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?
Tom Olson, Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Space “Bringing Cynics Back,” Friday, 6-22-12 http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1802-BWB-2012-06-22.mp3 Guests: Tom Olson, Dr. John Jurist. Topics: The return to life of the Space Cynic blog, https://spacecynic.wordpress.com. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must […]Read More Tom Olson, Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Space “Bringing Cynics Back,” Friday, 6-22-12
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
Space Cynics & 10th Anniversary Space Show Program, Tuesday, 5-10-11 http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1556-BWB-2011-05-10.mp3 Guests: The Space Cynics with Dr. David Livingston, Dr. John Jurist, Tom Olson. Topics: A general space policy, economic and technology driven discussion. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, […]Read More Space Cynics & 10th Anniversary Space Show Program, Tuesday, 5-10-11
Space Cynics Reunite For Special Space Show, Tuesday, 5-10-11 The Space Cynics are reuniting for a special 10th Anniversary Space Show discussion, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 7-9 PM PDT. You can hear the program live, just visit http://www.thespaceshow.com and click on the Listen Live link near the top of the home page. We will […]Read More Space Cynics Reunite For Special Space Show, Tuesday, 5-10-11
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?)
A recent article in TheStar.com discusses how space may be the first frontier for the next major conflict. By major conflict I assume one in which the US is engaged with another world power and not the sort of massively asymmetric warfare we are engaged in in the Iraq & Afghanistan. Thinking through how a […]Read More It’s a MAE MAE MAE MAE MAE MAE World….
Propellant Depot Facts On The Space Show September 7 and 23, 2010 For those interested in propellant depot facts, I would like to call your attention to two recent Space Show programs: 1. Sept. 7, 2010 featuring Guest Dan Adamo who addressed not only depot facts, but the flight and orbital dynamics associated with depots. […]Read More Propellant Depot Facts On The Space Show