Monday, June 29, 2015

Ground Handling -- Back in Action!

Despite a crushing writing schedule at the moment, the other day I could not stand one more moment in the office, and so I went to the park just a few blocks from where I live to take out the wing for some ground-handling. Along with balloon pilot licensing this summer, I am looking forward to a lot of paragliding!

Monday, June 22, 2015

The 'undending' tasks of this book -- the search for informative and recent reference material, the composition of the figures, and the writing of dense summary text -- is after three and a half years coming to an end! Intense work the next 10 days! Sample from the Atlas of Human Prehistory, for release later this year.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Interview at NASA/SETI Big Picture Science

My recent interview on the NASA/SETI Big Picture Science show, is up, discussing the astounding prospect of worldships for migration to distant explanets! There are also interviews with astronomers Chris Impey and Timothy Beers.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ships of Exploration

As a stimulant to thought, I've drawn up the diagram below showing our airship (FAA#N9107Y) alongside a handful of other vehicles used in exploration in the last few centuries, drawn to scale. The visualization has already given me a few useful ideas.