July 2015

Returning To The Moon May Be Much Cheaper Than NASA Previously Estimated

        I was thrilled when the U.S. landed a man on the Moon in 1969 and have been very disappointed that it is decades later and we have not sent any humans to the Moon in quite awhile. I could never understand how we could have done it the first time from scratch and with primitive equipment only to be told that it would take decades and break the bank to send humans up there again.

Audi Helps Design An Aesthetic Lunar Rover For The Goole Lunar XPRIZE Competition

      One of the interesting trends in science fiction in the past thirty years has been the emergence of "steampunk". "Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery." (Wikipedia) I have read some of these books and gone to a couple of steampunk conventions.