Well, ramping up to the birth of our second child, (daughter Sloane on 08/05/14!), I’ve been completely absorbed by family by night and the incredible clip at work at Bigelow Aerospace by day. -And amidst it all, I’ll admit that there is a visceral seduction in the elbow-grease-saturated chaos. So, with this in mind, during […]
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In space, no one can hear… well, anything. And this raises an interesting question to me: What does space sound like to you? -Because for a place physically incapable of transmitting sound, there are an awful lot of sounds that come to mind when we think toward the stars. Laser cannons? Phasers? Lightsabers? The roar […]
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NASA is having a hard time talking to the Voyager 2 probe. It started in late April and has only gotten worse, with the latest transmission being quite garbled. Now, I can understand a bit of fun, tounge-in-cheek speculation, but this “Aliens have hijacked Voyager 2!” thing has gotten way out of hand. It’s as though someone […]
Read More Give it a rest, people: Voyager 2 spacecraft not hijacked by aliens
As the most potent potential fuel we are familiar with at this stage in our development as a civilization, I think it’s time we talk about getting serious about Antimatter. For those unfamiliar, Antimatter is atomically identical to normal matter, but electrically (and subatomically) backward. Electrons become positrons, and protons become anti-protons, particles with opposite […]
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