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Be Careful Little Mars

Fragile is a classic album by the band Yes and illustrated by Roger Dean. The front of this cover has an idyllic looking miniature world with a “wooden” spaceship with jagged edges and curved wings flying above and is pictured … Continue reading

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Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars

The inhabitants of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars called their planet Barsoom. For all my life, I just assumed that Burroughs had just made this name up, out of thin air. Having looked over the name again recently, I now think … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, It’s Death Watch 2025

Actually the original rallying year for the Mars One project was to be 2023. So if I had been right on the mark, I would have started a Death Watch 2023 at that time. Getting a satellite in place around … Continue reading

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Properly Wishing Upon a Star

Wishing upon a star is common practice in our society. But to do this properly, might I suggest you consult an astronomer first or at least listen to my words. One of the commonest ways to wish upon a star … Continue reading

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Death Watch 2024

I am taking to calling the Mars One mission that is supposed to reach Mars in 2024, Death Watch 2024. It’s stated mission is to send 24 humans to Mars with no chance of coming back. Recently Mars One announced … Continue reading

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Why We Won’t Revisit the Moon

There is some debate in the space community about whether we should concentrate on making the Moon or Mars the next objective. Some say one place at a time. If we explore and develop the Moon well enough we can … Continue reading

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Mountaineers in Space

The current mountain climber’s lament is that it sure is hard to make a name for yourself these days. That’s been true since Sir Edmund Hillary first climbed Everest in 1953. Note: I remembered Hillary’s name but the more recent … Continue reading

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The Moon is the New Mars – the Way the US Space Program was Going

Under Dubya’s vision for space, the U.S. was going to to go to the Moon again then eventually get to Mars. Allow me to illustrate how this was going to go. You can’t just have a vision. You have to … Continue reading

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