Monthly Archives: June 2012

Stealth Spaceships

When I started my original series of posts on space battles, I speculated about what a combat-spacecraft designer might want to do in order to make a vehicle that could avoid enemy detection: It would make sense to build their … Continue reading

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People’s Reactions to the MSL Landing System Bother Me

On 5 August, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity will attempt its landing on the Red Planet. MSL is an exciting mission, the biggest rover we’ve ever sent to Mars, packed full of science experiments and capabilities, and it’s going to start … Continue reading

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Why to be Skeptical of Mars One

Dutch company Mars One offers a plan to start colonizing the Red Planet by, ostensibly, 2023 – starting with a “colony” of four and growing the base every year. There are a lot of reasons to be skeptical of this plan. … Continue reading

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Tour de Cure

Hello, everyone! I’m back from my vacation, and my next project is to spend the next couple weeks getting myself in biking shape for the 2012 Tour de Cure, a fundraising event to support the American Diabetes Association. I am … Continue reading

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