Robert Zubrin: Radical Environmentalists and Other Merchants of Despair


Today is Towel Day. Don’t forget your towel!

Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams(1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour.


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Station grabs SpaceX Dragon ship

From BBC:

‘A robotic arm on the International Space Station has reached out to grab the visiting Dragon supply vessel.

The arm will shortly move the ship to a free berthing port on the underside of the orbiting platform.

Dragon has been built by the California firm SpaceX and is carrying half a tonne of food and other stores for the ISS astronauts.

It is the first time a private sector company has attempted to deliver freight to the station.

The high-flying laboratory’s Canadarm2 is being controlled by US spaceman Don Petit.

He grabbed the capsule at 13:56 GMT (14:56 BST). “Houston, looks like we got us a Dragon by the tail,” he radioed to Nasa mission Control in Texas’