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Space, Finally!

Space, Finally!
September 17, 2014
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One of these days we’re finally going to be back in the space business.  On Tuesday, NASA (a name which …Read the Rest

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Why Humans Must Explore Space

Why Humans Must Explore Space
July 20, 2013
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Have you ever stopped to consider what might happen in space exploration if the Koch Machine had money riding on …Read the Rest

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I Have Just Seen the Future & There IS Going to Be a Starship Enterprise!

I Have Just Seen the Future & There IS Going to Be a Starship Enterprise!
November 23, 2012
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Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five -year mission: to explore strange new …Read the Rest

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FINALLY! Some Exciting NASA News!

FINALLY!  Some Exciting NASA News!
September 24, 2012
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Oh, The Pink Flamingo LIKES this one!  It is exciting, forward, and just plain right.  It is the next logical …Read the Rest

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Houston, We Have a Really Big Problem

Houston, We Have a Really Big Problem
September 6, 2012
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Mitt Romney thinks we need yet another (they always fail) commission to tell him what he needs to think about …Read the Rest

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What If Newt Was Right All Along

What If Newt Was Right All Along
May 14, 2012
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I want to believe! When the proposal for this rolls around, you’d better hope some jerk like Mitt Romney is …Read the Rest

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Romney’s Epitaph for American Greatness

Romney’s Epitaph for American Greatness
April 24, 2012
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“…“If I had a business executive come to me and say they wanted to spend a few hundred billion dollars …Read the Rest

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Spaced Out & Ticked Off

Spaced Out & Ticked Off
April 20, 2012
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What does the photo on the right and the Obama Administration have in common?  The photo is of the Dumbell …Read the Rest

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The Importance of Being Newt

The Importance of Being Newt
March 6, 2012
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Want a good reason for BIG science, you know, the kind Thomas Jefferson advocated when he spent three mil for …Read the Rest

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Space and the Lack of American Vision

Space and the Lack of American Vision
February 16, 2012
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“…“My Republican competitors instinctively decide we couldn’t go into space because they’re cheap and they have no idea how technology …Read the Rest

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To the Moon & Mars!

To the Moon & Mars!
January 26, 2012
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“The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.”  Ronald Reagan Do you have a loved one …Read the Rest

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Why We Need Newt – A Vision for the Future

Why We Need Newt – A Vision for the Future
January 3, 2012
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The Chinese plan to go to the moon.  George W. Bush had a ambitious plan that would put us there …Read the Rest

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When the Right Has a Sci-Tech Candidate – the Left Laughs!

When the Right Has a Sci-Tech Candidate – the Left Laughs!
December 16, 2011
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We finally have a GOP candidate who is a tried and true techie.  His science works.  He knows his stuff.  …Read the Rest

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Space Balls, the President

Space Balls, the President
December 12, 2011
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One of the reason The Pink Flamingo fears the “harmonic conversion” of liberals and libertarians is the abject destruction of …Read the Rest

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Newt’s Cure for America: Space to Grow

Newt’s Cure for America:  Space to Grow
December 12, 2011
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The Pink Flamingo has been waiting a long time for this.  I have spent the past 31 years of my …Read the Rest

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UPDATED: Why I Want Newt

UPDATED:  Why I Want Newt
December 11, 2011
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UPDATE: Last night during the debate, Mitt Romney proved he doesn’t know much about science books. “…Asked where he and …Read the Rest

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How’z That Commercial Space Thingie Working Out for You?

How’z That Commercial Space Thingie Working Out for You?
September 3, 2011
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Please pardon The Pink Flamingo for being a little late on the uptake here.  Barack Obama has repeatedly proven that …Read the Rest

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Those Adorable Money Saving Conservative Fools and the Incompetent POTUS

Those Adorable Money Saving Conservative Fools and the Incompetent POTUS
August 31, 2011
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A certain member of my family (name withheld to protect the guilty) had, at one time, a reputation of spending …Read the Rest

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The Great Libertarian Lie About Private Space Systems

The Great Libertarian Lie About Private Space Systems
July 25, 2011
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And so they cut.  They shred, and they destroy.  The Pink Flamingo is well aware that we live in a …Read the Rest

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You Know That Hitching a Ride to the Space Station?

You Know That Hitching a Ride to the Space Station?
July 24, 2011
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“As president, I’ll make our space program a priority again by devoting the attention and resources needed to not only …Read the Rest

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UPDATED: The Really Dirty Truth About the Shuttle Program

UPDATED:  The Really Dirty Truth About the Shuttle Program
July 23, 2011
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“As president, I’ll make our space program a priority again by devoting the attention and resources needed to not only …Read the Rest

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PART VIII: More Libertarian Stupidity!

PART VIII: More Libertarian Stupidity!
January 1, 2011
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The Pink Flamingo has another I TOLD YOU SO.  Lindsey Graham is right, the Cato Institute, Tea Party “Patriots” and …Read the Rest

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An Fitting Obituary for the Shuttle Program, NASA, and Our Future

An Fitting Obituary for the Shuttle Program, NASA, and Our Future
December 12, 2010
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“…It’s not a stupid question, when you think about it. Why did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin restrict their moonwalk …Read the Rest

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Obama Does Something Right for a Change (maybe)

Obama Does Something Right for a Change (maybe)
August 30, 2010
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The Pink Flamingo has promised to be honest about Obama and the Dems.  When they do something right, I will …Read the Rest

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The Right Stuff v. The Wrong Stuff

The Right Stuff v. The Wrong Stuff
June 23, 2010
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Under NASA’s very close direction, every manned U.S. spacecraft has been built by commercial companies. In fact, 83% of NASA’s budget goes to commercial entities. Depending on commercial companies is not new. That process has included strong NASA control, oversight and safety concerns. It is a procedure developed over many years and with great care. It has worked well. Change should be made with utmost caution and only if it brings some major advantage.

What is new is placing 100% confidence in smaller, less experienced companies if the Shuttles are retired, with no backup, for extremely complex missions. I am glad to see multi-company interest in commercial space development, but at this early stage of their experience they should be phased in only after they demonstrate a high degree of competency and reliability, particularly with regard to safety concerns.” …” John Glenn

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Spaced Out in New Mexico

Spaced Out in New Mexico
February 2, 2010
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(If the thought of The Pink Flamingo praising something Obama has done causes you great pain, please ignore this post.)   …Read the Rest

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Killing NASA & Our Future

Killing NASA & Our Future
January 30, 2010
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“…“…Also, one needs to note that if Senator Obama becomes President Obama, he has promised to essentially cancel Constellation and …Read the Rest

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The Wrong Stuff – Will Obama Scrap Astronaut Program?

The Wrong Stuff – Will Obama Scrap Astronaut Program?
January 29, 2010
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Anyone in their right mind knew when Obama was elected, NASA was in for some rough times. It is worse – our worst nightmare.

“…I can guarantee you that there will be debate as to whether NASA needs to have astronauts,” he said. “I can just see it coming in the United States, you know. I wish it were not going to come up, but it will come up: ‘You don’t have a space shuttle, you’re not flying a vehicle, so why do you need astronauts?’ I get asked those kinds of questions all the time.”…” Chuck Bolden.

We could be looking at the beginning of the end of America’s space efforts and human space flight – America style. Of all the vile and reprehensible things the Obama Administration has proposed, this is the worst. If anything proves the man does not give a damn about our future, this does.

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Outsourcing NASA – I Like It (sort of)

Outsourcing NASA – I Like It (sort of)
January 28, 2010
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The well oiled and highly effective machine that is the Obama Administration (note sarcasm) has decided to outsource some of …Read the Rest

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Jimmy Carter II Betrays Memory of Apollo 1 Heroes

Jimmy Carter II Betrays Memory of Apollo 1 Heroes
January 27, 2010
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“”We certainly don’t need to go back to the moon,” said one administration official.“ The Pink Flamingo has an intense …Read the Rest

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