Monthly Archives: May 2006

Return of the Jonny Bloggin’

Ok, I was chatting with Michael about the fact that I haven’t been blogging very much lately due to time constraints, and he reminded me of the fact that I haven’t done any Jonny Bloggin’ lately. So, here’s your latest … Continue reading

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A Cynic and an Optimist and Other Sundry

Ok, I’m adding two new space blogs to my blogroll. I had intended to wait for Shubber et al to start posting some more substantiative and useful material before adding Space Cynic, but I think I’ll give Goethe’s advice a … Continue reading

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Notes from the NSS’s 2006 ISDC

by guest blogger Ken Interesting comments about Gaia capitalism from the Virgin Galactic presentation. It essentially recognizes that the moral-neutral, or amoral nature of capitalism has to exist in a social dimension where people have to be worried about things … Continue reading

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Fest of Discovery and hope for tomorrow

by guest blogger Ken Today was the Discovery Fest at the Science Place at Fair Park. Our chapter, NSS of North Texas, was given a small auditorium-type space in which to exhibit our wares, opposite the physical sciences displays. Inside … Continue reading

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Thorium Reactors for the Moon?

I was bored today, so I went browsing through the links on some of the sites linked to on this blog, when I stumbled across an interesting blog about nuclear reactors using Thorium, appropriately titled Energy from Thorium. The blog … Continue reading

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Is It Just Me, Or…

…am I the only active blogger who also works full-time building rockets for an alt.space company? I was thinking about Mark Whittington’s favorite new nickname for people who disagree with him–“Internet Rocketeers”, and I realized that I may be the … Continue reading

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In All Fairness

Ok, I was pretty harsh on Shubber et al in my last post. There were a few good points made in his blog, and I figure they deserve discussion. The first of two was made by Tom in his post … Continue reading

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Space Cynic

I’ve been debating off and on whether I should post about Shubber Ali’s new blog, Space Cynic. I have a fair deal of respect for Shubber–he’s a smart guy, and has been doing some interesting space related things down in … Continue reading

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Saddle up, it’s off to Austin

As Sam Dinkin mentioned over at Transterrestrial Musings, the organizational meeting of the Texas Space Authority is tomorrow in Austin (and I have to get up way early). I’ll be there to help drum up support for the National Space … Continue reading

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So That is a Regen Engine on SpaceX’s Bench

Michael Belfiore had some pictures that Elon allowed him to take during a trip to SpaceX’s factory during the ISDC meeting last week. One of them in particular caught my interest: The caption said that it was the “Merlin 1C, … Continue reading

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