You think it’s hot out there now…

Washington D.C. hit 99 degrees Fahrenheit today; we in Denver have been in that neighborhood a few days already this June, and are headed back this weekend. The average June high is here supposed to be 83. We’ve had roughly zero precip; the...

Hurry-Up Satellites

Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine has published my feature on an interesting — and very much threatened — U.S. government effort to assemble and launch satellites within a week of a pressing need. It takes years now. The...

Splitting hairs: SpaceX and the ISS

Great news from SpaceX today: Their dragon capsule has linked up with the International Space Station. From the news release I got emailed to me a bit ago: Dragon Becomes First Commercial Spacecraft to Attach to the Space Station Today, Space...