Off to the SSI conference…

About to head for the airport to travel to the Space Studies Institute’s Space Manufacturing 14 conference this weekend at NASA Ames. Will be back on line later today. Here are some items of interest from a scan of the space web-o-sphere this morning:

/– Jeff Foust comments on the threats to an extra Shuttle flight from an austerity budget next year: Is the additional shuttle mission in jeopardy? – Space Politics

/– Space Prizes blog collects more space contest related links: Roundup: LaserMotive Record, GLXP Updates, Planetary Defense, Boston Moon Ball, More

/– Lots of earth sized planets in the Milky Way: Other Earths? A new estimate raises the odds of finding them. – CSMonitor.com

URL: http://hobbyspace.com/nucleus/?itemid=24706

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