Mars Exploration & Beyond

There are many reasons why we, as a nation, should reinstate NASA Space Exploration. First of all, let me just say that these are my own opinions based on personal research. I have no degree in this field, I am just an ordinary person sitting at home pondering things that are much bigger than my little part of the world.

The USA and all of its citizens need something to unite us. To enable us to come together as one nation and put aside our differences. The past as proven that space exploration can and will provide this. There is so much more out there to be discovered. So many new technologies to developed. So much more we can learn about ourselves, our planet, our environment, and so much more.

From 1958-2008, NASA developments gave us over 1,600 new technologies that we use each and everyday here on Earth:

For more than 40 years, the NASA Innovative Partnerships Program has facilitated the transfer of NASA technology to the private sector, benefiting global competition and the economy. The resulting commercialization has contributed to the development of commercial products and services in the fields of health and medicine, industry, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and environmental resources. Since 1976, Spinoff has featured over 1,600 of these commercial products.

These contributions are a huge part of each of our lives. We couldn’t imagine life without them. Yet without the Space Program, it is likely that many of them to this day would not exist. Imagine that!

Yes, imagine, dream, reach for the stars! It is out there. It is here. It is now, and It is needed. Do not stifle the human imagination. Let us tell our children to “reach for the stars”. Nothing is impossible. Yes, you can grow up to be an Astronaut!

Not only will we inspire this generation, but we will inspire many generations to come. I can’t begin to imagine what new innovations, new technologies, what new science will come from us endeavoring to explore Mars. So for me, I say, ONWARD TO MARS AND BEYOND!

The Nature of Black Holes

If you believe in the truth that for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction, then you must believe that white holes exist. This simple but profound thought opens a world of ideas.

If a black hole consumes everything that enters it, then you must also believe that somewhere there is a white hole that expels everything.  So then I asked myself, where would this white hole be and what could it possibly expel.

What if white holes are equal and opposite black holes. Like a magnet with a positive and a negative side. Then you could assume that white holes are exactly opposite the black hole … like two ends of a straw.  This would mean that everything that was consumed by the black hole is eventually expelled from the white hole.  The continuation of everything. What an eye-opener this was.

So falling into a black hole would be like falling into a gigantic wormhole! Makes you wonder where it would put you when you came out the other side. Is this how “aliens” are able to visit from far off galaxies? Would we eventually be able to explore beyond our own galaxy quickly and efficiently? That would be amazing!

Alas, black holes are greatly feared and these simple but logical questions will likely never be answered. Sure makes you wonder though, huh?

Earth and Mars

While gazing at the stars tonight
You will see a distant red light
This one small star is always there
Once full with life it now is bare
The how and why now seems clear
The sun destroyed its atmosphere
We sent a rover to the sight
What we saw was a profound plight
Hoping to learn this planets past
We hope the Earths own die isn’t cast

Forests now vanish without care
Helping destroy our ozone layer
Global warming rising each day
Ice caps melt for they cannot stay
Sea creatures stranded on the sand
Currents warmer now further inland
We use coal as a means of fuel
Setting in motion an ugly duel
Fracking for oil and new pipelines
Causing more problems are the signs
Earth cannot survive at this rate
Congress needs to unseal this fate

Solar power in abundance
Yet we use coal as our substance