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All the Heavens Are Rejoicing

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“Sing me a new song; all the world is transfigured; all the Heavens are rejoicing.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Letter to Peter Gast, 4th of January 1889 On the 15th of September at 0455 local time, NASA scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California received their last signal from the Cassini probe. This fiery […]

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The Genius of America

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“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are […]

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Plus Ultra [1]

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On the 14th of July, NASA’s New Horizons probe will reach Pluto. Stop and think about what you just read. In a little under four weeks, humankind will have arrived at the furthest of the classical nine planets[2] in our solar system, a ball of rock and ice so far away that our Sun is […]

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I recently took a trip back home to Washington, DC with my 5-year old son. I love that town, having grown up in its Northern Virginia shadow, and I’d like my children to come to know it as well. The city is one of the most beautiful in the world: a masterpiece of neo-classical architecture […]

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The Next Ten Years – Part II

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In the first part of this two-part article, I argued that the 2012 Election was a crucial crossroads for America. It would be the first election in the XXIst century in which the United States was neither exclusively focused on war nor dealing with a major global financial crisis. The Federal government would have sufficient freedom of […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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