One Giant Leap in Profits: Space and the Corporations

In 1957, a 2’ wide aluminium globe made it into orbit around Earth. It was called Sputnik and I remember it well, not because I was interested in Space as a toddler, but because my brother called his guinea-pig Sputnik. Sputnik was launched by the Soviet Union. Four years later, Yuri Gagarin became the firstContinue reading “One Giant Leap in Profits: Space and the Corporations”

Science and Fiction and Both

There are two sorts of extreme in Science Fiction. Some focus on the science, concentrating on what might feasibly happen within proven possibilities. Others concentrate on the fiction, taking it all closer to sheer fantasy and regarding the laws of physics as a minor irritation to be brushed over. I am somewhere in between. IContinue reading “Science and Fiction and Both”