SpaceX, one of the new private space race competitors, has announced the “Falcon 9″:http://www.space.com/news/050908_spacex_falcon.html project, a launch vehicle with enough oomph to send big satellites into orbit or supplies up to ISS. Better yet, launches could be as cheap as $20 million each, which puts it smack in the middle of “Space Prize”:/mt/archives/000412.html territory. Go [...]
Posted by Chris in Space on September 11th, 2005 | Comments Off
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“Jim Moore”:http://weber.ucsd.edu/~jmoore/ pointed out that the Daily Show is going to do a whole week entitled “Evolution Schmevolution”:http://www.prnewswire.com/news/index_mail.shtml?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-07-2005/0004102163&EDATE= : bq. For those of you interested in the debate over ID, creationism & evolution, there is a multipart series examining the question coming up next week (12-15th), hosted by Jon Stewart (The Daily Show). bq. This [...]
Deana sent this article about a power-generating backpack that turns the up-and-down motion of walking into electricity. According to the article, “The energy you exert could be offset by carrying an extra snack, which is nothing compared to weight of extra batteries.” Nice.