Monthly Archives: May 2006

Call Me a Worry-Wart

Well, yesterday was the last day for comment on the NPRMs, and while a few of the people who commented probably wouldn’t have had it not been for me raising the alarm, most of the commenters had already been working … Continue reading

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Investment Quality vs. Investment Metrics

Ok, as you all are aware, I’ve been following the new Space Cynic blog for a bit, seeing what I could learn in the process. One of the things I’ve noticed about their blog (particularly in Shubber’s posts) is their … Continue reading

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"Kids to Space" pt. Deux: The Moon Nerd Strikes Back

Woo-Hoo!!!sayeth guest blogger Ken It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! “Kids to Space” arrived on my doorstep today. What an absolutely beautiful and well-written book. I paid for the special hardcover edition two months ago, and have been on … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Auction Off the ISS/Shuttle?

[Editor's Note: This post has been lingering in my drafts folder for almost three months now, and I feel it's time to air it out and try to finish it again.] Here’s an interesting thought experiment: What if NASA say … Continue reading

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Partial Agreement

Mark over at Curmudgeon’s Corner links to an interesting New Atlantis article (about NASA’s current budget situation) that I actually agree with quite a bit of. The basic gist of the article was that NASA is really going to keep … Continue reading

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Usenet Gems

I wonder sometimes why I still lurk on places like sci.space.policy. Then I see a gem like this one (in a thread about the Lunar Lander Concept Studies that NASA solicited recently) and remember why it’s all worth it… > … Continue reading

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All Your Base Are Belong To Us

One of the most useful classes I ever took was an MBA elective course called “Entrepreneurial Perspectives”. I think I’ve mentioned it a time or two on this blog. The class had a tenured professor who was nominally in charge, … Continue reading

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"Bashing" and Human Nature

After a lot of talking with the editors over on Space Cynic, and a bit of thinking, I think I’ll leave them up on my blog roll. They make good points, even if I don’t like the delivery. After all, … Continue reading

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Experimental Permit NPRM: No Comment?

I remembered several people talking about the AST’s new NPRM for Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets back at Space Access. I finally got a chance at work to “come up for air” so-to-speak, and realized that we hadn’t commented … Continue reading

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A Lunaminer ’29er and his daughter Selenedyne

by guest blogger Ken Ah, the perils of corporate confidentiality. I’m absolutely thrilled at the moment, but of course I can’t give any explanation of why. What I can talk about though is Moon stuff. Science@NASA put up an article … Continue reading

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