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Crumbling government

By Nathan Barton Space.com recently reported that NASA has approved SpaceX sending a Dragon passenger-carrying spacecraft (capsule, really) with a dummy on a test flight to the International Space Station, scheduled for 2 March – just a few days from … Continue reading

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The state and armed forces – in space

By Nathan Barton War in space? Military in space? We who have been associated with The Price of Freedom, like many lovers of liberty, have always been interested in the exploring and settling space. As have Americans and Brits (Aussies, … Continue reading

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Who owns space?

By Nathan Barton “The Next Big Future” has an article which both castigates government (NASA) in particular, and then demonstrates an unhealthy and irrational faith in government as well as a weird claim of dependence on government, all in a … Continue reading

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More war in space

By Nathan Barton Can government preserve itself in space?  Can the “new frontier” be more reliably controlled than the frontier of the Old West or the Seven Seas for centuries? Among other things, it is a matter of scope.  Which … Continue reading

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Space: the ultimate war zone

By Nathan Barton Some more people are waking up to the potential of space, for commerce and war if not for liberty. As reported by Space.com, Elon Musk announced that SpaceX plans to fly two people around Luna by the … Continue reading

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Post-modern government

by Nathan Barton Despite the fact that it has been 34 years since the last human walked on Luna, and those pitiful few who have so far (a mere 12!) are now dying of old age, few people would challenge … Continue reading

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Space Junk?

by Nathan Barton Look out! Duck! One of my favorite short stories back in the late 1960s involved confrontation between Soviet and American occupation forces on Luna, who discovered that firing large numbers of projectiles in very thin atmosphere and … Continue reading

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