70 – Space Review article: Should NASA build spacefaring logistics infrastructure?

On January 9, 2017, this article was published in The Space Review. (A PDF of the article is here.) In the 1990s, I began to focus on how to build an integrated spacefaring logistics infrastructure to open outer space to true commercial human spacefaring operations. While the United States has Continue reading 70 – Space Review article: Should NASA build spacefaring logistics infrastructure?

68 – Understanding Why Wind and Ground Solar Energy Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

America faces two critical challenges this century. The first is responding to the uncertainty that the abnormally high and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) level will have detrimental environmental consequences for human civilization. The second is replacing the diminishing U.S. technically recoverable fossil fuel endowment with new non-fossil fuel energy Continue reading 68 – Understanding Why Wind and Ground Solar Energy Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

67 – Understanding Why Nuclear Power Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

  America faces two critical challenges this century. The first is responding to the uncertainty that the abnormally high and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) level will have detrimental environmental consequences for human civilization. The second is replacing the diminishing U.S. technically recoverable fossil fuel endowment with new non-fossil fuel Continue reading 67 – Understanding Why Nuclear Power Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

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

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

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