While Revolutionary Guard boats often harass passing vessels, the capture of the MV Maersk Tigris appears to be something new. Here’s my piece at Defense One.
I couldn’t be more excited about the new job; it’ll put me back in the thick of covering news, and will allow me to work with great folks, some of whom are former colleagues and others I know so far only by reputation.
But it’s a bittersweet moment as well. I joined Gannett Government Media back in 1997 when it was still Army Times Publishing Company. As a new Navy Times reporter, I learned about covering the military from a retired master chief journalist, who drilled into his charges the importance of serving readers who have chosen the path of military service. I went on to work for Defense News in 2001, later took over Armed Forces Journal (and C4ISR Journal and Training & Simulation Journal as well), and last year moved back to Defense News. At each step, I learned from colleagues and contributors who were generous with their time and thought, and I am grateful for all of their help and counsel.
Now it’s time for new lessons and new challenges. Farewell, Defense News, and hello, Defense One!
I’m more excited about the European Space Agency’s landing on Comet 67P than I expected. Here’s a bunch of links about it:
- ESA’s “Where is Rosetta?”: A great interactive animated portrayal of the spacecraft’s decade-long journey through the solar system.
- NYT’s “Landing on a Comet, 317 Million Miles From Home“: Good place to start, with photos, graphics, and description.
- The Atlantic’s “Rosetta’s Amazing 10-Year Space Journey“: 28 big pictures from the In Focus feature.
- NASA’s “CometQuest” game: Play this simple game to be reminded that getting photos from a comet is a lot more complicated than you even thought.
- ESA’s Rosetta album on Flickr: Photos going up as fast as they come in.
- XKCD’s live-cartoon of the Rosetta landing: Live-blogging? Psh. Geek uber-cartoonist Randall Munroe does it better.
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