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by David Sims NO AFRICAN country has ever launched anything into orbit around Earth. The only space launches from African soil were carried out by Italy (on land leased from the government of Kenya) and by Spain (on land leased from the government of Algeria), all of which occurred between 1960 and 1985.…
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by David Sims THE Copernican principle, generalized, is that the place we occupy in our universe is nothing special. We are not, for example, at the center of the universe. We are, instead, in the boonies of a typical spiral galaxy at the edge of the Virgo galaxy cluster near the fringe of a supercluster…
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Professor of Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory and Geneva University Didier Queloz. HUMANITY WILL make contact with alien life far sooner than you might think, according to one prominent scientist. Nobel Prize winner professor Didier Queloz says he’s convinced we’re not alone in the universe…
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Major aerospace contractor, once an exemplar of European-American competence and innovation, now mired in easily avoidable yet disastrous mistakes. by David Sims I WOULD STILL like to see a flotilla of satellites like TESS (the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, a space telescope designed…
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by David Sims ACCORDING TO Space.com: NASA’s newest planet-hunting powerhouse, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), leaped into orbit Wednesday evening (April 18) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket…. The satellite may be small, but it packs a major science punch. TESS is following…
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David Sims, in his writings published on this site, has explored the psychological factors in space travel — in his case, intergalactic travel — and proposed possible solutions. It is also extremely important that we not bring racial “diversity” and all its conflicts and
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by David Sims NONE OF EARTH’S civilizations came from Africa. The ancient Egyptian civilization was in Africa, but the people of that country were an offshoot of Mediterranean Whites, with some Semites who arrived later. For the 3,000 years of its glory, Egypt was run by these Whites. In 760 BC,…
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by David Sims YOU GET THE right number for the age of the universe if the Hubble constant is 71 km/sec/Mpc. If that’s the case, then whatever we see in the universe that is observed to have a distance greater than 7.81054e+9 light years has moved, in the time that the light was enroute to us, to a point…
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The problems which cause mediocre minds to declare “it’s all hopeless” cause extraordinary minds to find unseen pathways. by David Sims A BROWN DWARF star having a mass of 0.05 solar masses contains about 5.9747e+55 hydrogen atoms, making possible a maximum of 1.4937e+55 nuclear…
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“Congoids and spaceflight” — a combination not too dissimilar from “elephants and ballet.” by David Sims THE QUESTION was asked: “In the near future could most countries get space technology — just like most countries now have aircraft technology?”…
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