Monthly Archives: November 2005

Stopped Clock Alert and A Modest Proposal

You know the saying about a stopped clock being right twice a day? Well, no sooner did I lay into Jeff Bell for his most recent uninformed rant, then he actually produced an article of substantially better quality. There were … Continue reading

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If You’re Going to Be Snarky…..

One of my pet peeves with a lot of other space writers is people who get all snarky and condescending about a topic that they really don’t understand. [Note: Before anyone accuses me of hypocracy, I’ll admit that I probably … Continue reading

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Bones: "Darnit Jim, it’s only an inch deep!"

Howdy all, Ken here. I hope everyone is still completely stuffed from a bountiful Thanksgiving. We had a gorgeous day here in north Texas, and I had a good time rough-housing with my nephews in their front yard. I also … Continue reading

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Another Falcon I Delay?

I have a few SpaceX related things I wanted to post today. First off, I just read from one source that the Falcon I flight was getting delayed again. It appears that the flight being delayed till February is the … Continue reading

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An Interesting Thought About Space Markets

On a whim, I was just reading an article on MSN.com, and it got me thinking. The writer, Tamim Ansary, was discussing history’s top 9 most underrated inventions. He made the following rather interesting statement about the rotary printing press … Continue reading

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They Just Don’t Make Nukes the Way They Used To, Do They?

In a reply to my last post, Mark claims that he “pretty much nuked this one over on my own blog.” Man, they sure don’t make nukes the way the used to…. Mark says: Jon ends this section with a … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Quaking In My Boots: Part II

I specifically mentioned in Part I of this post that I’d be discussing the illegitimate options (ie illegal options) that China could take if it wanted to “take over the moon” or at least prevent others from visiting there. The … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Quaking In My Boots: Part I

There’s been a lot of discussion recently, and plenty of silly fearmongering about a Reuter’s article claiming that China is going to send a man to the moon by 2017. I’m not going to spend too much time talking about … Continue reading

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I Probably Shouldn’t Respond, But….

Our favorite cranky curmudgeon, Mark Whittington decided to do a little trolling the other day. I know I really shouldn’t allow myself to be baited so easily, but I’ve got a little time on my hands this morning, and I … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the SpaceX Complaint

There’s been a lot of coverage on various space blogs recently about SpaceX’s antitrust lawsuit versus Boeing and Lockheed Martin. I may take some time later to discuss some of my thoughts about the case itself, I just wanted to … Continue reading

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