From as early as I can remember, I’ve had an insatiable curiosity about the universe. I drove adults crazy with my questions. Although I’m 73, I never lost that curiosity and sense of wonder. I even named my son Neil Armstrong Secosky. Since I’ve been into astronomy from very early in my life-- and I’m old now, this essay will be long. I have experienced loads of great experiences with space. Many of my most exciting activities have been trying to turn others on to the wonders of the universe.
Mars has fascinating me for a long time. My interest developed ... more »
This is not within my area of expertise, but I have long speculated that large fields of mirrors could offer a practical approach to defending the earth from asteroids. I think this concept just got a boost from the Heliogen development. As a side benefit, the fields could serve as power sources when not needed for defense.
I was in Florida for the 2017 meetup of fans of James Cameron’s Avatar. On one day during our meetup, we went to the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), our nation’s port in our adventure towards the stars.
I started the day by hearing a briefing about our nation’s state of affairs in space. We have several programs taking place at the current moment, as well as partnership with several other nations. One of these greatest programs is the International Space Station (ISS), arguably the grandest symbol of international peace and cooperation ever produced by humanity, in which individuals from ... more »