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Monday, July 04, 2005

  Rocket Dreams

I admit it. I'm a rocket junkie. I just spent a half day mooning over rocket ships.

Also spent some time reading over a blog from the JPL center. The "Whipple Shield". Heh. The coverage keeps getting better.

I always wanted to live on a comet, or asteroid. Sure, I may write a lot about the commercial value of mining NEOs, and complain a lot about the costs of manned exploration, but it's only because we need robotic missions to pave the way for humans in space.

I long ago gave up any hope for me actually getting to space - I'm overweight, underqualified, and just generally a bad choice - but I do ferverently hope that some day, before I die, mankind will have moved into the solar system in a big way.

I think this is going to be my desktop background screen for a while:

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