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Space News Roundup – October 14, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Report October 14, 2017   Musk is Aiming to Land Spaceships on Mars in 2022 Elon Musk just unveiled more of his grand plan for colonizing Mars. The hard-charging tech mogul said his rocket company, SpaceX, aims to land at least...

What We Owe Capitalism, In One Graph

by Rod D. Martin October 4, 2017 Many today have an inadequate appreciation of what Capitalism has done for humanity. Perhaps this graph will help. This graph charts two very different things. First, it shows the number of people living in extreme poverty. As you can...

DARPA, Hurricanes, and the Zika Virus

by Patrick Cox September 29, 2017 Zika eradication programs seemed to be working. That was before Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria wrecked infrastructures in Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico. Now, all three regions are water-logged mosquito nurseries, and Puerto Rico...

Space News Roundup – September 29, 2017

by Edward Ellegood and Rod D. Martin Florida Space Report September 29, 2017   BREAKING: Anywhere on Earth in Under an Hour The biggest reveal at IAC was Elon Musk's plans for terrestrial use of his reusable rockets: 30 minute to one hour flight times, for...

Space News Roundup – September 20, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Report September 20, 2017   SpaceX Launches X-37B A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane into orbit on Sept. 7, 2017. The robotic spacecraft will conduct its fifth secret mission for the military...

The Two-Fold Importance of the Super-Food Coffee

by Patrick Cox September 18, 2017 As hurricanes go, Irma wasn’t that bad. Though the eye of storm passed close to my home in Naples, Florida, I was never very worried. Flooding is the killer, not wind, and I’m not on the beach. What worried me was that I might run out...

Cassini Crosses the Final Frontier: A Visual Anthology

September 14, 2017 NASA's Cassini spacecraft has transmitted thousands of images back to Earth while chronicling its voyage through the solar system and into Saturn's orbit. But its 20-year mission is nearing its end. The spacecraft will plunge into the ringed...

Has the Fed Reached A Dead End?

EDITOR'S NOTE: See also our recent article "Amazon Kills the Fed's Inflation Target".. by Richard Rahn September 11, 2017 Is more inflation desirable? Those at the Federal Reserve seem to think so, and they have explicitly said their target is 2 percent, or about...


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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.