Oh NASA, why do you hurt us so?
Yesterday, NASA announced yet another “new” shuttle replacement project, called SLS or Space Launch System (was an acronym really necessary for that?). Looking like a photo-shopped Saturn V, the new launcher offers three to four times the lifting capability of the now retired Shuttle, which had to struggle into orbit with an airframe on it’s […]
Not abandoning the International Space Station
I read with alarm last week that thanks to a Russian Soyuz failure on the 24th of August, there was a possibility that the current residents of the International Space Station will run out of packed lunches and have to abandon ship. I decided that I’d give it some time before I started parroting those […]