Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in QRM - Interplanetary
by George O. Smith

Great novella introducing the Venus Equilateral series.

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Mars Telecommunication Orbiter - Interplanetary Broadband
   Lockheed Martin Space Systems is expected to land a $500 million contract to build the Mars Telecommunication Orbiter, intended by NASA to pioneer the use of lasers in planet-to-planet communication

Elektron Oxygen Generator Versus Martian Sawgrass
   The International Space Station and the fictional Venus Equilateral Station (from a 1942 story by George O. Smith) have a problem in common - a failure of the 'air plant'.

Mars Telecommunications Orbiter Canceled
   Bad news for this project; George O. Smith in limbo for a while longer.

Internet Routing In Space Now, Venus Equilateral Station Later
   Sooner or later, there's going to be a real communications network up there - George O. Smith knew it in 1942.

CAMRAS Recycles Every Breath You Take
   NASA continues developing new space technology for use in the upcoming Orion crew capsule, the Altair lunar lander and lunar rovers.

Mobile Satellite Ventures Hybrid Satellite Network
   MSV is starting to move into areas outlined by engineer and sf writer George O. Smith two generations ago.

Interplanetary Internet - Disruption Tolerant Network
   Let's get astronauts on the 'Net by 2011. In space, no one can hear you tweet.

Fresh Veggies, Fresh Air For Mars
   'What better purifying machine is there than a plot of grass?'- George O. Smith, 1942.

The Interplanetary Internet, Vint Cerf Speaking
   'This was the center of Interplanetary Communications.'- George O. Smith, 1942.

Man-Made Space Leaf Creates Oxygen From Water And Light
   'What better purifying machine is there than... grass?'- George O. Smith, 1942.

Elon Musk, Google To Extend Internet Into Earth Orbit, Then Mars
   'This was the center of Interplanetary Communications.'- George O Smith, 1942.

Space Synthetic Biology Grand Challenges
   'What better purifying machine is there than a plot of grass?' - George O. Smith,

NASA's Interplanetary Internet DTN
   'This was the center of Interplanetary Communications.' - George O. Smith, 1942.

NASA Wants Low Earth Orbit Wifi
   'This was the center of Interplanetary Communications.' - George O. Smith, 1942.

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