Belfiore, Boyle and Breed on Space Show this Week

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Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PST: Author Michael Belfiore will discuss his new book, “The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs.”

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PST: MSNBC science reporter Alan Boyle will discuss his new book, “The Case For Pluto: How A Little Planet Made A Big Difference.”

Friday, November 27, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PST : Paul Breed of Unreasonable Rockets.

Sunday, November 29, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PST. OPEN LINES. All topics are welcome. Host David Livingston will make comments regarding space solar power.

Big Announcement from XCOR Next Week

XCOR Aerospace will be holding a press conference in Beverly Hills, California on Wednesday, March 26, to announce what Rand Simberg of Transterrestrial Musings will be “a significant milestone” in commercial spaceflight. Simberg says he knows what the announcement will be but has an non-disclosure agreement with the Mojave, Calif.-based rocket company. His blog is buzzing with speculation on what XCOR will announce.

Meanwhile, author Michael Belfiore has this to report over at his blog:

“A mysterious project has been underway on the XCOR shop floor behind a black curtain for some time now, and the company has been incredibly successful lately, with contracts and money rolling in faster than ever before. In fact, XCOR made Inc. magazine’s list of 500 fastest growing companies in America last year.

Are we about to witness a new private spaceship unveiled?”