The Space Movement Face Book Page came up in the second position on a Google Search of the term – The Space Movement. Rankings come and go quickly so it may no last but I feel we are making great progress in popularizing the term The Space Movement.
The Space Movement Facebook Group now has 143 members with 700 unanswered invitations. One enthusiastic young gentleman, named Christopher Calubaquib, invited his 1100 closest friends to join The Space Movement. Thank you Christopher.
Last week one of the leaders of NSS explained to me how important it was that the pro-space philosophy be seen as a movement like the Peace Movement or the Environmental Movement. Late Sunday afternoon, I had the idea that a facebook group would be a good way to easily promote the term The Space Movement, since there are dozens of space groups with many of the same members. I also realized that Facebook was having a big push with CNN for the Inauguration and that would be a prime opportunity to get members since more people would be online.
So, I set about doing that. I knew the group should have a logo so I sat down at the computer and designed one. Then I looked at how to set up a group on Facebook, by setting one up. I was going to set up a Retrocausality group, a pet project of my father, but I found they already had one complete with picture of my father, I joined. Then I moved on to try the Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, one of my father’s previous projects, as I was setting it up I noticed it wanted a website.
So, I realize I should also set up The Space Movement Web Site and I might as well set up a The Space Movement Blog. From experience I knew that a Café press store is a great way to get noticed by Google because it is very easy to create a lot of products and each product creates a page and, Cafe Press and Google are working together so Cafe Press is indexed very quickly. So since I already had a logo, I also set up The Space Movement store on Cafe Press.
The Face book Space Movement Group now has 29 members. If you are on Facebook, I hope you come by and join The Space Movement Group. I hope that within a week the first ten pages found by a Google search of the term “The Space Movement” will mean the pro-space movement.
I have found that there isn’t much material on The Space Movement, as such, so if any one has good material on the web please send me the link. Please use the term The Space Movement often. It is important to make it part of the national jargon in order for space settlement to be taken seriously.
Recent Review include Space Enterprise by Philip Robert Harris reviewed by David Brandt-Erichsen, How to Live on Mars by Robert Zubrin reviewed by Brian Enke. Saturn for My Birthday by John McGranaghan reviewed by Marianne Dyson.
NASA radar flying aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft is giving scientists their first look inside the moon’s coldest, darkest craters. The Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar sent back images of the floors of permanently-shadowed polar craters on the moon that aren’t visible from Earth. Scientists are using the instrument to search the insides of the craters for water ice.
Astronauts participating in the Inaugural Parade include Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Eric Boe, mission specialists Donald Pettit, Steve Bowen, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Shane Kimbrough and Greg Chamitoff who flew on space shuttle Endeavour in November 2008 on the STS-126 mission. Astronaut Mike Gernhardt will drive the rover and Astronaut Rex Walheim,wearing a spacesuit, will ride with him. NASA will video the parade from a camera mounted on the lunar rover and the lunar rover team will provide live updates to the NASA News Twitter feed throughout the event.
The National Space Society and the Space Exploration Alliance are having the 2009 Legislative Blitz February 22-24 in Washington DC. Come to the Capitol and tell your congress people and their staff how important space is to you.
Here is an Interesting Physics article from New Scientist. I am posting it here for two reasons. First it discusses problems they are having with Gravity wave Physics. Gravity Wave Physics is one area of science which could greatly benefit from access to the lunar environment. Second it quotes my Father, Dr. John Cramer of the University of Washington on Page three.
But even if it isn’t directly space related, the idea that that we basically live in a holographic projection is fascinating.