RICE UNIVERSITY 1962 – American Leadership in Space or ‘Leadership of A Free People,’ A Short Course (with new releases from the JFK Library 28JUN19)

This popular post from 2017 on the 100th Birthday of JFK is re-published here for the third time with a new release of the speech from The John F Kennedy  Presidential Library... A TRUE PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH Everything we love of America is here in JFK's speech.  See LBJ in the front right with sunglasses on …

“Uhuru. Just Uhuru.” The name of NASA’s new Rover on Mars? It’s up to you, punk kids!

Uhuru (Star Trek film, 2009) Mr. Spock's girlfriend, we learn.   Why Uhuru makes sense as the name of NASA's new Rover on Mars:  (1) It means Freedom. (2) It means Independence. (3) It represents the new NASA; the new independent nature of navigation that only a free-people can lead and bring to Space Exploration. (4) …

NASA’s on-board Deep Space Atomic Clock is in Earth-orbit and is a prototype!

Well, this Physicist (KMB here) breathes a sigh of relief! Buzz can give up one watch, and I will cheer (YaY!) this test forward for accuracy. Why couldn't they say this before?  Well, maybe NASA didn't want the Russians to know.  It is an Air Force package, only their Interplanetary Navigator Seubert.  Good on you, …

The “surprise” of small incentives and EV and e-mobility spread around the World

Source: Volkswagen/ACEA   If one were to compare the "EV Pioneer Year 2017" to 2018 and the present, 2019, it may seem like a literal night-and-day transformation in the world of EV auto-sales.  Not that this is the end of the road, but if a little government incentive and a whole lot of education on …

Polynyas – What they are and what they may mean for North America?

Polynyas are areas of persistent, almost permanent open water where in the past we would expect to find sea-ice flows.  For the most part, they tend to be roughly oval, oblong, or circular in shape, but they can be irregularly shaped, too.   The water remains open because of processes that prevent sea ice from forming …

Prof Dr Sally Kristen Ride – Astronaut, Physicist, Leader…updated 19JUN18

Prof Dr Sally Kristen Ride On June 18th 1983, 36 years ago, Prof. Dr. Sally K. Ride became the first American woman Astronaut.  As I read in Buzz Aldrin's tweet today, "In 1983, Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space.  She overcame criticism, because of her gender; persevered, and proved herself …

Prof Dr Sally Kristen Ride – Astronaut, Physicist, Leader

Prof Dr Sally Kristen Ride On June 18th 1983, 36 years ago, Prof. Dr. Sally K. Ride became the first American woman Astronaut.  As I read in Buzz Aldrin's tweet today, "In 1983, Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space.  She overcame criticism, because of her gender; persevered, and proved herself …