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The Anthropocene as the Beginning of our Descent to Eaarth

The myriad, variegated narratives inspired by UFOs—from sighting reports to the wildest, baseless fantasies to more sobre, scholarly research and reflection, as well as fiction, films, documentaries, and even poems—taken in toto can be grasped, as Jung proposed, as a “visionary rumour” or “myth of things seen in the sky”, the manifest content of a collective dream expressing the anxieties and aspirations of a technological civilization that can imagine its own species suicide as readily as relocating to another planet. 1,002 more words

Dream challenge #1

I have friends who insist on interpreting dreams.  I also have very strange dreams from time to time, so I’ve decided to put the two together in an occasional… 165 more words


Book Review: Artemis

Andy Weir made it big with The Martian, a survival story about an astronaut abandoned on Mars. The Martian is a very individualized book, focusing mostly on the exploits of a single person, with brief interludes to small teams at NASA and in space. 1,309 more words

Book Review

Falcon Heavy is Heady Stuff

A Quicky on Space

Tonight, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy heavy-duty rocket is taking off for the first time, and here’s a number explaining why I think it is a big deal, and why I am so damn excited about what Elon Musk is doing: 1,209 more words


Space Colonization

Writing challenge: Jan 8, 2018

Prompt: Write about the Pros and Cons of colonizing another planet

We joke about “not wanting to live on this planet anymore.” 219 more words

Writing Challenge 2018

Why we have to set out

This post gets published in two language versions. This is the English version. For the German version please click >here<.

Dieser Blogpost erscheint zweisprachig. Dies ist die englische Fassung. 981 more words


China’s nuclear spaceships will be ‘mining asteroids and flying astronauts to the moon’ as it aims to overtake US in space race

State media publishes Chinese scientists’ ambitious plans to revolutionise space travel and exploration in coming decades

China is on course to develop nuclear-powered space shuttles by 2040, and will have the ability to mine resources from asteroids and build solar power plants in space soon after, according to state media. 679 more words