Right City Rong Planets

It's really Wright not Right, and wrong not Rong, but it's right because via route J it's only 11 miles from my mother in law's house and Bob gives us a good rate at his motel. His Wi-Fi sucks though. He's from India and since I speak a little Hindi he likes me even though... Continue Reading →

Half a Percent of the Speed of Light

It would be really fast. Put your science fiction behind you. If we could use nuclear power to achieve a half of a percent of the speed of light it would be fantastic. We could reach the nearest star in 800 years! We could reach the Trappist-1 system in a mere 8000 years! Wake up... Continue Reading →

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 he Burj Khalif in Dubai. The tallest building in the United States is now number one World Trade Center in New York City. The tallest... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 to... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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