The idea is a bit far-fetched right now, but in 100 years or more, who knows? It might be possible, if our circumstances drive us to try it … and that’s the premise for the four-part comic miniseries Venus, written by my friend Rick Loverd and published by Boom! Studios.
So when Rick asked me to take a look at his comic about the crew of the Mayflower, a group of explorers who will be the first to attempt to live on the barely tamed surface of Venus, I was intrigued. Unsurprisingly to me, I liked it! It has a lot of comic-style derring-do coupled with a pretty firm basis in science, extrapolating from what we know today and seeing where it might take us.
Here is a NASA video on the scientific research and application development happening on the International Space Station by commercial businesses:
Alexander MacDonald of NASA’s Emerging Space Office gave an interesting talk at the recent Int. Symposium on Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS 2015) on the history of private space development and commercial partnerships with NASA.
1. Monday, Nov. 16. 2015: 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST; 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome WAYNE ELEAZER to the show to discuss his recent Space Review postings.
2. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015:,7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): We welcome back DOUG MESSIER of Parabolic Arc for news and updates.
3. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015; 9:30 -11 AM PST (12:30-2 PM EST; 11:30-1 PM CST) We welcome DR. JIM LOGAN, DAN ADAMO & DR. JOHN JURIST for a roundtable discussion on HSF in general & specifically to Mars, the Moon and more, plus many other topics.