You can pay a $199 reservation fee now and at shipping time you’ll only pay an additional $399. According to Neptune that’s a savings of $200 which suggest the full price for the Neptune Duo is $798. The Neptune Duo is expected to start shipping by the end of the year.
In reviewing Mr. Laporte’s career since he became a senior manager at National Defence in 1996, I see a variety of public service, though no direct space experience. He does have a computer science background.
I also see he has spent no more than three years at one position since he started public service. Hopefully his management experience will help guide the Canadian Space Agency in a positive way. The agency is in the midst of yet another transformation, albeit one the public isn’t privy to. And in a positive development, it only took the government four months this time to find someone.
I appeared on CTV News Channel January 6th and 10th to discuss the aborted SpaceX launch on January 6th and the subsequent successful on January 10th. A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched to the International Space Station on a cargo resupply mission but failed on its first first attempt to land the Falcon 9 rocket first stage on the SpaceX Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship off the coast of Florida. The first stage ran out of hydraulic fluid shortly before reaching the ship and crashed on the edge of it.
I appeared on CTV News Channel on December 5th, 2014 to discuss NASA’s launch of the Orion spacecraft, its next-generation exploration spacecraft. Orion complete its first test flight today.