Here We Go Again…

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, […]

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Houston, We May Have a Problem…

(this post courtesy of the Old Space Cadet) The following comes from section 460.45 of the regulations referenced in the AST website. According to my nonlawyerly eye, these requirements are to be met before a deposit can be taken by a space flight provider corporation. I support my interpretation with the first sentence of paragraph […]

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File under : “You have to be f**king shi**ing me!”

For those who aren’t superstitious or just weren’t aware of the history of American manned spaceflight, we have just entered NASA’s “witching weeks”. This is the strange bermuda-triangle period (late January-early February) that seems to attract catastrophic failures to the Agency – specifically: Apollo 1 pad fire: January 27 Challenger destruction on ascent: January 28 […]

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The 3,000…?

I often have emails forwarded to me by friends who are members of discussion groups which I have not been invited to because I am, perhaps, a bit too pragmatic for the kool-aid being served… a recent email which found it’s way to my inbox had an interesting quote/forecast buried in it which I thought […]

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Chicks in Space

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the space press arena, NASA’s PR machine is in high gear touting their latest “success”. Chicks in charge. I kid you not. The big accomplishment? That for the first time in history, a woman is in charge of the STS and another in charge […]

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Tap tap tap…

that sound, dear friends, is the sad accompaniment to the activity of driving a nail into a coffin. In this particular instance, the coffin would be that of RpK’s COTS efforts. It appears that NASA has finally determined that RpK was not going to be able to meet the already missed milestones or upcoming ones, […]

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