Atheists for a Vigorous Space Program


Atheists for a Vigorous Space Program

This is a group for atheists who are interested in encouraging and fostering an effective space program for the purpose of exploration, technological development, resource development, energy production, and the long term survival of humanity.

Location: EARTH
Members: 154
Latest Activity: Sep 6, 2017



Discussion Forum

Weird Dust Ring Discovered Near Venus Orbit

Started by Steph S. Nov 21, 2013. 0 Replies

cientists have…Continue

The Challenger Disaster - Discovery Channel

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 17, 2013. 7 Replies

Last night I watched a well-done dramatization of the investigation into the catastrophic events of 28 January, 1986, when at 73 seconds into the 51L shuttle mission, the Space Shuttle Challenger was…Continue

Tags: investigation, disaster, Donald Kutyna, Sally Ride, Challenger

We're NASA and We Know It!

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Gettin' DOWN with Curiosity, y'all!Continue

Tags: MSL, Curiosity, NASA

Space Advocacy: Harder Than Rocket Science?

Started by Sarah Walton. Last reply by Nathan Hevenstone Apr 14, 2012. 1 Reply

In his article Jeff Carr suggests that space advocacy is harder than rocket science. More to the point, public relations and marketing is hard. …Continue

Tags: public relations, space advocacy

Human Colonization of Space- A Kind of "Manifest Destiny?"

Started by Mrina. Last reply by Nicholas K. Apr 6, 2012. 23 Replies

Will we do it at some point anyway or do we need to be trying a lot harder now to achieve it? On a similar note, does planetary protection of Mars matter? Should we be THIS careful, or should we just…Continue

International Space Apps Challenge April 21-22 2012

Started by Sarah Walton Mar 10, 2012. 0 Replies

If someone here is a member of any coding groups could you please pass them on to them? Or anyone else with the skills and interest to help out? Events in San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Oxford, Exeter,…Continue

Tags: science, citizen, NASA, ISS

While colonizing space (moon, Mars, etc.) what sort of government will be created(decided upon) by the people who will do the colonization?

Started by Cane Kostovski. Last reply by Madhukar Kulkarni Jan 7, 2012. 12 Replies

My guess is that primarily scientists will be the ones colonizing the Moon and Mars. If I am right, then I would venture to say that they will create a government that will be more desirable to the…Continue

NOAA Warns Of Gap In Future Forecasting Abilities

Started by George Aug 27, 2011. 0 Replies

NPR Interview with Scientific American writer David Biello about Congress' fund slashing for vital satellites that monitor the earth's weather.…Continue

Tags: science, weather, hurricane, forecasting, NASA

My Opinion: Our best hope..

Started by Cane Kostovski Jan 29, 2011. 0 Replies

I think the people at the web site below have our best hope of a technology that will provide cheap and safe transportation to low earth orbit. No rocket fuel needed for the trip up or down, but…Continue

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by JstN Earthling Jun 6, 2010. 4 Replies

Cape Canaveral, Florida (CNN) -- Friday's test launch of the Falcon 9 rocket was "essentially a bullseye," SpaceX officials said after the rocket successfully pushed past the earth's atmosphere and…Continue

Tags: Dragon, Falcon 9, Space X, NASA

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Comment by George on September 24, 2011 at 3:29pm

Found this interesting diagram on the distribution of space debris orbiting the earth, linked from a story about the recent demise of the Atmosphere Research Satellite.

Comment by George on September 9, 2011 at 4:30am
@Aaron - I wonder why the window is so narrow?  What would happen if they were 2 seconds late?
Comment by Aaron M Quantz on September 6, 2011 at 11:11am
Wow, the launch only has an instantaneous (1 second) launch window.  Talk about threading a needle.
Comment by George on September 5, 2011 at 8:29pm

NASA To Launch Two 'Grail' Moon Probes To Measure Gravity - Huffington Post

Near-identical twins Grail-A and Grail-B – short for Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory – are due to blast off Thursday aboard an unmanned rocket.

Wikipedia article - Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory

Comment by Cane Kostovski on September 5, 2011 at 5:40am
Where do we Atheists get organized so that we can voice our opinions when voting. We need to send a message to the religious right that we will no longer stand for their delusions. We need Atheists in Congress and as President in order for this country to be a leader in science and education (and the space program). So, as Atheists, and hopefully, scientists, how do we get organized?
Comment by Damonjim on August 22, 2011 at 5:48pm

Ohhhh George, that is a very cool link, much appreciated. I read that the plan was to let it fall into orbit and burn up. I do not see anything being planned to take it's reaction is WTF?

Humankind does have some really good ideas at times, unfortunately the current status of the quest for space has been overshadowed by the power brokers desire to make everyone think and believe the same. I guess they figure if we have a population of uneducated masses they will be able to control them better.  Maria Antoinette found out how that model ends up. Atheists at least can reach for the stars without a fear of finding truths that interfere with our beliefs.

Comment by George on August 22, 2011 at 5:19pm
Very cool animation depicting the step-by-step growth of the International Space Station

International Space Station Comes Together (USA Today)

Comment by Gecko, of Richie! on May 24, 2011 at 5:12pm
Comment by Gecko, of Richie! on May 19, 2011 at 1:28pm
Comment by Gecko, of Richie! on May 19, 2011 at 11:53am

I highly recommend this site for lovers of Astronomy. My son and I enjoy it quite a bit.


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