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Mark R. Whittington is a writer residing in Houston, Texas. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel of suspense Nocturne which he coauthored with his wife, Chantal, The Children of Apollo trilogy, The Last Moonwalker and Other Stories, Gabriella’s War, and The Man from Mars: The Asteroid Mining Caper.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

It looks like commercial space has had its Challenger accident. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has crashed with one pilot dead and the other seriously injured. The price of space admiralty has been paid for, once again. Condolences and good hopes for finding the cause of the disaster, fixing it, and then pressing on to bring the age of space tourism into reality.

Much more anon.

Crash of SpaceShipTwo the 'Challenger accident' of commercial space

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Tom Hanks tries his hand at fiction as he imagines going back to the moon,

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