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“In my life I have found two things of priceless worth – learning and loving. Nothing else – not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake – can possible have the same lasting value. 31 more words



I initially learned of the British Interplanetary Society when I read Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s novel Prelude to Space. This was in 1977 and I was a high school student. 463 more words



Mars’ settlements now number over half a dozen, making it the fastest-growing colony in the Solar System. With Terran shipping costs prohibitive, feeding the increasing Martian population using the planet’s own resources has become a vital industry with several specialist firms in fierce competition. 101 more words

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Currently the Solar system’s most remote permanent settlement, the colony on Saturn’s moon Titan is also one of the richest. Exploiting the satellite’s extensive hydrocarbon lakes and the abundance of deuterium and helium-3 in the Saturnian system, Titan has become one of the major players in a fusion energy economy.

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Children of Time [book review]

I came by this book in the common room of the mathematics department of the University of Warwick, which I visit regularly during my stays there, for it enjoys a book sharing box where I leave the books I’ve read (and do not want to carry back to Paris) and where I check for potential catches… One of… 221 more words



By the mid-22nd Century, the commercial exploitation of the solar system is well established. Awarded rights to mine asteroids in stable orbit at Jupiter’s Lagrange points, the Trojan Ore Company has become one of the most successful enterprises to venture across interplanetary space. 7 more words

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By the close of the 21st Century, unmanned space probes have verified the existence of complex organic chemistry in the frozen wastes of Europa’s surface ice. 63 more words

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