Thursday, August 28, 2008

And Now for Something Completely Different

The posting here is getting more and more infrequent and compressed, and our ETA day is, somewhat appropriately, Labor Day, so it will go to ~0.0 at least temporarily some time around then (probably within a week or 2). We will see later, after the family visits settle down and we get used to a new lifestyle, how things go with this blog.

In the meantime, here's something I gathered together from different post comments I've made (especially on Space Politics), notes I've taken, and so on. It's not on space prizes or prizes in general (prizes are mentioned briefly here and there). It's a little bit like a rough draft of a paper or opinion piece, and a little bit like a blog (which I don't, however, intend to maintain as a blog -- it's done). For the paper point of view, you'll want to read bottom-post up (i.e. in chronological order), since I posted it in that order just like a blog, which is the form it's in. Unlike Space Prizes, I left comments on in case anyone wants to, er, comment.

Space Applications - replacing Constellation with a focus on Science, Economics, Security, and other applications

Approach and Criteria
Application Areas
Budget Scenarios

NASA Areas
Assessment of Goals
Assessment of Principles