What will it take to be an American Columbus for the space age?

An American Columbus for the space age should generate space colonies with a population of 300,000 people within about 25 years of the start of space colonization.

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October in the U.S.  Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday. The landing is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza in many countries in Latin America, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain, as Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) in Argentina, and as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Belize and Uruguay.

 

 

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Happy Birthday! The futurist movement turns 104

The futurist … Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

Don’t forget to wish any futurists you see today a happy anniversary.  February 20th is the movement’s birthday.  On this date in 1909 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, an Italian poet, technophile, and promoter of the arts, had his The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism published on the front page of Le Figaro.

 

 

 

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