Thursday, February 24, 2011

Already Fizzled Out

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/24/6126146-will-our-sputnik-moment-fizzle-out

It was a ridiculous comparison to begin with.

Our Sputnik moment will be when the Chinese land someone on the Moon and we are watching from low Earth orbit at best.

Spaceship Two Update

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41719664/ns/travel-destination_travel/

Space Shuttle Out, Space Ship Two In.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Sputnik Moment" Analysis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h_d6YVA1Kg

The Free Frontier idea will work. NASA should should start offering fixed prizes for doing various things like returning samples from the Moon, an asteroid or Mars and/or its moons.

NASA is taking some baby steps with cargo to the space station, but it needs to go all out with this approach.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

More Kepler News

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/03/MNAR1HGO6C.DTL

Impressive!

Fake Astronauts Reach Fake Mars Orbit

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/03/5983759-astronauts-reach-fake-mars-orbit

Shhhhh. It's all fake, but they don't know it...

:)

Mars Rover Update

Status (Spirit sleeping, Opportunity busy while behind the Sun):
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status.html#spirit

Non-Nuclear Chain Reaction

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8295546/Space-so-full-of-junk-that-a-satellite-collision-could-destroy-communications-on-Earth.html

In space!

A More Dangerous Space Race

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8299495/WikiLeaks-US-and-China-in-military-standoff-over-space-missiles.html

than going to the Moon.

Shuttle Hanging On?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41397955/ns/technology_and_science-space/

It was almost inveitable. I doubt NASA or Congress will be happy depending on the Russians to get to the space station.

Hopefully that will be enough time for the private companies to ramp up getting people to Earth orbit.

Kepler Changes the Game

http://www.space.com/10753-planet-hunter-bill-borucki-calls-kepler-discoveries-game-changing.html

Hello E.T.