Entrepreneurship News: “NASA Outsources ISS Resupply To SpaceX, Orbital”

This is great news (from SlashDot):

“NASA has signed two contracts with US commercial space ventures totaling $3.5 billion for resupply of the International Space Station. SpaceX will receive $1.6 billion for 12 flights of SpaceX’s planned Dragon spacecraft and their Falcon 9 boosters. $1.9 billion goes to Orbital for eight flights of its Cygnus spacecraft riding its Taurus 2 boosters. Neither of the specified craft has ever flown. However, the proposed vehicles are under construction and based on proven technology, whereas NASA has often contracted with big aerospace companies for services using vehicles not yet even designed.”

NASA should relinquish low-earth orbit and re-supply, and concentrate efforts on more exploration of the Moon, Mars and the Solar System. I think an anti-death-to-all-life-on-earth-asteroid system would be a good thing too. This will make for a better overall utilization of Space by the US for science, profit, and fun.

Entrepanuership News at Gizmodo: “Man Invents Vibrating Toilet Seat That Helps You Enjoy the Magic Moment”

Oh Lordy. Now, every King can have a worthy throne!

Capturing my Thoughts: Cuba

I posted this at TDAXP a few days ago:

It has been a long time since Cuban soldiers were causing trouble in Africa, Central America, and South America.

The bets thing the US could about Cuba is end the embargo, open up relationships, and let democracy, trade, capitalism, tourism and culture take their course.

The next prez should about Jeb Bush as amabassador to the gov or Cuba to deal with that level.

He should also appoint Gloria Estafan or Gov. Arnold Schwatzenwhatever as Ambassador to the people of Cuba.

A totalitarian Cuban gov doesn’t stand a chance against that.

Cuba should be a good trading partner (goods, services, culture) not a “problem” to deal with.

I look forward to when cruise ships can stop at Havana and I smoke a Cuban cigar legally in my back yard.