Space again! Joseph comments on the Burns Flat, OK spaceport, the Space Settlement Institute, and the announced budget cuts at NASA on the Cassini and Mars Curiosity probes, and what the real possible implications of those cuts might mean:

Little spaceport on the prairie

The Space Settlement Institute

NASA Budget Cut May Shut Down Cassini and Mars Curiosity


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Robert Barricklow on January 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Have we lost “our” way when it comes to space?

  2. DEBRA on January 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Dr. Farrell: and you likely saw this story posted earlier this week on … this Dutch (cough, cough, AMSTERDAM) non-profit group has selected a thousand applicants for their MARS ONE project. Eventually their list will be whittled down to 40 people who will get a one-way ticket to Mars.

    And I gotta think that since this trip will have to be launched within the lifetime of those 40 people, somebody must be awfully close to nailing down the technical details of this journey, hmmm?

  3. DanaThomas on January 3, 2014 at 4:46 am

    Poor “broke” NASA, I might send them one of my spare Bearer Bonds (Kennedy of course…) – how many lunar acres would that get me??

  4. marcos toledo on January 2, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    The American Space Trading Company TASC anybody the past is the future history does repeat itself. Budget cuts are a perfect cover for NASA as Hoagland and Bara say is a dog of the military a line from Fullmetal Alchemist.

  5. Robert Barricklow on January 2, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Just like Bill Gates saying that the computer industry had no government help. I can see other privateers claiming space was no helped at all by government programs.
    It’s another case of socializing the costs while privatizing the profits.

    Scuzza me, but you see…
    Space, Moons, Mars, Rings of Saturn,
    are being cut up like a Big Pizza Pie.
    That’s a privatized a more.

  6. Frankie Calcutta on January 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    What about those of us with a circadian rhythm that corresponds to the rotational period of Mars? Do we have an historical claim to Mars? Is that why the Bagdad and Cairo museums were looted of cuneiforms because those ancient writings might verify our historical claims? Are the looters just greedy space entrepreneurs attempting to ensure these claims are never validated so they have no competition in this latest land grab? Is the pyramid and face on Mars our holy sites? Will we be allowed to one day rebuild the pyramid? Do we have a right of return to this land? If there are current inhabitants on Mars, will the UN allow us to push them off our land and make them drink the water from our Mars sewage systems? Can we put their children in cages naked in the freezing cold, if they dare throw Mars rocks at us when we return to reclaim our homeland? Will we be able to build tax free casinos on Mars and sell tax free cigarettes to all the settlers who were shipped to Mars with promises of 40 acres and a Mars mule? And lastly, will we be able to ship these tax free cigarettes back to Earth via Fed Ex for a nifty profit?

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