(this post is from the Old Space Cadet) On October 13, 2008, The Space Review carried my article The commercial suborbital sounding rocket market: a role for RLVs? http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1228/1 . This article provoked some interesting commentary (and a lot that wasn’t so interesting). For convenience of the reader, I am reproducing the text of the […]Read More Alt.Space – The Thinkers and the Lunatic Fringe
Having just returned from hearing Obama speak under the St Louis Arch with approximately 100,000 of my fellow Americans, I thought I would pass on this piece of his platform that I think was perhaps the most important for Alt.Spacers and one that I had not heard before today: He will ELIMINATE capital gains tax […]Read More If you are for Alt-Space, Obama’s your candidate
It appears that Dr. Zubrin and I agree on something after all… A recent email exchange between proponents of Space Solar Power (or as we sometime lovingly refer to them: those who gulp from the space kool-aid punch bowl), which focused on the cost of access to space and the apparent closing of the business […]Read More SSP Makes Strange Bedfellows
From the genius at XKCDRead More Well Said
So it seems that our enlightened leadership in the Administration, having pissed away what the accountants will eventually calculate as over $1 trillion on a war against those who attacked us on 9/11 – I mean, a war against those who had weapons of mass destruction that they were 45 minutes away from using on […]Read More Brother can you spare 7 trillion dimes…?
As a sometime investor in various space-related startups, I troll the web periodically looking for potential opportunities or even just interesting technologies. In the early afternoon of September 16th, I came across the web site for Masten Space Systems, Inc.: http://masten-space.com/ I know next to nothing about the company other than it is located in […]Read More In Space, Can Anybody Smell the B.S.?
If Palin is qualified as a Russia expert because Alaska is next to Russia, then Obama is better suited for running our space program than McCain is because he’s taller (and hence closer to the edge of space).Read More Why Obama is Better for the Space Program
Apologies for the radio silence over the past few weeks – real life stepped up and threw in a couple of major time consumers (big project for work, moving from DC to St Louis, packing/unpacking, speaking at a couple of conferences, etc). I thought i’d share a little bit of info to further my point […]Read More Blog, interrupted
At this weekend’s ISDC in Washington DC, we had a rare alignment of travel schedules, not unlike the grand alignment of the outer gas giants (spare us the obvious jokes, folks!). Taking advantage of this opportunity, the three of us (David, Tom, and myself) and our honorary cynic, Reda (known to many as the first […]Read More A Gathering of Cynics