Monthly Archives: September 2006

LM Atlas V Man Rating Paper

An anonymous commenter sent me a link to this paper that LM is presenting at the Space 2006 conference this weekend in San Jose. While the tone definitely has some marketing hyperbole to it (calling Atlas V a “high flight … Continue reading

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One Of The Stupidist Thing I’ve Ever Heard

Whichever Wunderkinden at NASA or the Russian Space Agency who thought it was a good idea to tell Ansari that she can’t fly her native country’s flag on the uniform that she paid for should be fired. Or at least … Continue reading

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Latest MSS Update

While blogging lately hasn’t exactly been “light” by any stretch of the imagination (sleep? Who needs sleep?), commenting has been light, and people have been wondering why I haven’t replied to some of the dozens of comments I’ve received over … Continue reading

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Solar System Ambassadors, Lunar Questers, and more

by Guest Blogger Ken Almost missed this one! There’s an Announcement of Opportunity over at JPL to sign up for the Solar System Ambassador program. This is a neat program begun in 1997 that trains people from around the U.S. … Continue reading

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ESAS Issues Part One

The more I look at Section 6.4.4 of ESAS (Chapter 6 can be found here on the NASA website), the more I realize that the entire architecture pretty much hinges on the assumptions in this section. The reasoning in this … Continue reading

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Anousheh Ansari’s Blog

Robin Snelson just sent me a link to Anousheh Ansari’s Blog. I figured I would pass it on to those who haven’t seen it yet. Her helping fund part of the X-Prize has made a big difference in the emerging … Continue reading

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I Know I’m Flogging a Dead Horse….

…but this post over on Burchismo was pretty much spot-on. A few excerpts: It wouldn’t have been that much more difficult to build a reusable lunar orbit-surface-orbit shuttle and leave it in lunar orbit after each mission. But NASA has … Continue reading

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Upcoming Interviews

A good friend of ours, Bob Steinke, recently announced that he had started a new aerospace company called SpeedUp. We were over visiting with him this evening, and I asked if I could do an interview of him for the … Continue reading

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Lamenting the Tyranny of Low Expectations

I was thinking a bit about an idea I’ve heard Mark Whittington bring up repeatedly over the last several months over on his blog, and in comments here and elsewhere. Basically the idea he keeps putting forward is that the … Continue reading

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Lunar Library v2.0

by Guest Blogger Ken Well, this round of updating the catalog of the Lunar Library was a little more difficult than in past semi-annual updates, as the guys over at Out of the Cradle had an idea on how to … Continue reading

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