stuff that’s hard to do (gov’t surplus space station)

Nature, resources, skills, and technology will be properly exploited when the economics work

The Trump administration wants to turn the International Space Station into a kind of orbiting real estate venture run not by the government, but by private industry. [story]

(What? Yeah, that’d be wayyy cool if somebody resurrected the PanAm name to operate shuttles.)

Slow-Sunday’s as-long-as-I’m-at-it


  1. Fat Baxter
    Posted February 11, 2018 at 2:22 pm |

    Perhaps the little space shuttle in the lower right should have an Uber logo…..

    And a “coexist” bumper sticker.

  2. jlw
    Posted February 11, 2018 at 2:34 pm |

    Curt Siodmak, 1959. a man ahead of his time. i wore out two copies of this book. i’d love to replace it and go for three.

  3. DougM (not woke, just awake)
    Posted February 11, 2018 at 3:26 pm |

    FB ^^
    I was goin’ for Obama’s Arabspaceprogramthingie.
    I’d love to see ‘em get in to make a buck (i.e. Western culture wins).

    But, okay, good idea.
    I added the Uber logo to the pod across from the UPS one.

  4. Kung Pow
    Posted February 11, 2018 at 8:23 pm |

    Too bad Pan Am isn’t around for the Orion clipper.

  5. WeeBrowser
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 7:48 am |

    Where’s the Howard Johnson’s and the Bell Picturephone(c)?

  6. Mike
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 8:39 am |

    Doug, I thought rust was OEM on all British cars?

  7. DougM (not woke, just awake)
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 11:05 am |

    WB ^^
    Down on the concourse next to the PanAm desk.

    Mike ^
    *heh* Yeah, the patina.
    Y’right, they weren’t meant to last this long. I’ve already replaced the frame, floorboards, and one body panel.
    I drive carefully; ’cause if I hit anything, part of her’ll turn to a cloud of rust, paint flakes, and Bondo. Mix that with blood, and the stain is impossible to get out.

  8. Stick
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 5:21 pm |

    Right. My buddy who restored a 1947 TC had a bumper sticker that said:
    All parts falling off this car are of highest quality British Manufacture.