As the year comes to an end most people do one of two things. They either look back on this…
How much is the future worth? Don’t answer that, it is a rhetorical question. I ask it because I recently…
Last week, NASA successfully launched the Orion spacecraft into high planetary orbit and returned it safely to the Earth. Even though this was just a test flight, it still had a great deal of significance to me.
According to a recent article on NPR’s website, the Russians are threatening to shut down a number of GPS ground stations and stop sharing their RD-180 and NK-33 rockets with the United States. For those who have forgotten, the United States has shut down NASA’s Space Shuttle program and currently relies on Russia for all our space travel needs. This means that hostilities with Russia will leave the United States spaceless.
The State of the Union is tonight and every news agency is asking every American, what we want to hear the President say tonight. That’s the wrong question. It isn’t what I want the President to say; it is what I want the President to do!
Millions of low income families depend on government programs to eat, people are out of work, and whole government agencies have shut down and others like the CDC and NASA have a skeleton crew, but the Republicans need to save face. Well boo-fucking-hoo. Hey Republicans, you need to pass a clean budget bill already because I don’t give a fuck about your feelings.
I thought there was a government shutdown, but I still got my mail, we still have military soldiers overseas, and Congress is still getting paid.
A while ago, I heard about a planned manned mission to Mars… or at least Mars orbit. This is sort of cool, but it’s mostly lame. It’s like climbing the highest mountain and then suddenly stopping right before you reach the peak, turning around, and going home. Without stepping foot on the surface of Mars, the trip is just a waste of time, money, and resources.
Holy fuck, we are on the verge of creating warp drive! According to a recent article on io9.com, physicist Harold White is working in the lab to test a theory, which if successful could lead to the construction of a warp drive. Aside from the sun, our nearest star is 4.3 light years away, but with this new warp drive, we could get there in two weeks.
After hearing the news of Neil Armstrong’s death, the first thought I had was that his death was somewhat symbolic…