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The Full Story: The NTSB report on the SpaceShipTwo accident is out today.

Today at 7:30 am MT, the National Transportation Safety Board will release its final report on the Virgin Galactic accident that occurred on a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo October 31st, 2014.

In a preliminary report issued by the NTSB last November, it was reported the pilot who survived the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo didn't know that his copilot unlocked the space ...


Today is the closest New Horizons will get to Pluto

Fear of public speaking is common. The remedy: picture the audience naked. Seriously? That was a cure suggested to me when I was in high school. Like other remedies that don't work, I had to discover how to cope with fear through trial and error. Early in my career I gave my fair share of terrible public talks. Then I took the Dale Carnegie Public ...


The company you keep will define the opportunities you meet.

 

Years ago, it seems a lifetime ago, I had a meeting with the Director of the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS), Dr. Peter Wegner. Dr. Wegner had recently arrived at Kirtland Air Force base in Albuquerque to set up Chile Works, a Skunk Works type of organization for small responsive satellite development. The ORS office, funded under the ...


Small but Mighty: The Cubse Sat

Last week I received notification that a proposal we submitted to NASA was funded. We were notified through email: Dear Dr. Hynes, I am pleased to inform you that your proposal, Virtual Telescope for X-ray Observations, was selected for funding in the amount of $749,525. The evaluation was conducted through a combined online peer review process and an internal NASA panel review process according to ...


By Patricia Hynes on Jun 5th, 2015
Topics: COE-CSTTopics: COE-CST, ISPCS, ISPCS, NASA, NASA, NASA, NASA, Space

The SPACE Act

The measure of a person is what they do with power. Pittacus, considered one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece, is the person to whom this quote is attributed. He considered his role as a populist governor the common man's approach to common sense law making. Popular rule, or rule by the people, has evolved since humans first started living and working cooperatively.

The Athenians in ancient Greece documented their systems of rules ...