Am I Back?

I’ve been having trouble writing lately because all I seem to read about is scandal, celebrity, celebrity-scandal, murder, rape, pillage and politics. Ugh!

We Geeks like to find the silver lining in any and every cloud, and it’s been pretty hard lately.

But, then I saw it.

Orbital Sciences successfully launched their Antares rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) from Wallops Island, VA. With the space shuttles retired, NASA had been relying on the Russians for transport and supply of the ISS. Now they’ve got two additional partners, Orbital Sciences and SpaceX.

Wow! It’s kind of like “Two Men and a Truck” at seventeen miles a second. Nothing glitzy. Nothing fancy. Just reliable delivery service like UPS or FedEx with a couple of million horsepower.

Now I have to write about the CubeSats and student experiments that the Antares carried. Then I need to write about a Geek philosopher I’ve recently read.

Stay tuned.

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2 responses to “Am I Back?

  1. Hi, Steve. Happy and healthy 2014 to you and your beautiful family. For the record, yours is the only blog (brilliant log of genius) that I follow. I truly welcome the email alert and usually read immediately. I’m not sure how I’ll catch up on all the posts I missed prior to 2013. Perhaps I’ll challenge our teenager to calculate the number of blogs or time to the nearest minute required to read all past posts by the end of the year or before the end of the decade. Sincerely, PJ

    • Paula,
      Thanks so much. I figure if I can make somebody smile, or think it’s a blessed day. That’s why I hate it when I hit a dry spell; it means that I too need to smile and/or think. Barb says, “Hi!”
      Steve

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