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Fantastic Fiction at KGB
SpaceX Awarded Launch
100 Great Stories by Women SF Writers (yes, some of them are great and all of the authors are women! I mean, all of the women authors are great and so are some of their stories! Wait…Oh Bother! Just check out this list of wonderful SF by women)
Spartacus, Issue #1, July 2013 – Guy H. Lillian III
6 pages, Xeroxed. Commentary on gays and fandom, Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman, the Oscars, sexual harassment.
Shades of Norwegian Blue: “He’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He’s expired and gone to meet his maker!
He’s a stiff! Bereft of life, He rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed him to the perch He’d be pushing up the daisies! This is an Ex-Parrot!”
“He’s just restin.” (Apologies to Monty Python for the slight re-wording of their sketch.)
Ten Reasons to Love It. (Video)
NEWSLETTERS & PRESS RELEASES
SpaceX is Awarded Launch of German Radar Reconnaissance Satellite System
Falcon 9 rockets will deliver three-satellite SARah Constellation that will serve German Ministry of Defense
Hawthorne, CA – Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will provide the launch services for Germany’s second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system. The satellites, provided by OHB System AG and Astrium GmbH, will replace the current constellation and will be delivered to orbit by two Falcon 9 rockets in 2018 and 2019.
“SpaceX looks forward to working with OHB and Astrium, and we appreciate their confidence in SpaceX to reliably deliver these satellites to orbit,” said Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President and COO. “These missions are very meaningful for SpaceX as the first contracted for a European government.”
OHB will build two passive-antenna synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites, and Astrium GmbH will build a larger, phased-array-antenna satellite under contract for OHB. The three-satellite constellation will replace the current OHB-built five-satellite SAR-Lupe constellation.
SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Today, SpaceX is advancing the boundaries of space technology through its Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX is a private company owned by management and employees, with minority investments from Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Valor Equity Partners. The company has more than 3,000 employees in California, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Florida. For more information, visit www.spacex.com.