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Snark in spaaaace

"Which X-Treme Spacer Are You?"  is up at SpaceDaily, although the question mark failed to reach orbit.

It's much snarkier in tone than Down to Earth as a whole. I just needed to vent some of my impatience with those who want the thrill of space without the gritty work of either persuading taxpayers that it's worthwhile, or persuading investors that it's profitable.


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Dec. 23rd, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
Credit where it's due?
Yeah, stuff like important punctuation burning up in the atmosphere is why I stopped contributing op-eds to SpaceDaily. (Losing quotation rendered a couple of my babblings even less coherent).

What I don't get is how it got bylined with "Staff writers". Your copyright is given at the end, admittedly.
Dec. 23rd, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Speaking of credit ...
By the way, that last was from me, Michael Turner.
Nov. 8th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
Missed this

Still holds up. The free fall people seem to be gaining ground with Dyson, but most of the money is coming from high conciousness/skunk wonk Bigelow and high conciousness/skunk wonk/traveling salesman combination Scaled/MAV/The Spaceship Company/Virgin Galactic.

Sam Dinkin (transterrestrial@dinkin.com)
Nov. 13th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Missed this
Sam, you give the Scaled/Virgin gang a tickmark for "traveling salesman," by which I meant appealing to a "non-space" motivation or constituency.

Were you thinking of their occasional murmurs about applying what they learn to point-to-point? Or have they found a way to eliminate malaria or deliver world peace via air launch?
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