Space Potpourri

The US space agency hopes to build moon bases that can house astronauts for stays of up to six months, with an intricate transportation and power system, Carl Walz, director of NASA’s Advanced Capabilities Division, said Friday.

NASA is examining different designs for lunar outposts but that they could be inspired by the orbiting International Space Station (ISS), he said.

“We need to establish a long, extended presence on the moon, up to six months — same as the time we spend at ISS,” Walz, a veteran astronaut, told AFP during a forum on the future of NASA at the University of Miami.

“I would anticipate that we would build something similar as what we are building for the ISS, but maybe something different,” he said

One can only hope. Radiation shielding is the big bugaboo here, as in “how to build it?” I’m not holding my breath any time soon.

NASA official envisions six-month stays on the moon

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Is there anybody out there? Probably not, according to a scientist from the University of East Anglia. A mathematical model produced by Prof Andrew Watson suggests that the odds of finding new life on other Earth-like planets are low, given the time it has taken for beings such as humans to evolve and the remaining life span of Earth.

Structurally complex and intelligent life evolved late on Earth and it has already been suggested that this process might be governed by a small number of very difficult evolutionary steps.

Prof Watson, from the School of Environmental Sciences, takes this idea further by looking at the probability of each of these critical steps occurring in relation to the life span of Earth, giving an improved mathematical model for the evolution of intelligent life.

According to Prof Watson a limit to evolution is the habitability of Earth, and any other Earth-like planets, which will end as the sun brightens. Solar models predict that the brightness of the sun is increasing, while temperature models suggest that because of this the future life span of Earth will be ‘only’ about another billion years, a short time compared to the four billion years since life first appeared on the planet.

“The Earth’s biosphere is now in its old age and this has implications for our understanding of the likelihood of complex life and intelligence arising on any given planet,” said Prof Watson.

Is this guy serious? This is the worse case of anthrocentric drivel I have ever read! I can buy maybe, just maybe humanity is alone in this galaxy, unlikely as that is apt to be. Scientists like Prof Watson are myopic in my opinion and often fail to take the sheer size of the Universe into consideration.

Is There Anybody Out There?

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Spaceport America has launched two unmanned commercial rockets and touts plans for space tourism, but some secret rocket research also is being done.

Lockheed Martin Corporation is now using the spaceport to advance some of its less-publicized technology.

This prototype of Lockheed Martin’s new spacecraft is only one-fifth the size the future vehicle would be.

It looks a bit like the space shuttle and would fly to space and return the same way.  But even the big version would not carry people, just satellites.

The goal is to get to orbit faster and cheaper thanks to an automated reusable spacecraft run by its own computers and just a handful of people for a launch crew.

“Doing test work out here at the spaceport allows us to kind of validate those kinds of activities and use those to predict what the future larger systems would be,” Al Simpson of Lockheed Martin told KRQE News 13.

I have to agree with some of the commenters on this article. Other than the fact it’s a drone and computer-controlled, there’s nothing new under the sun here. Further more, Lockheed-Martin is pushing the private enterprise kool-aid drink, which is a lot of bunk because Lockheed-Martin has one customer, the U.S. Government!

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10 responses

  1. Hi, dad!
    How didn’t the Oil business harm this company —-> http://www.magneticpowerinc.com/

    Or they are puppets to THEM(fossil economy) and do misinform us about ZPE device, which they have? What do you think 🙂

    Things will be accelerated only if Dr. Greer succeed with his project!
    http://www.theorionproject.org/en/

    I wonder how long will we wait until we see a global change 😕

    One is sure – Helium 3 won’t be necessary if ZPE comes out in the next 5 years. Then why is NASA still speaking about it?

  2. Hi Lubo! The elitist oil companies have their dirty fingers in all kinds of hairy pies stirring stuff up and stifling technology. People get bought all the time so it wouldn’t surprise me they paid off some companies to lie and keep quiet.

    I don’t have any faith in Greer either, he acts like a religious guru and has his own agenda.

  3. But what about ZPE and Helium 3? The one expels the other. When NASA is so confident about fusion power, then they are aware that we won’t succeed to reveal the true energy solution in time 😦

  4. ZPE is Tesla-tech, and the global elite have buried that good and deep. Do you think they want people energy independent? Hell no! Control is the name of the game here.

    We’ll see H3 fusion first and it’ll be the Chinese that’ll do it because they’ll be the ones to mine the Moon for it.

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  6. Which means The Disclosure Project is doomed 😥

  7. Sorry Lubo my friend, the Disclosure Project was doomed from the start. Some Euro-zone nations have released UFO info here and there, but nothing that’ll leap out at you.

    And especially here in the U.S., nothing will ever be disclosed, except some disinformation memes leaked out by the CIA for control purposes. 8-(

  8. Yes, but, dad, according to this http://www.abovetopsecret.com/pages/manmade.html
    UFO has nothing to do with aliens, but with black projects

    And here
    http://www.disclosureproject.org/cosmicdeception.htm
    we see the same stuff, but ETs are involved.

    What I mean is the “Alien Reproduction Vehicles”. Are they realy extraterrestrial or this is all a CIA set up? Like the information in the first link 😕

  9. Are they realy extraterrestrial or this is all a CIA set up?

    Many theories abound Lubo, but nobody really has a clue at all. Both options could very well be true, or none at all.

  10. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3611205436090721403

    No doubt, UFOs are real! Then what remains is to know if they are human made or not 🙂

    P.S. The flying objects around the space shuttle in the last summer was a proof of it. But can it be that Project Greenstar has green light 😕

    dad, I greet you with this song 😉

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