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  • adjective science fiction On the planet Earth
  • adverb science fiction When on the planet Earth


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  • While I have reservations regarding the current Constellation architecture AND suspect that the Augustine independent review is merely a first step in implementing a retreat from the VSE's exploration aspirations, Mr. Wingo's fundamental points remain valid: the solar system offers enormous potential to solve many earthside problems, but we can't tap into that potential without a serious commitment to move toward long-term, robust industry in space.

    Dennis Wingo - Why Space? Why Now? - NASA Watch 2009

  • But I still think it remains a fair question: Would the not-unsubstantial investment in an MSR mission designed to ferry a cache of tiny surface scratchings to earthside labs be all that more efficient/cost-effective than sending along a team of trained geologists to manage the collection with a robust on-site laboratory available for immediate assessment of specimen value?

    Mars Program Gets no Special Treament - NASA Watch 2009

  • However, her ultimate fear is that the demon Shadow Wing will find the seals that keep the portals closed and be able to enter earthside and otherworld destroying both.

    Dragon Wytch-Yasmine Galenorn « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews 2008

  • What no science fiction writer anticipated was the rise of a 'Back-to-Nature' neo-Luddite mood in the Western populace, which dismissed space travel as an expensive luxury, not to be indulged while poverty and social problems remained unsolved back earthside.

    MIND MELD: Is Science Fiction Responsible for the Lack of Public Interest in Space Exploration? 2008

  • A lot of the earthside maintenance for those satellites would be one from North America.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Calling all Texans… 2009

  • The funeral process helps to remind those of us still earthside, about our priorities…

    funerals and scaffolding faerian 2009

  • The funeral process helps to remind those of us still earthside, about our priorities…

    Archive 2009-09-01 faerian 2009

  • Clavius Station is a few blocks of slapdash buildings built on rover-scale so that most are no bigger than a bedroom in an earthside home.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact 2005

  • A lot of you are afraid to tangle with BPC, which sometimes seems as powerful as any earthside government.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact 2005

  • In my book, that meant they were not only good, but had an earthside support network and considerable resources.

    Flash ModesittJr_LE 2004


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