Monthly Archives: August 2005

SpaceX and Learning Curves

I was having a recent discussion with a friend on a space related discussion board, when he made a rather flawed argument that I think deserves further discussion. Recently, I’ve been pointing out a lot of the problems with the … Continue reading

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To a Logician

I’ve been thinking a lot about the blogosphere in general lately, and one of the things that recently popped into my mind was a poem written by my grandmother back when she was studying English at Stanford: To A Logician … Continue reading

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Musings About Agile Space

After taking a brief hiatus due to work concerns, Dan Schrimpsher of Space Pragmatism just posted an interesting reply to my last post. Dan briefly discusses the idea of change in development processes, and brings up the concept of what … Continue reading

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Some Constructive Suggestions for NASA

It’s been a little while since I last posted anything to the blog. Michael Mealling suggested that after the RTM articles, it might be a good idea to take a break for a week or so, in order to not … Continue reading

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Griffin on "Man-Rating"

I just noticed an interesting point brought up in the comments section of a recent post on Jeff Foust’s Space Politics blog. The commenter linked to article with an old quote (emphasis mine) by Mike Griffin on human rating: In … Continue reading

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Dribs & Drabs II

So I’m reading through the leaked reports on the new architectures that Keith Cowing has posted over at NASAWatch.com’s subsidiary SpaceRef. In a sense reading it is almost like a slow motion train wreck – you know the doom that … Continue reading

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Various Memories

For those of you only interested in my space stuff, I wanted to write about other topics today. Partially because this is Sunday, and I try not to do work or goofing-off on Sundays, and partially because I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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The Importance of Economics in Space Development

I’ve been talking a lot about the importance of economics to the sustainability of space development and eventual settlement. Well, some would likely go so far as to accuse me of flogging that dead horse a little too much. I’m … Continue reading

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Added Trackbacks!

I was kind of annoyed that normal Blogger software didn’t include the ability to do trackbacks, as that is a feature that many of my friends often use. So, I finally bit the bullet and signed up with HaloScan. I … Continue reading

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RTM Summary

Well, I’m finally done with recapping the Return to the Moon conference, and probably in more detail than anyone else cares for. I figured that after such verbosity, it might be worth a quick summary to pick out what I … Continue reading

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