After a six-day search, often hampered by adverse weather conditions, the weather cleared sufficiently, allowing air assets to locate the remains of missing pilot, 55-year-old David McRae, and the wreckage of his aircraft. With better weather conditions, the civil air patrol was able to join the search effort on Thursday morning, and it was CAP […]
After decades of uncertainty, the Apollo 16 S-IVB impact site on the lunar surface has been identified. S-IVBs were portions of the Saturn V rockets that brought astronauts to the moon. The site was identified in imagery from the high-resolution LROC Narrow Angle Camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Beginning with Apollo 13, the S-IVB rocket stages were […]
Working closely with the U.S. Forest Service and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, an international team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation has begun to piece together an archaeological and historical narrative of how the crew of the wrecked 19th century Russian-American Company sailing ship Neva survived the harsh subarctic winter. “The items […]
Budget Choices: Rockets That Catch Fire, Or Schools, Job Training, and Things That Create Opportunity?
I’ve called on Governor Walker to look into selling the state-owned Kodiak rocket launch facility. That state-owned business has only launched two rockets (three if you count the one that caught fire – feds’ fault, not ours) in the last five years. That’s 1,825 days that a $225,000/year facility director has been paid to run […]