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The NRC Pathways to Exploration Report

Taking a brief break from my multi-part series Mars: The Next Frontier, I look at the National Research Council's spiffy new "Pathways to Exploration" report.
Today the National Research Council released another in an increasingly long list of reports analyzing NASA's human space flight program. Among other things, it looks at potential… http://erikmconway.com/index.php/blog/nrc-pathways-exploration-report/

Mars: The Next Frontier II

In part 2 of this 2004 essay, I look at the roots of the American conservative space revolution and connect it to enthusiasm for Mars colonization.
Image Credit The background image, of the Nili Patera dune fields on Mars, was taken by the HiRise camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/University… http://erikmconway.com/index.php/blog/mars-next-frontier-ii/

Mars: The Next Frontier I

On April 22, 2014, the NASA Administrator, retired Marine Corps General and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, gave the opening keynote lecture at the "Humans 2 Mars Summit 2014." During his comments, space policy blogger Marcia Smith tweeted this breatht…
Image Credit The background image is NASA P-17686, taken of Chryse Planitia on (Earth date) 5 September 1976, by Viking Lander 2. Click here for more detail. On April 22, 2014,… http://erikmconway.com/index.php/blog/mars-next-frontier-i/

Drowned Worlds

Well, this is my first blog post. Sorry if the formatting is weird! This is going to be an occasional blog on the theme of drowned worlds. I mean drowned in the broadest sense.… http://erikmconway.com/index.php/blog/drowned-world-blog/