Saturday, March 12, 2005

Battlestar Galactica and Hubble (first the fiction, then the science)

The new "Battlestar Galactica" is on of the best Sci-Fi series I’ve seen. Much darker and inventive than its predecessor, it offers compelling, three-dimensional characters and very challenging plotlines.
On of the more vivid characters is Voltaire. He is presented as egotistical and immoral, but also neorotic and conflicted. He Provides a source of dark "comedy relief."

Nasa’s decision to cancel future maintenance mission is nothing short of an outrage. It is one of the most scientifically valuable pieces of hardware ever built. Aside from the science, the photos it has produced is nothing short of breathtaking, even spiritual.
Nasa now wants the shuttles to only fly to the International Space Station, which is an expensive, overblown endeavor of dubious scientific value.
I’m all for manned spaceflight, but not at the expense of science and research.


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