The latest Carnival of Space is up – thanks to Out of the Cradle for being this week’s host! For those of you who haven’t been there already, here’s the link: Carnival of SpaceRead More Carnival of Space
Long-time readers of the Cynic may recall previous entries (such as Ooh….Aaaaahh…ZZZZ) where we have castigated NASA’s lame attempts to make space seem interesting, perhaps out of their desperation to keep the public mildly amused long enough around budget time to protect their precious (and pointless) manned space program. Not to be outdone by their […]Read More Oh, no. Not again.
Regular readers of the Space Cynics blog will know that I am no fan of the ISS, that great $100 billion albatross that continues to follow that perverse government version of Newton’s Law: a program in motions tends to remain in motion. Defenders of ISS often trot out a range of highly dubious rationales for […]Read More Curse those terrestrial scientists!
I’m about to head out for a week on a houseboat on Lake Powell in the Arizona/Utah desert. So for the next week I’ll have no email or voicemail or web access, which means that any comments will not be approved until I return, and of course I won’t have any new posts up here […]Read More Out of sight, out of mind
As those who regularly read the Cynic understand, our primary goals are to (a) prevent bad investments from happening, and (b) convince potential “space tragics” not to devote their lives, money and careers to pursuing pipe dreams that will only end up breaking their hearts and potentially harm their long term professional prospects. Having said […]Read More They’re Baaacckkk…the Trillion Dollar Asteroid Miners
You KNOW Captain Kirk would have one of these cool iPhones if they were available in Starfleet. Yet, apparently, according to this article from MacNN, the wise folks at our all-knowing precursor to Starfleet, known as NASA, have decided that the iPhone is not ready for the enterprise, and have thus banned them from the […]Read More Not Ready for the Enterprise..? Please.
That’s right, folks, the 14th Carnival of Space is up and running, so please go have a visit (unless you arrived here from there, in which case you already know where it is…) Thanks to Fraser Cain at Universe Today for hosting this week’s Carnival! And no, it’s not a real carnival, so there are […]Read More The Carnival’s In Town!!!!
Just read on Space Daily that “Five institutions from North America and Europe have created a consortium to oversee the building of a 25-meter submillimeter telescope on a high elevation in Chile. When completed in 2013, the $100 million instrument will be the premier telescope of its kind in the world.” This has apparently been […]Read More Now THIS is How To Build A Cool Telescope