October 07, 2007

Spaceieness

Allan Boyle has a long post up giving an overview of several factors that will affect the direction of the space program to varying degrees depending on politics, and advances in technology.



There is certainly a sense that despite everything, we may finally be on the cusp of restarting the adventure that was so foolishly allowed to end after the above picture was taken by the Apollo 17 landing party.

We often hear about parallels between Space and the American Frontier, but we aren't the only  pioneering culture with aspirations to space. This Aussie article looks at the similarities that may come out between the colonization of their continent and the settlement of the heavens. (HT: Clarke Lindsey)

Finally, the new Carnival of Space is up!

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