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: 151
Latest Activity: Feb 13



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 AtheistTech. 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 AtheistTech 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 Idaho Spud on February 13, 2017 at 11:44am

SpaceX Falcon 9 passed it's test prior to being sent to the space station Saturday.  While being held in place, all nine Merlin 1D first stage engines were fired for 3 seconds, generating some 1.7 million pounds of thrust.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 10, 2017 at 3:07pm

Watch the Curiosity Rover Roll Across Mars' Surface @ 50 times norman speed:

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 12:08pm

13 years on Mars!

Opportunity rover is 13 YEARS into her 3 MONTH mission! And still going strong!

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 15, 2016 at 2:47pm

This fascinating and beautiful video is about the building of our next great space telescope that will be placed a million miles from earth, 2 years from now and will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble.

Because I love science, technology, and space exploration, it brought tears to my eyes.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2016 at 12:29pm

Can we get "space madness"?

In this article, it's pointed-out that radiation is the largest problem because it will cause dementia.

I've often thought of a method of shielding against radiation that I'd like opinions on.  It's probably not the best idea because I've not read anyone else proposing it.  Nevertheless, it seems reasonable to me.  Tell me what you think.

My idea is to go to the moon with just enough equipment to mine the moon for fuel and materials needed to make a spaceship with enough area to contain enough shielding to block most radiation.  If just dust from the moon would do it, great.  If not, then mine the moon for a material that would do it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 9, 2016 at 2:48pm

Mars Curiosity Rover is getting close to a possible water stream, and scientists are concerned that the partially steralized Rover may contaminate it with our microbes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2013 at 7:22pm

A-to-B Thinking Will Get Us Nowhere

Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a concept of looking at a longer time frame than the two year election cycle for Congress, or a four year cycle for POTUS, or an 6 year cycle for Senators: Develop a space program that looks to future space explorations, starting by developing teachers and students for another big thrust such as occurred with the threat of the Soviet Union in space. I get goose bumps listening to his idea.  That would cause us to focus on a project, put people to work developing different aspects of the program and break out of the constipated-economic situation we now muddle through. 

"That is a change in the mindset of a culture that only advancing a space frontier can bring. That’s what I grew up in and it’s not going on now, and I fear for the future of our country. I don’t want this to be the beginning of the end of America. We know how to fix it. The answer is staring us in the face because we’ve done it before."

~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 10, 2012 at 6:35pm

Dark Side of the Earth

I just had a tummy tumble looking at this photo. I wonder ... what would it be like to be at that work site? 

Comment by Rayray on May 28, 2012 at 5:47pm

This guy has a solid plan to build the Enterprise.

Comment by Sarah Walton on May 7, 2012 at 10:44am

Rapid decline in US satellites could be costly | EarthSky:


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