Heard about “Operation Jade Helm”? Read this great blog post then come back here. Let’s say this really was a thing. Sure, just for the sake of argument, let’s say Obama really is planning on herding Texans into FEMA death camps disguised as Wal-Marts. Why would he need the army? Think about it. Why would […]Read More And this is the same country that’s going to send humans to Mars..?
Just received this press release. Although they have been operating under a fairly good shroud of secrecy, the wrapper is starting to be removed, and, like Christmas, we are beginning to see the awesome present that was under the tree… So congratulations to another disrupter of the staid launch industry, Blue Origin, for […]Read More This ain’t no stinkin’ drone… (wait for it)
As the 31st National Space Symposium comes to an end (congrats to my friend Elliot Holokauahi Pulham and the entire team there at the Space Foundation for another great event – sorry I missed it!), it is clear that there must have been not just a few refeers passed around by execs in the old school launch […]Read More Proof that legalizing marijuana in Colorado is not necessarily always for the best…
New Spacers, Alt Spacers, Space Tragics: I’m raising $ for the Light the Night Foundation (Leukemia/Lymphoma Society) in memory of my dad, who passed away last year – he spent his life as an Oncologist/Hematologist at Kaiser fighting these terrible cancers in others so i wanted to do my part to help out. I would […]Read More Fellow Spacers: Light the Night!
If you’re old enough to remember the line, you know how this movie turns out. A farmer (kevin costner) has a vision that inspires him to turn his prime farmland into a baseball field. Never mind that he is WAAAY behind on his mortgage and will be foreclosed on… He keeps telling everyone that ghosts show […]Read More (Don’t) “go the distance, Ray.”
On the 45th anniversary of this photo… Unless you believe in alien abduction. In which case, never mind (on a whole lot of levels…)Read More Quick interesting factoid
In what can only be the most ridiculously transparent and laughable attempt to entice Scotland into not leaving the “United” Kingdom, the British Government has announced that it is planning to create a spaceport for commercial spaceflights by 2018, and SIX out of the eight potential sites are in Scotland. “Spaceports will be key […]Read More Attention Scotland: You may ALREADY be a winner!
Having just had a delightful catch-up-after-much-too-long dinner with my good friend Dr. Livingston (no presumptions needed), it was agreed that it is time to relaunch the Space Cynics blog as, it turns out, the need for Cynics in this industry has not only NOT diminished, but apparently become even more apparent than ever. So […]Read More Zzz…. zzz…. huh?… what…? oh… you’re still there? What year is it?
Flak-vested deputies? Really? I get that NASA feels the need to maintain the shrininess and sanctity of Apollo, especially now that they’re left bumming rides from the Russians after completely failing to plan over the past 3 decades for any sort of post-shuttle capability. But going after a grandma who was trying to raise money […]Read More NASA vs. a 74-year old grandma
The Cynics need your assistance – calling all Junior Cynics! We are looking for any interesting links to current/cutting edge research and products in the area of terrestrial solar power: Have you heard of a new fabrication technique being developed in a lab? Have you seen an article/blog post on a company that’s selling solar […]Read More Let There Be Light (and the end of Space Based Solar Power?)