Friday, August 31, 2018
Addendum: A Modest suggestion. Instead of boycotting the movie, go and when the moon landing sequence starts, break out American flags and wave them. If those Canadian filmmakers are too squeamish to show Old Glory on the moon, let's bring our own.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Related: PAUL SPUDIS PASSES AWAY
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
The mind boggles.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
The significance of Vice President Mike Pence’s recent speech at the Johnson Spaceflight Center was not that it made any new news, but the fact that it was made at all. One of the failings of the deep space exploration programs of both presidents Bush was that, after the initial speeches that announced them, going back to the moon and on to Mars were hardly mentioned at all. President Trump, to his credit, rarely makes a campaign speech without mentioning NASA, not to mention his proposed Space Force.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
One of my favorite stories about John McCain, the larger than life war hero and American original, concerns an incident that took place when he was being held captive in the Hanoi Hilton. One of the ways the North Vietnamese tortured the American prisoners was to subject them to speeches being given by antiwar activists denouncing them and the United States efforts in South East Asia.
However, one day, the exercise backfired. The speech had a line, McCain later recalled, that went like, “We can put a man on the moon but Nixon can’t end the Vietnam War.”
The slight detail that Americans had landed on the moon had been kept from the American pilots. The accidental revelation caused a sensation and an up swelling of pride and patriotism. At least that one day, for those brutalized and tortured men, was a good day.
Senator, I understand that sentiment perfectly. Here is hoping that your afterlife is the end of all woe and struggle and that bliss be your measure forever more.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018
A 21st century version of the race to the moon is taking place. Few people realize it. No one, least of all the president of the United States, has proclaimed a space race with the ringing tones of a JFK. Yet, the race has started, and the winner may well own the future.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
The presence of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis was the most significant visual that accompanied Vice President Mike Pence’s Space Force announcement at the Pentagon. Mattis introduced Pence, which suggests at least publicly, he has fallen in line behind the establishment of the United States Space Force.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
Thursday, August 09, 2018
"-the dawn of commercial human spaceflight is at last drawing nigh. Much of the perception that the United States has lost its space leadership stems from the fact that, since the last space shuttle mission in 2011, American astronauts have had to hitch rides with the Russians. Russia, under Vladimir Putin, has increasingly become a hostile foreign power, placing at risk the space partnership first forged in the 1990s. When Americans start flying American-made spacecraft from American soil, a lot of policymakers will breathe easier. American access to space will no longer be held hostage to the whims of the Kremlin.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Ted Cruz asks Trump to campaign for him in Texas Here is a chance for Trump to rent out Rice Stadium, sell the return to the moon and the Space Force, help Ted Cruz, and own the libs just as I suggested in this: It is time for Trump to start selling space exploration Also NASA doesn’t have the funds to get to Mars alone, Ted Cruz says
Monday, August 06, 2018
Sunday, August 05, 2018
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Friday, August 03, 2018
Clothes” that stars Ian Holm as Napoleon Buonaparte. The premise is that
Napoleon slips away from St. Helena, having been substituted with a double,
with the intention of going to Paris, overthrowing the Bourbons again, and
plunging Europe into war a third time. Things do not go as planned, obviously,
but Napoleon finds out the old adage that sometimes God will not get you what
you want, but may grant you what you need.
Recently, the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Competitiveness, chaired by Sen Ted Cruz (R-Texas) held a hearing on “Putting American Boots on the Surface of the Red Planet.” According to Space Policy Online, the committee doesn't agree with NASA’s space exploration priorities.
President Donald Trump and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine have stated that America is going back to the moon. Cruz and Democrats Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) argue it should be Mars that NASA concentrates on. The moon, if it should be visited at all, should not be allowed to interfere with the Mars goal.