October 23, 2017

Review: The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper.

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Just last week, some amazing news in the fast-paced world of exoplanet discoveries was announced… Alpha Centauri, the nearest stellar system to ours at 4.4 light years distant, harbors a planet. Our neighbor has long been a setting for science fiction drama, from the recently reviewed novel Alpha Centauri by the same name, to the goal of the Robinson Family in Lost in Space, to the office where the Vogons had the plans for the Earth’s destruction on file in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. [Read more...]

Declassified: The True Tale of Project Orion.

Artist’s conception of an Orion vessel about to depart from Mars orbit. (Credit: NASA).

Ever wondered if man will ever head to the stars? Certainly, the magnitude of the issues that need solving for interstellar travel are many times more difficult than a simple spin around the block in our solar neighborhood… radiation exposure, sustainability of resources, and the effects of time dilation would all come into play. And yes, in these troubled times, we’re finding it exponentially difficult to even leave low Earth orbit… but did you know that the U.S. government once seriously researched the feasibility of interstellar transportation using current technology? Let me tell ya’ a story…. [Read more...]