Ben
29 November 2009 @ 09:09 am

  • 07:35 So far had turkey, creamed turkey sandwiches, cold turkey, and turkey and noodle casserole. Still a few pounds of turkey left... #

 
 
Ben
26 November 2009 @ 09:10 am

  • 21:30 First full day in Iowa. Games and movies with mom and sisters and niece Karen, turning 4 in a week. #

 
 
Ben
25 November 2009 @ 09:09 am

  • 13:17 I bought the worst tickets ever. Expensive, 3 flights each way, and had to go through security again in Phoenix. #

 
 
Ben
24 November 2009 @ 09:09 am
  • 09:27 There's a council of spaceports. How scifi is that? is.gd/51XkH (Granted, ours is the only one people have flown to space from.) #
  • 12:56 We had a good 7 minute segment on Discovery Canada's Daily Planet earlier this month: is.gd/524m8 #ngllc #
  • 13:13 @NGLLC09 Hey, we'll have to do a field trip. I'd like to visit as well. #
  • 14:31 @NGLLC09 ... with moonpies? I'm getting a mixed message on whether you want us to visit or not. :-) #
 
 
Ben
21 November 2009 @ 09:04 am
  • 09:47 @lorettahidalgo Eastern time? #
  • 12:21 twitpic.com/q9ilz - Xombie and Xoie side by side. #ngllc You can see that E is shorter, but compare the size of the upper tank on B t #
  • 14:20 @QuantumG Got distracted with a rocket, haven't gotten a balloon flight off yet. I may yet. #
 
 
Ben
20 November 2009 @ 09:06 am
  • 13:26 "Only" took them 10 months to do a landing. is.gd/4Z6ku Xoie wasn't even a concept 10 months ago, and can do way more. #
  • 13:47 @bre I'm a big fan of your work, been watching since you were at Make, but the constant foursquare stuff makes me lean toward unfollowing. #
  • 17:14 @pkhomer Congratulations! A fantastic year for Centennial Challenges. #
  • 17:24 I got my car back, thanks for the advice to go to Expert Automotive in Rosamond. He said the wheel had about four inches of wobble. #
  • 18:00 Slightly small, but big red weather balloons are only $14: is.gd/4Zfyq to play with: is.gd/4Zfy5 #
  • 20:07 "Atlantis and ISS crews awakened by a false alarm indicating a sudden depressurization." Has to be the most effective alarm clock off Earth. #
 
 
Ben
18 November 2009 @ 09:01 am
  • 09:35 @Pomerantz Were you the one I was talking to about space archaeology? This is the blog I mentioned: zoharesque.blogspot.com/ #
  • 10:34 Today, such exciting events as: cleaning my desk! making plans! being cold! eating at subway! calling the auto repair place! #
  • 11:37 Bought and read Banksy's "Wall and Piece" and Sedaris' "Naked" during the Florida vacation. Banksy: is.gd/4XjMC is.gd/4XjSs #
  • 18:34 Kiva team NewSpace is up to 6 members and now has 42 loans, more than RensselaerPI, RochesterIT or Drexel! www.kiva.org/team/newspace #
 
 
Ben
17 November 2009 @ 09:02 am
  • 17:18 Got the SEDS conf. bump, about ten new friends on Facebook. Slept until noon and took the rental back to Thp, now back in the cold! shop. #
  • 17:28 I took the I-8/Hwy 85 bypass around Phoenix on the way back, I recommend it highly if you're ever headed to or from Tucson. #
  • 17:31 The Mountain Goats were fantastic, by the way. John Darnielle, the lead, is such a geek, great energy. Band was five people for some songs. #
  • 18:22 I'm not the biggest Sagan fan (I know, sacrilege!) but today's XKCD is pretty good. xkcd.com/663/ #
  • 18:24 @Pomerantz Quite good. The sound at the Music Box impressed me. Lots of hipster girls, not that you'd have any interest... #
 
 
Ben
16 November 2009 @ 09:02 am
  • 09:21 Richard Garriott just finished up his presentation with a lesson for pooping on the space station. Apparently they don't really train that.. #
  • 10:54 About to head to LA, close to the end of Space Vision 2009. Looks like next year is at U Illinois U-C, a good school. #sv09 #
  • 19:01 At the Music Box in Hollywood to see The Mountain Goats. Been a few years, should be cool. Very tired, though. #
  • 20:08 Last time I saw the Mountain Goats it was in a venue of about 100, the M Shop. This place is like 1300 people. #
  • 20:29 @dmasten What's this trip for? #
  • 20:32 @rocketshadow Sorry I didn't ask for Tucson suggestions, I ended up not having any spare time. Some nice mountains on the drive away. #
  • 21:52 Really fantastic opening act. Would put down half a dozen loops strumming, plucking, bowing, tapping an electrified violin. #
 
 
Ben
15 November 2009 @ 09:02 am
  • 08:09 @alias_amanda twitpic.com/per28 - I had a deer walk right past me, when I was wandering around off the beaten path during the open ho #
  • 08:19 I'll be presenting at 11:30 Tucson time (in about an hour) at the SEDS conference. Webcast may be at is.gd/4UTvN #
  • 08:50 Ok, 11:30 is in about an hour and 40 minutes. I can do math, I swears. www.spacevidcast.com/live/ #sv09 #
  • 10:02 Presentation in half an hour. I should probably consider leaving the hotel. www.spacevidcast.com/live/ #sv09 #
  • 12:18 Ran out if time in the presentation. Better than having dead air, for sure. At IntlSpaceU lunch now. #sv09 #
  • 12:54 @rbranly Thanks! I heard that the audio might have sucked, which is unfortunate. #
  • 12:57 .@jeff_foust is starting the panel discussion, "Why you should give a #$%@! about the Augustine Committee report". #sv09 #
  • 13:14 James Head from Raytheon on NEOs and ISRU: 6242 Near Earth Objects with well defined orbits. #sv09 #
  • 13:28 John Gedmark: Commercial Spaceflight Federation "started as a group therapy session for startup CEOs". #sv09 #
  • 13:49 D'oh. All of the questions for the panel have come from non-students, incl me. I should throw something at @pomerantz, it's easy to forget. #
  • 15:29 The astronaut (Kelly) married to the congresswoman (Giffords) likes the existing Constellation program. Sadly unsurprising. #sv09 #
  • 15:40 "I don't see us, in the astronaut office, ever flying on something like SpaceShipOne" (i.e. any suborbital rocket) -- Mark E. Kelly #sv09 #
  • 15:44 Geez,now he's denigrating welders. He's apparently never tried to find a good one, I've met way more astronauts than really skilled welders. #
  • 17:13 Finally met Richard Garriott, the first second generation space traveler, who paid to fly to the space station in 2008. #sv09 #
  • 17:47 At the Space Vision 2009 banquet dinner. Rediculoisly underdressed, as always. #sv09 #
  • 01:48 A quality party, and went an hour later than last night. Really not looking forward to getting up for the 9AM talk, but it'll be good. #sv09 #