(With apologies to Douglas Adams)
I have decided after some consideration to end this blog, which was started in November 2010. Since that time, I’ve seen the end of the shuttle program, a few unmanned launches, and the beginning of the future (the Commercial Resupply Program, and then some). The journey has been beyond amazing and exciting, and I’ve met many friends for life.
This blog sort of began as me joking around about many figures in human spaceflight history, and over the years began to take on a life of its own. In 2011, I started a group on Facebook called Space Hipsters, which has increasingly taken up a lot of my time (we began with one moderator and four members; we now have four moderators and over 2,100 members). In 2013, I began writing for AmericaSpace, where I am to this day. I’m very proud of the team we have at AS, and we continue to grow each day. (You all know who you are, and you know I love you!)
Between several blogs, groups, and writing commitments, the scope of my interest in spaceflight is bigger than ever, but to some degree has changed. I’m more interested in going deeper, and dedicating my time to specific topics. I’ll occasionally throw in some funny captions, but with time (and maturity, THANK GOD) things are different. For example, Space Hipsters started with me doing dumb captions to NASA public domain photos (basically, that’s what it was!). Now, it has become a diverse and vibrant community where people share current space news, and stories from the past (and future). This is not due at all to me, this is due to the moderators and members – they have made the community what it is. And I’d like to thank everyone for their wonderful contributions.
I do have a few other things up my sleeve that I’m excited about starting, and you all will see it. But at this time, I’m saying goodbye to this blog, and I’m no longer updating it. (No worries, previous posts will still be up, the domain isn’t going anywhere.) This may be “goodbye,” but I’m not going anywhere.
THIS SPACE AVAILABLE: 2010 – 2014
Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.
Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.