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3-D Printing Plus Local Sourcing Make Mars Cheap

3-D Printing Plus Local Sourcing Make Mars Cheap

Do you know why space is so expensive? There’s no Amazon Prime free shipping. Engineers express that fact as delta-V, change in velocity, and it costs a lot to change the velocity of every kilogram of cargo in the vacuum of space. Even considering a massive economic...

No Astronauts Needed!

No Astronauts Needed!

NASA has plans to send astronauts to the moon and then Mars. There will be a program to do this, tentatively named Aries, for the Mars portion at least. The crews are being carefully selected from thousands of applicants. They will be thoroughly trained. They will fly...

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About Glenn Damato

Glenn Damato studied physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa. He served in the US Navy as a nuclear propulsion plant operator aboard an attack submarine. He has worked as a cook, a taxi driver, a car salesman, a loan officer, a debt collector, a technical support engineer, and a software instructor. A lifelong space and aviation enthusiast, he holds a pilot’s license and while at sea level he enjoys sailing. He is the author of the bestselling memoir Breaking Seas. The Far Shore is his first novel.

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