American Enterprise Will Beat China in Outer Space I tend to subscribe to this premise. Not just for China, but for the United States in the space industry generally. This is not to say our system is perfect. But by soliciting for and sponsoring new companies through contracts, NASA, with a paltry budget, fostered SpaceX’s […]Read More February 22, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
Two things this week made me think about the how people in the past looked at the future, particularly regarding space exploration. The first was a movie, and the second was an article on Brickset.com’s site about certain space LEGO kits from the past. The movie, Forbidden Planet, is one of my favorite movies. It […]Read More Two Past Visions of the Future
I wrote this “Apollo 50th Anniversary Moment” prior to the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium this year. While a lot of important things happened in April 1966 for the Apollo program, I thought the Saturn V second stage engine test was worth focusing on–especially since it helped with some wordplay. I think. And it’s kind of […]Read More Stage Two Engine Test
It’s been a fairly hectic few weeks with not so much spare time–relatives were visiting. Which is great, but didn’t leave much for posts. For now, I leave you all with another of my Apollo 50th Anniversary Moment posts for the Space Foundation’s Space Watch. I know everyone else posted about going to the moon […]Read More Moving Big Things with, um, Big Things?
This article caught my eye, if only because of the inaccuracy of the headline. The nation’s largest rocket was actually the Saturn V. When someone prints a headline like that, it normally means they just took the public release, and reprinted or copy/pasted it. I think they mean the nation’s largest, currently, which might be […]Read More United States Government adding to the polar low earth orbiting constellation