62 – Mike Snead discussed space solar power on The Space Show

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  Dr. David Livingston hosts the The Space Show live on the Internet several times a week. He has been doing this for quite a while and has conducted several thousand interviews. On May 13, 2016, I was on The Space Show discussing the reasons for undertaking space solar power Continue reading 62 – Mike Snead discussed space solar power on The Space Show

61 – The hyphen is not yet quite out of “space-faring”, but it should be

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When I first started this Spacefaring America blog in 2007, the conjunction of “space” and “faring” into “spacefaring” had not yet entered common usage. While humans had been seafaring for tens of thousands of years, the notion of extending this three-dimensionally into the endless frontier of outer space had not Continue reading 61 – The hyphen is not yet quite out of “space-faring”, but it should be

60 – Space Review article: Federal Legislation to Jumpstart Space Solar Power

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On April 4, 2016, this article was published in The Space Review. (A PDF version of the article is here.) The United States is transitioning from a primary reliance on fossil fuels to greater use of sustainable natural and nuclear energy sources. There are two reasons for this transition. The Continue reading 60 – Space Review article: Federal Legislation to Jumpstart Space Solar Power

59 – In memory of an outstanding Apollo 11 engineer – Hubert P. Davis

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While American astronauts made history in turning President Kennedy’s manned lunar landing challenge into reality, behind the scenes were remarkable engineers that turned technologies into operating capability. Hubert P. (Hu) Davis was one of the leading engineers that made this possible. His contributions were especially important for the Apollo 11 Continue reading 59 – In memory of an outstanding Apollo 11 engineer – Hubert P. Davis