Records were made to be broken…

It’s getting to the point that i should probably just rename the Space Cynic blog the “SpaceX is Awesome” blog…. SpaceX has done it again. Actually,  according to this article today from Gizmodo, they’ve done it 4 times in one flight. Specifically, the latest Falcon 9 launch set these records: Falcon 9 rocket re-flown THREE […]

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(Space) Economics 101

It’s a basic rule of economics that the intersection of the supply and demand curves for a product or service will give you the “market clearing” price. It’s therefore no surprise that if the cost of an item goes down, then the demand for it should increase, assuming normal economic curve profiles. (quick lesson on […]

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Still waiting for Zarquon…

It’s been 11 years since this post first went up. Hopefully George and the team at Virgin Galactic can crack the code before 2020… i’m still looking forward to buying my ticket (seriously). UPDATE: According to this just published article on Gizmodo, Sir Richard appears to be strongly expecting that White Knight 2 will fly […]

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Space Panties in a Bunch

Et tu, NASA? Have you succumbed to the political correctness run amok in the halls of our government? Apparently, the answer is a sad “yes”. This week’s Atlantic has a great essay on the latest lack of leadership chapter at NASA – the “we must dig into the leadership and culture at SpaceX” because, you […]

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Congrats Blue Origin!

This bit of news came through my email today: We took our first 12 commercial payload customers to space on Mission 7 last week. Whoa. So now we have two officially active commercial players in the RLV industry. Headstones for the old guard are being carved as we speak. #innovation #crrats

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The Expendables

While still finishing my first cup of coffee, this headline came across my desk today: New Zealand Space Program Could Surpass U.S., Electron Rocket Begins Testing On Monday   My first thought was, “Awesome! Middle Earth is getting ROCKETS!”         Sadly, what could have otherwise been a good article was mired by […]

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