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A Working Vacation on Mars

4Frontiers Corporation recently launched an initial private placement offering to finance the first phase of INTERSPACE Florida, a space and science themed destination to be located in Florida, eight miles from the Kennedy Space Center. INTERSPACE will immerse its guests in … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Martian Babies

Rand Simberg probes the issue over at PJM: The Bioethics of Mars One. It’s funny to see Rand and the commenters on his article echoing the sentiments we present in In the Shadow of Ares regarding Amber’s parents having a … Continue reading

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A Private Race to Mars?

Last Summer the folks at Mars One announced plans to land humans on Mars by 2023. Now it appears Dennis Tito will announce an American effort to get humans to Mars by 2018.  Some might remember him as the first space … Continue reading

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Those Suicidal Pilgrims

Fox News recently ran a piece on plans by Mars One to launch one-way missions to Mars, with the first arrival in 2023:  Mars One Plans Suicide Mission to Red Planet for 2023. The idea is that the astronauts are emigres, … Continue reading

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Bright Young Minds

It was my pleasure this afternoon to speak to the After School Writing Club at Travis Elementary in Houston, TX.  I was invited by a fourth grade fan of our book (thanks, Anthony!), and enjoyed the opportunity to speak to them … Continue reading

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No Need to “Fall Back” on Mars

If you remembered to set your clocks last night to “fall back” for the return to standard time, then you enjoyed an extra hour of sleep this morning.  ABC News makes some  dubious claims in a recent article, Daylight Savings Time Ends … Continue reading

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To Mars and Back…Sorta

The crew of the Mars500 simulation emerged today in Moscow from 520 days of isolation that began June 3, 2010. The primary purpose of this simulation was to evaluate a variety of physical and mental impacts of a long-duration space … Continue reading

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Still a Jerk

Over the last couple of weeks a video of a marriage proposal at the Chicago Comic Con got a lot of hits.  That’s because the couple was blessed by none other than Patrick Stewart, the actor who made quite a career … Continue reading

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Islands in the sky?

Billionaire Pay Pal co-founder Peter Thiel has apparently donated $1.25 million to the Seasteading Institute, an organization seeking to build floating nation-states that would be able to experiment with innovative political and social systems.  Specifically libertarian political systems. Of course, that’s part of … Continue reading

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Traveling Light

3-D printing may be more advanced than I had thought: I am a little bit skeptical.  For example, how does the optical scanner determine the dimensions and configuration of individual internal parts, for which there is no line of sight?  … Continue reading

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