February 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Panspermia, the which came first, the chicken or the egg question?

Below is a comment I wrote on

http://www.skymania.com/wp/2011/03/life-from-space-expert-loses-funding.html/3686/

The problem with panspermia is that if life on Earth came from some other location in outer space, where did it come before that and so on with no end. Water, the universally…

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Added by Andrew Planet on February 28, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Long term and lower cost space exploration

This is a comment I made on the matter of long term space exploration, viable on 

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/03/herschel-space-observatory-running-on-empty/

Interplanetary and future deep space exploration entails engaging in technological…

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Added by Andrew Planet on February 28, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments

Always make a back up of what you write

Have you ever had an untested idea, which could be right or wrong, written meticulously about it on a webpage article and then have that page replaced by another purportedly back dated?  It happened to me quite curiously.  I'm sure of it because the posting service the webpage provided allowed for the user to re-edit the comment which I did several times revisiting the page.  Then one day, after a couple of weeks I visited the webpage again to see whether anyone had commented on my post and…

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Added by Andrew Planet on February 15, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Self fixing space suits

Space suits ought to have a liquid within for self sealing punctures from inside them just like the sealant I use in the wheel air chambers for my own motorbike's wheels.  I have not had a puncture in years. The sealant I use can handle pencil width holes.  I mean the sealant that you place inside a deflated new wheel chamber before inflating it, not the sealant used after a puncture. …

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Added by Andrew Planet on February 9, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Technology is biology

Notes written on the Google hangout video NASA & SpaceX Hangout viewable on 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogJee-ys5Bw&feature=player_embedded…

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Added by Andrew Planet on February 8, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments

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