Tag Archives: johns hopkins university

The Transit Program and the Origins of Nuclear Power Systems for Spaceflight


Since the dawn of the space age more than 50 years ago, the United States has pursued a variety of methods for delivering electrical power to spacecraft in flight. Nuclear power systems are the only ones that have been found … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics, Space | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday’s Book Review: “Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction”


Science & Religion: A Historical Introduction. Edited by Gary B. Ferngren. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. This is a fascinating edited collection of essays on several episodes of the confluence of science and religion in Western Civilization. Intended … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Religion, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Culture of the Cold War”


The Culture of the Cold War.  By Stephen Whitfield. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991, second edition 1996. I was preconditioned to appreciate this book when I first picked it up for a reading. I have been devouring studies … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment