By the time you read this it'll probably be New Year's somewhere in the world, so...Happy New Year! And as Mar suggests, have fun (I'm sure he meant that) and don't do anything too stupid...or you could say burn your house down like my neighbors did this morning:
Yikes! Fortunately all eight people in the house made it out, although seven had to be rescued from the roof, and one old granny got banged up pretty bad. Here's a local news article on it. I'd woken up at 5:30 am to find a fire truck right outside my window lighting my apartment up in festive flashing red light, and the entire block covered with emergency vehicles, but couldn't see the fire since it was on my side of the street, a ways down, and also my window was frozen shut, but here's what it looked like when I went out at 9:30 and found it still smoking.
So hm well that was exciting, but yes have fun but maybe stop short of burning the house down!
A couple top lists of space! 11 Things Americans Will Be Doing in Space in 2011 includes things like sending a larger rover to Mars, getting a(nother) probe to a comet, retiring the shuttle fleet, and sending probes to an asteroid, Jupiter, and the Moon. Lots of stuff!
The Top 10 Fantasy Spaceships Headed for Reality shows a bunch of commercial space vehicles being prepped for the near future, including one by a company founded by game programming legend John Carmack, and one being made just south of me here in Seattle, in the oft-maligned little town of Kent, WA. Kind of interesting to see the designs, although only the Carmack-company one is really out there.
The next page of my weekend fantasy comic will hit on Sunday--next year! You can catch up with last week's page by clicking this handy little tidbit of it: