Other astronautical sites:
Astrogator’s Logs (Athena Andreadis)
Behind the Black (Robert Zimmerman)
Centauri Dreams (Paul Gilster / Tau Zero Foundation)
Crowlspace (Adam Crowl)
Rocketeers (Duncan Law-Green)
Selenian Boondocks (Jonathan Goff)
Space Review (Jeff Foust)
Starship Log (Kelvin Long / Initiative for Interstellar Studies)
Transterrestrial Musings (Rand Simberg)
New in 2015:
Short story The Marchioness
2016: Stragegic goal for manned spaceflight…
2015: The Pluto Controversy, Mars, SETI…
2014: Skylon, the Great Space Debate, exponential growth, the Fermi “paradox”…
2013: Manned spaceflight, sustainability, the Singularity, Voyager 1, philosophy, ET…
2012: Bulgakov vs. Clarke, starships, the Doomsday Argument…
2011: Manned spaceflight, evolution, worldships, battle for the future…
2010: Views on progress, the Great Sociology Dust-Up…
Index to essays – including:
The Great Sociology Debate (2011)
Building Selenopolis (2008)
Astronautics and human progress
Astronautical Evolution is a blog of the 21st-century Enlightenment, space and society, which has been appearing approximately monthly since 2005.
* * * Latest post in 2016: Elon Musk and Mars: Looking for a Snowball Effect * * *
General essays outside the chronological sequence.
Selected chapters from a planned book entitled Astronautical Evolution are occasionally being made available online.
Old AE home page to end 2014 with archive of older writings (links not working at Oct. 2015!).
Basic concepts of Astronautical Evolution – the application of evolutionary growth and progress to the astronautical expansion of civilisation from its planet of origin out into the broader astronomical universe.
Stephen Ashworth is the owner of this website. I am based in Oxford, UK. All textual material on this blog is by myself unless otherwise attributed. E-mail me to comment, subscribe, unsubscribe, or contribute your own views: <sa (at) astronist dot demon dot co dot uk>.
I am not a space professional, but work in academic publishing at the Voltaire Foundation within Oxford University. I have been a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society since the 1980s, and an associate of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies since its founding in 2012.
See this page for my articles and book chapters on space published in print media.