David Rich

David Rich

David is a geologist by academic training and petroleum exploration data manager by profession. He wants to enable humanity's expansion into the Solar System and share what he learns along the way.

Hoston, TX
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2018 LA

Summary 2018 LA was a small asteroid, somewhere between 2-3 meters in diameter.  It was first seen in space just 8 hours before impacting the Earth on 2 June 2018.  This is significant

Yuri's Night

On Yuri's Night, we celebrate exploration and togetherness. However, we are just in the infancy of human spaceflight. If our future is to be among the stars, we need to be mindful the cost of turning back too soon.

362P/2008 GO98

Summary The distinctions between a comet and an asteroid are quite a bit less clear than many of us were taught in middle school.  There's a peculiar object named 362P/2008 GO98 that's

Economy of Space

What value do we get from doing things in space?  What is the potential for the commercialization of space?  And what does that have to do with asteroids? Summary Every non-biological resource that