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Ultra High Speed Space Flight

Anyone who has read Science Fiction books will be familiar with the concept of faster than light speed travel and warp drives. But how near is mankind to getting anywhere near this writers’ castle in Spain. And how on Earth would the human body cope with such extravagant speeds and such a mind-boggling experience. Would…

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Elon Musk, Starship, and the Martian Dream

If there is one name among the few who excite the minds of space exploration futurists it is that of Elon Musk. In particular, his plan to send humans to Mars incites most curiosity and, indeed, incredulity. But there is no doubting his ambition. The blog of February this year looked at Spaceships and SpaceX:…

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Wheels of Fortune

At first glance, the wheel seems a rather innocuous object, obvious, and something we all use, in one form or another, everyday of our lives. But, in fact, they haven’t been around all that long compared to man’s tenure on planet Earth. So how did it all begin, and why did some civilizations not even…

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The Ingenuity Martian Helicopter

Introduction If anyone had told me a few years ago that there would soon be a helicopter flying on Mars, I would have thought them crazy. But now, in 2021, we have such an event happening. Sure, it’s a small vehicle, but it is extremely useful, and a probable forerunner of things to come. Makes…

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