Kittell Graph

True story: Kittell Graph

In its full glory:

From MathWorld

War Memorial Drive, Peoria

War Memorial Drive, Peoria

See this photo on Flickr.

Old Chicago's, Peoria, IL

Old Chicago's, Peoria, IL

See this photo on Flickr.

ISR Whiteout

ISR Whiteout

See this photo on Flickr.

ATL to BMI

ATL to BMI

See this photo on Flickr.

Donate? Maybe. How will my money be used?

There are some effective ways to donate to youth interested in space exploration in which a larger portion of what you donate is actually used on the youth.

SGAC + money, part 2

SGAC is getting ready to kick off a donation campaign: link. I think it's a good idea to support the organization, but I won't be since I've had some experience with their fiscal creativity. As a minor example, you can donate to help Chris and Kevin pay their own salaries. Why do I even note this? In November I resigned from the SGAC Executive Committee due primarily to a lack of financial and executive accountability.

A Phoenix/Dawn Compromise

Guys, I figured it out. Here's how we can make everything work out between the conflicting launch of Dawn to the asteroids and Phoenix to Mars. It's a brilliant plan and totally lacking in technical feasibility. I think it could work. I mean, what's the worst that could happen? Just launch the thing and figure it out later.

Here it is.

Keep Dawn on the launch pad. Send it to Mars.

Put Phoenix on the launch pad as scheduled. Send it to Ceres.

Dawn rescheduled for September placement in museum

Errr... not really: NASA Mission to Asteroid Belt Rescheduled for September Launch. But, just taking it off the top of the Delta II rocket and putting it in the National Air and Space Museum instead of stowing it until a September launch -- someone will just drop a wrench on it in storage anyway -- is thinking one step ahead of the game. Dawn doesn't want to launch.

Silly Mars Society...

For whatever reason, my @uiuc.edu email address still works; normally the university shuts it down a few months after graduation, but not mine. I don't know why. It still works for me.

That allows me to get gems such as the following email from the Mars Society:

MARS IS UNDER ATTACK! IT IS TIME FOR THE MARS SOCIETY TO MOBILIZE TO SAVE HUMAN MISSIONS TO MARS!

Agh! Loud noises! The person that sent this email clearly subscribes to the school of ALL CAPS MEANS THAT I AM REALLY REALLY SAYING SOMETHING IMPORTANT LISTEN TO ME.

Pages

Subscribe to Kirk Kittell RSS