Planet Simon’s Weekly Orbit – Blog Date 52-2018

Hi there to all of you great bloggies. I don't know who of you will read this but this a really quick blog orbit just to say Happy Christmas to you all and have a great new year. I'm going on a general blogging break over Christmas unless I'm somehow inspired.When I'm back there will … Continue reading Planet Simon’s Weekly Orbit – Blog Date 52-2018

The Extinction Protocol – Part 2

SOL677 Olympus Colony:“Colony Log Commander James O’Neill: It's been 7 sols since the news was delivered, in only twelve days Earth and everyone on it will cease to exist. Well the Earth might still be there, but no people, no oceans, no... nothing that made it home for us humans. For me." O'Neill paused for … Continue reading The Extinction Protocol – Part 2

Science Fiction Concepts – The Space Age Command Structure

One aspect of science fiction that I think really needs looking at in many different stories and universes is the command structure. What do I mean by this? Surely any advanced space faring species would have a command structure that would reflect the society that they come from? Sure, but why does it have to … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – The Space Age Command Structure

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun. Voyager 2 now is slightly more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from Earth. Mission operators still can … Continue reading NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

Star Trek Discovery: Taking the adventure to undiscovered places

For those of you that don't know Star Trek Discovery is a new series in the the Star Trek universe brought out earlier in the year. Set just a few years before Kirk takes command of the Enterprise I was originally quite disappointed with the concept and didn't think it would be particularly interesting. The … Continue reading Star Trek Discovery: Taking the adventure to undiscovered places