Personal Space

Have you ever been marooned for an extended period in a confined space with strangers you have little in common with? Have you ever been in protracted and close proximity to individuals with curious quirks and horrible habits? I am, of course, referring to the prospect of being stuck in a crew module of an interplanetary... Continue Reading →

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“The Mars Plan” according to Elon Musk

In the past few days and weeks, a fair amount of literature has been released by Elon Musk about SpaceX's plan to get to Mars. And it's a pretty comprehensive plan, at that. Since NASA released their plan for Mars a few months ago, which was interesting, but still only aimed at getting to Mars... Continue Reading →

AI: Friend or Foe?

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination" - Albert Einstein   Earlier this month, Elon Musk of SpaceX reacted to comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. "It begins", he declared on Twitter. Musk has long warned that the creation and application of truly autonomous technology could... Continue Reading →

Happy Space Exploration Day

I just came across this brilliant opinion piece on BlueJayBlog about what today really means, and I really feel this should go viral! Source: Happy Space Exploration Day "So, don’t think of today’s unofficial holiday as a celebration of only Apollo Eleven. Today is when we commemorate some of our grandest visions. Space exploration takes... Continue Reading →

No Money for Mars? What?

This is beginning to read like a Soap Opera. NASA has turned around and admitted that their current budget might not allow them to achieve their goals of a 2030 presence on the red Planet (They do state that their budget might increase in the future, but who's to know?) The biggest stumbling block right... Continue Reading →

Cities of the Future (1)

In my last post I mentioned that there wasn't much going on in the way of developing technologies that would enable us to live on or under the Oceans. It appears I was wrong, as a team of Dutch Engineers has designed a prototype floating city, and are currently seeking funding to develop their idea into... Continue Reading →

2018 NASA Budget – A Highlight?

The budget for NASA has been announced, and approved, with not very many surprises if we're honest. One of the biggest talking points, however, was the 5% reduction in spend on the Earth Sciences division, resulting in the cancellation of 4 missions. While many have criticised Trump and his evident ignorance of climate change (understandably),... Continue Reading →

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