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I've been a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for 30+ years. (Yeah, I guess I'm old.) As a member, I receive the organization's magazine, Aerospace America, monthly, and I devour every article. By reputation, this… More »
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Jan 04, 2021 01:22 pm  
01/04/21  
Serious question. I'm not trying to be negative; I think the Moon offers some really interesting opportunities. But, I don't see any logic behind the Deep Space Gateway. "Learn how to operate in deep space." What does that mean, exactly? Learn… More »
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Aug 02, 2020 08:07 pm  
08/02/20  
I have an acquaintance who works for NASA. I won't say which center. She shared an interesting story with me that her NASA colleagues genuinely believe Bezos is far ahead of Musk, and has a much better plan. Interestingly, I can't help but notice that… More »
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Nov 25, 2019 05:58 pm  
11/25/19  
We'll have plenty of discussion about obtaining water, and it will most likely involve processing ice-containing regolith. However, drilling for water is also a possibility. To that end, I offer https://www.drillyourownwell.com/ as an initial tutorial… More »
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Jul 21, 2019 05:46 pm  
07/21/19  
Back online after a bad Linux kernel upgrade. That wasn't fun. Registration emails should be working. Only one way to find out! Static IP and domain name working. Welcome to www.stratofortress.net. Happy to discuss that source in the coffee shop.… More »
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Jul 09, 2019 08:28 pm  
07/09/19  
Until there are users happily discussing topics in the forum, I'm going to use them as a place to capture random thoughts that don't fit into the roadmap. (Or, at least not yet.) Seeding some topics will also hopefully spur comments. More »
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Mar 23, 2019 06:31 pm  
03/23/19  
Is the site name Occupy Mars intended to be political? If you go to the Occupy Mars Facebook page, you'll find a very left-leaning point of view, and certainly the Occupy Wall Street movement shared that sentiment. This site has nothing to with either… More »
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Jan 22, 2018 03:39 pm  
01/22/18  
Also known as tort law. You did something that damaged the thing I've invested my time, talent, and treasure building. On Earth, I'd sue you. What do we do here? You spent your life savings getting here, and no one has liability insurance on Mars. I… More »
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Dec 30, 2017 07:36 pm  
12/30/17  
Your profile will ask for an organization. At this point, there are only a couple. After you sign up, I can add whatever organization you'd like to be identified with. More »
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Oct 21, 2017 06:18 pm  
10/21/17  
An obvious first question is, "Why does this site need to exist?" My answer is that I haven't found an equivalent I'm satisfied with. Reddit is focused on "what I've read," the Mars Society is focused on one idea, Mars Direct. If… More »
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Oct 10, 2017 12:05 am  
10/10/17  
Maybe we'll need to change this in the future, but for now, we only have one rule: keep it civil. If you wouldn't say it to a colleague, don't say it here. More »
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Sep 18, 2017 06:08 pm  
09/18/17  
Heading Sub-heading H3 header H4 header Email-style angle brackets are used for blockquotes. And, they can be nested. Headers in blockquotes You can quote a list. Etc. This is a link if Links are turned on in the markdown plugin settings Paragraphs are… More »
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Sep 15, 2017 03:26 pm  
09/15/17  
This topic has an image attached to it. The image is automatically resized to fit the current blog skin. You can zoom in by clicking on the thumbnail. Check out the photoblog (accessible through the links at the top) to see a completely different skin… More »
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Sep 14, 2017 04:47 am  
09/14/17  

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