Category Archives: Space

2 Nov

Hubris brings down another spacecraft

Virgin Galactic joins the club. The United States has suffered the loss of two orbiters and crews- Challenger and Columbia. Both were most likely avoidable. The Challenger was lost in 1987 when politics overruled safety and it launched in weather … Continue reading

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10 May

It’s time to put NASA out of its misery

I was absolutely thrilled by the advent of manned space exploration. It was an exciting time. I followed the program in minute detail. I still know the names of every Mercury astronaut and most of the Gemini astronauts as well. … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Liberal Idiots, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, propaganda bureau, Science, Space, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments | 483 views
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21 Jul

When Politicians Intervene: NASA’s Budget Refocusing Ends US Space Exploration Program [Reader Post]

Some number of years ago, over twenty as I remember, the late (and IMHO great) Paul Harvey said that for every dollar spent at NASA, the return was seven dollars. So with that quote in my mind, the final Space Shuttle launch a few days ago, and Obama refocusing the NASA budget, I want to examine Obama’s NASA policy, as well as identify/review some of the daily benefits that we all derive from the NASA budget and space exploration.

Posted in Politics, Science, Space, Technology | 60 Comments | 3,014 views
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13 Jul

Barack Obama’s NASA saves America! [Reader Post]

Sometimes it’s helpful to take a step back and get some perspective in order to be able to evaluate something that is right in front of you today. Sometimes that perspective goes back 40 years sometimes it goes back 40,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Baracks Broken Promises, Politics, Science, Space | 8 Comments | 326 views
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16 Jun

Obama Set To Kill Manned Space Exploration

Any surprise that Obama’s mediocrity rears its ugly head once again. This time by moving to kill the Constellation program, the program to get man on the moon…permanently, and then to mars… does he do it? As his Chicago upbringing … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Baracks Broken Promises, Politics, Space | 8 Comments | 533 views
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17 May


Shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Telescope cross in front of the sun in this image captured by Thierry Legault

Posted in Science, Space, Technology | Tagged , | 18 Comments | 78 views
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11 Mar

A Light Unto the Nations


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20 Jul

Happy Moon Day

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1 Jul

The Mission To Mars

We all know that the Global Warming zealots are a crazy bunch, they would destroy whole economies because of a .00010 increase in temperature.  Now they want to torpedo the man mission to Mars: A squeeze on funding for satellites … Continue reading

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1 Jul

A Return to Space?

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