“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” –Galileo There should be a big vote going on today about the future of spaceflight in America. Obama has outlined his new space policy, and has called for the commercial sector to step up and get involved in spaceflight, particularly in low-orbit, … Read moreAsk A Commercial Astronaut Anything!
Yo ho! It’s hot, the sun is not a place where we could live. But here on earth there’d be no life without the light it gives. We need its light. We need its heat. We need its energy. Without the sun without a doubt there’d be no you and me. –They Might Be Giants … Read moreQ & A: How long would we have if the Sun went out?
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” –Mark Victor Hansen … Read moreNew National Space Policy for the USA!
“We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.” –Buzz Aldrin Sometimes, you … Read moreNews from the Moon!
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit. –Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking is in the news today, big time. Why? He says that intelligent aliens almost certainly exist, and that we should definitely not try to contact them. In fact, he argues, we should stay as quiet as possible … Read moreIf Aliens Exist, should we be eager to meet them?