Thursday, November 22, 2001
Amateur space flight
Steve Bennett and his company Starchaser has a successful test
launch of Nova in
England: a 37 foot tall
rocket launched 5,000 feet up and returned safely. After one more test flight, he'll be
putting a person, likely himself, on board, all in preparation for a shot at the X Prize: $10
million for the first team to fly three people 100 miles into space
twice within two weeks. Some don't have a lot of faith.
Hijackers in Hong Kong steal $26
million in Nokia phone parts. I'm guessing that's Hong Kong dollars,
which would be about
$3.3 million U.S.
maps of Afghanistan. [via little green footballs]
Flight 93 rumors
On the rumors around Skanksville that Flight 93 was shot down
and a site gathering
reports on the crash. [via Bushwacker]
Report: Chris Floyd's Global Eye column in The Moscow Times looks at how the U.S. could change post-9/11
with consolidation of power under the presidency. [via the null device]
"In space, you can't
hear yourself think." Station crewmembers complain about
Public radio workshop
Transom.org: a show case &
workshop for new public radio.
An audio interview with six audio artists about Sound Art.
Robert Sullivan, the editor a new book on the history of the Macys'