Chubby, brunette Eunice Kinnison sat in a rocker, reading the Sunday papers and listening to the radio. Her husband Ralph lay sprawled upon the davenport, smoking a cigarette and reading the current issue of EXTRAORDINARY STORIES against an unheard background of music. Mentally, he was far from Tellus, flitting in his super-dreadnaught through parsec after parsec of vacuous space. E.E. "Doc" Smith, Triplanetary, Chapter 5: "1941"
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
No Constellation-Class Observatories?
Hmmm...doesn't look good. The shuttle is heading for retirement and this makes me think NASA is expecting the Ares V to be canned. So much for heavy-lift.