Alvin Remmers is trying to raise money to transcribe his interviews over the past few years. For the record, though, I have never been affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute.
Thoughts from Bob Zubrin. I haven’t read yet, but I’ll have some of my own over there tomorrow, I think.
[Update a few minutes later]
OK, I read it. I disagree with his diagnosis of the problem, but I absolutely agree that we need to have a serious national discussion of why we have a government-funded human spaceflight program. That hasn’t happened in half a century. Until we do, we’ll continue to flounder, and be hostage to the whims of the rent seekers in Congress.
Over at USA Today, I say that after four lost decades, it’s time to end it:
After over four decades, it is time to stop awaiting a repeat of a glorious but limited and improbable past. We must, finally, return to and embrace the true future, in which the solar system and ultimately the universe is opened up to all, with affordable, competing commercial transportation systems, in the way that only Americans can do it.
I’ll have some other stuff up later, in other venues.
…author says too few people are dying in space.
It entered 35 years ago today.
I’ve received the following information:
Services for our dear friend Bill Gaubatz will be held Saturday, July 19 at 2 pm at St Peter’s by the Sea Presbyterian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. There will be a reception immediately following at the church.
The church address is:
6410 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
I’ll certainly be attending.
Nothing has changed in four years, except the name of the rocket.
I talked to Buzz yesterday, and he’s promoting a huge social-media celebration of the event (the actual anniversary is a week from Sunday).
[Update a while later]
Well, this is kind of a frightening interview.
That he was allowed to manage anything at NASA explains a lot.