produce when I was […]

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Please Hire Me To Colonize Mars

April 25, 2013

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Hey, I can see my house from here!

Whoa.  Whoa.  Just… just hold the phone a second… Someone is looking for people to colonize Mars and NO ONE TOLD ME?? Yes, the company Mars One is screening applicants to undergo a rigorous training and then make the 9-month trip to Mars and establish a permanent settlement on the red planet.  And I am […]

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What Goes Through My Head When I Look At The Hubble Deep-Field Images

March 26, 2012

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As you may have seen last week, there are new images taken by the Hubble telescope from deep field. This isn’t just deep space – this is up to an estimated 13 billion years in space/time.  What they did was, instead of pointing the telescope at something, they – in what sounds like something that […]

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Space: The Bestest, Most Awesome Frontier.

July 19, 2011

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With NASA ending the shuttle program and Virgin Galactic announcing its progress toward civilian space flights yesterday, it truly seems we’re at a turning point in the development of space travel.  It seems like a good time to offer just a few reflections on space travel and its implications. I think the end of the […]

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