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Arecibo Being Torn Down Soon After SETI@home Shut Down Seems Fitting

I was saying that I’ve been spending much of the past few days walking a long route, and most of the rest of the time preparing for and recovering after such a walk, so I hardly have time for anything else, but I just noticed the news that the Arecibo Telescope will be torn down, […]

At Least We’re Still Sending Spacecraft to Mars…

I keep adding such posts, expressing my disappointment and anger at the loss of interest for space exploration, and the fact that what is still being done focuses on nearby bodies, is in good part driven by the private sector and looks at possible commercial developments. Some of those posts are about humans getting back […]

Half a Century Since What May Well Be Mankind’s Greatest Achievement Yet

There’s little point in writing another post on this topic today, but I’ll nevertheless add at least a quick one to mark this anniversary of 50 years since what may well be mankind’s greatest achievement yet. Those looking for details, whether about the actual events, the celebrations or even plans for the future, such as […]

Saying a Belated Farewell to Opportunity

Had something thrown on me and couldn’t find the time to post so far, so I’m late with this and everything that was to say has already been said a whole lot better in a whole lot of other places, but I still have to at least make a little post now that it’s official […]

(Probably) Final Efforts to Reestablish Contact with Opportunity

15 years after landing and seven and a half months after last contact, the team is making what is likely the final push in the effort to reestablish contact with Opportunity. Since she failed to send as much as a beep in the months since the conditions should have allowed her to once again charge […]