“…To go where no one has gone before…” James T. Kirk, Captain of the Enterprise.

“Always use the word Impossible with the greatest caution.”
Wernher von Braun, builder of the Saturn V super launch vehicle that sent Americans to the Moon in 1969.

Interests have centered around 2 areas of astronomy and physics:

1)  Planetary Evolution, especially of the terrestrial (i.e. Earth-like) worlds, and

2)  Space Technology, especially of rockets and space biospheres…

…because of the framework they provide to understand the history of life on Earth and the future of life in space.

7 Key Themes/Ideas

At the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida where America's 1st satellite Explorer I was launched on January 31, 1958; Next door to Kennedy Space Center.