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Why “Tiw”?

“Tiw” is the old English name for the god Mars; or, at least, Tiw was the equivalent in Norse mythology of the Roman god Mars. Why not “Ares”? Firstly, so many programs and vehicles have been named “Ares” now, in both

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The Tiw Program

The Tiw program is the name of an ambitious H2M (Humans to Mars) program loosely based on the Apollo program, which I hope to develop and explain on this blog. See: Why “Tiw”? if you’re curious about the name. Here’s a mistake that

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Definition of a Planet

(I wrote this article back in 2007. It was written in response to the astronomical debate the previous year, which resulted in the IAU "demoting" Pluto to a dwarf planet. While that in itself did not bother me too much, the definition of a planet that

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The Earth Space Consortium

This is a letter I wrote to the Space Rennaissance Initiative (including Buzz Aldrin) on 2009-02-19: Hi gents The subject of space colonisation has been uppermost in my mind lately, and I think “Renaissance” is the perfect word for the

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Global Energy Solutions

The world needs to wean itself off oil and other fossil fuels, for three main reasons: supply is diminishing and we need to replace the existing infrastructure and systems with new technology before they run out; they are a major

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