for ourselves and our posterity.
Observations and analysis from Daniel McIntosh.
28 November, 2008
Boldy going where no one has gone before
An idea that's been floating around since at least the late 1960s--a program to defend against killer asteroids. Unfortunately, anything that can do that would be great at controlling earth orbit and beyond, with all that implies for the balance of forces on the ground. So the idealists call for a global program, and the nationalists refuse.