Even More Visions of the Future

You’ve seen the planets, now let’s look at some of the best moons to visit in the solar system, ala the romanticized art deco style! Ceres is like a gas station for that long trip to Jupiter, treated as an icy rock that is not the best tourist destination.  Enceladus is a lot like the spacefarer’s version of Yellowstone park, with the southern hemisphere geysers being the appeal. My two favourites are Titan and Europa.  Titan’s colour scheme and view of Saturn are gorgeous, but the best part is the paddle boats in the hydrocarbon seas.  The most interesting visit...

New Life in Space

Humans have lived in Space. And so have fruit flies, mice, monkeys, chimpanzees, guinea pigs, rabbits, frogs, reptiles, and a variety of plants.  Now we can add a new life form to this list: Flowers.  The first ever space flower was revealed recently, and it’s a yellow Zinnia. Scott Kelly has been aboard the International space Station (ISS) for over 300 days.  It’s not an easy job, being away from loved ones, nature, and the rest of humanity, locked up with at most five other humans in a tin can that experiences a sunrise every 45 minutes.  It messes with...

Motivation Monday (on Tuesday): Drive

What drives people to achieve? How can some people fight tooth and nail for something they may never get? And why do they believe that if they keep working hard, something good will happen, even if it never has before? We often hear of the dreamers, the great innovators, the visionaries; Those who change the world through hard work and seemingly supernatural talent.  Is this kind of skill and achievement available to anyone? Or is it something you’re born with. One important lesson I have leaned in my life is that the energy to achieve goals comes from a deep desire to change your...