Blog reader Kris, pointed out this article from the New York Times:

Navy Limits Applications for Its Nominations to Space Program By JOHN SCHWARTZ Published: April 27, 2008 The cutback comes as the service tries to retain the expertise it needs to fulfill its wartime obligations while experiencing an overall decline in its numbers.

One one hand, it's a troubling sign that our military is over-extended in its Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. On the other hand, this means fewer Navy applicants to the astronaut program. That's less competition for mere civilians like me!
The Onion is on target once again with its witty humor. Click the link below to read the article.
A former PSSS classmate tipped me off to this social network on a Facebook post. I joined End Fossil Fuel and discovered that it is managed by the same group as Space Democrats. It deals with sustainable living, especially energy conservation and clean energy alternatives. It's just getting off the ground, but so far the discussions are interesting, and the people seem very friendly. Check it out:

Add this to the list of my other profiles.

In a previous post, I showed some of the Japanese Earth rise images taken from the lunar Kaguya (Selene) mission. While those images were impressive, the entire Earth wasn't in view. There are new HD images of a full Earth rise, which are even more spectacular:

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