Talking with Europe's leading developer of deep space missions
Musk believes that humanity needs to put men on Mars
Designing a Nanotech Material: It takes a long time
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Comments are due Monday, June 8, at the FCC on the National Broadband Plan (NBP.) The Notice of Inquiry lists some 120 questions that the Commission would like filers to address, running the gamut from goals and benchmarks to open access to privacy to entrepreneurial activity to job creation. Anyone who compiles a list of so many questions clearly hasn't given much thought to the problem under discussion, so it's clear upon reading the NOI that we're many years away from a good NBP, although we may have some vague and probably counter-productive guidelines much sooner: the FCC is supposed to report a plan to Congress by next February. Bear in mind that it tool the US 20 years to convert from analog to digital TV, and we're not even there yet.
Richard Garriott reflects on his visit to the International Space Station and on growing up with an astronaut dad
Fifty years ago, space experts thought we'd be there by now. Here's why we're not
There's a palpable longing to return to the moon. But does it make sense?
At 6'8", James Oberg was too tall to be an astronaut, so he became an aerospace engineer and then a space reporter instead
G. Madhavan Nair, head of the indian space agency, talks about his country's first robotic lunar mission and plans for landing an Indian on the moon and mars
Better cameras, greater bandwidth, and bigger displays put Mars within reach of armchair explorers
Human exploration of Mars doesn't need to wait for advanced rockets, giant spaceships, or lunar base stations
How the extraction of lunar hydrogen or ice could fuel humanity's expansion into space
Russia hopes to reignite its deep-space program with a mission to Phobos
Maybe--if it adopts a less top-down approach