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  • Clinton Adviser Sid Blumenthal’s New Cause: His Son’s Anti-Israel Book [Flashback]

    09/17/2016 5:14:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 11/6/13 | Rosie Gray
    A veteran confidant of Hillary Clinton has waded into a bitter argument over the explosive topic of Israel, defending his son’s intensely anti-Israel book from a liberal critic. Sidney Blumenthal, a former New Yorker writer turned Clinton adviser from the White House to the 2008 campaign, has been waging an online campaign against Nation columnist Eric Alterman for negatively reviewing his son Max Blumenthal’s book, Goliath. The book was described by Alterman, himself a frequent critic of Israel, as “awful” and something that “could have been published by the Hamas Book-of-the-Month Club (if it existed).” Clinton Foundation officials refused to...
  • Goliath Gates: Entrance to Famous Biblical Metropolis Uncovered

    08/19/2015 6:09:55 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies ^ | 8/4/15 | Tia Ghose
    A massive gate unearthed in Israel may have marked the entrance to a biblical city that, at its heyday, was the biggest metropolis in the region. The town, called Gath, was occupied until the ninth century B.C. In biblical accounts, the Philistines — the mortal enemies of the Israelites — ruled the city. The Old Testament also describes Gath as the home of Goliath, the giant warrior whom the Israelite King David felled with a slingshot. The new findings reveal just how impressive the ancient Philistine city once was, said lead archaeologist of the current excavation, Aren Maeir, of Bar-Ilan...
  • Bible Proved Historically Accurate Once Again. Goliath's Gates Found

    08/06/2015 2:51:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | August 6, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    The gate of Gath, believed to be the home of the giant Goliath, has been discovered by archaeologists. I love this kind of story because I love it when the Bible is shown to have historical accuracies. You might recall: The Philistines occupied the high ground on one side and the Israelites occupied the high ground on the other side, with the valley between them. A champion stepped out from the Philistine ranks; his name was Goliath, from Gath; he was six cubits and one span tall. On his head was a bronze helmet and he wore a breastplate of...
  • Archaeologists Unearth Another Impressive Biblical Find

    08/06/2015 8:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/06/2015 | Chris Queen
    Science continues to prove the Bible on a regular basis. This time, archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel have uncovered what appears to be the hometown of the giant Goliath. The town, called Gath, was occupied until the ninth century B.C. In biblical accounts, the Philistines — the mortal enemies of the Israelites — ruled the city. The Old Testament also describes Gath as the home of Goliath, the giant warrior whom the Israelite King David felled with a slingshot.The new findings reveal just how impressive the ancient Philistine city once was, said lead archaeologist of the current excavation,...
  • Goliath Gates: Entrance to Famous Biblical Metropolis Uncovered

    08/05/2015 2:42:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Live Science ^ | August 4, 2015 | Tia Ghose, Senior Writer
    A massive gate unearthed in Israel may have marked the entrance to a biblical city that, at its heyday, was the biggest metropolis in the region. The town, called Gath, was occupied until the ninth century B.C. In biblical accounts, the Philistines — the mortal enemies of the Israelites — ruled the city. The Old Testament also describes Gath as the home of Goliath, the giant warrior whom the Israelite King David felled with a slingshot. The new findings reveal just how impressive the ancient Philistine city once was, said lead archaeologist of the current excavation, Aren Maeir, of Bar-Ilan...
  • Archaeologists say they uncovered King David's Palace

    07/19/2013 8:48:47 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 July 2013
    Archaeologists in Jerusalem claim to have uncovered two large buildings fit for a king -- Biblical King David, that is. But not all historians agree; one group even argues that King David was no king at all. Over the past year, archaeologists have excavated a site that they believe to be the fortified Judean city of Shaarayim, where David smote Goliath as described in the Bible. "The ruins are the best example to date of the uncovered fortress city of King David," said professors Yossi Garfinkel of Hebrew University and Saar Ganor, who led the excavations. "This is indisputable proof...
  • 3,000-year-old artifacts fuel Biblical archaeology debate

    05/08/2012 1:00:23 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | May 8, 2012 | MATTI FRIEDMAN
    New finds presented Tuesday from an intriguing site in the Judean Hills are part of a scholarly argument about the accuracy of the Bible The excavation at Hirbet Qeiyafa is currently one of the most important in the world of Biblical archaeology (Courtesy of Hebrew University of Jerusalem)Two rare 3,000-year-old models of ancient shrines were among artifacts presented by an Israeli archaeologist on Tuesday as finds he said offered new support for the historical veracity of the Bible. The archaeologist, Yosef Garfinkel of Hebrew University, is excavating a site known as Hirbet Qeiyafa, located in the Judean hills not far...
  • David and Solomon

    11/15/2010 8:25:23 AM PST · by Palter · 9 replies
    National Geographic Magazine ^ | December 2010 | Robert Draper
    Kings of Controversy Was the Kingdom of David and Solomon a glorious empire—or just a little cow town? It depends on which archaeologist you ask. The woman sitting on a bench in the Old City of Jerusalem, round-faced and bundled up against the autumn chill, chews on an apple while studying the building that has brought her both fame and aggravation. It doesn't really look like a building—just some low stone walls abutting an ancient terraced retaining wall 60 feet high. But because the woman is an archaeologist, and because this is her discovery, her eyes see what others might...
  • New evidence surfaces of David's kingdom

    11/17/2008 6:59:46 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 698+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Monday, November 17, 2008 | Matthew Kalman
    On Tuesday, Hebrew University archaeology Professor Yosef Garfinkel will present compelling evidence to scholars at Harvard University that he has found the 10th century biblical city of Sha'arayim, Hebrew for "Two Gates." Garfinkel, who made his startling discovery at the beginning of this month, will also discuss his findings at the American Schools of Oriental Research conference hosted by Boston University on Thursday. Garfinkel believes the city provides evidence that King David ruled a kingdom from his capital of Jerusalem. Some modern scholars have questioned the biblical account of David's kingdom and even whether he existed. Although it is not...
  • Archaeologists discover humongous gate in Goliath's hometown

    08/04/2015 6:12:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies ^ | August 3, 2015 | Nico Lauricella
    Archaeologists at Israel's Bar-Ilan University announced on Monday the discovery of a massive gate and other fortifications in the ruins of Gath, the hometown of the Bible's Goliath. The ancient gate is one of the largest ever discovered in Israel and evidence of the Philistine city's power in the 10th and ninth centuries B.C.E, head archaeologist Professor Aren Maeir says. It even made a brief appearance in the Bible when David, Goliath's slayer and future king of Israel, "acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard."
  • Mosaic in Israel Shows Biblical Samson

    07/05/2012 4:40:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/4/12 | Joe Sterling
    (CNN) -- Archaeologists are reveling in the discovery of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, a "monumental" structure with a mosaic floor depicting the biblical figure of Samson and a Hebrew inscription. The synagogue -- dating to the fourth and fifth centuries in both the Talmudic and late Roman periods -- is in Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in the country's Galilee region, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said. Jodi Magness, a professor of early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said the building was found in a recent excavation. She...
  • Does this coin found near Jerusalem prove that Samson lived?

    07/31/2012 9:12:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 31st July 2012 | Leon Watson
    'A tiny seal has been uncovered that could be the first archaeological evidence of Samson, the Biblical slayer of Philistines. Archaeologists discovered the ancient artifact while excavating the tell of Beit Shemesh in the Judaean Hills near Jerusalem, Israel. It appears to depict the Old Testament story of Samson, whose might was undone by his lust for the temptress Delilah, and his fight with a lion. The seal, which measures less than an inch in diameter, shows a large animal with a feline tail attacking a human figure. The seal was discovered at a level of excavation that dates it...
  • Anti-social Samson

    04/04/2006 11:57:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 166+ views
    New Scientist ^ | February 14 2001 | Alison Motluk
    Eric Altschuler from the University of California at San Diego and his colleagues say that Samson showed signs of no fewer than six of the seven behaviours associated with antisocial personality disorder. Samson routinely got into fights, and once killed 1000 Philistines single-handedly and then gloated over it, showing no remorse. He also showed a reckless disregard for his own safety when he told Delilah, a woman who'd tried to kill him three times before, the secret of his strength. The researchers note that Samson also burned Philistine fields, which showed both his impulsivity and his inability to conform to...
  • Muslims Say "Samson" was the first suicide bomber

    07/11/2005 5:25:23 PM PDT · by ElisabethInCincy · 79 replies · 2,180+ views
    answering christianity ^ | 07/11/05 | osama abdullah
    The story of the Mighty Samson: "Self sacrifice" and giving your life away intentionally and taking as many enemy lives with you as possible for the sake of GOD Almighty and your people exists in the Bible. Let us look at the story of the Mighty Samson in the Bible: "Samson said to the servant who held his hand, "Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them." Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were...
  • A serving of Philistine culture: Boar, dog and fine wine

    09/03/2007 8:38:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 259+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Monday, September 3, 2007 | Ofri Ilani
    Research into the dispersal of Philistine cooking methods among various populations in Israel shows that the Philistines spread their culture beyond the areas under their control... Unlike most of the peoples living in the region in the biblical era, the Philistines were not Semites... They prepared meals in a characteristic sealed pottery vessel suited to long cooking times at low heat, while most inhabitants of Canaan at the time used open pots and faster cooking methods. The bones found at the Philistine cities showed that... the Philistines ate mainly pork, with an occasional meal of dog meat. The Philistines' wine...
  • Philistines, But Less And Less Philistine

    03/13/2007 3:48:08 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 490+ views
    NYT ^ | 3-12-2007 | John Noble Wilford
    Philistines, but Less and Less Philistine Painted inscriptions on ceramic pieces unearthed at the ruins of a Philistine seaport are thought to represent a form of writing. By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD Published: March 13, 2007 Archaeologists have applied more polish to the long-tarnished reputation of the Philistines. Leon Levy Expedition Recent excavations have raised the estimation of Philistines. In recent years, excavations in Israel established that the Philistines had fine pottery, handsome architecture and cosmopolitan tastes. If anything, they were more refined than the shepherds and farmers in the nearby hills, the Israelites, who slandered them in biblical chapter and...
  • Archaeologists Uncover Goliath's Hometown

    07/14/2010 6:05:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 7/14/10 | Maayana Miskin
    An ongoing archaeological excavation in Tel Tzafit continues to unearth the ruins of what was once the city of Gat – described in the Bible as the hometown of Goliath. Professor Aren Maeir, who is directing the dig, spoke to Arutz Sheva's Hebrew-language news service to discuss the latest finds. Recent finds from the Tel Tzafit excavation are “fascinating,” Maeir said. The site, inhabited at times by Canaanites and at other times by Philistines, has remnants from many periods of history. “We are focusing on the Canaanite period, the Philistine period, and the Israelite period, and for now we're primarily...
  • 3,000-year-old altar uncovered at Philistine site suggests cultural links to Jews

    07/29/2011 9:24:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | Wednesday, July 26, 2011 | Nir Hasson
    Head of the archeological dig on Tel Tzafit Prof. Aren Maeir says the find indicates that the two peoples thought of as bitter enemies may have been closer than we think. A stone altar from the 9th century BCE was found in an archeological dig on Tel Tzafit, a site identified with the biblical Philistine city of Gat. The altar is reminiscent of Jewish altars from the same period and sheds light on the cultural links between the two peoples, who fought each other for centuries. The altar is approximately one meter tall, half a meter wide and half a...
  • 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 ^ | 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".,8599,1222824, the Hizballah Factor Will Determine an Iraq Civil ... Sunni VS Shiite, or rather, Iran VS Iraq? "Iran, Sadr, and the Shiite Uprising in Iraq" (April 2004),2933,124835,00.html Iran presses Shi'ites to step up Iraq attacks - Times | Top News OC_0_UK-IRAQ-IRAN.xml Iranian Intel Officers Captured in Iraq - US & World ABC News: US: Iraqi Shiites Get Help From Iran Iran stokes Iraq unrest, US says - Africa & Middle East ... 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 · 17 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...