Category Archives: Space

Warp Factor Seven

Well, this is interesting. A warp drive might be feasible. With this concept, the spacecraft would be able to achieve an effective speed of about 10 times the speed of light, all without breaking the cosmic speed limit. The only … Continue reading

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One Giant Loss

Neil Armstrong has died. I watched his first step onto the surface of the moon, live on television. Tweet

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Proof Positive

That we have far, far too many people with far, far too much time on their hands. People are claiming that the pictures from Curiosity are proving UFOs, animals and various and sundry other things dot the Martian landscape and … Continue reading

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New Pics From Mars!

The welcome wagon! Tweet

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Great Picture

A robot taking pictures of another robot landing on Mars. Great job, NASA. Tweet

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Touchdown

They did it. Curiosity is down on Mars and has sent back its first picture. Tweet

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Complicated!

Wow, this is going to be one heck of a feat – if they pull it off. Take a look at how complicated the Mars landing of Curiosity will be. No wonder they’re terrified. Tweet

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Sally Ride RIP

Sally Ride has died of pancreatic cancer. Here’s a NASA release on her passing. Tweet

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Space: The Finale Frontier

Charles Krauthammer: By the end of this year, there will be no shuttle, no U.S. manned space program, no way for us to get into space. We’re not talking about Mars or the moon here. We’re talking about low-Earth orbit, … Continue reading

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We Walked On The Moon.

Once. Actually several times. Every. Single. Human. Who. Walked. On. The. Moon. Was. An. American. Remember their names. For they will be the last if Barack Obama and his sleazy, greedy crew of mendacious munchkins get their way. In fact, … Continue reading

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The Wrong Stuff

Tom Wolfe on America’s great leap backward after the moon landings: The American space program, the greatest, grandest, most Promethean – O.K. if I add “godlike”? – quest in the history of the world, died in infancy at 10:56 p.m. … Continue reading

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Walter Cronkite Passes

Walter Cronkite has died. For my generation, the voice of Cronkite was virtually the voice of the space program. It is somehow weirdly fitting that NASA is just releasing a “remastered” video of the Apollo 11 landing right now.  Rest … Continue reading

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Abandoned Moon

Charles Krauthammer on the 40th anniversary of our high water mark in space: America’s manned space program is in shambles. Fourteen months from today, for the first time since 1962, the United States will be incapable not just of sending … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s News Today

The post title refers to the fact that the Washington Post story I am linking to on Friday, May 22, 2009 states it was first published Saturday, May 23, 2009. But that’s an aside really from the real intention of … Continue reading

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Gore Effect Reaches Space

The Gore Effect, heretofore observed only on the surface of the earth has reached space. A NASA satellite designed to monitor global carbon dioxide crashed into the Antarctic Ocean when launched today. Nasa scientists were left red-faced today after a … Continue reading

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