Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space. – Douglas Adams
Space Debris From Nuisance to Nightmare February 13, 2009Mike Moore When satellites collide in space, should ordinary people be worried? Here’s a scenario for global doom that should have your hair standing on end. News reports on February 12 that two satellites had collided some 491 miles above the Earth were compelling. There was a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Memo to Next U.S. President: Keep Space Free of Weapons by Mike Moore Far from the glare of presidential politics, a serious debate is taking place on the future of U.S. space policy. Speaking recently in Colorado Springs, where the U.S. Air Force Space Command is headquartered, Republican Sen. Wayne Allard and Democratic Rep. Mark […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Stop the ‘Weaponization’ of Space by Mike Moore Most Americans oppose putting weapons in space, so long as other countries don’t deploy them, a recent University of Maryland poll shows. Space weapons—where did that come from? Actually, the United States has been talking about space weapons for decades. The U.S. Air Force Space Command’s Strategic […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
An Arms Treaty Nears Orbit by Mike Moore For more than 25 years, the United Nations General Assembly has been on record, nearly unanimously, favoring a ban on all space-related weapons. The United States has opposed such a treaty. Last October, for example, former New York Gov. George Pataki, a U.S. public delegate to the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Patrick L. Barry and Dr. Tony Phillips, writing for N.A.S.A., on An Odd List of Body Parts – Researchers are making a list: Which parts of an astronaut are most sensitive to solar flares? Picture this: An astronaut, on the Moon, hunched down over a rock, hammer in hand, prospecting. Suddenly, over his shoulder, there’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Did a little vanity Googling today and came across this interesting proposal (pdf) for: DSE: ALPHA (Deep Space Explorer: Alpha), A self-sufficient U.S. Space Colony in orbit around the Jovian moon, Europa in the year 2093 A.D. Apparently, the Collierville Middle School SpaceX Club in Collierville, Tennessee visited this blog a few times for research […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Karen Cramer Shea has an interesting idea: The first thing NASA’s new code T Office of Exploration Systems should do to speed the Moon to Mars Initiative is the put all Apollo documents on the web. While I am sure this would be a major undertaking and not inexpensive it would be far less expensive […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
June 28, 2004 Make Room For Growth American Military University EN 102, Effectiveness in Writing by James Landrith With the recent successes of NASA’s Odyssey and Mars Rover missions, the American space agency is flying pretty high. The disappointment of Beagle 2 notwithstanding, the European Space Agency has made great strides in their space exploration […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
First Created March 24, 2004 Gazing At The Stars American Military UniversitySC104, Introduction to Astronomy Dictionary.com defines astronomy as: The scientific study of matter in outer space, especially the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial bodies and phenomena. This definition is fine as far as it goes. Astronomy, while definitely a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With the successes in recent years of N.A.S.A.’s Odyssey and Mars Rover missions, the American space agency is flying pretty high. The disappointment of Beagle 2 notwithstanding, the European Space Agency has made great strides in their space exploration programs recently with the success of their Mars Express orbiter. Further, through a communications link established […]Continue Reading... No Comments.