After all these years of advocating for it, I’m happy with how much traction the concept is finally getting.
Never having been a Republican, I wouldn’t mind seeing a political party replace the Republican Party, but not at the cost of the Democrats taking over again, which (as Charlie notes) would be disastrous for the Republic.
They’re serious about the moon, even if NASA and Congress aren’t. They plan to start colonizing within half a decade.
You’ll be as shocked as I am to learn that it’s one sided. I wonder if all this social-media censorship will revivify the blogosphere?
[Thursday afternoon update]
Facebook’s algorithm removed the text of the Declaration of Independence as “hate speech.” Because of course it did. I mean, Jefferson was a slaveholder.
An appeals court is compelling the University of Arizona to (finally) release them.
The sixth anniversary of the blog post that launched Michael Mann’s lawsuit against me and Mark Steyn is coming up next week.
At some point, I think it will be important to distinguish between resource utilization for personal use (living off the land), for commercial use in space (e.g., selling propellant), and terrestrial use.
Suni Williams reviews both the Boeing and SpaceX designs. Note that these are flight suits, not EVA, which still needs a lot of improvement. Also, I assume that these won’t be required for passengers on BFR. At what point will they have sufficient confidence in Dragon to not require them?
Politico has started to cover space (I met Bryan Bender at ISDC), and they interviewed Bridenstine (among other news, including thoughts from Rohrabacher), who seems supportive of a U.S. Space Guard. The idea seems to be getting quite a big of traction this year.
Yes. There’s no reason to think that will give them better employees. And all this does is continue to inflate the disastrous higher-ed bubble.
[Update a few minutes later]
This seems related: Students complain that a professor’s op-ed makes them feel bad.
He’s doing his annual fundraiser. He does good stuff.
I might do this myself, but I don’t feel like I’ve been doing quality blogging recently. Too busy with other stuff, some of which is remunerative.