Shuttle design was finalized 40 years ago. 40 years before THAT (1931), this Tiger Moth was state-of-the-art. We can do better. … [Read more...]

World’s worst astrophotography

World's worst astrophotography: Jupiter and all 4 moons, via iPhone 4 and a 16" Meade telescope! via twittelator … [Read more...]

DragonCon talk with Michael Mealling

DragonCon: @mmealling and I prepare for our space startups talk via twittelator … [Read more...]

Only at DragonCon! :-)

Only at DragonCon! :-) via twittelator … [Read more...]

Crowd gathering for my 11:30 talk at DragonCon

Crowd gathering for my 11:30 talk at DragonCon via twittelator … [Read more...]

My Talks at DragonCon 2010

DragonCon starts next week! Once again, I've been invited to speak in both the Space and Science tracks (which are over in the Hilton, across the street from the truly crazy stuff). I have three presentations: … [Read more...]

Bobby Braun, NASA CTO

Listening to #NASA CTO, more hopeful than I have been in ages... but their PowerPoint charts still stink. via twittelator … [Read more...]

Goodbye, Space Program. Hello, Space Industry!

I was planning to write a blog post about the Obama administration's cancellation of NASA's Constellation program, but I found that Michael Mealling has already written it for me! Read it here. Michael doesn't blog very often, but when he does, he nails it. … [Read more...]

The Masten East Coast team watching the launch from Atlanta: 

via tweetie … [Read more...]

Back to the Moon?

Forty years after Apollo, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wanted to run a brief pro/con on "Should we go back to the Moon?" They called Georgia Tech. I volunteered to do "No," and Dr. Loewy from our School of Aerospace Engineering volunteered for "Yes." The catch: a tight limit of 150 words. That's hard. … [Read more...]