Image: Blue Origin’s video animation of a (gorgeous) lift-off
Blue Origin finally seems to be moving aggressively toward building its new Glenn Orbital Rocket. First stage will land on a barge; is so huge that Florida will have to reconfigure roads to launch pad.
New Shepherd, unmanned orbital. Astro ((Aster?)) is a quiet company that was competing for a DARPA challenge. Last week, weather stopped the launch; then, they had to abort the actual launch 53 seconds before the last instant. Northrop Grumman.
End of 30-meter telescope in Hawaii. Japan suspending payments. The end of new astronomy in Hawaii. Their celebrations are of a coming Dark Age.