Tuesday treks - 11.6.07
First, greetings to everyone in Los Angeles this week for California Space Authority's Transforming Space 2007, including lawyer and government space folks like Shana Dale, Jane Harman, Adam Schiff, Ken Calvert and Doug Griffith, as well as newspace gurus Elon Musk, Peter Diamandis, Anousheh Ansari and many others. Congratulations to all the CSA 2007 SpotBeam Awards recipients, including Space Innovation Award winner XCOR Aerospace. Hoping for a few recaps from LA, if not perhaps a couple of glossies from the event's smokin' space fashion show (where, as I had promised, no lawyers would be modeling space lawyer suits and couture. If we're lucky.)
Flybys (in no particular order or trajectory, as usual) . . .
A few accolades:
Congratulations to China on Chang'e-1 entering lunar orbit: the nation's first circumlunar satellite.
Congratulations to SpaceX on ground breaking at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, "opening a new era in commercial space operations." Looking forward to Falcon 9's maiden launch in late 2008.
And double thumbs up on the launches of Space Angels Network and International Institute of Space Commerce. Give us a holler at SLP if you want to meet friendly space lawyers, any time. Space means business.
Finally, it's probably way to early in the week to contemplate but black holes may harbour their own universes. Yup, even more space lawyers needed.
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IMAGE CREDIT: XCOR Aerospace.