Monthly Archives: April 2023

Commercial Space Services and Changing Times

This week I’ll talk about the SpaceX Starship and ispace test flights. Whether or not they were successful depends on who’s talking. I’ll also look at the usual hand-wringing over threats to the status quo. News and Views The SpaceX … Continue reading

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A Three-Day Visit: Time Well Spent

My oldest daughter hasn’t been down to visit in more than three years. This week, she had an opportunity: and took it. She arrived Monday and left Wednesday. Good news: we spent a great deal of those three days talking. … Continue reading

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Pax Romana: Good Times, Remembered

“…the glory that was Greece,And the grandeur that was Rome….”(“To Helen,” Edgar Allen Poe (1845) via Wikipedia) I don’t yearn for ‘the good old days’ of my youth, or for more remote golden ages. My memory’s too good, and I’ve … Continue reading

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