Thoughts from classicist Victor Davis Hanson.
Neo-neocon has a link round up. And yes, I do think that a lot of the immigration outrage is a (successful) attempt to deflect attention from this.
A new paper assessing spaceflight mortality. Not sure how useful it is, given the admitted paucity of data.
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When a Mars simulation goes wrong. Yes, we have a lot to learn before we go to other planets, and even then, people will die, often in terrible ways. Part of the answer is that we have to be more ambitious about how many we send. Six simply isn’t enough.
Sounds like San Francisco, Seattle and Portland are becoming like third-world hell holes. I’m supposed to go up to the city in July for the ISS conference. Doesn’t seem like a great location choice.
It’s the fourteenth anniversary of its first space flight. Here’s a blog post I wrote in Mojave the evening before.
And fourteen years later, not a single passenger has flown in this flawed concept. https://t.co/fi4iBuTH7b
— Rand Simberg (@Rand_Simberg) June 21, 2018
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The future ain’t what it used to be: Space tourism edition.
I do think though, that with Blue Origin getting ready to start test-passenger flights, it’s finally arriving.
You did not “reopen NASA.” You make yourself look like a fool to anyone who knows what’s going on, but that’s not your base.
…are falcon big. This is a cool video to give you a sense of scale.