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Achenblog: May 17, 2009 - May 23, 2009

Yet Another Hubble Story!

Can't...stop...writin'...bout...Hubbull... Here's my web story today but we'll fancy it up for the much more important print edition of tomorrow. By J.A. NASA's triumphant mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope this week has cracked open a policy rift...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 22, 2009; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (271)
 
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Science Fiction, Lacrosse and Whatnot

What I'm reading: David Montgomery has a piece on Sigma, a society of science fiction writers who are advising the Department of Homeland Security on how to do time travel so that police can go back into the past...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 22, 2009; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
 
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Google Does Evil

Go over to Google today, and you'll see that the banner has been changed to an image of a fossil. It's the so-called "missing link" in human-primate evolution. I heard about the missing link from my youngest child, who...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 20, 2009; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (256)
 
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Make Room on Mt. Rushmore!

I'm not one of those journalists so gaga over President Obama that I'm going to abandon all objectivity and write some slobbering hagiographical mash note declaring that he's the greatest leader since Moses. No: We must wait the Judgment...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 19, 2009; 6:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (258)
 
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Astronauts At Safeway Self-Checkout

I've been so deeply focused on the Hubble repair mission I'm actually filing this from the media center inside the shuttle Atlantis. This is how good the NASA media relations people are these days. I think my EVA later...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 17, 2009; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (211)
 
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