Taking off: Work accelerates at Boca Chica launch site Some of you might be wondering where Boca Chica is. Well, it’s in Texas. Way south in Texas. But SpaceX wants to launch from Boca Chica (I call it “Bocanur”). And SpaceX is building the Big Falcon Rocket/Starship prototype there, with plans to test launch/land the […]Read More January 4, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
The Orion capsule was successfully tested last week. For those who don’t know, the Orion is NASA’s future crew capable capsule, which will hopefully be used to explore to the moon and beyond. The capsule was tested on December 5, 2014, lofted into space for a very short time and then reentered the Earth’s atmosphere […]Read More Another False Step for Mankind?
Here are two little “love letters” from Senator McCain. One is to the Secretary of the Air Force, the other to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG). The gist of both is that he takes issue with the United States Air Force’s arguments for cutting down the number of available launches in the EELV contract […]Read More SpaceX News: An F9R video and Letters from Senator McCain
Maybe it’s more David and Goliath, but I prefer the imagery of two rocket manufacturers duking it out as Japanese Kaijin, “Pacific Rim”-style. But who is who? This latest Spacenews.com post hosts the written exchanges between SpaceX’s Elon Musk, and United Launch Alliance’s Michael Gass. These questions and answers were requested by the Senate Committee on Approprations’ […]Read More SpaceX and the ULA: Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla?
From a Softpedia news post, a writer conjectures mainly about the United States Air Force’s (USAF) X-37B space drone and what it might mean to space warfare. It’s a decent, thought-provoking article, so you may wish to read it. But there’s an assumption made within the article: the government has the best, most sophisticated space toys. […]Read More The Slowness of Being Government and Its Space Technology