Category Archive: Ships & Stones

Jan 02 2015

Shameless book plug

Technology Innovations Spin NASA’s SMAP into Space. No — not Ship Messaging and Positioning in my book Ships & Stones. And why haven’t you bought a copy, and why haven’t you bought 10 copies to share? Here’s the elevator pitch: Ships & Stones is hard science fiction set a generation after the first colonists on …

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Sep 10 2014

An article so good, it prompts a new Category

8 Things We Can Do Now to Build a Space Colony This Century is so good that I have added a “Required Reading” category for posts. Of course, that means I have to go back and decide which of my previous 250+ posts are worthy of the new category. Sigh…the things I do for you…. …

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Sep 04 2014

Preach it, brutha!!

3-D Printer Could Turn Space Station into Machine Shop. I can’t wait to see how this goes. It’ll be on the SpaceX-4 launch tentatively scheduled for 19 Sep. Now why didn’t I think of that? Oh wait…say it with me…I did. No word on whether the AsiaSat slip will effect this launch date.

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Aug 18 2014

Hellas Planitia…Home to Hydra Incorporated

These are two craters at the bottom of Hellas Planitia. Hellas is of particular interest to me because Hydra Incorporated is based there. If you’ve read Ships & Stones, you know that the Hydra Amphitheater is one of the main locations in the book. And that Hydra, Inc. is owned by one Alex Drash, a …

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Aug 13 2014

Around these parts, we call it “HeThree”

Helion Energy uses He3 for magneto-inertial fusion process. They’re saying they will have a commercially viable fusion generator by 2020?!? Better add Helion Energy to my stock portfolio… Here’s how it works…pretty ingenious if it does in fact produce positive energy: A gazillion extra bonus points plus a high five personally from me if you …

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Aug 01 2014

Why didn’t I think of that?

3D Printing for space craft metals. Oh, wait, I did.

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Feb 07 2014

NASA interested in 3D printing

NASA boards the 3D manufacturing train. 3D printing, in space? Why didn’t I think of that? Oh right — I did. I really believe that 3D printing is the next big “thing”. I think that within the next 20 years, it will have as big an effect on people’s lives as computers and the Internet …

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Jan 31 2014

Gee, why didn’t I think of that

Using magnetic fields to protect space crew — oh wait…I already did think of that!

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