Space as the next frontier? – GOOD Magazine

GOOD Magazine,  a quarterly print publication “for people who want to live well while doing good”, has an article about space in the latest issue:

Space As The Next Frontier?

As mankind continues to ravage the planet, we find ourselves increasingly casting our gaze upwards in search of a solution, and, if need be, an escape. Could space be the answer we’re looking for? Take a look at some of this summer’s blockbusters—Elysium, After Earth, Oblivion. Outer space and what that vast expanse may or may not contain, has become a recurring theme not only in pop culture, but among artists, social innovators, entrepreneurs, and futurists as well. Journalist Maxwell Williams explores our fascination with space and contemplates it as the next frontier, with artists Tom Sachs, Michael Salvatore Tierney, and Trevor Paglen, tech activist Kosta Grammatis, Virgin Galactic’s Loretta Hidalgo, space commerce figure Peter Diamandis, host of National Geographic’s pop-science smash Brain GamesJason Silva, Buckminster Fuller Institute president David McConville, and more joining the conversation.

The issue is available on newsstands and via subscription.

The Space Show this week

Here’s a list of the programs on The Space Show this week:

1. Monday, July 1, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): We welcome back DR. MARCELO VAZQUEZ to discuss space radiation, especially issues relevant to HSF travel to Mars.

2. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): We welcome DR. PAUL ABEL of the BBC program, The Sky At Night. Visit

3. Friday, July 5, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (11:30- 1 PM CDT, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EDT): No show today for the July 4th holiday weekend.

4. Sunday, July 7, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PDT (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). We welcome back DAVE KETCHLEDGE to discuss his work relevant to landing large payloads on Mars.

See also:
/– The Space Show on Vimeo – webinar videos
/– The Space Show’s Blog – summaries of interviews.
/– The Space Show Classroom Blog – tutorial programs

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.


Planetary Resources exceeds $1.5M for Arkyd space telescope Kickstarter

The Planetary Resources Kickstarter  campaign to fund the ARKYD public space telescope ended this evening with 17,612 backers pledging $1,505,276 towards the original goal of $1,000,000. Richard Branson is adding another $100k.

Congratulations to the PRI team on a very successful crowdfunding effort and a great public participation project that will be active for many years.