“The Omen of the Star: A Story of the Magi” by Norman George Purves

This blog posting, very timely for Christmas, is different. I encourage you to read this astronomical explanation of the “bright star” that led the three wise men to Jesus shortly after he was born. It certainly puts a different and very interesting twist on story of the Magi that we Continue reading “The Omen of the Star: A Story of the Magi” by Norman George Purves

76 – Space Review Article: Some commentary about the National Space Council’s inaugural meeting (Part 2)

President Trump’s reconstitution of the National Space Council has generated important public discussion of America’s future in outer space as a true commercial human spacefaring nation. On October 5, 2017, Vice President Pence chaired the first meeting of the council, where both the invited speakers as well as members of Continue reading 76 – Space Review Article: Some commentary about the National Space Council’s inaugural meeting (Part 2)

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

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

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

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