Several WordPress version upgrades later, and we’re finally up to date. Things look a little different, and are likely subject to change, but that’s the beauty of the upgrade – a lot more things become possible.
… to do a WordPress upgrade to Out of the Cradle that I’ve been putting off for – oh, coming up six years now In the meantime, things may look a little… strange… for a while. I’ll let you know when normal service is resumed.
Attention all readers – I have just been informed that my web host will be doing an upgrade on my server box. This will be Tuesday, December 9th at 11:00 pm MST, for, it is estimated, 1-2 hours. I’m happy to report that the website will be unavailable at that … Continue reading
Howdy everyone! There’s been a lot of work by Rob and myself going on behind the scenes here at OutoftheCradle.net in anticipation of a big announcement at the end of this month. Part of that has been a lot of updating and streamlining of the Lunar Library (LL). Here are … Continue reading
Image by Clifford Geary from ‘The REAL BOOK about Space Travel’ Attention all readers! Now that the Lunar Library is one year old, I’ve decided that it needs a logo for its first birthday present. Since your friendly Lunar Librarian is sorely lacking in the Art arts (but appreciates them … Continue reading
…and liftoff! Liftoff of the space website Out of the Cradle, on a mission to the outer reaches of the blogosphere! OotC has cleared the tower! Well, that was fun, if more than a little space-geek-y. But hey, thatâ€™s who I am; I get shivers down my spine every time … Continue reading
Just 24 hours to go.
Just two more days to go until the relaunch of Out of the Cradle. We’re nearly there. I don’t think I’m going to be sleeping much between now and then, but it’ll be worth it. Since it’s getting so close to the launch, I think it’s probably time to give … Continue reading
Everything remains GO for launch three days from now on January 15th. But, oh boy I’m beat putting all this together. More tomorrow.
Fueling is complete, all valves are closed, and the blog author is coming up to flight pressure Which is to say, he’s sitting here wondering: Why am I doing this? At an intellectual level, I think that humanity’s utilization of space is the next big step for civilization. There will … Continue reading
Only five days to go now to the launch. Still heaps of stuff to do to get ready, but it is happening. And deadlines focus the mind so. The Catch-22 of space access Yesterday I mentioned how the world faces a Catch-22 style problem with access to space. Simply put … Continue reading
All continues to go smoothly with the countdown toward the great OotC relaunch on Jan 15. I’m working hard behind the scenes, both to resurrect some old OotC features, and also to introduce some new ones. Stay tuned, or better yet, subscribe to the RSS feed. Still trying to answer … Continue reading
This is OotC Launch Control at T minus seven days and counting. Just one week remains until the re-launch of the world’s first Reusable-Launch-Website. Status is still GREEN across the board for an on-time Jan 15 liftoff. Website fueling and final checkout is currently under way. Launch Director Rob Wilson … Continue reading
All systems are GO at this time for OotC’s website relaunch on January the 15th. Lots of good stuff coming, so mark the date. While you are waiting, here’s some more thoughts: Made on Earth, from imported components Yesterday I talked about how space is immediately and personally important to … Continue reading
The clock is ticking down toward Out of the Cradle’s re-launch on the 15th of January 2007. For me, it really is like a rocket launch, because there are a lot of things to get ready, in preparation for the ‘big day’. … “CDR, NTD: You have a GO for … Continue reading
You’ve all heard of a Reusable Launch Vehicle, but how about a Reusable Launch Website? Well, I can think of a couple of possible meanings, and both of them are relevant: It could mean a website about reusable launch vehicles. Check. Out of the Cradle is certainly about RLVs, because … Continue reading
There was a slight hiccup with the introduction of comments in our site redesign – some idiot left the blog software configured to require registration before you could post a comment, despite the fact that we haven’t set up such a registration process. Never mind. Said idiot (alright, yes it … Continue reading
A warm OotC welcome to Regolith, a new addition to the space blogiverse. Regolith is covering interesting, quirky, and newsworthy topics about space exploration and astronomy. Check out: Some interesting writing on the instrument panel of the Gemini VII spacecraft. A summary of the new FAA regulations for commercial spacecraft.
…which has acquired another member this year. The distinction of ‘first post of the year’ went to our newest contributor, Ken Murphy. Ken has been writing some excellent book reviews over on the forums, and he has kindly agreed to post them, and possibly other timely commentary, here on the … Continue reading
We’ve been very busy behind the scenes at OotC this week: We have some very interesting interviews coming up, and we’re in the process of developing a new page layout, which should appear in the next week or so. We’re also in the process of preparing for our next live … Continue reading
A quick note to let you know that intrepid OotC reporter Mark Trulson will be dialled in to the Falcon-1 launch coverage press conference during Friday’s launch, and he’ll be live blogging the proceedings right here at Out of the Cradle. Mark’s been busy: we also have interviews with David … Continue reading
Observant OotC readers will have noticed that Mark has been holding the fort for the last week or so. I’ve been off doing day-job work in Australia. I’m back now though, and I thought that might be a good excuse for a Great Big List-O-Links Roundup: Leonard David at Space.com … Continue reading
Observant readers will have noticed that the last few posts were the work of a newcomer to the OotC blog – I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Mark Trulson, the newest member of the blogging staff here. Which brings us to a grand total staff count of two. … Continue reading
Well, I’ve decided that I’ll blog the news articles that most interest me, and simultaneously post them to the forums, and use that instead of the normal blog comments for feedback. So normal blogging is resumed, for space news, and the odd writing/SF piece or whatever interests me. Cheers, Rob.
Until a few days ago when I set up the forums, this blog was basically experimental. What that translates to is: I was using it to fiddle with the concept, rather than to blog as seriously as I might have. That further translates to: I was too busy/lazy/[insert reason here] … Continue reading