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ARTICLES, PAPERS, INITIATIVES

TDF 2 2009 - SPECIAL ISSUE

A reportage of the first Space Renaissance Press Conference

by M. Martin-Smith and A. Autino and [read]

SPACE RENAISSANCE PRESS RELEASE

The Space Renaissance Initiative will hold a press conference, the March 31st - 16.00 , at the British Interplanetary Society, 27/29 South Lambeth Road - London, UK. [read]

Space Renaissance Letter to G20

These are the proposals made by the Space Renaissance Initiative to G20. [read]

A Unified Space Vision - by Feng Hsu and Ken Cok

A coherent proposal for the reform of NASA, a constructive criticism of the after Apollo space strategy, and sharp indications for the industrialization of the Moon-Earth region.." [read]

Call for a world wide Space Renaissance Forum

The Space Renaissance Initiative is working, together with other pro-space organizations and groups, to organize a world wide Space Renaissance Forum, to be held within 2009. [read]

TDF 1 2009

A deep ideological crisis - by A. Autino

The prices of fuel oil and raw materials, could not indefinitely increase, without producing dramatic changes. Such trends were not sustainable in the long term, and caused the crisis of confidence. But the crisis has deep roots. The fall of the Berlin Wall triggered the crisis of the collectivist ideology, the so-called real socialism. The fall of the business banks represents  the crisis of the neo-liberist ideology. [read] 

The US space policy with Obama - by Charles Radley

Charles accepted to reply to some questions about the US space policy, in this historic change of the administration, from Bush to Obama. [read]

The Big Objection and its confutation - by A. Cavallo

Every time we talk about human spaceflight in a non specialistic environment, and sometimes even among specialists, we are faced to the following objection: "Before going to space we should solve the problems we have here on Earth." [read]

Food and water for life - the IV Conference on the future of science - Venezia 2008 - by L. Spairani

Venezia, 25-26-27 September 2008 - It was held in Venezia, near Cini Foundation on S. Giorgio Island, the fourth WORLD CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE, on the theme "Food and Water for Life". The TDF staff followed the event. [read]

"Earth is not sick: she's pregnant!" - The presentation to the students of Economics, at La Sapienza, Rome - by A. Autino [Italian language]

The November 18th 2008 Adriano presented his book to about 100 students of the Economics faculty of La Sapienza University, in Rome. Here's the power point presentation, particularly focused on economic aspetcs. [read]

A call for the Astronautic Humanists - by A. Autino, P. Collins, C. Radley, M. Martin-Smith, A. Cavallo

The current global crisis is the crisis of the Closed World Ideologies. The only solution is to aim high, running the development of Space Economy, industrialization of the Moon, Space Tourism, Solar Power from Space. Several space supporters promote a great initiative: a Space Renaissance forum, to give a substantial contribute to G20. [read]

Attack to the hope of India - Causes and implications of the Mumbai's massacre - by A. Cavallo [Italian language, on Eurinome]

India is becoming ever more relevant in the world, even from a political point of view. India is returning to be one of the great nations and civilizations in the world. India has been able to absorb and to metabolize the culture of the last colonizers, integrating it in its pluri-millenarian civilization, so as to become, nowadays, the main hope of civil development for the world. [read]

The Space Renaissance Initiative

Space Renaissance is a world wide initiative, aimed to set up the Space Age Philosophy, by making a Foundation and an Academy. Here's the manifesto web site, issued by the Founders. [read]

NEWS, BLOGS & PRESS RELEASES

THE BOOK WAS ISSUED: 

"LA TERRA NON E' MALATA: E' INCINTA!"

(Earth is not sick: she's pregnant!)

by Adriano Autino

A Virtual Telescope for the International Year of Astronomy - by Gianluca Masi

India in Space, Protests and Policies - by Dean Filipovich

The Curious Case of Martian Methane - by Larry Kellogg

How Moon Dust Could Yield Oxygen, Fuel and Water - by Laura Kinoshita - Astrobiology Magazine (noticed by A. Cavallo)

Jeff Krukin endorses the Space Renaissance Initiative

The Moon Society joins the Space Renaissance Initiative Committee  - by A. Autino

Message to the Space Renaissance Initiative Committee  - by Patrick Collins

Space Travellers joins the Space Renaissance Initiative  - by Andreas Bergweiler

Two despairing People  - by A. Autino 

Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic Sign Historic Lease Agreement  - by L. Kellogg 

The Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Application - by L. Spairani 

They will not destroy the civil dream of India! - Press release of Technologies of the Frontier - December 1st 2008 

The Space Renaissance Initiative group was born on Facebook: subscribe to the group! - by A. Autino 

Obama Statement on Space - by Charles Radley 

     

DEEPENINGS

ASTRONAUTICS  AND SOCIETY       

Space is the answer to the resource crisis - A. Cavallo

Creating a solar civilization - Kim Pearth

The Chinese Space Race - J. D. Cordero

An Italian space vehicle of new conception - A. Autino

A New Solar System - M. Martin-Smith 

A Stairway to Heaven - Michael Martin-Smith

We want to be free, in an open world! - P.Q. Collins

A People's Space Programme - M. Martin-Smith

New frontiers of tourism: space - P. Polignano

Yes, we'll have space hotels in 2030! - P. Collins

The ideological failure of Space Agencies - A. Autino

SpaceShipOne re-opened the way, after 36 years! - A. Autino 

X Prize and Mercantile Astronautics - M. Martin-Smith

Earth is not a Starship! - A. Autino

ETICS, POLITICS AND MARKET

Precedents for a Right to Space Travel - P. Collins

For a politics of support to Space Economy - A. Autino

For the human Right to Space Travel! - A. Autino

Oil transition: from resource to burden - A. Cavallo

Europe, Democracy and Freedom - A. Autino

The value of human life - A. Autino

The tyranny of oil - A. Autino

A space age or a (new) stone age - A. Autino

A corpse is not a good customer! - A. Autino

Civilization caught between Mars and Parmalat - A. Autino

Mars, and the Moon - A. Autino

Which language will our European children speak? - A. Autino

8x1000 to scientific search - A. Autino

To learn from tragedies - M. Martin-Smith

SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY

The Gaetano A. Crocco's grand tour goes on - L. Spairani

Nuclear fusion: the state of the art - F. Pallavicini

Quantum Computers - L. Spairani

Earth is not sick:  She's... pregnant! - A. Autino

Mother Earth and the Butterfly - M. Martin-Smith

The Pregnant Mother Earth's web home

600 billion humans! - Ken Larsen 

Gaian Science, Gaian Philosophy, Gaian Spirituality and the Rainbow Way - David L. Buth

Reflections in margin to the reading of the Robert M. Pirsig's essay-novels - A. Autino

"The Copernican Evidence  - Requirements for a Space Age Philosophy" -  A. Autino 

The Catholic creed prizes the sacrifice, the Protestant one prizes the success - Diana Baroni

Is it possible a fruitful interface between the Latin-Catholic cultures and the Anglophon-Protestant ones? - A. Autino

Stories: "An autumn evening" - A. Autino

Astronautical Evolution - Stephen Ashworth

Editorials Archive

CORRESPONDANCE

'Drilling up' into space for energy - Adriano Autino

Amnesty against repression in Myanmar - Adriano Autino

Lunar Base Construction - L. Kellogg

A permanent Russian Moon base by 2025 - L. Kellogg

Time enough for love - Lives of Lazarus Long - L. Kellogg

Lunar Commercial Workshop - L. Kellogg

AstroEv 22 -- Euro Space Policy: slow ahead - S. Ashworth

AstroEv 23 -- Endorsment of the UK in space - S. Ashworth

181 Things to do on the Moon - L. Kellogg  

Prof. Koelle and others on the Lunar development - L. Kellogg 

NASA plans a Lunar Base in 2020 - L. Kellogg 

Nobel for Peace 2006 to Muhammad Yunus! - Autino, Baroni

Hawking: space, essential to survive - A. Autino

GENERAL CORRESPONDANCE ARCHIVE

 

 

PREVIOUS TDF ISSUES - RECENT YEARS

TDF 2007

Newsletter 2007 - Colonize the Near Earth Space - A. Autino

 

Service: Climate Change: real threat or political bugbear?  - Zappalà, Autino, Cavallo, Spairani, Martin-Smith, and others

Climate Changes and the Limits of Science - Vincenzo Zappalà

Global Warming or Global Stunning? - A. Autino

Solar Energy from Space: a good reason to start colonization of nearer space - A. Cavallo

Venezia and the Future of Science - Reportage by L. Spairani

The Dalai Lama in Italy - A. Cavallo

Interview to Martelli - by L. Spairani

Interview to Tester - di L. Spairani

Interview (audio mp3 - 1.4 Mb)

Notes from the Festival of Science of Genova - L. Spairani 

In memory of Joe Zawinul - A. Autino 

TDF 2 2006

Newsletter 2-2006 - For the human Right to Space Travel! - A. Autino

Media report that one only planer is nomore enough for our development. The sharp dicotomy between economic development and the danger represented by the development for our mother planet, should be evident. One only option can reconcile the two needs: space!

Space Ecomony - F. Pallavicini and L. Spairani interview prof. Giovanni F. Bignami

During "The Future of Science" conference held in Venice last September we collected Giovanni Bignami opinion on Space Economy and the role of private enterprises and Space Agencies in its development. (Italian Language)

Space is the answer to the resource crisis - A. Cavallo

The real crisis, of which the conflict between West and Islam is only one item, concerns the availability of the resources needed for a dignituous life, for the whole humankind. Space is not a cost, but a resource, rather, the solution of the problem: less weapons, more spacecrafts!

For a politics of support to Space Economy - A. Autino

Who made an ethical choice in favour of humankind, and takes priority the rights and the interests of every one of the almost seven billion humans living on Earth, should support a programme to drive resources for a real spce development policy.

The future of Science: Evolution - Reportage by L. Spairani

In Venezia from September 21st to 23rd 2006, the second session of  “The future of Science” conference was held, near the Cini Foundation. The topic was Evolution. Evolution is key in astrophisics, in genetics, in  philosophy and psichology. It concerns ourselves, our future and our role in the Universe.

Some Precedents for a Constitutional Right to Space Travel - P. Collins

The enshrinement of the human right to travel in space in constitutions which we are proposing is not an infringement on any existing rights, but a restatement of the status quo from the individual's point of view. The new clause should be welcomed by all who are concerned to achieve the greatest economic and social freedom within a just framework of law.

Creating a solar civilization - Kim Pearth

Our planet is a rare oasis, where life thrives and the human species emerged to explore the stars. It seems a safe place for life, but is a deceptive appearence. We know better now than to pretend that we are safe in our Earthly nest from natural disasters and extinction level events.

The Gaetano A. Crocco's grand tour goes on - L. Spairani

Gen. Gaetano Arturo Crocco, during the VII IAF Congress in Rome – September 1956, gave a paper titled: "One-Year Exploration-Trip Earth-Mars-Venus-Earth", where he enunciates, among others, the concept of teh "cosmic highways", 40 year in advance!!

Don't come knocking” by Wim Wenders - Review by A. Autino

An old car, techonlogic icon, is a medium for the ransom both of the parents and of the children. it is always worth to undertake a trip, though late, and it is always worth to face human relationships, though difficult and stormy. And to pass to our children, true or probable, by blood or by culture, good technological inheritance and good ideas to be developed.

The new man is born, and is fractal - G. Gelibter interviews Mandelbrot 

The New Man is among us: is the new fractal generation. Professor Benoit Mandelbrot, one of the great forerunners in the Caos jungle, announce it. He's the father of that dizzy fractal thought that, using the computer power, goes over the Euclidian geometry. (Italian language)

The Chinese Space Race - J. D. Cordero 

For decades the most populous nation of the world lived in an auto-imposed isolation, but now it came up to challenge the world as a big power. The Cold War brought men on the moon. Now the space competition is to get the military  advantage on the "higher ground." But not only. 

2008

2nd Convention of TDF: the Papers 

2nd Convention of TDF: a brief report - A. Autino 

TECNOMAGIA - A. Cavallo (on Eurinome)

We thought that the XXI century was science- fiction, but it is fantasy...

Safety, safety! - A. Autino 

2nd Convention of TDF: a great announcement will be disclosed the June 7th! - A. Autino 

IN SHORT

UK's careful approach to Human Space Flight - M. Martin-Smith

Mother Earth is in labour - Siegfried W. Bok

A survey by IAA: Space Expectations - Arthur Woods

U.N. approves the Moratorium on the Death Penalty - A. Autino

Asteroid 2007 WD5 to strike Mars on January 30, 2008 - A. Autino

The Judge of Firenze impeaches the Law 40 on the assisted reproduction - A. Autino

           

 

TDF 2 2006

PROPOSAL OF A COSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO SPACE 

“The Constitution recognises the inalienable right of every inhabitant of Earth to travel from Earth to Space, to the Moon and to any celestial body, as well as to return to his or her own country or other countries on the Earth, while preserving all of their rights as a terrestrial citizen. 

The Constitution promotes the development of all the conditions necessary to make such a right effective."

SIGN FOR THE RIGHT TO SPACE!

READ THE PROPOSAL

 

Record your vision of the world in 2033! On the FUTURE FORUM!

THE BEST FUTURE

Development of the human civilization, economy, science, technology, politics, art, philosophy. What are the best conditions you can imagine? How can we reach there?

[Hypersonic Scramjet  NASA / Ship-Asteroid
 (artistic views)]

THE WORST FUTURE

Decline of the human civilization, crash of the economy, crisis of resources, environmental catastrophes, tiranny, wars, terrorism, ethic decay... Which are the worst conditions you can imagine? How can we avoid such a future?

[Two dramatic images of the social conflict followed to the economic decay in Argentina]