Using 1960s technology the Russians developed a solid, rugged ground-to-orbit booster rocket and various basic modules that have stood test of time. But at this point some would argue they're running purely on Cold War inertia and not much else. They're also the ones we're currently stuck paying gigabucks to for launch services while Congress piddles around.
This is a not a wedge issues, it's a bipartisan imperative, one of the few things left and right agree on. Repub or Dem or Indie, take a moment to ask your own readers to contact Congress here, tell them to bring back those jobs and benefits, to repatriate our tax dollars and return that excitement back to We the People.
- It's time for a new generation of companies right in the United States to take over the reins with far superior, next-generation vehicles that cost far less and have benefited fully from the latest innovations in materials and computer-aided design and production.
- A marrow transplant may have eliminated HIV in two men. Here's a guess at how that worked.
- Pluto's newest moons have official names now. In less than two years we're going to get a detailed, high-resolution look at this complex system which has, up to now, been only a small blurry disk surrounded by tiny points of light in our most powerful telescopes.
- Speaking of changes, I'll never be Schwarzenegger and I'm self conscious as hell about this: but I'm also very proud of dropping 40 lbs. Here's some near naked photo proof of that progress.
- America really is beautiful!
- I'm told Forcechange.com may be looking for one or two new bloggers. Here's a way you can help even if you're not interested in contributing: reward good corporate behavior:
As Microsoft works toward its carbon neutral goal, it sets a good example for other multinational corporations ... Please let Microsoft know that they are heading in the right direction with their internal carbon fee and the resulting investments in sustainable innovations. Sign this petition!