AMAZING NEWS: 11/22/15 – “In this theater that I call my soul, I always play the starring role”

Jet Packs, telescopes, test pilots, asteroid mining and much more

SPECIAL INVESTIGATORY NOTE:

Bill Ellis is trying to track down the fate of a film made by Bill Dellenbeck at the first (1939) Worldcon in NYC.  Surviving family members have stated that the film might have survived to go to an antique dealer – or might have been kept by a family member.  ALL POINTS BULLETIN.  BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR 8MM OR 16MM FILM REELS.  Bill’s story here.

SPECIAL MISSING PERSONS NOTE

glen
(via Karen Davidson)

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS (See below for full text)

Planetary Resources Gets Go-Ahead From Congress

SOCIAL

Brianna Wu Featured in Feminist Coloring Book

Trans Vet’s T-Shirt Says It All (SFW)

CEO Backs Single Payer Health Care (guy who knows business says it can be done)

Calling Dr. Moreau, Doctor Fine, Doctor Larry:  Experimenting with Human Stem Cells

Why is Diversity so difficult?  (Via Radish Reviews)

Virgin Galactic Recruits First Female Test PIlot

When under terrorist attack, find a bookstore

Forced, Mandatory Anything is Bad News:  Binding Arbitration

SJW T-Shirt from Geeks Out

ENTERTAINMENT

JJ on waking up the Force

I want one, I want one, I want one!   Jetpack pilot tours New York

Monster Railgun (could mount a couple of these on the jetpack and play Kick Ass:  Anyone wanna volunteer to be  Hit Girl?)

Take a tour of Frank-n-Furter’s Castle with Richard O’Brien (via David Klaus)

A History of British Telefantasy (via Petrea Mitchell)

INDUSTRY

SFWA offers Kickstarter Roundup for Members (You go, Cat!)

Scalzi on the size of your book tour audience

Support District of Wonders Podcast(s)  (Yes, do it!)

New Space Exploration Anthology Announced

SCIENCE

For shame, Jupiter!  You made another planet go away!

UK’s oldest tree is changing sex (might need a T-shirt)

By the light of a billion, billion stars:  Megascope Goes Online

Animation of Plutos Moons

Exoplanet Weather Forecast:  Windy

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS

U.S. Congress Recognizes Asteroid Resource Property Rights

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Hi Steve,

This is history in the making.

We are happy to announce some exciting news from the Senate floor tonight –

The U. S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 has passed the Senate.

We will be watching closely as this legislation makes it way from Congress to the White House and is signed into law by the President.

The U. S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 recognizes rights of U.S. citizens to own asteroid resources they obtain as property, encourages commercial exploration, and allows companies to explore and recover resources from asteroids, free from harmful interference.

Read all the details here, and learn what this historic legislation means for Planetary Resources. 

Best,

Chris Lewicki
President & Chief Asteroid Miner

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