I have to give my most vigorous agreement to this blogger’s main point. NASA needs to reach Mars, and push back against the politicians that bully it and slice away its funding for their own ambition. NASA has to swing a few fists, at least long enough to get a manned rocket off the ground and on its way to Mars.

Cumbrian Sky

Right. I’m going to start this post with a warning. I’m usually a very tolerant kind of person, I much prefer negotiation to conflict and hate arguments. I always try to see both sides of an issue, and my posts here on CUMBRIAN SKY have always, I hoped, been fair and respectful to others’ opinions. But this isn’t going to be one of those posts. This one is going to be angry, and biased, and probably very unfair to some people, and will contain swearing. Why? Because I am just mad as hell about the latest NASA budget – which you must have read about, or heard about, unless you’re trekking to the pole or gliding down the Amazon in a canoe – and what it means for science, exploration, and the future. So, if anything in this post upsets you, or offends you, that’s fine, this is just…

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  1. In the meantime, before we could get (back) to Mars, it’s possible to be inspired by the radiostation, BLUEMARS – Music for the Space Traveller .

    Web:
    http://www.bluemars.org

    Listen here:
    http://207.200.96.225:8020/listen.pls

    The story is that a long time ago MARS was a wonderful world, like planet Earth. Then something bad happened, and our forefathers migrated and MARS-formed planet Earth, to be what it is today. All knowledge about our roots was lost in the long timespan of MARS-forming planet Earth.

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