Midway through working on a follow-up to "The Art of Space." The new book will be a pictorial history of the spaceship, beginning ca. 200 BC and working its way up to numerous plans for future spacecraft and new propulsion systems. The book will not only cover real spacecraft, but important fictional ones as well. » 4/06/15 10:42am 4/06/15 10:42am

Unfortunately, this is really an argument against astrology. It should be able to provide this information strictly and solely from the time and date of a person's birth. But you want to work backwards. After learning everything there is to know about someone, you can then retroactively fit details from their… » 4/05/15 2:55pm 4/05/15 2:55pm

Read your National Geographics more carefully. The article has nothing to do with disproving either the Big Bang or cosmic expansion. It has only to do with the failure of one experiment to detect gravitational waves. I quote (in case you missed it), and the emphasis is mine: "To be blunt, therefore, the BICEP2… » 2/23/15 3:29pm 2/23/15 3:29pm

Harriet Quimby (1875–1912), America's first licensed female pilot, as well as a stunt pilot, the first woman to fly across the English Channel, an air safety advocate, reporter, screenwriter (for DW Griffith), traveler, author, automobilist, actress and photographer. » 2/11/15 7:33am 2/11/15 7:33am

When Imagination Fails

Science fiction has long been looked to as a source of prophecy...but why? Perhaps because, out of necessity, its futures work: spaceships fly and inventions are successful because they need to be—there'd be no story without them. And because more often than not (to paraphrase Jules Verne) whatever one man can imagine… » 1/15/15 11:16am 1/15/15 11:16am