yes, I think this phrase is worth repeating.
yes, I think this phrase is worth repeating.
this is a hint on how to build a "solar system railroad" is to build a Space Navy. Paradigm of a "Space Force" has been modeled after an air force of airplanes to command the sky. But airplanes are short duration on a specific mission. A navy to command the seas needs ships of long duration and logistics ships to keep them on station for months at a time. So think of a Space Navy to conquer the solar system.
Though first commercial ventures to asteroids would not need a navy, unless "space pirates" are to appear which may happen. One country may observe another taking the lead and then license privateers to attack those vessels and steal their ore. It's happened before on the oceans.
It's been there for years only needing "a few weekends of work" but he's always watching TV on the weekends instead of being in the garage.(Car analogy for
good one, I'll remember this.
Pretty much everyone in my town knows where the local substations are
maybe remove these from maps both printed and Google? Yes it's ridiculous but I'm sure these ideas are kicking around. I read someplace that shortly after 9-11, some cities removed addresses of fire department stations because they felt if terrorists knew where these are they can disrupt first responders.
"The Gobi Desert is about a thousand times as hospitable as Mars and five hundred times cheaper and easier to reach. Nobody ever writes "Gobi Desert Opera" because, well, it's just kind of plonkingly obvious that there's no good reason to go there and live. It's ugly, it's inhospitable and there's no way to make it pay. Mars is just the same, really. We just romanticize it because it's so hard to reach."
A manned mission to Mars has always been 20 years away and been presented like this for past 50 years (like fusion energy power plants are 10 years away which been presented like this for past 60 years). After a half century, maybe a different approach? Sorry I don't see how Orion or Musk's Dragon can reach Mars (supplies, food, machine shops to repair when things break down, radiation, microgravity, etc.). Then we got advocates always promoting their "One legged stool" http://hopsblog-hop.blogspot.c... for the Next Big Initiative.
Of all the stuff I read, Dennis Wingo in his book Moon Rush discusses real driver should be industrial expansion, "Deals of this size are done all the time, and think what having access to and rights over a billion kilos of platinum would do for your corporate portfolio." Wingo also discusses background of major programs Apollo, SEI, Augustine commissions I and II, and why certain decisions were made (and why many times nothing happened after). http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ...
the U.S. economy was better when we had more wealth distribution, stronger unions, and a growing middle class.
Yes but then there will be complaints "it's socialism!" and protests against such practices (ironically by those working folks who will benefit). Or they will say, "too bad but that's capitalism." Yeah but I think in a capitalist system does not include rich people sending lobbyists to legislators to make laws against the competition or laws that game the system in their favor.
There was a time when tech companies provide training and additional education but then another company will poach them away. Then all the companies decide to poach employees instead of providing expense to give them more training and education. Now it seems instead of expense of educating people in schools, simply poach people from other countries.
That's my Gripe Of The Month for now.
At the same time, he's choosing to ignore the entire body of work that Dr. Zubrin (and now, Elon Musk is contributing to) which demonstrates that it is not too hard, nor too far away.
Yes and no. In meantime while "Space advocates have been divided into warring camps, each fighting for their version of a 1 legged stool." http://hopsblog-hop.blogspot.c...
I actually have heard Bigfoot, NORAD's ATC base giving vectors for what I believe was a KC135, I scan the freq regularly. Not much traffic but occasionally hear something.
An article talked about over the years people make claims they've done some incredible feats mostly unintended. Like someone going too fast on a skateboard off a ledge, board separates from rider, board bounces off a wall, lands on hand railing at same time rider lands on board, which then by chance the angle was just right the rider was able to smoothly land on clear surface and come to a controlled stop. Yeah right, oh wait! A friend got it on the phone and it's gone viral on FB!
OK, so where's the space aliens, Bigfoot, and Nessie?