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40 Years After Apollo 11: The use of the Moon
Helium 3 on the moon is very much like spices in the New World. If it provides a decent justification to get there, you might forgive that we''re heading in a potentially wrong direction...
40 Years After Apollo 11: A few things we really don't know about space but ought to
There are a few things about space travel and science that it bugs the heck out of me that we don't know...
40 Years after Apollo 11: The problem with blindly going on to mars
Mars has been on the books as the next step after the moon for a long time. Some people think that our next step towards space needs to center around going to Mars. I''m going to write about why this may not be the great idea you think it is...
40 Years after Apollo 11: What to do in space?
There are a lot of things that can be done in space. The problem is, we really don't know what's really useful to do up there. People came to America to hunt for gold, but that's not a big part of the modern economy. They came here to find spices and other goods from Asia but found a new continent instead...
40 Years after Apollo 11: The giant elephant in the room
We like to talk about the big reason why we don't have much of a presence in space as being political will or the lack of a cold war or even things like not having anything especially important to do. I don''t believe it. The real giant elephant in the room, that nobody likes to talk about, is the cost of getting up to space...
The state of the space program, 40 years after Apollo 11'
We are in the final years of the space shuttle program. Potentially, we're quite close to the end of our space program, as we know it.