NASA Galactica: The Plan

No. 6 with two old model Cylons.

“The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan.”

— Battlestar Galactic

by Douglas Messier
Managing Editor

Watching the re-imagined “Battlestar Galactic,” I was never quite sure exactly what the Cylons’ plan was beyond the whole exterminate all humans with nukes thing. In an apparent nod to this lack of clarity, the producers created a two-hour TV movie called, “Battlestar Galactic: The Plan,” to explain it all.

NASA has suffered from a similar lack of clarity over the past week. At a National Space Council meeting last Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence announced it was the Trump Administration’s policy to land astronauts on the south pole of the moon by the presidential election year of 2024 — four years ahead of the current schedule.

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Webb Gets $21 Million for Upgrades to Mid-Atlantic Spaceport

Jack Kennedy is reporting that U.S. Senator Jim Webb has obtained $21 million in additional federal funding for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia. The funding will go for launch facility and infrastructure improvements. Orbital Sciences Corporation plans to launch its Taurus II rocket to resupply the International Space Station from the spaceport.

The federal money comes on top of millions of dollars that Virginia is investing into the seaside space facility. The General Assembly recently approved $10 million for improvements to the spaceport. This expenditure is in addition to $16 million that Virginia has spent improving the facility over the past two years.