This bit of news came through my email today: We took our first 12 commercial payload customers to space on Mission 7 last week. Whoa. So now we have two officially active commercial players in the RLV industry. Headstones for the old guard are being carved as we speak. #innovation #crrats
Read More Congrats Blue Origin!
It’s about that time again… http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/new-experimental-spaceplane/3875765.html I suppose that the the placement of this article on Voice of America is a form of truth in advertising – what better way to teach people English than with fantastical fairy tales..?
Read More Teaching foreigners new American fairy tales
While still finishing my first cup of coffee, this headline came across my desk today: New Zealand Space Program Could Surpass U.S., Electron Rocket Begins Testing On Monday My first thought was, “Awesome! Middle Earth is getting ROCKETS!” Sadly, what could have otherwise been a good article was mired by […]
Read More The Expendables
Is if they promise to send Gov Christie up as the first passenger, on a one way trip to anywhere. New Jersey Smokes Crack, Thinks It Can Build A Spaceport Seriously – wtf? I remember 16 years ago when there was a huge flurry of activity of states trying to win the VentureStar bid (yeah, […]
Read More The only good that can come of this…
When i was a science geek growing up in the 1970s and 80s, I used to wait expectantly every month for the arrival of a magazine which promised insights into fascinating aspects of the universe across a wide range of scientific disciplines – opening up the universe for me and exposing me to great insights […]
Read More The Inexcusability of Poor Reading Comprehension
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..?
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.”