2013: 10th of 13 Things I Want to Know: What Credit Score Do I Need For a Home Loan on Mars?

2013: 10th of 13 Things I Want to Know: What Credit Score Do I Need For a Home Loan on Mars?

Discovery news posted this short news bit earlier this year, summarizing that colonizing beyond our planet is a doable feat. This is based on expectations from private ventures, to be able to run operations much leaner than NASA, mainly relying on reusable rockets.  A vision of an 80,000 humans colony was shared as well. A home … Continue reading

2013: 9th of 13 Things I Want to Know: Have You Considered the Hyperloop and the Fear Factor?

2013: 9th of 13 Things I Want to Know: Have You Considered the Hyperloop and the Fear Factor?

Much hype about the Hyperloop, the radical proposal for extreme high-speed transit from LA to SF in around 35 minutes, using passenger pods in a low pressure air-cushioned tube.  [Here's a summary article]. Some of the reactions have a negative slant, hinting accusations such as that the inventor purposely underestimated the associated costs, attempting to … Continue reading

2013: 8th of 13 Things I Want to Know: How Much Deodorant Will the Winners of the AXE Apollo Competition Get?

2013: 8th of 13 Things I Want to Know: How Much Deodorant Will the Winners of the AXE Apollo Competition Get?

At the beginning of this year, AXE brand of men’s personal care products created a sensation with a marketing stunt around a Superbowl ad. The ad presented users of the Apollo scent as heroes.  What can be more heroic than an astronaut? The promotional video therefor featured the hero astronaut and his girlfriend. I don’t … Continue reading

2013: 7th of 13 Things I Want to Know: Sending Up a Bag of Light – Why?

2013: 7th of 13 Things I Want to Know: Sending Up a Bag of Light – Why?

9:30 PM local time, a beach on the Pacific; Summer time, completely dark, and I was on my way out when some commotion caught my attention.  A group of people of all ages were gathered around some light source. Suddenly it rose up in the air, and everyone was cheering and clapping. I stopped, fascinated. … Continue reading

2013: 6th of 13 Things I Want to Know: What is the Biggest Eye Ever?

2013: 6th of 13 Things I Want to Know: What is the Biggest Eye Ever?

NASA’s 2018 Next Generation James Webb Space Telescope in Full Size Taking place in Austin, TX, the SXSW Interactive Festival Last March 8-12 2013 was to feature many sessions and activities on the topic of space exploration.  One of the most exciting sessions, was a panel discussion about the new next generation space telescope, NASA’s … Continue reading