Wednesday, August 10, 2005

NASA - more grumbles

The discussion of science cuts at NASA continues on NASAwatch

I hope the Kepler delay referred to is the one already announced in Feb, after the budget came out and the joys of pork were discovered. Another delay just before CDR would seem unconscionable, they should proceed through CDR and then re-evaluate.

So, I think that is all the NASA missions delayed now. Any new GLAST delays? I heard some budget was raided for some tens of millions to support some minor slippage on GLAST...

Hm, latest date I heard whispered on LISA is now 2017! And Con-X is still nominally after LISA in the queue.
NGSTJWST is slipping, SIM is in critical condition and TPF is in limbo (though will presumably be restored in some form). And now all the Mars missions are bumped (is it just one launch window cascade for all of them, getting hard to keep track).

Oh @#%RU@

PS this is a totally gratuitous link to a very important website on intelligent design, but for a very good reason. Now #8 and climbing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Software is the soul to the lifeless body of the hardware."
after cheesecake dinner mint recipe

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be happy to click on the link for ID, but you forgot the quotes somewhere in the link. BTW, does the clicking help, or just the existence of the link, as far as google is concerned?

2:41 PM  
Blogger Steinn said...

eh, totally munged it - http:// bit was missing and some spurious Micro$crap character had intruded as well.

Primary google ranking algorithm should work on just the linkage, who links to it, and who links to those who link to it (ie they look at both incoming and outgoing links). Takes remarkable few links to subvert the ranking for most search terms.

2:51 PM  

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