Rocks remember, and so do we

“Geologists have a saying: rocks remember.” –Neil Armstrong Looming up above us, hundreds of thousands of miles away, is the largest moon in the inner solar system: our Moon. One of the greatest achievements in the history of our planet culminated on July 20th, 1969, when the first creatures from our world set foot on … Read moreRocks remember, and so do we

With All The Suffering in the World, Why Invest in Science?

“I am looking at the future with concern, but with good hope.” –Albert Schweitzer As you all know, the most ambitious interplanetary mission ever attempted — Mars Science Laboratory — successfully landed its Curiosity rover on Mars earlier this week. Last night, I had the opportunity to go on my local news and speak a … Read moreWith All The Suffering in the World, Why Invest in Science?

This is why we must invest in ourselves!

“We are much closer today to being able to send humans to Mars than we were to being able to send men to the moon in 1961, and we were there eight years later. Given the will, we could have humans on Mars within a decade.” –Robert Zubrin This is what we can accomplish when … Read moreThis is why we must invest in ourselves!

Discovering the Earth from Space: Top 10 Pictures from the ISS

“We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.” –Bill Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut From hundreds of miles up, the International Space Station speeds around the Earth, completing 18 orbits a day, looking down on us and returning some absolutely fabulous images. But what … Read moreDiscovering the Earth from Space: Top 10 Pictures from the ISS