Sunday, October 14, 2012

Great Week for Space

Well, all us Trekkies can proudly aim your phasers high. First off, I think millions of folks worldwide probably caught Fearless Felix Baumgartner making history by pulling off the highest freefall, breaking the sound barrier as he entered the atmosphere, and highest balloon flight, amongst other achievements. I think there was a scene that had been cut out of "Star Trek: Generations"in which Captain Kirk actually tried a similar stunt.

Then, there was the discovery that 55 Cancri e, a planet 40 light-years away from Earth, may actually consist of 1/3 diamonds. Kinda gives us further incentive to get that starship built, although even at Warp 1, it would be an 80-year round trip. I think Scotty, Geordi and Trip need to boost the dilithium matrix a bit more.