Category Archives: Snark

Another Fun Comment

Here’s another fun, somewhat provocative comment, made by a member of aRocket: All of this discussion assumes that space exploration is, of itself, a valuable goal. ¬†As I see it, the only real deliverable of space exploration is that it … Continue reading

Posted in NASA, Snark, Space Exploration | 44 Comments

Amusing Observation: SpaceX and HEFT Report Page 38

So, a group of rocket engineers starts making claims about how they’re going to revolutionize the industry and deliver a vehicle for far less than has been the traditional norm. When asked how they are going to do this, they … Continue reading

Posted in NASA, Politics, Snark, Space Policy, SpaceX | 15 Comments

The Antibodies Won

They misnamed the bill though. Should’ve been called “Found a Pork Program (un)Worthy of its Host Nation”. I find it amusing that so many of the opponents of Obama’s proposed space plan are so happy with this, when it doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in NASA, Snark, Space Policy, Space Transportation | 29 Comments

Surrender in Space?

I know I shouldn’t take anything Mark Whittington writes seriously, but I want to write about a stupid meme that smarter people than Mark have also been bandying about–that somehow Obama’s budget proposal would surrender our leadership in space to … Continue reading

Posted in NASA, Politics, Snark, Space Policy | 33 Comments

SpaceX Prediction

I predict that regardless of the outcome of SpaceX’s inaugural Falcon 9 launch, nobody is going to change their opinion. If it’s successful, Ares-huggers will suddenly begin to understand the concept that a single successful flight doesn’t prove anything about … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Space, Politics, Snark, SpaceX | 75 Comments