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A Dream Realized

A Dream Realized

As a pilot and presently a doctoral student, I have long been fascinated by space. Currently, I am researching issues on the impact of isolation on long-duration space flights and new tools to address isolation’s effects. There are many challenges astronauts face when...

The Mars Dilemma

The Mars Dilemma

According to NASA administrator Robert M Lightfoot Jr., Mars remains the next great goal in space exploration. At a conference in Dublin, Lightfoot went on to say that "Right now we're working on trying to get there in the 2030s, with crew. We're building off what...

Why We WILL Go To Mars

Why We WILL Go To Mars

Humankind is by nature curious, and that curiosity has led us far from home to explore new worlds. Making new discoveries means taking risks, but as Martin Buber says: “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” Nothing will be truer than...

Prescription for a Lonely Soul

Prescription for a Lonely Soul

You wouldn’t think when living on a planet teaming with over seven billion other people and 36 million acres of real estate that so many of us are plagued with aching loneliness. But it’s so. The percentage of the U.S. feeling lonely on a regular or frequent basis...

Think Space is Lonely?  So is Life on Earth

Think Space is Lonely? So is Life on Earth

Helping Astronauts and the Rest of Us Feeling lonely? You’re not alone. Over the last several years, it’s a wide spread and growing feeling across America. Data from recent studies show that 20-24% of Americans report loneliness, or about 1 in 4 or 5 of us, and they...