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Finding Earth 2.0

In honor of Carl Sagan’s birthday, I figured I’d write a few thoughts I had about a fascinatingly unique conference I attended in the Bay Area last week. 922 more words

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Reusable Launch Systems Aren't The Only Way To Lower Cost To Orbit

The Super Strypi launch system may soon have a test launch in Hawaii (H/T Nature News)  It’s part of a Department of Defense program aimed at lowering the cost to orbit for small satellites.  156 more words


Nation Boosting Space Weather Preparedness

Earlier today the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted an event (archived video not yet available) on space weather.  This weather includes solar flares, coronal ejections, solar energetic particles and other phenomena that can affect systems on Earth or in orbit.  224 more words


Symphony Of Science Helps Celebrate Planetary Society

This weekend The Planetary Society celebrated its 35th anniversary.  The leading non-governmental organization focused on astronomy and planetary science, the Society celebrated with a big party with guests including people from NASA and… 128 more words

S & T On Film, TV Or The Radio

10 Steps to Living on Mars

I will forego the usual discussion of why to do this.   Let’s assume you’ve read everyone’s explanations and motivations.  Whether you agree or not I hope you will agree this is the most logical, only way we can do this.   2,678 more words

Space Policy

The Martian Is Trying Hard To Make You Wonder If It's A Documentary

The Martian is a film scheduled to premiere in the United States on October 2.  Based on the book by Andy Weir, the film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut involved in a Mars mission who has to stay on the Red Planet much longer than expected.  181 more words

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