Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Comments Enabled!

You can now leave comments on the Cydonian Imperative (beginning with "Emphatically Still a Face," below). I won't "moderate" reader comments, per se, but I welcome your input and feedback.

More Mars anomaly news items forthcoming.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to ask Mr. Tonnies a rather important question regarding his opinion on the future of spaceflight and the involvement of the public sector. Even though for the time being the initiative into low earth orbit will have no bearing on the argument about artificiality, do you think that in the long term a private space initiative will be more likely to succeed where NASA has failed?

7:54 AM  
Blogger Mac said...

I think the private sector will catalyze a more meaningful governmental presence in space. In fact, this is already happening -- to NASA's chagrin.

Ultimately, I foresee private space ventures and "old school" NASA missions fusing so completely that it's difficult to separate them. The future of manned interplanetary flight will hinge on technologies developed by private interests (such as carbon nanotubes and ultra-light composites); in the near-term, however, the old governmnetal behemoths still control the lion's share of the money.

In time, as cost goes down, even this will change.

8:06 AM  

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