Interview with David Hitt and Kathryn Crowe

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David Hitt is a communications strategist for NASA’s Space Launch System, helping to share the story of America’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket for human and scientific exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. Hitt began working at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in 2002 as a writer for the NASAexplores education website, and later served as the senior writer … [Read more…]

A Nobel Prize for Elon Musk?

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There’s a Change.com petition asking the Swedish Nobel Committee to consider Elon Musk for the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences floating around the Internet. While it’s uncertain that the Nobel committee would seriously consider a businessman – however successful – for the Nobel instead of an academician, a nod from Nobel would not necessarily be … [Read more…]

Open Letter to Elon Musk

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  To Elon Musk: You probably get a lot of interview requests from people like me, the independent blogger and Youtube channel owner who makes a living through creating content. It would not surprise me if you dismiss 99% of them as a waste of your time simply because the blog and/or Youtube channel does … [Read more…]

“Why Explore Mars When We Could…”

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Robert Zubrin on Why We Should Go To Mars This is one I hear a lot. Why explore Mars when we could be helping people who live in deserts with limited access to fresh water? My classy retort was essentially, “Look it it this way: The same water extraction technology they’re developing for manned Mars … [Read more…]

A Review of Bitfortip

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You may have been involved in the “gig economy” in some form, whether it’s paying somebody on Fiverr to create a logo for your company or paying a neighbor boy to run an errand for you. However, sometimes you want something done that only takes a few minutes and isn’t really worth five bucks. In … [Read more…]

The Trillion Dollar Question of Space Mining

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Another day, another argument about whether bringing home resources mined in space would even be legal. In fact, it’s worth exploring now even though about the only guides we have are one or two decades-old treaties, including the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. Realistically, if space mining companies bring loads of rare-Earth elements to sell … [Read more…]

Does This Car Make Me Look Stoopid?

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So you may have heard about Elon Musk’s latest dust-up with a fellow named Stewart Alsop. Apparently, Musk decided to cancel Alsop’s Tesla order after Alsop made rude comments about Tesla and Musk in an open letter that criticized the latest launch event. While Alsop might have had some legitimate gripes, such as starting the … [Read more…]

International Money Forum Confirms Bitcoin Could Shake Up The Financial Establishment

The International Money Fund (IMF) has presented a report on cryptocurrencies to the leaders attending this year’s World Economic Forum meeting. While they’ve tried to analyze potential uses for cryptocurrencies, the report also warns that cryptocurrencies could pose a real challenge to the established financial world. While IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde did acknowledge Bitcoin’s strengths … [Read more…]

When Your Cat Is Your Best Friend

Almost three years ago now, we got a call from a neighbor who had a litter of orphaned kittens. A skunk had gotten into the barn and she wanted to know if it would be all right if she brought two of them down to our place pronto. We’d already agreed to take them on … [Read more…]