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  • Economics and Politics in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2010 The first is from Iraq just weeks after the draw-down reached 50,000 U.S troops remaining:Nation Building WorksAugust 30, 2010The New York Times The ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2010, 7:04 AM by John Kavanagh
  • Mars Sample Return - Boldest Spaceflight Challenge since Apollo Excellent article from Spaceflight Now describing the multiple missions being collaboratively planned by the United States and Europe to discover and excavate samples from the surface of Mars, launch them ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2010, 11:06 AM by John Kavanagh
  • Have We Forgotten What Exploration Means? What is needed is the incremental, cumulative build-up of space faring infrastructure that is both extensible and maintainable, a growing system whose aim is to transport us anywhere we ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2010, 8:34 AM by John Kavanagh
  • Great*5 Grandfather Buried Down the Road Not too far from our home, on Salt Road, there lies Beeman Cemetery, an old frontier graveyard, with the tomb of one Nathaniel Gallop (1760-1843), my sons' Great Great ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2009, 8:29 PM by John Kavanagh
  • External Innovation for NASA If one follows the interrupted path preceding the design of the NASA Human Spaceflight Exploration Systems Architecture Study, you’ll find the NASA actively discarded advanced technology and highly innovative ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2009, 12:58 PM by John Kavanagh
  • Shuttle More Affordable? Now that Shuttle's development costs are far sunk, it is a much more affordable launch vehicle than Constellation's Ares, by almost any measure - total life cycle, average and ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2009, 8:01 PM by John Kavanagh
  • Augustine Committee Final Report "The Committee concludes that the ultimate goal of humanexploration is to chart a path for human expansion into thesolar system. This is an ambitious goal, but one worthy ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2009, 10:33 AM by John Kavanagh
  • Map of Exploration of Solar System This illustration by Sean McNaughton at National Geographic shows all interplanetary missions since the dawn of ths Space age. Large version: http://www.stevey.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01 ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2009, 10:16 AM by John Kavanagh
  • Celestia Space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2009, 11:17 AM by John Kavanagh
  • A Space Program for the Rest of Us Today The New Atlantis published A Space Program for the Rest of Us - the best space policy paper I've read this year. Author Rand Simberg plans for a civil ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2009, 5:20 PM by John Kavanagh
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