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Trying to sleep

I’m trying to sleep so I can prepare for a 12-hour Drive tomorrow. But it’s not working so I’m talking to my phone. The tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalif in Dubai. The tallest building in the United States is now number one World Trade Center in New York City. The tallest […]

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GPS Block III on Hold

Since GPS achieved Fully Operational Capability on July 17, 1995, GPS has become an essential navigational tool for civilians and military alike. Keeping the system up-to-date has proved to be a problem. Originally the system was supposed to be up and running in February of 2016 but has been delayed at least until 2023. The latest […]

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Will “Space Force” Militarize Space?

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, wants to create a new branch ​ of the military with equal but separate powers with the air-force. He calls it “Space Force.” I don’t think this sounds like a good idea. Are we now going to militarize space? The Internet is already producing thousands of images […]

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Quite a Statement

I realize, over time, I’m accumulating quite a collection of articles. I’m making quite a statement. Now, as this is my blog, I could talk about anything I want, and in fact I do talk about anything I want. So what do I wind up talking about? Well it seems to be I talk a […]

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Why does the moon revolve around the earth?

It just moves forward. The moon isn’t stationary. It has inertia and no atmosphere in space to slow it down. It just goes. As it moves forward, the gravity of Earth tugs on it and it falls, but because it’s moving forward it misses Earth as it falls and goes around, again and again. That’s […]

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Why doesn't anyone else besides me believe in time traveling?

I don’t know the answer to your question. However, consider this. We are not standing still. In time the Earth rotates around it’s axis, the Earth also rotates around the sun, the sun rotates around the galactic center and the galaxy is merging with Andromeda. We are therefore moving at hundreds of thousands of miles […]

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Did we “accidentally” bring new bacteria to the moon or Mars via our space exploration programs?

Probably, and that’s why terraforming is a bad idea. Inside the scientifically minded community, there are two distinct ideas. Don’t contaminate. Leave whatever planet it happens to be in the original pristine condition so we can study it. (This is the predominant, tree hugging concept.) Screw number 1. Terraform the planet. Make it livable for humans, […]

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