The gigantic Glenn Orbital Rocket: bravo, Blue Origin. Bob Zimmerman

Mar 08, 12:54 AM
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.