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 […]Read More Space Panties in a Bunch
So in honor of our 300th post, i was planning to do a detailed examination of where we’ve been in the past couple years since the Space Cynics blog was started, how the industry has/hasn’t matured, predictions we (and others) have made that have/haven’t come true, etc. And then I read this little gem. Seems […]Read More What’s next? A note from his Mom?
So, if the alt.space gossip lines are right, there’s trouble a-brewing in the halls of NASA these days, with the Administrator (Mr. Griffin) apparently not terribly interested in working with the Obama transition point person (Lori Garver). Kudos to Al Fansome for pointing this out (initially on the SpacePolitics.com website, from which this was shamelessly […]Read More And there goes the Moon, or “Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!”
Now be prepared for everyone and their brother to come knocking on your door with their proposals and plans…Read More Congratulations, President-Elect Obama!
A 5-minute video worth watching “Let’s Play Wall Street Bailout“Read More We Need More in Congress Like Her
I recently received an email alert from the National Space Society (NSS) urging me to contact my Senators to strongly encourage them to reject ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). They lay out a number of interesting, if highly debatable, arguments, including “it can set precedent that would render the even grander […]Read More Who’s Going to Clean Up This Mess..?
In a previous post (Housing, Homer, and Space…) I suggested that the worsening economy, combined with a change in political administration in 2009, would lead to the cancellation of the VSE and potentially the end of NASA’s manned space ambitions. While a minority of commenters argued that we weren’t in an economic downturn and a […]Read More The Perfect Storm… An End to (NASA) Manned Space?
In 2004, a group of thirteen premier space advocacy groups joined together under the Space Exploration Alliance to have their voices heard. The first SEA “Blitz” brought together 76 space enthusiasts from around the country. They converged on Washington, D.C. and talked to over 200 congressional offices in support of NASA’s bold and substantial mandate […]Read More 2008 Legislative Blitz – February 10-12 – Washington DC
Are you scared yet? If you aren’t, then either you aren’t paying attention, or, more likely, you have at least 3 functioning brain cells. No, I’m not referring to the latest “keep America safe” campaign out of Homeland Security designed to deprive you of your toiletries when flying. Rather, I’m writing about the comically pathetic […]Read More Terror Alert Level Raised to “Zune Brown”