Monthly Archives: August 2005

On-Orbit Refueling Primer

I’ve talked a lot about the concept of on-orbit propellant transfer, and how important it is to reducing the costs of interplanetary and cislunar transportation. However, I realize that there aren’t a lot of easy to find resources discussing the … Continue reading

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Light Blogging

Well, another Wednesday night rolls around, and I find myself at home babysitting again. Things have gotten rather busy at work over the last week or two, now that we’ve are pretty much done with engine test preparations, and are … Continue reading

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X-Prize Cup/Self Promotion

The company I’m with, Masten Space Systems, is now one of the sponsors for the X-Prize Cup personal spaceflight exposition. I’ll probably be there with my family, as will David Masten (the boss), and Michael Mealling (our VP of business … Continue reading

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Comments Experiment

Some people had mentioned in the past that they didn’t like having to be Blogger members in order to comment. Blogger recently added a word verification feature to the comments section, which requires commenters to read and manually type in … Continue reading

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Jonny Bloggin

Tiff bought us a digital camera for my birthday (and I bought her a 256MB memory card), so I figured I’d post a few pictures of our little Jonny. Because being doting parents, we really don’t take too many pictures … Continue reading

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Interesting Orbital Space Tourism Numbers

In the light of Virgin Galactic’s recent announcement of the possibility of doing an orbital “SpaceShip 3″ if their SpaceShip 2 is succesful enough, I ran into a rather interesting bit of information this afternoon regarding orbital tourism. I had … Continue reading

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SpaceHab Announcement and Launch Services Ideas

Now that I have little Jon asleep (man that kid can sure be cute–now that I have a digital camera, I may just have to post some pictures soon), I have a few minutes to blog a few thoughts I’ve … Continue reading

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NASA Chooses In-Line Booster

Well, it looks like NASA has decided to go with the ATK Full-Employment Plan instead of trying to develop a lunar architecture that might actually lead to the commercial development of space. Can’t say I’m shocked.

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Stakeholders or suppliers?

Over at NASAWatch.com, Mr. Cowing tempts us with an interesting tidbit from a press conference which focused largely on the March launch date, and the Minority Opinion addendum which raises grave doubts about NASA management and its structure. Griffin: “…I … Continue reading

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A Battle of Memes?

In case you’re wondering why I’m posting so much today, I’m at home tonight babysitting, and little Jon is asleep, so I have a little time on my hands. There’s been a lot of recent discussion in the space corner … Continue reading

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