Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More on latest Plutoid


MakeMake (MAH-kay MAH-kay). I think this is a terrible spelling. They should have spelled it phonetically and split it into two words or forget the capital in the middle:

Mahke Mahke or mahkemahke

Think of the Hawaiian spelling for the Dorado fish:
Mahi Mahi or Mahimahi

More on Mars Water History


Water was ALL over the place!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Latest Plutiod


Makemake? No offense to the Polynesians, but what a pitiful name. Maybe it was a bad translation.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Alternative to Ares


Interesting, but the horse has left the barn. The Constellation collection of rockets will have heavy lift, so I'm not sure what they are talking about when they say we are going to lose our heavy lift capability. It will be gone until the Ares V is built, but from what I know the Ares V will be enough to go to the Moon & Mars.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Mars Lander Update


If the next is the last sample, then I have to say it is poor engineering. You would think that they would test for clumpy soil.