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SpaceX To Launch First Stage Of Mars Mission by author Joseph J. O’Donnell

Elon Musk the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Inc. stated during the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas on Sunday that they will be launching the first stage of the Mars and Interplanetary space ship as early as next year. Last year he announced that they will make the first cargo shipments to Mars by 2022, followed by the delivery of the first human colonists to the Red Planet. He also plans to build amenities for the future colonists as well. His Mars and Interplanetary ship could be the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) or another named craft under the development now. [...]

SpaceX Is Leading the Way Into Space by author Joseph J. O’Donnell

SpaceX has just successfully launched the largest missile  ever to leave the surface of the earth. Known as ‘The Falcon Heavy’, it is far larger than the Saturn V rocket that sent Americans to the Moon. The company was founded by Elon Musk, Who also founded PayPal and Tesla Motors. As a great promotional gimmick he placed a cherry-red Tesla Roadster on board for the use as a test payload. The missile was designed to carry heavy payloads into space to such future destinations as the Moon and Mars. As a private entrepreneur Mr. Musk has not only a proven [...]

President Trump Signs Bill for Manned Space Exploration by author Joseph J. O’Donnell

President Trump recently signed a bill authorizing NASA to once again to pursue manned extraterrestrial exploration and put Americans on the moon again.  It is America’s destiny to be at the forefront of humanity’s eternal quest for knowledge and to be the leader amongst nations on our adventure into the great unknown. President Donald J. Trump […]

Rise of the Drones by author Joseph J. O’Donnell

Many years ago I had told my son that the future lay in the hands of robotics. This sage advice was similar that was given to the character, played by Dustin Hoffman in the motion picture ‘The Graduate’, when he was advised that the future held promises in ‘plastic’. Robotics have advanced in many sectors which includes industrial production, aerospace, military machines, deep space probes and more. The new direction has been in the creation of drones. Just like the origin of computer generated children’s toys lead to advances in games and home computers , the modern day drones were [...]

A Race to the Moon… Again !- With Dr. Harold A. Geller- George Mason University

TAEM- With China now looking to place its astronauts on the surface of the Moon there seems to be another ‘Space Race’ in the making. Our newly elected President, Donald J. Trump, has also expressed his deep interest in the cosmos. This combination may trigger America’s deep commitment in manned exploration to placing humans on the Moon and Mars again!   We’ve decided to ask Dr. Harold A. Geller of George Mason University in Virginia, after his previous interview in our July 2014 (click on to see) issue, to elaborate on this theme.  […]

TAEM Discusses the New Horizons Project and the Outer Solar system with GMU Professor Mike Summers

TAEM- In your last interview in our July 2014 issue we discussed your studies concerning the question about astrobiology and the search with alien life. Since then you played a key role in the New Horizons project during the fly-by of Pluto. Please describe your role in this important project. MS- I’ve been a mission co-investigator on this team since 1999 when we first proposed to NASA a very similar mission. NASA canceled that mission opportunity.  We subsequently proposed the New Horizons mission in 2000 and were awarded the mission and funding starting in 2001.  My role throughout has been [...]