Through an interview between Shawna Halevy and Phil Rubinstein we announce the launching of our Einstein page! Phil and Shawna briefly summarize what to expect on the page and the importance of publishing such a subject at this time. Please visit our new page at: LaRouchePAC.com/Einstein
Asteroids and comets will strike the Earth in the future, so what can mankind do to defend itself? Benjamin Deniston interviews professor Bong Wie (Iowa St. U.) and Brent Barbee (NASA Goddard) about their "Hypervelocity Asteroid Intercept Vehicle" concept, designed to utilize a thermonuclear explosive device at very high speeds for scenarios with little warning time before an asteroid impact.
Members of LaRouche's Basement team Peter Martinson and Ben Deniston in a video presentation that was delivered to the recent Second International Conference on Fundamental Questions of Sustained Development in the System of Nature-Society-Man, held at the Dubna University of Nature, Society and Man, in Moscow.
The challenge posed by future asteroid and comet impacts must be addressed, if we are to ensure the defense of life on our planet. Step 1: early detection! The earlier we can find a potentially threatening object, the more time we have to act. But what gives mankind, uniquely, the ability to do this?
A round-trip human expedition to Mars, using current technology, would take two to three years. On such missions, astronauts would lose both muscle and bone mass, and would be exposed to large doses of cosmic rays and solar energetic particles. The cargo required for such a mission would require 9 launches of the largest class rocket for a manned Mars mission.
The human species has dramatically changed its mode of life over the past thousands of years, while no animal species has done so. Understanding that quality which sets us apart (called by such names as "intelligence," "reason," "rational thought," or sometimes, simply "language") is not a question for idle philosophers: it is a key political question in our time.