The Space Race will never end

The Space Race was never really a challenge between superpowers, but an endless marathon for humans to exceed their limits and go beyond the dimensions of our world.

Dawn Of Orion

I think of the Orion program as the descendant of the Apollo program. In this case, rather than shoot for the moon, we’re shooting for deep space. And this morning’s launch will be the start of a grand adventure.

All The Cool Kids Hang Out On Mars

Today is Friday. Here in New England, this is the day when we get paid and go out for fish and chips. But 226 million kilometers away, three robots are having the time of their artificial lives.

Why Doctor Who Is A Pillar of Sci-Fi

Newcomers to science fiction will learn that the art doesn’t adhere to any one theme, but a multiplex universe of human concepts easily understood in the path of exploration. Too complicated? You’ll get used to that.

Space Twins and Shiny Spaceships

For the record, my brother is a total doofus, and I’d love nothing better than to catapult him into outer space. So, you can understand my jealousy when I learned that NASA found a way to make it happen!

Will Russia Leave The ISS?

CNN is reporting a claim from a Russian source that their nation’s cosmonauts will depart the International Space Station program by 2020. Since the final Apollo mission that docked with an orbiting Russian spacecraft, we’ve enjoyed better Russo-American relations in space than planetside. Regrettably, Ukraine has placed a shadow over future space missions. I hope…

Turning Manned Aircraft Into Drones

Historically, the United States has downsized its military after major conflicts. We’re lucky enough to keep a standing army, but not one at wartime levels of manpower and equipment. So what happens if you need to fly a critical mission but don’t have the flight crew? DARPA has a simple answer preceding some very complex…