Three important things from the news:
- The Washington Post has posted the full text of the DoJ memo suggesting how torture of detainees abroad “may be justified,” along with some related memoranda and transcripts of recent press conferences and senate hearings of interest. All very interesting reads.
- Next Monday, at 0630 PDT, the SpaceShipOne will attempt to become the first private manned spacecraft. It looks like it will probably work. (Knock on wood!) This is very possibly the coolest single thing on the planet at this time.
- And on a related note, on July 1st, the Cassini-Huygens probe is scheduled for orbit insertion around Saturn. Its route will take it straight through the rings, going through the F-G gap, then up close by the planet (snapping pictures all the time) and into an elliptical orbit. This is going to be extremely neat.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.