I know I promised an article on SPEARED by the end of the month -- which would make it today, as the last Wednesday of the month. But my SPEARED colleagues -- Dr. Arlan Andrews and Mr. Thomas Ligon -- and I have been very busy writing an article on the concept for Analog magazine; we just submitted it, and we're waiting to hear if it has been accepted. Since Analog only takes material that hasn't been published before, I can't excerpt the article for this blog (not yet, anyway), and I haven't had time to write something different. I've been very busy since we turned it in, with friends visiting from out of town, Chattacon appearances, and an early-morning interview on one of the local CBS Radio Network affiliates.
It only just dawned on me about an hour ago that this was in fact Wednesday, blog day! For some reason, I had it in my head that I had another day to write the thing, and the time has gotten away from me.
So I will try to figure out how to write something about it for you, my readers, something that won't infringe on Analog's requirements, and I will post it sometime in the next few weeks. I'm quite excited about it, and I hope to save lives in future space endeavors. In the meantime, please forgive the lack of content today.