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  • Food in Space

    Food in Space

    As the Global Space Organization extends its human reach out into deep space another fundamental concern that awaits us is our food. Caloric requirements for astronauts were created by the National Research Council using a formula for basal energy expenditure (BEE). For women, BEE = 655 + (9.6 x W) + (1.7 x H) - (4.7 x A), and for men, BEE = 66 + (13.7 x W) + (5 x H) - (6.8 x A), where W = weight in kilograms, H = height in centimeters, and A = age in years. In essence, we need to eat an average...
    From the Movie 2001 A Space Odyssey
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  • Leverage

    Leverage

    Today, robotic space mining, planetary probes and Earth orbital tourism are the main practical goals of our commercial space industry. Unfortunately they will progress slowly and not likely help advance humanity back out into deep space for another 2 or 3 decades.

    Our commercial and governmental space industry has forgotten that we have been launching small probes in space for samples and research since well before the Apollo program of the 1970's. We can certainly continue to do so,...
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