Monthly Archives: November 2016


Book review: Centauri Dreams

By |November 26th, 2016|

Centauri Dreams: Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration

By Paul Gilster

Copernicus Books, 2004

Hardcover, 302 pp.

ISBN 0-387-00436-X


The capability to travel across vast distances of intergalactic space has been the subject of novelists and filmmakers as well as physicists and engineers for many years. In terms of popular culture, both TV and films have displayed the need to travel […]

How will NASA’s directives change under President Trump?

By |November 19th, 2016|

During every presidential election cycle since that of John F. Kennedy, questions always arise as to how the incoming president will affect the mandate of NASA. Every president for the last 50 years wanted to put their stamp of influence on one of the U.S. governments highest profile agencies. John F. Kennedy is most known […]

Donald Trump and the Entrepreneurial Presidency

By |November 12th, 2016|

“For those who control the levers of power in Washington and for the global special interests, they partner with these people that don’t have your good in mind. Our campaign represents a true existential threat, like they haven’t seen before. This is not simply another four-year election. This is a crossroads in the history of […]

The Year Private Suborbital Spaceflight was Born

By |November 5th, 2016|

In June 2004, a sleek aerodynamic SpaceShipOne spacecraft and its WhiteKnightOne carrier aircraft designed by Burt Rutan and built by Scaled Composites, made aerospace history. Rutan and his team were competing for the X-Prize of $10 million to send a private spacecraft beyond the theoretical ceiling of where space begins.

More than half a century ago […]