One good comment is worth a thousand readers.  In the past three weeks, as I've been busy with midterms, my Calliope posts have been simply brief blog-entries rather than full articles.  And with that, I've gotten great resources and leads on issues like Cubesat conferences and ganged Cubesat flights.

The latter doesn't mean gangs of roving Cubesats builders picking on non-techies, though I admit that could be fun.  Rather, a poster told me about the Cal Poly group that helps broker flights for people who don't have their own rocket.

It's always hard to join a group.  First, you have to find out they exist.  Second, you need to find out if they accept members.  Then, you have to make contact with them.  To some people, these are trivial tasks, but the further and more unknown the group, the harder it is to even get past step 2.

If Science 2.0 is about nothing else than communication and transparency, it succeeds because it helps connect people who wouldn't be otherwise connected.  So consider this a thanks to the incredibly cool people participating in the community here at

building Project Calliope here and also blogging weekly on general science