Tag Archives: NASA

Free Forum Friday July 22nd Edition

The brinksmanship¬†is getting heavy as the game of chicken to destroy the world ¬†continues. Atlantis makes the final landing signaling the end of the Space Shuttle Program. Wow. Thirty years. Where do you suppose we’ll go next? Rupert Murdoch and … Continue reading

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Commander Mark Kelly for US Senate?

Today Commander Mark Kelly, NASA Astronaut and Husband to US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, announced on his Facebook page his intention to retire from NASA effective October 1st. Kelly flew combat missions from the USS Midway (now a museum in San … Continue reading

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End of an Era

I remember when I was young, I used sit in front of the TV watching reruns of Star Trek with a K-Mart tape recorder to capture all the dialogue. I would give the evil glare to anyone who spoke or … Continue reading

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Slip The Surly Bonds

Virgin Galactic has announced that it will team with NASA to make commercial space travel possible. From a statement by Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Galactic has shown in the past few years how private sector investment and innovation can lead … Continue reading

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2010: The Trend is Upward

Throughout 2008 and 2009, many conservative pundits spent some effort in trying to convince us that the world was in a “cooling trend.” 2008 and 2009, while still among the warmest years on record, were a bit cooler than a … Continue reading

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Arsenic and Old Wounds

In the olden days of yore, science was taught as a guild craft. Knowledge about essential procedures, and about the interpersonal politics of science, were passed down from advisor to student in much the same way that ancient guilds passed … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It

…and I feel fine. The Internets (a series of Tubes), social media sites, and even CNN are all a-Twitter (sorry) about a press conference to be held tomorrow afternoon. Much of the speculation has centered on this hidden meaning in … Continue reading

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