“It has been a damned serious business – Blücher and I have lost 30,000 men. It has been a damned nice thing – the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life…By God! I don’t think it would have done if I had not been there. “ — The Duke of Wellington, upon defeating […]Read More A First Look at the Google Lunar Prize
Wow. Professor Randy Pausch gives an amazing speech. And not just because he’s a mac convert. I think alt.spacers can take a lot from this. http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=3633956Read More A Video Worth Watching
For those of you who are regular readers (or even accidental readers) of the Space Cynic blog, and have your own space-related blog or commentary on the web, I encourage you to submit your musings to the weekly Carnival of Space. Entries should be sent to: CarnivalOfSpace@gmail.com by Wednesday evening, 6:00 PM PST. Here are […]Read More Carnival of Space – Post ’em if you Got ’em
Jerry: I made a reservation for a mid-size, and she’s a small. I’m kidding around, of course. Agent: I’m sorry, we have no mid-size available at the moment. Jerry: I don’t understand, I made a reservation, do you have my reservation? Agent: Yes, we do, unfortunately we ran out of cars. Jerry: But the […]Read More Anyone can TAKE a reservation
For the first team to land a human safely on Europe Europa. No need to return him or her safely, either. Although they’ll probably want to come back to collect their prize money… And in other news, Google announced something about a moon prize. More on that soon.Read More Space Cynics Announce $100 million prize!
So it appears that the masses have been polled in order to find a more popular and accessible slogan for our beleaguered NASA. Wired, in search of yet another way to stay “relevant” has put together a little voting tool for the online world to express their views as to what NASA’s slogan should be…. […]Read More Because one does not simply walk into Space.
A recent commenter (thanks Eric!) on our post regarding the Star Wars toy being flown to ISS in a lame NASA stunt suggested that NASA’s problem is with PR, and that they should engage in a national PR campaign to sell Americans on the NASA mission in order to build support. NASA really needs to […]Read More The NASA PR Conundrum