Huh. Turns out there aren’t any. I suspect that immigrant gardeners are taking away a lot of jobs that young people used to do.
This is terrible, and a huge loss to the lunar development community. I just saw him in January at the lunar landing science workshop at Ames. He had finally come around to oppose SLS. Condolences to his family and other friends, RIP, and ad astra.
[Update a few minutes later]
More from Leonard David, who was as shocked by the news as I am. I hadn’t been aware that he had lung cancer.
John Strickland analyzes the terrible media coverage of that recent report, and points out (as I did at the time) that Mars isn’t a closed system.
How it’s really a war on the world’s poor.
I don’t know if it will be webcast, but I’m going to be giving a talk tomorrow morning in Pasadena, as part of the final plenary of the Mars Society meeting.
[Update Sunday afternoon]
I think the talk went OK. The crowd was smaller than I expected; I think that the Mars conference in DC has pulled a lot of the audience that Bob used to get for his Mars Society meetings. I called people in the audience “mutant weirdos,” and made a lawyer joke.
Eric Berger has this week’s round up.
I will say that I’ve never been very concerned about competition from China, but now that they’ve allowed commercial companies to engage, we may start to see a lot of innovation there.
An interview with Phil Metzger, including the most recent findings, on how to utilize it.
Bob Zimmerman says that the swamp is winning, big league.
Want power to the people? Then you want capitalism.
Well, it certainly resulted in the brutal premature deaths of many tens of millions of people in the last century. But maybe they weren’t doing it quite right. We’ll just have to keep trying until they get it right. For the children.