Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Potpourri CXIX

Here's what today's surfing sampler turned up...

Scott “Doc” Horowitz on the role of commercial spaceflight.

Airline industry hoping for stability in 2010…them and everybody else.

NASA looking at VASIMR engine for lunar tug.

Democrats are about to become Born Again Budget Cutters just in time for the 2010 elections…who’s buying this?

This story on Endeavor includes a note that the U.S. Air Force is trying to make weather data from White Sands Test Facility classified. Really? Ever heard of Las Cruces, New Mexico?

The Wide-Field Infrared Explorer (WISE) has found its first near-Earth object (NEO).

There will be temporary flying restrictions around the Super Bowl in Miami February 7.

Very cool image of Sun during an eclipse.

You’ll miss capitalism when it’s gone…

Never mind asteroids, the Obama administration failing in its efforts to prevent WMD proliferation.

The mother of the cast member who died in Walt Disney World’s monorail crash is suing the company.

Zero gravity furniture?

Jerry Pournelle on parties, platforms, and conservatism.

Just an interesting group of folks to work with: Zero Point Frontiers Corp. They were very gracious about helping me correct some technical points on my in-work novel.

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