Orbital Skydives to Follow Inflatable Heatshield Success?

NASA has announced a successful live test of a prototype inflatable heat shield for re-entry to a planet’s atmosphere. The blow-up shield could have important implications for future missions to Mars — and also, perhaps, for the nascent field of orbital spacesuit skydiving.

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CIA Hired Blackwater To Help Assassinate Terrorists

The CIA in 2004 outsourced portions of a secret program to kidnap or assassinate terrorists to the controversial private security firm Blackwater USA, now called Xe Services, according to news...

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