Tag Archives: Space

Jargon watch: Weapons of mass destruction

When most people talk about “weapons of mass destruction“, they’re thinking of nuclear weapons, or maybe chemical and biological weapons—not exploding underpants. But as this Tom Tomorrow cartoon suggests, accused “underwear bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction for attempting to destroy Northwest Airlines flight 253 by detonating […]

Bombing the moon?

While the title may seem alarming and somewhat dramatic, sadly it isn’t far from the truth. NASA’s mission to “bomb the moon” began in June. According to Scientific American, “the attack on the moon is not a declaration of war or act of wonton vandalism. Space scientists want to see if any water ice or vapour is […]

Obama scrapping missile shield for Czech, Poland

A tremendous victory for peace activists in Europe. Canada led the way by being the first country to say no to Bush’s “Star Wars” system in 2005. President Obama is slowly reversing the terrible decisions of the Bush years. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx-nLJSkJgA&feature=player_embedded Obama scrapping missile shield for Czech, Poland By KAREL JANICEK and WILLIAM J. KOLE The […]

Reaching for the stars through a cloud of debris

In a recent Toronto Star opinion piece Anthony Salloum, senior consultant to the Rideau Institute on International Affairs, calls on the Canadian Space Agency and Federal government to strategize a long-term plan with funding for Canada’s future in space. He raises concerns about Canada’s lagging role in regard to space exploration compared to other G-8 […]