Category Archives: Space Exploration

Time to Pull the Plug on the Space Shuttle?

By David L. Brown If there were any doubts remaining about the troubles that have plagued the Space Shuttle program, this news report today from the Associated Press as reported on FoxNews.com should put them to rest: WASHINGTON — NASA’s … Continue reading

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China Determined to do Everything Wong

by Val Germann It was this writer’s hope, years ago, that China would take a different path to industrialization than we did. I thought that, surely, they would not just repeat, willy-nilly, the mistakes of the past. How could they … Continue reading

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Man’s Natural Home Will Always Be Earth

By David L. Brown I have been a science fiction fan since about the age of 6 or 7 when I read a novel by A. E. Van Vogt called The Space Beagle. In that book a group of scientists … Continue reading

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Growing up (and growing old) with Space

By Val Germann It’s been more than 40 years since this writer saw his first space object — Echo One — from his backyard in a small town in north-central Missouri. And it’s been nearly 50 years since he heard … Continue reading

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How Clouds Affect Climate Change

By David L. Brown A story from BBC News reports the launching of two new satellites by NASA to study the Earth’s atmosphere. Here’s an excerpt. Some of the gaping holes that exist in our understanding of the Earth’s atmosphere … Continue reading

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Humanity’s Glorious Future on Planet Ponzi

By David L. Brown For decades we have been promised that there is a future for humankind in Space. This is one of the biggest con games to have been perpetrated on the public since Charles Ponzi and his famous … Continue reading

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