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Rand Simberg

Rand Simberg is a recovering aerospace engineer and a consultant in space commercialization, space tourism and Internet security. He offers occasionally biting commentary about infinity and beyond at his weblog, Transterrestrial Musings.
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California Prefers Trains to Nowhere over Rocket Ships

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

A private space company is pulling up stakes in the once-Golden State and heading for Texas.

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This Is What Pseudoscience Looks Like

Monday, July 9th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

A mighty wind of illogic is blowing...

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A Modest Proposal

Friday, June 29th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

The chief justice threw down the gauntlet on Thursday to those of us who support limited government.

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Time to Get Serious About Space Again

Sunday, June 24th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Frontiers have never been opened without risk, and this one will be no different.

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The Wrong Campaign Gaffe Comparison

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Mitt Romney cares more about the poor than Barack Obama cares about the private sector.

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What Does the Success of the Dragon Mean?

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

America has returned to space.

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The Death of the Hockey Stick?

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

The iconic symbol of the global warming panic may have taken a hit from which it will never recover.

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The Uncivil War of Climate Change Heats Up

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Heartland should apologize for its billboard comparing warming advocates with the Unabomber.

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Is Asteroid Mining Legal?

Friday, May 4th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Property rights in space enter uncharted territory.

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Rectification of Names

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

The "War on Terror" may be over but the fight against Islamism continues.

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The Asymmetry of Ideology

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Liberals are unable to understand the moral universe of conservatives.

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Discovery, We Hardly Knew Ye

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Americans should lose the nostalgia for NASA and look to the future of private space flight for inspiration.

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Conduct Unbecoming

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Had they not been elected president, neither Bill Clinton nor Barack Obama would have been able to obtain even the most basic secret clearance.

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That ‘Inadvertent’ Editing at NBC

Sunday, April 8th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Why should we believe a network that commits serial transgressions against decent journalism?

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The White House/Media Cocoon on ObamaCare

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Media court watchers and those they protect in the White House seemed shocked at the questions raised by SCOTUS this week about ObamaCare.

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The New Neo-Nazis

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Is Islamism of the right? The left? Or is it just wrong?

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The Left’s Long-Time War on Women

Sunday, March 18th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Misogyny and male chauvinism run deep in the roots of the modern Left.

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Fakegate: Can’t Hide This Decline

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Peter Gleick adds yet more fraud to the warmists’ resume.

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Fifty Years Ago: ‘God Speed, John Glenn’

Monday, February 20th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Space is finally becoming a place, rather than a program, thanks in part to pioneers like Glenn.

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The Advancement of the Toxic Totalitarian Nanny State

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

A 4-year old girl's home-brought lunch is confiscated for being "unhealthy."

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Our Benevolent Marxist Masters

Monday, February 13th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Obama's budget obfuscates the difference between "need" and "desire."

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The Space Speech Newt Needs To Give

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

What Gingrich really meant when he proposed a base on the Moon.

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Nine Years Of Space Policy Disaster

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

The ninth anniversary of the Columbia Shuttle accident and our manned space program is in shambles.

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New Space Policy Questions and Advice for Mitt

Saturday, January 28th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

In the interest of continuing to improve him as a candidate should he get the nomination.

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Newt’s Lunar Base

Friday, January 27th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

What are the costs, technologies, and politics behind the speaker's promise of a moon colony as the 51st state?

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