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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - Back Cover

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GE Snap-27 on Apollo 12 Mission

Mars Polar Outpost

Mars Orbiting City

Mars Subsurface City

Mars Metropolis

Mars Early Subsurface Outpost

Mars Trip Characteristics from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Mission Profile from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Mars Physical Data from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Mercator's Projection of Mars from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Mars Globe from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Major Parameters of Exploration from

Mars Exploration from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Mariner IV Photographs from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

The Mars Exploration Chart

Aerospace Management Magazine, 1971, Vol 6, No 1

Aerospace Management Magazine, 1969, Vol 4, No 1

Aerospace Management Magazine, Spring 1966, Vol 1, No 1

Aerospace Management Magazine, Summer 1966, Vol 1, No 1

Launch Sequence, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Titan III, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Landing Pattern, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Re-Entry, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Interceptor, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Reconnaissance, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

International Association of Astronomical Artists

America's Astronauts -

Introducing Father Ralph Hartman

Safe Down, Man on Moon NYT 1962

Homing Flight, Man on Moon, NYT 1962

Moonwork, Man on Moon, NYT 1962

Soft Touchdown, Man on Moon, NYT 1962

Slow Approach, Man on Moon, NYT 2006

Space Life, Man on Moon, NYT 1962

Join-up, Man on Moon, NYT 1962

Man on the Moon, New York Times March 4, 1962

Man Steps Out -Setup, 1964

Man Steps Out - Upkeep, 1964

Man Steps Out - Spacemen at Work, 1964

When Man Steps Into Space

Grandma Moses

Chesley Bonestell

Space Station Article for The New York Times 1962

Space Station Components 1962

Space Station Observatory 1962

Space Station in Action 1962

Space Station Join-Up 1962

Space Station Rendezvous 1962

Space Station Training Base 1962

Space Station Repairs 1962

Space Station Service Stop 1962

Advanced Lunar City

Closed-Cycle Societies

Improvements in Man

Importance of Space Flight

Civilizations in Space

Science and Religion in Space

Mechanism of Resurrection

Becoming a Space Artist

About Dandridge Cole

Predicting the Future

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Improvements in Man
Apr 03, 2005 // // Improvements in Man

Why should we have arms and legs when superior methods of transportation and manipulation are available? With the present trends taking place in the medical area, people could have all parts of their bodies but their brains replaced by mechanical substitutes and could become practically ageless and indestructible. They could move about on gravity or electromagnetic force fields and could send out light, radio, or acoustic signals to activate machines. If necessary they could manipulate tools with mechanical hands.
Some might conclude that such “people” would lead less pleasurable and joyless existences, but this would not necessarily be true. All pleasures and emotions are experienced in the brain in response to signals generated in the brain or conducted to the brain by electrical nerve impulses. Consequently the “people” could have any experience they desired by simply sending the correct digital or electrical signals into their brains. We already know that the mental experience resulting from such signals is indistinguishable from the real thing.
While this trend may not be appealing to many of us, the trend exists, and the progress toward these types of ‘people” is accelerating rapidly. Some of us will be transformed into thee types of “people,” because our organs wear out. Others could be “remade” for special assignments as soldiers or astronauts since the “people” could move about at high speed through the atmosphere, underwater, in space on other planets, through fire and radiation, and could withstand enormous accelerations. The brains of these “people” might also be frozen or otherwise put to sleep for long space voyages or long tours of military duty.


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