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Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 6 years, 3 months, and 1 day

Tusk hits Hill on Younger Dryas Boundary Event

Wave Shake with Dana Rohrabacher 

The Tusk enjoyed a nice long chat this morning with Representative Rohrabacher (R-CA) regarding the Younger Dryas Boundary Event and catastrophism.

What a guy. Surfer, father of nine-year-old-triplets, libertarian conservative icon — and Vice Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

What more can a boy ask for?

  • Robert Grant

    CHEERS!!!

  • Robert Grant

    “The calamity that comes is never the one we had prepared ourselves for.”

    Mark Twain

  • E.P. Grondine

    Hi George –

    It appears Dana has problems dealing with some of his colleagues who appear to have been overly influenced by manned Mars flight enthusiasts:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/small-bodies-assessment-group-finds-fault-with-nasa-asteroid-mission

    Let’s see. In this economy, you want how many billions spent in your state or home district to fly a few men to Mars?

    Let the jokes begin.

    I hope that Rep. Rohrabacher will continue to help in finding a way out of the mess from the failure of ATK’s Ares 1 launcher.

    Aside from that, I read a report on a new lithium sulfur battery 6 times more efficient than what is currently available, which should leave Musk in a good position.

    RG, Opportunity favors those prepared for its appearance.

  • E.P. Grondine

    Sorry, this is the link:

    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/07/onion-predicts-real-life-republicans-block-nasa-asteroid-lasso-plan

    Note the pathetic performance of the Small Body Assessment Group.Note especially the SBAG’s complete lack of proposals for detection or for probes in this criticim of the Asteroid Retrieval Mission.

    As seen from Boslough’s recent work, there needs to be some serious house cleaning done in the SBAG.

    There needs to be an impact specialist reporting directly to the Associate Administrator for Space Science.

  • Note that there are at least two NewSpace startups – Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources that have proposed visiting and mining. Why fund another NASA operation that is in direct competition with the private sector? Note NASA’s continuing focus on asteroids vice comets. Cheers –

    http://deepspaceindustries.com/

    http://www.planetaryresources.com/