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Space Apples and Space Oranges

Having a piece of mine called “useful” by my old friend Rand Simberg is high praise indeed, but I think he misunderstands one of my main points.  Boeing’s CST 100 is not ...
Politics & Policy

NASA’s Contractors

Not every NASA manned spacecraft must be the product of the agency’s in-house development team. That idea is now firmly anchored in NASA’s institutional culture after its announcement this week ...
Politics & Policy

Iraq War III

So once again the U.S. is bombing Iraq, as it has done under every U.S. president since George H. W. Bush. It’s worth remembering how thrilled U.S. diplomats were in ...
Politics & Policy

Francois the XVIII

Nicolas Sarkozy has a lot in common with Napoleon: He’s short, he likes pretty women, and he is a successful war leader (ask Qaddafi’s ghost). He lacks refined tastes and ...