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
13 posts
Twitter RSS

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

SummaryThe 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 being

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?SummaryEvery non-biological resource that we

Asteroids and Why They Matter

Why should I learn about asteroids?(Motivation behind Asteroid Analytics)Space offers humanity the opportunity to really become unlimited.  Obviously we have to take care of our Earth, the solar system, and all