I just had a crazy thought this morning, that while probably unworkable–we’d probably all be better-off if 99% of government policy proposals were sent directly to the paper-shredder–might be a way to start extricating NASA from it’s current manned spaceflight morass. The following ideas were what led me to this thought: With the way our [...]
Monthly Archive for May, 2008
by guest blogger Ken Howdy everyone! I hope everyone’s enjoying a nice, relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I just unloaded the nephews on their dad and am taking a quiet moment to contemplate… I recently listened to the Dennis Wingo and Peter Kokh interviews on The Space Show, and I was struck at how similar the [...]
I’m not sure why, but I just haven’t been in much of a bloggy mood lately. Most nights by the time we get the boys to sleep I’m too frazzled to do much in the way of deep thinking. Hopefully I’ll get out of this rut soon enough.
[Note: As a bit of a preface to this repost from a usenet group, I wanted to give a bit of background. I first got interested in the whole commercial space thing when I was 16, mostly through a usenet group I had stumbled on called sci.space.policy. Unfortunately, as time went on, the group's signal [...]
Zond, on NASASpaceflight.com, just posted a link to a new European commercial space venture, Orbspace. Like Masten Space Systems and Armadillo Aerospace, Orbspace is pursuing a suborbital VTVL vehicle, which they intend to use for both manned and unmanned applications. As I said over there on NASASpaceflight, I think this a really positive development. While [...]