- Some fans are writing more episodes for Firefly. They aren't bad either. (hat tip to Curmudgeons Corner).
- The ESAS overweight problem may have been overstated. (I still think EELVs and in-orbit hookup is a better idea. -djs)
- Darpa is getting into the prize arena. According to Alan Boyle, A spokesman for the X-Prize Foundation said that Darpa was involved in planning the Lunar Lander prize with an add-on $500,000 prize for multiple launches in 24 hours. Darpa has not responded for requests for comment.
- Bigelow has updated their website. Not really any more stuff, but it looks good. They still have some jobs in Houston if anyone is looking.
- In related news, New Scientist Space, says Bigelow has reserved two Russian Dnepr rockets but the launch date cannot be revealed because of US arms trade restrictions (the Dnepr is a converted ICBM).
- Esther Dyson is on the board of directors of Constellation Services, a ISS resupply hopeful.
- The Space Frontier Foundation is hoping to send 100 teachers into space.
- The Sally Ride Festival will be at Fairfax college on May 7 to encourage girls to go into science. (As a man who married a beautiful engineer, I think more girls should definitely get into science and technology. -djs)
The First Shuttle Launch 25 years ago