Monthly Archives: October 2005

Better Late Than Never

Today at COMSTAC, Brant Sponberg mentioned that NASA was going to be releasing a “procurement synopsis” this week discussing the various commercial space station resupply options that NASA wants to explore. This isn’t the full-up RFP that we’ve been waiting … Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion

Mark Trulson, one of the bloggers at the Out of the Cradle blog, just posted an interview they did with me. The interview provides a little bit more technical detail about XA-1.0, and my thoughts about the new Centennial Challenges … Continue reading

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New Addition to the Blogroll

Hey all, just wanted to draw some attention to a new addition to the blogroll: Out of the Cradle. This is a blog with a bulletin board like system hooked up. There’s some good commentary over there that I wanted … Continue reading

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ACES Conference Summary Wrapup

Now that I finally have some time to breathe, I want to wrap up my ACES conference summary. It turns out the guys at ACES and Innovation Labs were able to get full transcripts of the whole conference, including pictures, … Continue reading

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Even More Jonny Blogging

Once again a Sunday rolls around, and I realize it’s been a while since I put up any pictures of little Jon.

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Bleg: SFF "Speed Dating" Panel

Michael asked me to post this on my blog too to get the word out: At Return to the Moon 2005 I ran a panel where entreprenurial companies or projects that weren’t on the formal agenda could each have five … Continue reading

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ACES Conference Summary Part IV: Supply Panel

Moving quickly along so that I can get it all up here for people to see before it is no longer relevant, the next session was the demand panel. Joe Pistritto, an investor in XCOR (who was supposed to be … Continue reading

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Microwave Thermal Rockets for a Lunar Tug?

Before I continue with my ACES reporting, I wanted to bring up an idea that I had recently. A few days ago, both on Hobbyspace and on one of the mailing lists I was on, someone posted a link to … Continue reading

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ACES Conference Summary Part III: The G-Lady

Now that I have a bit more time, I’ll continue with my long and painfully drawn out discussion of the ACES conference. After the first panel, and a quick lunch, but before the next panel, there was another keynote speaker, … Continue reading

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ACES Conference Summary Part II: Keynote Speaker and Demand Panel

After Phil’s intro, a keynote speaker, Nobel Prize winner, Dr Baruch Blumberg, started things off. Dr Baruch was one of the scientists who discovered a lot about how infectious diseases like Hepatitis B spread and his research led to the … Continue reading

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