Tomorrow morning I’m going to be in the peanut gallery watching government “go through the motions” discussing ISS commercialization, shuttle gap, and all sorts of problems (which they can’t really say are major problems…) at a House of Representatives hearing starting at 10:30 am. Be there if you can, it should be entertaining. In particular, […]Read More Here We Go Again…
Dear Fellow Cynics and Space Cadets: Over the weekend, a space petition was brought to my attention by a previous guest on The Space Show. This petition, which you will find below, is being offered to the global space community by the folks at Marsdrive.com MarsDrive is both in the United States and Australia and […]Read More PEER REVIEW COMES TO THE SPACE CYNICS, SO HAVE AT IT!
I received a very interesting powerpoint presentation recently in my email – “Generation Y Perspectives” that appears to have been prepared either by or for NASA. Here are some of the “defining characteristics” of Generation Y: Demands instant gratification Expecting (NOW! Not 5 minutes from now) Quickly bored Multitasking Empowered Impatient if delayed… but highly […]Read More More Ritalin Please…. Generation Y is here
A number of blog posts and comments i’ve come across recently as I’ve surfed through the alt.space environment made claims about the implicit value of lunar mines – essentially, attempting to make the case that it isn’t actually necessary to be able to mine the Moon, just to have the land and the metals, minerals, […]Read More Strategic Hydrocarbon Inspace Terminal
(Note: the Old Space Cadet is at it again….) In a recent comment to my April 6, 2008 post, Jon Goff quibbled about my use of the word “airline” rather than the word “airplane.” That attention to detail displays a laudable concern for precision of expression, which is a very important characteristic for an engineer […]Read More Parsing to Excess
(NOTE: this post courtesy of the Old Space Cadet) When I was a wee young lad in the mid 1960s I bought some stock because of my confidence in the company’s principal. His name was Warren Buffett. Since then, I have made a point of treating the annual reports of Berkshire Hathaway the same way […]Read More What Would Warren Say?
Charleton Heston dead at 84 years of age. Sorry for the lag in postings – been on the road and swamped. I’ll be in Colorado Springs tomorrow/Tuesday for the first couple of days of the National Space Symposium if any of you are around. Feel free to stop by our booth as well.Read More Pry Away…