Monthly Archives: August 2017

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My memories of coming to America

By |August 27th, 2017|

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay to American parents. My father was working for DuPont as a sales manager for the Dyes and Chemicals division for South America. I lived there with my older brother and mother. I have vague memories of the large home we lived in. Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay and […]

Some thoughts on science fiction

By |August 20th, 2017|

During my teen years I avidly read the juvenile science fiction Tom Swift Jr. series, which I have written about before. Then I graduated to The Science Fiction Book Club and read Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke and many more. The beauty of science fiction, for me, is that I could go places […]

Elon Musk says first Falcon Heavy launch may not succeed

By |August 5th, 2017|

On July 19 of this year at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington, D.C., SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk expressed a clear-eyed reality on the potential for success of the first launch of the company’s Falcon Heavy. He frankly admitted to the audience, in answer to a question, that getting the second […]