zephyr illusions photo by donna October 1992. The view atop Chasseral, Jura Mountains looking across Switzerland to The Alps on the horizon. Fog, intensely thick, rising from Lac Bienne and stretching its fingers high onto the Lignières-Plateau de Diesse after wholly filling the valley below the plateau.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Time For A New Starship

as much as i support the space program and think the space shuttles are cool, isn't it time for the NASA to finally and permanently ground the out-dated space crafts? surely, technology has advanced greatly since the shuttles were first introduced.


  1. I think you're exactly right - we shouldn't have to sit around after every launch wondering if the thing will fall apart on re-entry.

    I think NASA needs to bite the bullet, get some new stuff and put the old stuff in a museum.

    ps - nice blog

  2. i suppose it'll take lots of $$$ and lots of bureacracy for NASA to implement any changes and new direction for USA's space program. i wonder what the chances could be for larger collaborations between the NASA and the ESA (European Space Agency) in advancing current space travel technologies?

    btw, Matt.... thanks for the compliment :)

  3. The other way to go would be smaller, as with SpaceShipOne and dare I say it, non manned. Not as sexy as the shuttles but much safer and more productive.

  4. wow, what a total and complete rush it must be to fly SpaceShipOne!
    looks like SpaceShipOne will be flying at the EAA AirVenture 2005. would be cool to see that.... wonder how loud the sonic boom will be?