Another Entry in the Space Race

February 3rd, 2009

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In what will be an interesting wrinkle to international relations, it is reported (H/T, Scientific American’s 60 Second Science Blog) that Iran has launched a satellite.  For those who have missed space as a proxy for political battles, your wait is over.  What remains to be seen is whether or not American politicians will latch on to this, not to flog foreign policy concerns, but to try and re-whip a fury for more human space exploration.  With a nomination for a NASA Administrator apparently on a back burner, I see such efforts as tilting at windmills.

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