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by Vic Plichota
October 7, 2014 | 0 comments
I first saw Carl Sagan in the late 70s at the University of Toronto's Bronowski Lecture, and again later at some seminars after the Viking Mars mission. Then in the 80s "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" inspired me to join TPS. I always looked forward to every issue of The Planetary Report, and (of course) I eventually wound up running SETI@home on my PC... Due to various circumstances my membership lapsed, and somehow renewal slipped my mind. Watching "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" has reminded me to rejoin, at a time when astronomical technology and science is better and more exciting than ... more »
by Earl Guthridge
September 4, 2014 | 1 comments
I am a 70 year old retired man living in the state of Florida. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I can still remember dreaming about being an astronaut in my teen years in the late 50's and early 60's. About 6 years ago I started to become aware of new and emerging technologies that could make space colonization a real possibility for mankind. 3D printing, advances in nuclear fusion research technology, and building a space elevator with carbon nanotubes are some of the many that caught my attention.
I feel that we must master the power of the Sun (nuclear fusion) if ... more »
by Jimmy Fritchey
July 12, 2014 | 0 comments
As a kid in the south I grew up as most did. In church every Sunday, was told stories about Adam and Eve and the great flood, and told about a 6,000 year old earth. As a child I struggled in the science class because I was never taught properly and didn't quite understand what everyone was talking about. But then more recently I started to look into everything and doing the research for myself rather than being told what to believe. So as I continued to delve into the wonders of science and coming to the realization that I ... more »
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