LAURA KNIGHT-JADCZYK AND JOE QUINN
Since the 9/11 attacks, no book has provided a satisfactory answer as to WHY the attacks occurred and who was ultimately responsible for carrying them out - until now.
PocketQubes ran a successful Kickstarter campaign late last year, but it was only seeking £3,000 ($5,000) - this is a DIY endeavor. Now that the PocketQubes Shop is open online, you can go and pick up the satellite enclosure that fits your needs and install your hardware. As for getting it into orbit, the PocketQubes folks can give you a little direction.
There are rockets going up all the time with various commercial payloads, and there's sometimes a little extra space for sale. The company will help PocketQube builders get in contact with aerospace firms selling launch capabilities so their micro-satellites can get into orbit on the cheap. The price estimates provided for a PocketQube are based on industry averages, so it will probably vary based on who's flying the rocket.
The company hopes that more organizations will be able to get into space with these low-cost modules. Four PocketQubes have been launched into orbit so far. Most unpowered PocketQubes will fall out of orbit eventually, but one of the early projects has built-in plasma thrusters.
On average over 2 million pounds of cosmic dust falls to Earth every day (Wickramasinghe et al., 2010). Based on evidence reviewed by Joseph (2009c; Joseph and Schild 2010a,b) if microbes are attached to this stellar debris, most would likely survive.It's interesting to speculate what type of effects this kind of DNA transference could have had, for instance, on human beings. It's peculiar that the middle paleolithic civilization was relatively static for over 200,000 years, then suddenly started to dramatically evolve during upper paleolithic era into a much more sophisticated direction when Cro-Magnon suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Laura Knight-Jadczyk writes in her article The Golden Age, Psychopathy and the Sixth Extinction:
Let us speculate that the genes that produced Cro-Magnon man may have been brought to earth as the result of a cometary impact. The simplest version of this panspermia theory is that proposed by Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe who suggest that life forms continue to enter the earth's atmosphere, and may be responsible for epidemic outbreaks, new diseases, and the genetic novelty necessary for macroevolution. The mechanisms proposed for interstellar panspermia may include radiation pressure and lithopanspermia (microorganisms in rocks), deliberate directed panspermia from space to seed Earth. Interplanetary transfer of material is well documented, as evidenced by meteorites of Martian origin found on Earth.We recommend reading the whole article in order to really understand this theory and the information it's based on.