SpaceX Falcon 9 launches multiple smallsat mission for Spaceflight Industries using an “experienced” first stage

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches multiple smallsat mission for Spaceflight Industries using an “experienced” first stage

After a series of delays due to reasons ranging from national holidays to high winds, the Sun-Synch Express mission for Spaceflight Industries was launched by a Space X Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket at 1834 GMT, 3 December 2018. The launch from the western SpaceX launch pad...
Comment: Orwell was right on two counts – the Internet of Things threatens our privacy just as politically correct puritanism threatens our freedom

Comment: Orwell was right on two counts – the Internet of Things threatens our privacy just as politically correct puritanism threatens our freedom

Your correspondent writes this as one who has been accused of being dangerously right-wing by some on the left, and accused of being dangerously left-wing by some on the right.  It is always nice to be disliked by everyone!  Nevertheless, whether they come from the...
On a Sadder Note: We say goodbye to Douglas Rain – the voice of HAL 9000…to comic superhero creator Stan Lee…to veteran BBC Newsreader Richard Baker…and to film directors Nick Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci

On a Sadder Note: We say goodbye to Douglas Rain – the voice of HAL 9000…to comic superhero creator Stan Lee…to veteran BBC Newsreader Richard Baker…and to film directors Nick Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci

The Canadian actor Douglas Rain has passed away at the age of 90. While he would have probably wanted to be more remembered for his Shakespearean stage roles in the 1950s, it will be his voice that will be most missed. For he played...