Blogging’s been light. Blame work and thesis.
Also: Tropic Thunder wasn’t all that great. It had its moments, but overall it could have been better. Honestly, it would have been a LOT better without Jack Black or Tom Cruise.
So Tropic Thunder was kind of moderate fail, but here’s some epic win: You know that NanoSail-D project that was lost on board the SpaceX Falcon? There’s a spare! That’s brilliant news, since I’m just geek enough to think that alternate space propulsion systems is one of the most important projects going at the moment. And considering that projects like NanoSail are the leading edge of that project, it’s good to hear that the whole thing wasn’t lost. As Paul Gilster quotes from the movie Contact: “Why build one when you can build two for twice the price?”
So yeah, basically corporate-sector Astronautics and solar sails FTW!
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to crash: turns out the 8:30am meeting I had to go to last week is going to be a weekly thing…