Next year has a couple of milestones for my wife and I.  25 years together, I turn 50 and I will be nice and not say for her.

So now with no budget, what can we do? 

We have talk of travel, but that is such a wide spectrum?




At A Glance:

Brand: Rocky Patel

Blend: Decade 10th Anniversary

Size: Torpedo (6.5” x 52/64)

A top-secret blend, with undisclosed filler and binder. All that’s really known about it is the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper.

It’s been so long since I actually typed up a review that I…

I have never done a review but rest assured this is one of my top 5 cigars.



     Meet SA-500D, the first Saturn V rocket. Wernher von Braun designed her as the dynamic test article for the program. She was assembled stage by stage inside the Dynamic Test Stand at NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, then subjected to lateral, longitudinal, and torsional vibrations equal of that of launch for a total of 450 hours.

     The first time I visited SA-500D in 1999, she was outside on the US Space and Rocket Center property. Her paint was faded and worn, having sat there since 1969. In 2005, full restoration began, and she was moved inside her new facility, the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Alabama. I’m happy to report that as of Sunday, July 27, 2014, she looks great. Viewing the newly restored rocket is magnitudes more impactful. The difference is incredible.


The Canadian Space Agency supports five studies on microsatellites


Saint-Hubert, Canada (SPX) May 02, 2014
image The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded five contracts to Canadian industry to perform feasibility studies on five potential future microsatellite missions. These proposed missions would address Canada’s domestic needs in security, health, forest fire surveillance, weather surveillance and water quality monitoring. As well, the missions would allow the Canadian space sector to advance
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I think this is absolutely great.