Tastes Like Chicken
Wednesday, February 05, 2003
_The Paracone Orbital Reentry Seat
That looks like one hell of a ride. Yes, it's pretty much just a very exposed seat you sit in and ride down to Earth from orbit.
One little detail: no parachute.
(and believe me--I am not making light of what happened. In fact, I intended to make the JPL my life's work, and the nakedness of the human element in this is what makes it so compelling.)
_The hardass approach to keeping DC's subways clean
Washington Post fluffster Bob Levey rides along with undercover Metro police charged with ticketing people who eat, drink or litter anywhere in the Metro system.
Go get 'em.