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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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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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The Left’s Flexible Attitude Toward ‘Rights’

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

Selective outrage over abortion restrictions and none over curtailing gun rights.

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The Lunar Yellow Peril

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

No need to panic over Chinese space plans.

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Newt’s ‘Zany’ Space Policy

Saturday, December 24th, 2011 - by Rand Simberg

Some questions for Mitt Romney.

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A New Age of Low Cost Launch?

Friday, December 16th, 2011 - by Rand Simberg

The biggest airplane in the world as a launch platform for rockets into space.

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‘Shuttlyndra’ and the Smoking Rocket

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - by Rand Simberg

A NASA study, suppressed by the agency, definitively shows that the Senate Launch System isn't needed.

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It’s the Space Development and Settlement, Stupid

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 - by Rand Simberg

Columbus didn’t sail across the seas for the sake of “exploration.”

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In Praise of Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 - by Rand Simberg

I won’t say that I would be the last person to praise Steve Jobs, Apple founder, but I’d certainly be way down the list. (Also read Richard Fernandez: "It's a Wonderful Life")

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NASA’s ‘Shuttlyndra’ a Massive Waste of Tax Dollars

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 - by Rand Simberg

This is a tale of a government investment gone far awry.

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The Biggest Federal Earmark Plods On

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 - by Rand Simberg

Will the Senate’s “big monster rocket” eat the space program?

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Will NASA Abandon Ship?

Sunday, September 4th, 2011 - by Rand Simberg

Problems with the Russian crew rocket may force the space agency to abandon the space station.

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The Telescope that Ate Space Science

Monday, August 29th, 2011 - by Rand Simberg

The next generation space telescope is several hundred percent over budget and is stealing cash from other worthy science projects at NASA.

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