November 21, 2019

Review: Alpha Centauri by William Barton and Michael Capobianco.

A Science Fiction Classic!

This week, we here at Astroguyz are taking a break from bringing you the cutting edge commentary on up and coming science fiction and groundbreaking works of science that you’ve come to know and love and are instead reaching into our way back machine and reviewing a tale from our copious shelves. This week’s offering is Alpha Centauri by William Barton and Capobianco. Alpha Centauri is a tale of the first interstellar mission to the nearest star system, a mission that departs a desperately over-crowded and socially collapsing solar system. [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...]