- Webb Space Telescope- Why Congress May Be Right To Kill It
I've long said that what NASA needs is not a James Webb Space Telescope but an actual James Webb for the 21st century. Webb, if you are not familiar with NASA lore, was a bold leader rather than a bureaucrat tasked with perpetuating funding, and it wa ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 29 2011 - 7:13pm
- O'Reilly's DIY Space
Some cry that it is daft to make your own satellite (ignoring 40 years of AMSAT history). Others exclaim that, hey, whatever I am doing, they can do better. To the former, my building Project Calliope is proof that we're entering a new age of private ...
Article - Project Calliope - Jul 19 2011 - 8:04pm
- Gus Grissom And Liberty Bell 7- 50 Years Ago Today
The Redemption of Gus Grissom The 50th anniversary of Alan Shepard's flight, the first American in space, was something of a big deal in pop culture. The 50th anniversary of John Glenn orbiting the Earth, arriving this winter, will likely be a much ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 29 2012 - 8:00pm
- NASA- How A Girdle Made The Moon Landing Possible
With the end of the space shuttle, we may also be seeing an end to manned space travel as a science endeavor. I am not saying we shouldn't send people into space, we certainly should, but it should be just that- a bold voyage into the unknown and not ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 26 2011 - 8:14pm
- Canceling The James Webb Space Telescope Redux
Science 2.0 favorite Lawrence Krauss of ASU tackled the James Webb Space Telescope issue on the Richard Dawkins website and a commenter there linked to my rationalization that canceling it might be okay, with the hasty disclaimer that he does not agree wit ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 31 2011 - 5:00am
- More NASA Prizes
MSNBC reported on the latest set of new NASA prizes: NASA today announced three new competitions offering a total of $5 million in prizes — and only one of them involves actually putting something in outer space. I'm a huge fan of prizes. Although I ...
Article - Project Calliope - Aug 16 2011 - 4:08pm
- Cubesat Eating A Tubesat
Why would anyone build a Tubesat when the Cubesat open standard tends to dominate the picosatellite world? Well, first, there's only been a bit over a dozen Cubesats, so it's a wide open field. Second, the Tubesat design is actually a kit, incl ...
Article - Project Calliope - Oct 4 2011 - 8:53pm
- Cubesat Conferences?
I'm working to make a list of potential conferences for meeting other Cubesat (picosatellite) builders. A quick search on 'cubesat conferences' primarily turns up past events and past proceedings. Any ideas? My list so far: SpaceUp: any o ...
Blog Post - Project Calliope - Oct 12 2011 - 4:28pm
- Smaller than picosatellites!
While we chug away on our Tubesat-style picosatellite, in the 10x10x10cm range, two independent efforts are working on even smaller satellites, and I thought they were worth a nod. ...
Blog Post - Project Calliope - Nov 18 2011 - 2:51pm
- My Favorite Photo Of 2011
Since 2011 is nearing its end, you are already sick of those top 10 lists about the best X Of The Year. I'll keep it simple and stick to just one. My favorite photo of 2011 was not taken by me and it wasn't anything elaborate, like Osama Bin La ...
Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Dec 30 2011 - 5:56pm