SpaceX goes to Space – tomorrow

As per NASA:

‘Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, of Hawthorne, Calif., on Friday targeted May 19 for the launch of its upcoming demonstration mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff time is at 4:55 a.m. EDT, with a launch window that is instantaneous. ‘

Very exciting!

UPDATE:  Earth!  I want to stay on Earth!

SECOND UPDATE:  SpaceX got their rocket off the ground this morning, 22nd of May, 2012, at 3:45 am.  It reached orbit and successfully deployed its solar arrays some 12 minutes or so later.  From the Spacex website:

Broadcast quality videos, including video inside of the SpaceX factory, may be downloaded at and high-resolution photos are posted at’

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Daniel Hannan: I prefer the rights of Englishmen



Lilley and Levant on freedom of speech, hate-crimes and Toronto’s Madrassah


While I do agree with their major points – freedom of speech, even ‘hate speech’ – just not on taxpayer’s dime, I do disagree with them when it comes to actions which abrogate the religious freedoms of children:  just as no parent has the right to sexually abuse their child, no parent has the right to curb their child’s freedom of religion through childhood religious indoctrination.