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Monday, February 13, 2006

Dateline Feb 13, 2006, News from the Internet

  • The new issue of The Space Review is out. Some neat stuff

    • Jeff Foust talks about what NASA's purpose is and should be

    • Taylor Dinerman talks about the good and bad of the COTS program

    • Michael Huang writes a Jonathan Swift like article on the pro-human humans vs anti-human robot debate.

    • Bill White talks about markets for Lunar platinum

    • Jeff Foust reviews Infinite Worlds, a book of speculative illustrations of extrasolar planets

    • A group of big names endorses Mr. James A. M. Muncy receiving the Heinlein Prize (no the NSS one)

  • NASA says the Glenn Research Center does have the management ability to handle a major role in the Vision.

  • Mike Griffin says that TPF and other science missions are simply being delayed, not canceled. He also says a Hubble servicing mission will happen within two years.

  • Starchaser says they will build sounding rockets first, to get the investors involved and build more complex ships later.

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