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My visit to the 20th annual Mars Society conference

October 25, 2017

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The Mars Society is an advocacy group for human settlement of Mars. In brief, going to Mars, or other celestial bodies, is important because we can’t stay on Earth forever. Whether it be finite resources, potential dinosaur like asteroid, or the ever expanding sun, we need to go other places. There are two impediments to […]

Exercise to improve g tolerance

July 5, 2017

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We’re thinking about the following populations: Race car drivers Fighter pilots Acrobatic pilots Space tourists Mars landers Impact sports, boxing, MMA, football, may find the neck training section helpful too. – Why can g forces be a problem? How much can we withstand before injury? How many gs for how long Body positioning Reclined seats […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #19

May 24, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   Technology is disrupting jobs the least amount, ever??? A hard hitting paper […]

How quickly can your brain atrophy?

March 29, 2017

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A great way to appreciate “if you don’t use it, you lose it” is to be casted up. Less than a couple months later, take the cast off, and that limb looks like carnage. That doesn’t tell the whole story though. A broken bone might mean being in a cast for 6-8 weeks. What if […]