Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Evolution of the Big Falcon Rocket
Digging into the details of Orion’s EM-1 test flight
Nelson's narrow lead with Florida Latinos worries Democrats Is it too soon to suggest that Senator Ballast is going down? Related: Winners and losers from Jim Bridenstine’s confirmation as NASA administrator
Earth mini-moons: Potential for exciting scientific and commercial opportunities
Trump's 'Space Force' no punchline to military insiders amid rising Russia, China threats Related: Why you should take Trump’s Space Force seriously
NASA’s Orion spacecraft test module passes weight test, headed to Ohio for more work Related: The Moon, Mars, and Beyond: Two Tales from the Coming Space Age
Preparing to See the Unseen on Jupiter's Moon Europa
NASA administrator checks progress of projects at Michoud facility Related: Why is it So Hard to Go Back to the Moon?

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Thursday, August 09, 2018

My latest from the Hill: Entering the dawn of commercial human spaceflight

"-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.

Report: Amazon plans internal healthcare clinics for employees at Seattle headquarters
Canadians Try To Boycott American-Made Food Products
The Peopling of the Americas: Evidence for Multiple Models
New NASA Planet Hunter May Find 10,000 Alien Worlds in Just Two Years
Blue Origin’s lunar lander program wins a share of NASA’s ‘tipping-point’ tech awards Also: NASA awards Astrobotic $10 million to help land on the moon And:Why NASA might outsource the return to the moon Related: The Last Moonwalker and Other Stories

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

Spicy’ seeds coated in ghost peppers ward off mice and help restore America’s grasslands

NASA to Announce New Public-Private Space Tech Partnerships

Related: The Last Moonwalker and Other Stories
Failed Prognostications of Climate Alarm

What if Major Robert Lawrence had lived?

Fusion start-ups hope to revolutionize energy in the coming decades
CBS All Access Is Laying the Groundwork for Non-Stop Star Trek
Trump renews 'biting sanctions' against Iran, warns countries doing business with Tehran

SpaceX organizes inaugural conference to plan landings on Mars

Related: The Man from Mars: The Asteroid Mining Caper

Sunday, August 05, 2018


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Chinese Scientists Have Insane Plan To Lasso Asteroids And Bring Them Back To Earth In Blankets

Related: Two asteroid missions will help shape the economy of the 21st century

Japan Space Agency will copy 2012 SpaceX Grasshopper rocket tests in 2019
China's super-sized space plans may involve help from Russia
India Slips In Lunar Race With Israel As Ambitious Mission Hits Delays

Related: 2018 is the year India, China and Israel go to the moon

Sarah Jeong Is A Warning Sign Of Something Wrong With The Left
Skinny Eyebrows Declared ‘Cultural Appropriation’
Patrick Stewart To Star In New ‘Star Trek’ Series As Jean-Luc Picard On CBS All Access

Friday, August 03, 2018

The Emperor's New Clothes (2004) | Trailer | Film4

I recently saw a 2001 film entitled “The Emperor’s New
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.

There Are a Lot of Reasons to Feel Optimistic about America’s Future
Make the moon a refueling station — then head to Mars

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.

The ball is in the Senate’s court regarding Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty
NASA confirms delays in Boeing and SpaceX commercial crew flights
Elon Musk defends plans to build a community on Mars after downbeat NASA report
How can NASA return to the Moon? By making everything reusable, chief says

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Russian embassy trolls US launch industry after new rocket engine sale
The Amazing Story Of How Trolling By Obama Gave Us Trump
Debating Space Force: Should it be a whole new military branch or just a command?

Vampire vs Nazi in a World War II spy thriller.

SpaceX is searching for BFR landing sites for early 2020s Mars missions
Saudi man arrested after he dared to kiss his girlfriend on the cheek as he taught her to drive
Astronaut Crew Quarters at KSC Being Prepped for Return to Human Spaceflight From American Soil
Opinion: Two Politicos Leading NASA Is A Bad Idea
Boeing’s new F-15X may replace an aging fleet of F-15C/D Eagles