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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 […]

How much will your weight matter when going to Mars, SpaceX style?

October 3, 2016

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I think space is awesome. I think going to Mars is awesome. I think it’s important to do. I’m not going to make an argument why, but you can see one here. A problem for human spaceflight is countering the negative impacts of moving in an environment where gravity is less than Earth’s. This is the […]

Changing our energy situation starts with changing our behavior

November 30, 2015

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There are certain principles of physics the general public may not understand the nuances of, but we get the concept. Gravity being one. How all objects fall, why something moves down, not up, an incline. Force is another one. An object with more mass, or an object moving faster, has more force. We get that. There are […]

The best commencement speech I know of

May 15, 2015

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It’s the time of the year when all the famous people start giving commencement speeches. I usually watch a few of these each year, especially from people I’m a fan of. A lot are great, but I’ve always found myself siding with the comedians on this. “Most of you are probably drunk, and, like when […]