The View From Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Posted on Fri 30 September 2016 in Dispatches • Tagged with quotes, space • 1 min read

The scientists learned much about the comet’s landscape. Dr. El-Maarry described its surface as very dark — reflecting just 3 to 4 percent of the sunlight that hits it. The darkness comes from a dearth of ice at the surface and an abundance of organic molecules.

Some areas are bare …


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Mars One Is Deeply Flawed

Posted on Sat 21 March 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with future, space, tech • 1 min read

Elmo Keep’s interview with Mars One applicant Joseph Roche reveals that the program is deeply flawed. Indeed, some elements such as having applicants donate their speaking fees to the program in exchange for points even sounds like a scam.

So, here are the facts as we understand them: Mars …


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Warren Ellis: On space travel

Posted on Tue 06 April 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with future, space • 1 min read

This is a great Wired article by Warren Ellis on the current state of space travel and sums up my feelings as well. Some gems from the article:

The single simplest reason why human space flight is necessary is this, stated as plainly as possible: keeping all your breeding pairs …

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