Category Archives: Space Colonization

Why We Need Curiosity

Since the new NASA Mars rover touched down on Mars, I’ve been somewhat distressed to see a lot of complaints about its cost, some even calling it a “waste” of funds that could be used to feed the hungry hear … Continue reading

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In the Here and Now: Who’s Doing What In Space?

I’d like to pull it back to the here and now–to see what humanity as a whole seems to be planning in terms of space exploration. I’ve complained a lot about NASA’s woeful lack of funding–our National Aeronautics and Space … Continue reading

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Are Planets Overrated?

The distance between stars may seem impossible for us; barring the discovery of the warp drive which would allow us to travel faster than the universe’s absolute speed limit–the speed of light–travel to the nearest star would take years or … Continue reading

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Government vs. Private Industry: Who Should Colonize The Stars?

Two very interesting points were brought up by commenters on the previous post. One point is legal–what is the role of government in space exploration and interplanetary colonization? Up to this point virtually all space exploration has been conducted by … Continue reading

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Project Icarus and The Tau Zero Foundation: To the Future!

It’s no secret that the greatest obstacle to colonizing the stars is distance. Living in a time when the Earth can be circled in 24 hours, the prospect of the “light year” is unthinkable to us; that unit means that … Continue reading

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To the Stars!

Whenever I come back to science, I find that all roads lead me to the stars. Why? Astronomy is but one area of science–and some would call it the least relevant of the sciences to our daily lives. For how … Continue reading

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A Habitable Planets Primer

In the spirit of Christmas and appreciating all that we have, today’s blog is about what makes Earth such an awesome place to live. It’s also about where we might expect to find life elsewhere in the Universe. You see, … Continue reading

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