If you’ve been tuned in with us up to this point throughout World Space Week, you may wish that there were some way for you to be a part of it — after all, the true spirit of the Browncoats is standing up and taking action for causes that no one else will.
Aside from writing Elon Musk and asking him to name the first manned private spaceship Serenity, of course, there are indeed ways to get involved. There’s actually a number of “space advocacy” groups that have been around for a while. These people don’t just hold meetings and bug Congressmen, they actually get out and do stuff, stuff that tends to have a twelve-foot flame shooting out its rear end. We thought we’d introduce you to a few of them today. Continue Reading
Those of you who have heard the occasional news bite about SpaceX’s efforts may have heard Elon Musk openly state that the Dragon’s true purpose for which it was designed all along has been to eventually travel to the planet Mars. You may be looking at the capsule spacecraft and find that the word that comes to your mind is “dinky.” Just how can a ship no larger than the Apollo capsule that took three men in very cramped quarters take that same crew all the way to the red planet without them coming down with the worst case of cabin fever in history? Continue Reading