Welcome: The picture above is the martian surface — its a billion pixel image viewer of images stitched together, all taken by the Curiosity Rover on Mars and gives one a feeling of being there. My view is that humans will have to be there someday — to not go there means we live within the psychological and physical limit of one fragile world subject to its whims and ours. Two worlds create a positive future. But it is also my view that someday better be soon — otherwise we will lose the space race to the robots and artificial intelligence, virtually exploring. That’s good enough for the rest of the universe beyond Mars — technology advances are huge for robots and small for human life support, but for Mars we need to physically be there. So Mars is not just our next destination — it is our only destination.
But now there is a new kind of space race: and humans may be losing:
Human Spaceflight: From Mars to the Stars
by Louis Friedman; Available on Amazon in 2nd Printing by University of Arizona Press
A SPECIAL NOTE: Of greatest concern to Connie and me now is what is happening in our country. Racism, bigotry, meanness and greed characterize the President with his policies of anti-international cooperation, anti environmental responsibility and anti-victims. Every day it reminds me of the awful year of 1968, from which we may never have really recovered. We give what we can to the most important cause: changing our government.
All that said, I worry about impeachment and recently wrote this letter to two Congressmen who are important now and I hope will become more important next year. letter to Schiff Nadler