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  • New America Foundation Under Fire for Hosting Event for Anti-Israel Book

    11/26/2013 7:47:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 26, 2013 5:35 pm | Alana Goodman
    The New America Foundation is getting heat from pro-Israel commentators over its upcoming event promoting a book that likens Israel to Nazi Germany. The prominent liberal think tank is hosting a Dec. 4 book discussion for Goliath, written by anti-Zionist activist Max Blumenthal. The book accuses Israel of fascism and includes chapter titles comparing the Jewish state to the Nazi regime, including “The Concentration Camp” and “The Night of Broken Glass.” The controversial tome has drawn criticism from progressives. … However, Goliath did however receive an enthusiastic endorsement from white supremacist David Duke’s website, which called it “extremely valuable” and...
  • How did David kill Goliath? (Stone or Sword)

    01/13/2012 4:43:10 AM PST · by TSgt · 66 replies
    The Holy Bible ^ | 1/13/2012 | TSgt
    FRiends, Simple question to resolve a debate I'm having with a family member. How did David kill Goliath? Was it with the stone from his sling or with the sword when he cut off his head?
  • Philistine Temple Ruins Uncovered in Goliath's Hometown

    07/30/2010 11:33:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ( Israel National News) ^ | 07/30/2010 | Hana Levi Julian
    Bar Ilan University archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of a Philistine temple in the ancient city of Gath, home of the Biblical Goliath, buried in one of the largest tels (ancient ruin mounds) in Israel. The temple and a number of ritual items dating back to the 10th century BCE were discovered at Tel Tsafit (Tell es-Safit/Gath) by Professor Aren Maeir of BIU's Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology and his international team. The tel is located about halfway between Ashkelon and Jerusalem, near Kiryat Gat along the southern coastal plain. “Interestingly, the architectural design of...
  • Glenn Beck defeats ACORN ( They are defunded )

    09/14/2009 4:25:55 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 66 replies · 2,575+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 14th | Michelle Malkin
    That headline needed to be written. Somewhere, anywhere. And it needs to stand because it's true. Glenn Beck has been without a doubt the tip on the spear here. Sure, all of us helped. From further getting the word out to digging up small tidbits. Breitbart played a major part. But it was GB with his radio show and his TV show and the never ending drum beat who made all of this happen. Thank you Glenn. May your family be safe. You are such a huge target now that we all fear for yours and your family's lives.
  • Experts dig up dirt on David and Goliath

    08/08/2009 8:21:36 AM PDT · by BGHater · 43 replies · 1,463+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03 Aug 2009 | Anne Barker
    Archaeologists are putting some flesh on the bones of the David and Goliath myth by shifting through layers of earth at the site in the Holy Land. While little physical evidence has ever been found to support the 3,000-year-old biblical story of David and Goliath, a team from Israel and Australia has been excavating 50 kilometres from Jerusalem in the city of Tell es-Safi, where Goliath was supposedly born. According to the bible, Goliath stood around three metres tall and lived in the 10th century BC in the ancient city of Gath, which is now modern day Tell es-Safi. It...
  • Archaeological discovery in Jordan valley: Enormous 'foot-shaped' enclosures

    04/06/2009 8:01:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 12 replies · 1,387+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | April 6, 2009 | University of Haifa
    "The 'foot' structures that we found in the Jordan valley are the first sites that the People of Israel built upon entering Canaan and they testify to the biblical concept of ownership of the land with the foot," said archaeologist Prof. Adam Zertal of the University of Haifa, who headed the excavating team that exposed five compounds in the shape of an enormous "foot", that it were likely to have been used at that time to mark ownership of territory. On the eve of the Passover holiday, researchers from the University of Haifa reveal an exceptional and exciting archaeological discovery...
  • Mourning Goliath: An Editorial from the Philistine Times

    03/25/2009 1:00:30 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 3 replies · 567+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 25 | David Solway
    A recent archeological discovery of a large basalt stone at Tel-es-Safi in Judah, dating from the middle of the 9th century B.C., contains what appears to be an editorial from the Philistine Times. Known as the Moabite Stone II, it has been translated from the Phoenician by Avraham Klein and Nasim Shephelah. *** Today is a day of mourning. We lament the passing of our hero and champion, Goliath of the holy city of Gath, on the bloody field of Shocoth. He was a man worthy of a great people, admired for his valor, innocence, and willingness to die in...
  • GOLIATH 'Palestinian' TERROR - Why 'Palestinian' terrorism is the Goliath

    05/08/2007 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Posting · 137+ views
    GOLIATH 'Palestinian' TERROR Why 'Palestinian' terrorism is the Goliath We are used to hear the old repeated boring slogan which Arabists propagandists 'remind' us about Israel's defense machine, that they are the poor 'powerless' murderers. Well, let's see, What 'power' does a chopper or aircraft have, when his orders are strict to minimize his aim at terror leaders-mass-murderers only, that hide among human shields? What 'power' does a tank (that is mainly for a deterrent) have if the tank is ordered to target only machine guns? Remember also the very important fact that IDF announces a head of time when...
  • The big picture of GOLIATH Evil Islamic Iran "Mehdi" Global Grip

    08/15/2006 3:47:59 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 386+ views
    The Iraq inner facsistic massacres are not just "sectarian". Nor is Iran's playground: Lebanon a local "conflict". http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1222824,00.htmlTIME.com:How the Hizballah Factor Will Determine an Iraq Civil ... http://onthescene.msnbc.com/baghdad/2006/03/sunni_vs_shiite.html Sunni VS Shiite, or rather, Iran VS Iraq? http://www.meib.org/articles/0404_iraq1.htm "Iran, Sadr, and the Shiite Uprising in Iraq" (April 2004) http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,124835,00.html Iran presses Shi'ites to step up Iraq attacks - Times | Top News http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-08-12T045657Z_01_N12291036_RTRUK OC_0_UK-IRAQ-IRAN.xml Iranian Intel Officers Captured in Iraq - US & World http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2310725 ABC News: US: Iraqi Shiites Get Help From Iran http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/08/11/business/iraq.php Iran stokes Iraq unrest, US says - Africa & Middle East ... http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/al-sadr.htm Iran's Al-Madi army
  • Wanted: Small Asteroid For Use As A Slingshot To Slay A Goliath

    07/15/2006 4:10:05 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 508+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-15-2006 | Ian Sample
    Wanted: small asteroid for use as slingshot to slay a Goliath Ian Sample, science correspondent Saturday July 15, 2006 The Guardian (UK) It worked for David as he squared up to Goliath, and now scientists hope a slingshot will help save the planet. Scientists at the French space agency, CNES, have calculated how to capture an asteroid and manoeuvre it into a near-Earth orbit, from where it can be flung into the path of a larger asteroid that threatens to collide with Earth. The plan joins a growing list of strategies put forward to protect our home planet should scientists...
  • Is the ICRC finally escaping racist Arab Muslim Goliath "lobby" oil Mafia?

    06/19/2006 11:54:56 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 181+ views
    Ha'aretz Israel is set to join the Red Cross after nearly six decadesHa'aretz, Israel - 2 hours agoIsrael is set to join the Red Cross movement after nearly six decades of exclusion, despite attempts by Muslim countries to derail a complex diplomatic ... Cross and crescent gone, 'red crystal' in OhmyNews InternationalAntigua represented at International Red Cross meeting AntiguaSun'Historic' Red Cross vote on MDA to be held Thursday Jerusalem Post Has there been one other nation on earth that was excluded in such a blatant hateful racist manner, under prresure by global Arab Muslim 'lobby' (there are hundrteds of different...
  • Goliath the robot attacked in Pacific Heights [San Francisco High-Rent District]

    01/08/2006 9:03:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 284+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/8/6 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    It's not every night you have a mugging on the mansion-lined streets of Pacific Heights -- but it's really unusual when the victim is a 10-foot-tall robot named Goliath, and the suspects are traced to the home of one of San Francisco's biggest names. Police are still investigating the incident and aren't saying much. But the neighborhood knows all about it, and from the looks of things, everyone involved is hoping it will all quietly go away. Here's what we know so far. About two years ago, Robert Mailer Anderson, author of the book "Boonville," installed a giant, metal robot...
  • Spy chief: Terrorists will try to hit Scandinavia

    12/14/2005 6:47:32 AM PST · by Actuality · 7 replies · 700+ views
    Spy chief: Terrorists will try to hit Scandinavia 'Security risk' Scandinavia’s reputation for liberalism and equality also attracts Muslim radicals who may view the Nordics as a safe, soft option, he said, adding that this reputation must change.
  • Has the Biblical Goliath Been Found?

    11/10/2005 4:37:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 114 replies · 3,363+ views
    IMRA ^ | November 10, 2005
    CONTACT: Elana Oberlander, Office of the Spokesman, Bar-Ilan University Has the Biblical Goliath Been Found? Bar-Ilan University Archaeologists Unearth Earliest Philistine Inscription in Which Names Similar to Goliath Appear Ramat Gan - A very small ceramic sherd unearthed by Bar-Ilan University archaeologists digging at Tell es-Safi, the biblical city "Gath of the Philistines", may hold a very large clue into the history of the well-known biblical figure Goliath. The sherd, which contains the earliest known Philistine inscription ever to be discovered, mentions two names that are remarkably similar to the name "Goliath". Tell es-Safi/Gath is located in the southern coastal...
  • Giant breeding deer Goliath dies in Pa. (260 lb'er., 28 points)

    12/27/2004 7:11:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 2,366+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/27/04 | Dan Nephin - AP
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 7 1/2-year-old monster buck named Goliath, allegedly stolen in 1999 and then returned to the ranch where he was raised, has died. The massive deer died Dec. 6; tests will determine the cause. The life span of a deer is 10 to 15 years. "It could have been due to a lot of the stress that he endured from being away from here," said Diane Miller, who raised the buck with her husband at their Wild Bunch Ranch, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. "It's just like losing a family member." Goliath, believed to be the...
  • Ethnic Groups in Philistia

    09/08/2004 10:41:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 678+ views
    The name Goliath, like Achish, is not Semitic, but rather Anatolian (McCarter 1980, 291, Mitchell 1967, 415; Wainwright 1959, 79). Not all agree though; the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2:524) proposes that Goliath may have been a remnant of one of the aboriginal groups of giants of Palestine who now were in the employ of the Philistines. [1. Naveh (1985, 9, 13 n. 14) states that Ikausu, the name of the king of Ekron in the seventh century b.c., is a non-Semitic name that can be associated with that of the Achish of Gath in David's time. The name in...
  • NASA Celebrates Official Opening Of Propulsion Research Laboratory

    07/24/2004 9:29:55 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 25 replies · 470+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 07/23/04
    Next week, NASA will open a new state-of-the-art laboratory for cutting-edge research into advanced propulsion systems - technologies that one day could power space vehicles to Mars, to Jupiter or to destinations never before imagined
  • Space privatization: Road to conflict?

    07/22/2004 7:24:13 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 18 replies · 380+ views
    People's Weekly World ^ | 07/22/04 | Bruce Gagnon
    Recent news brings us the story of “space pioneers” launching privately funded craft into the heavens. A special prize is offered to the first private aerospace corporation who can successfully take a pilot and a “space tourist” into orbit.
  • Space Race Heats Up

    07/21/2004 4:23:54 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 13 replies · 489+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 07/20/04 | Irene Klotz
    Mike Melvill's exo-atmospheric excursion aboard a privately developed rocket already may have accomplished the primary goal of a new-age space race by showing that governments are not the only entities that can transport people off the planet.
  • The Night We Return to the Moon

    07/19/2004 7:19:48 PM PDT · by Brett66 · 58 replies · 1,125+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | 7/19/04 | Mark Whittington
    The Night We Return to the Moon -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Commentary by Mark R. Whittington July 19, 2004 It is a summer evening in the year 2016 and something is about to happen that has not occurred in forty four years. Human beings are about to walk on the Moon. A person who was in kindergarten when this last took place would now be fifty years old. Most people now alive have never seen someone exploring another world. The world has changed unimaginably in those forty four years. Indeed, partly because of the effort that has led to this moment in history,...
  • Inflatable POOFs

    07/19/2004 5:25:16 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 8 replies · 419+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 07/19/04 | Taylor Dinerman
    While the details of Project Constellation have yet to be decided and NASA’s contractors are waiting for the Level 2 requirements for the Crew Exploration Vehicle to be published, one technology seems certain to be included—inflatables, or, as Robert Bigelow calls them, “expandables.”
  • The great launch debate

    07/19/2004 5:20:54 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 39 replies · 432+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 07/19/04 | Jeff Foust
    Since the January 14th announcement of what has since become known as the Vision for Space Exploration, one of the major debates about its implementation has focused on launch capability. While some have argued that the glut of launch vehicles on the market today, along with vehicles in the planning stages, is sufficient to handle the demands of the vision, others have concluded that a new, larger vehicle is required to loft heavy payloads to the Moon and beyond. (See “The myth of heavy lift”, The Space Review, May 17, 2004, and “The cost of medium lift”, The Space Review,...
  • Gallup Survey Shows Americans Support New Plan for Space Exploration

    07/19/2004 1:07:53 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 20 replies · 404+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | July 19, 2004
    Americans embrace space exploration! Bush plan looks like a winner to me with numbers like this! CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S. space program enjoy broad support and interest from the American public, according to the results of a new Gallup survey coordinated by the Space Foundation and sponsored by the Coalition for Space Exploration. More than two-thirds (68%) of the American public say they support a new plan for space exploration that would include a stepping-stone approach to return the space shuttle to flight, complete assembly of the space station, build a replacement for...
  • Private firms step up for lunar missions

    07/19/2004 11:17:29 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 5 replies · 338+ views
    UPI ^ | 07/19/04 | Irene Mona Klotz
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 19 (UPI) -- Thirty-five years after the first humans set foot on the moon, the United States is planning for return flights to the lunar surface. NASA's next group of moonwalkers, however, might not find the place quite as desolate as their Apollo brethren did.
  • The Space Propulsion Industry Considers More Consolidation

    07/19/2004 11:13:07 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 332+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | 07/`8/04 | Craig Covault
    The U.S. space propulsion industry, a technology linchpin for America's return to the Moon, is looking to retool and reorganize around a new but controversial "national propulsion company" concept that could help revitalize the industry
  • Radiobiology heats up

    07/19/2004 11:02:41 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 3 replies · 269+ views
    Newsday ^ | 07/19/04 | ZERAH LURIE
    The U.S. goal of a human mission to Mars faces many hurdles, among them a shortage of space radiobiologists. It's a shortage NASA addressed in part with its first space radiation summer school, held last month at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
  • Everyday Astronaut

    07/17/2004 9:03:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 1,370+ views
    Popular Mechanic ^ | June 21 2004 | Scott Gourley
    Publicly thanking Paul G. Allen, who admitted to investing more than $20 million in the project, Rutan appeared to physically choke up when he said, "We were able to develop a complete space program from scratch for the price of one of those government paper studies." ...Mojave Airport Manager Stu Witt... said. "Nobody's ever done anything like this before," Pearson said. "That's part of what's unique about America--nowhere else in the world. It's a great day for the country." Non-military government involvement was limited. In fact, according to Rutan, the first contact between NASA and the program participants came...
  • X-43A: Full Speed Ahead to Mach 10

    07/15/2004 8:13:19 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 26 replies · 1,009+ views
    space.com ^ | 07/15/04 | Leonard David
    EDWARDS, CALIFORNIA -- Engineers here are on the fast-track, readying the next flight of NASA’s X-43A, a super-sleek, high-speed craft powered by a scramjet engine.
  • GSLV fit for manned space voyage: ISRO chief

    07/12/2004 6:47:59 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 249+ views
    Sun Network ^ | 07/13/04
    Bangalore, Jul 10 - The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), G. Madhavan Nair, said the third-generation geo-synchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV Mk III), scheduled to undertake its first flight in 2007-08, would equip India with a rocket capable of putting a man in space.
  • Gingrich, Lord lead list of speakers for Strategic Space 2004

    07/12/2004 6:34:08 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 212+ views
    The Space Foundation ^ | 07/12/04 | Julie Howell
    OMAHA , Neb. (Jul. 12, 2004) The Honorable Newt Gingrich, chief executive officer of The Gingrich Group and former speaker of the House, will be a featured speaker at Strategic Space 2004, which takes place 5-7 October at the Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena in Omaha. Gen Lance W. Lord, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt Gen Thomas B. Goslin, Jr., USAF, Deputy Commander, United States Strategic Command, and many other national security space luminaries have also been confirmed as speakers.
  • Rutan Has Competition In Space Race

    07/12/2004 4:56:38 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 28 replies · 796+ views
    AVweb ^ | 07/12/04 | Russ Niles
    SpaceShipOne will be going for the gold on its next forays to the edge of space. Scaled Composites President Burt Rutan told Wired News last week the history-making private spacecraft, whose somewhat troubled first flight on June 21 was the first privately funded, civilian-crewed space flight, will attempt three flights within a two-week span to try to claim the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE. He said they've fixed the actuator problem that caused an uncommanded 90-degree roll and sent the space plane 20 miles off course on its maiden flight. The X PRIZE requires only two flights, with a payload...
  • Don’t wait for property rights

    07/12/2004 4:53:26 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 8 replies · 326+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 07/12/04 | Sam Dinkin
    Why do parents teach pre-schoolers to share, then do an about face and try to encourage their college-age kids to get the nicest house, take the highest paying job, file patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and sign a pre-nuptial agreement? To quote Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, “Grow Up!” Let’s abandon the socialist, utopian space commons pap and develop a system that actually works. Space property rights are a great idea whose time has come. However, space near Earth can be developed without additional property rights and initial exploration and commercialization of Mars and the Moon can begin without further...
  • A new movement or a new industry?

    07/12/2004 4:43:27 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 7 replies · 250+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 07/12/04 | Taylor Dinerman
    In last week’s Space News Rick Tumlinson saluted the “New American Space Age” inaugurated by the first suborbital spaceflight of SpaceShipOne. The June 21st flight did indeed mark the beginning of something new and wonderful for the space community as a whole. The goal of the X Prize founders, to recreate the excitement and the risk taking found in the early days of aviation, has been largely fulfilled. Tumlinson was absolutely right when he wrote that “it signifies the beginning of the hand off from the government monopolized Lewis and Clark phase of exploration of near Earth space to private...
  • Not quite exactly déjà vu all over again

    07/12/2004 4:38:00 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 3 replies · 297+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 07/12/04 | Dwayne A. Day
    Humorist P.J. O’Rourke once said that those who fail to learn from history are probably failing algebra as well. It was a joke, but one with a certain degree of truth. People and organizations rarely seem to learn from history, and those who don’t often have other problems to worry about that are more important. But the corollary to this saying is that even if they do learn from history, it is no guarantee of success
  • X-prize race hots up

    07/12/2004 4:31:00 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 506+ views
    The Register ^ | 07/12/04 | John Oates
    The race to get an astronaut and privately-owned rocket into space is hotting up. The Ansari X-prize will give $10m to the first team who can get a spaceship able to carry three people into space - defined as 100km above earth. They must return safely and repeat the feat within two weeks. Last month Mike Melvill was the first mere mortal in space aboard SpaceShipOne and it looked like the prize was his. But problems meant they were unable to go up again within the two weeks specified by the prize. And now there's someone on their tail.
  • Next SpaceShipOne Flights Will Be for Ansari X Prize

    07/09/2004 8:55:54 PM PDT · by Veloxherc · 10 replies · 508+ views
    AIRVENTURE (EAA) ^ | July 8, 2004
    July 8, 2004 - After announcing this week that the control problems associated with June's historic space flight were solved, Burt Rutan said that the next flights of SpaceShipOne would be official attempts to garner the $10 million Ansari X Prize. Rutan told Wired Online Tuesday (July 6) that his team plans to do three flights in two weeks, although he gave no indication as to when the flights would take place. That's one more flight than required, just in case SpaceShipOne falls short on the first or second attempts. Rutan will give EAA AirVenture attendees the latest information about...
  • Now Boarding! SpaceShipOne Paves Way for Passengers?

    07/09/2004 8:22:33 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 10 replies · 355+ views
    space.com ^ | 07/09/04 | Leonard David
    The roar from SpaceShipOne as it blasted into the history books last month, along with the media frenzy that surrounded the first private suborbital spacecraft launch, has long since dissipated; but a ripple of hope about the future of public space travel remains
  • Young Yang Liweis Reach For The Summer Stars

    07/09/2004 5:18:41 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 167+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 07/09/04
    Some 120 Chinese students are reaching for the stars this summer in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They are taking part in a 6-day-long summer camp on aeronautics and astronautics in the national capital, which started on Tuesday, according to Thursday's China Daily.
  • Scaled Aims For Late September X Prize Flights

    07/09/2004 5:03:49 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 7 replies · 274+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 07/09/04
    During an interview on US news network MSNBC this week, SpaceShipOne pilot Mike Melvill told Deborah Norville that Scaled Composites is planning to shortly give the required 60 days notice that it will fly back to back X Prize qualified flights in an attempt to win the $10 million X Prize.
  • Space Is Our Home, Not A Program

    07/09/2004 4:57:42 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 26 replies · 954+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 07/08/04 | Jeff Krukin
    When I walk with my head held high, I can see great distances and imagine great things. When I walk with eyes cast down, I see only my feet and the sidewalk below them. When it comes to America's vision for space, most of the commentary on President Bush's recently announced initiative is sadly sidewalk-bound.
  • SpaceShipOne problems corrected

    07/09/2004 4:52:25 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 443+ views
    spacetoday.net ^ | 07/07/04
    Two major problems experienced during last month's suborbital space flight of Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne vehicle have been corrected, Wired News reported Wednesday. In an interview, Burt Rutan said that engineers have solved a problem with a roll trim actuator that SpaceShipOne experienced late in the powered portion of the vehicle's flight. While Rutan said immediately after the June 21 flight that the problem was serious, he downplayed the problem in the Wired interview, saying that the actuator had hit a mechanical stop that limited its movement. Rutan also said that the strong roll the vehicle encountered immediately after starting its...
  • Crossing the final frontier

    07/09/2004 4:47:18 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 3 replies · 384+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 07/09/04 | Christopher Swann
    David and Geske Core bore little resemblance to the image of the square-jawed, broad-chested space traveller of the comic books. When they left the earth's atmosphere in 2001, the silver-haired and bespectacled couple were both the wrong side of 70. They never came back.
  • In hunt for E.T., a giant leap

    07/07/2004 5:48:04 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 128 replies · 2,032+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 07/07/04 | Peter N. Spotts
    For years, scientists have been listening for faint whispers of E.T. phoning anyone in electronic earshot. Now, some researchers are hearing sounds almost as exciting - the staccato of hammers, the crackle of arc welders, and the rumble of construction equipment - that signal the building of huge new telescopes to help answer an old question: Are we alone in the galaxy?
  • Private Initiative for Inflatable Space Habitat Lures Chinese Interest

    07/06/2004 9:11:42 PM PDT · by anymouse · 17 replies · 545+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | 07/04/2004 | Craig Covault
    China is eyeing participation in new privately funded U.S. space ventures, such as the Bigelow Aerospace inflatable habitat for biotech or other space-business endeavors. A Chinese role in these ventures could challenge the U.S. government to focus more attention on space cooperation with China. This is especially so, since the U.S. State Dept. would have to rule on such commercial cooperation. Bigelow is receiving substantial technical assistance from the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), which developed the original TransHab inflatable concept considered earlier for use on the International Space Station (AW&ST Dec. 8, 1997, p. 39). Bigelow has taken over...
  • Trying To Go, 'Angel' Or Not

    07/06/2004 5:16:56 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies · 567+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 07/06/04
    Randa Milliron has a vaguely familiar face: defined jaw, prominent nose, clear pale skin and sharp blue eyes that peer directly at you from beneath a row of straight-edged, silvery blonde bangs
  • A new space service?

    07/05/2004 6:47:46 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 39 replies · 680+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 07/05/04 | Taylor Dinerman
    The latest and most serious call for a separate military space service is in this month’s issue of the US Naval Institute’s magazine, Proceedings, the US Navy’s principal professional journal. Written by Franz Gayl, a recently retired Marine Corps major, the article makes the case that the Air Force, due to perfectly natural institutional prejudices, is failing in its role as the executive agent for National Security Space or, as he refers to it, NSS. (Presumably, he does not know that there is another NSS out there.) This is an important article for several reasons. It is the first article...
  • Oklahoma is OK for suborbital

    07/05/2004 6:30:00 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 16 replies · 523+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 07/05/04 | Jeff Foust
    One of the constants of American business is the effort made by state and local governments to lure new businesses to their regions. From automobile factories to biotech research firms to sports franchises, local governments often pull out all the stops to encourage businesses to move to their areas. Those enticements can range from a variety of tax breaks to promises of low costs of doing business to descriptions of a well-educated, available workforce.
  • Giant bombs on giant rockets: Project Icarus

    07/05/2004 6:20:52 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 17 replies · 741+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 07/05/04 | Dwayne A. Day
    In the late 1990s, spurred on by the crash of a comet into Jupiter, Hollywood embraced the meteor disaster movie. The films were loud, but forgettable, and Hollywood has since found other disasters to worry about. But over thirty years ago, a group of engineers in training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed a far more realistic defense against a doomsday rock. Their plan would have involved a half-dozen Saturn V rockets carrying some really big bombs.
  • Editorial: Nations can work together -- in outer space

    07/05/2004 6:15:34 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 229+ views
    In a world deeply divided over U.S. involvement in Iraq, it is reassuring that there is one subject on which the people of Earth can agree -- the importance of space exploration. Last week Americans and Europeans worked together to accomplish two notable achievements well beyond the stratosphere.
  • Privatizing space

    07/03/2004 10:15:24 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 87 replies · 918+ views
    A civilian pilot's successful flight in suborbital space last week brought a rush to those who dream of one day seeing space themselves. Aided by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen's millions, Michael W. Melvill was lofted 62 miles above California in a trial that lasted 90 minutes. His aircraft, SpaceShipOne, had some mechanical difficulties but nevertheless returned safely to become the first privately funded venture of its kind. The mechanical problems may keep Mr. Melvill's team from claiming the lucrative Ansari X Prize, offered by a private foundation to encourage commercial space travel. Due to expire Jan. 1, the $10...