The omnibus 2000 page trillion dollar budget bill is dead

Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space cover

After being in print for twenty years, the Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space, covering everything that was learned on every single space mission in the 20th century, has finally gone out of print.

I presently have my last four hardback copies available for sale. The book sold new for about $90. To get your own autographed copy of this now rare collector's item, please send a $120 check (which includes shipping) payable to Robert Zimmerman to

Behind The Black, c/o Robert Zimmerman
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"Useful to space buffs and generalists, comprehensive but readable, Bob Zimmerman's Encyclopedia belongs front and center on everyone's bookshelf." -- Mike Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut


"The Chronological Encylopedia of Discoveries in Space is no passionless compendium of information. Robert Zimmerman's fact-filled reports, which cover virtually every spacecraft or probe to have ventured into the heavens, relate the scientific and technical adventure of space exploration enthusiastically and with authority." -- American Scientist

Amen! The omnibus 2000 page trillion dollar budget bill is dead.

This is only a start. The spending must come down, by a lot!

Note also that yes, Congress will still be forced to pass a continuing resolution, but that will freeze spending at last year’s level, rather than the gobs of additional spending including in the omnibus bill. Like I said, this is a start.



  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but this was in place of the House yearlong CR wasn’t it? So now are they going to make another CR that has to pass both the Senate and the House or are they going to just pass the House’s CR?

  • Kelly Starks

    The focus on a couple billion in Earmarks, in the face of trillions of wastefull programs really bugs me. Its like fighting about the quality of polish used on the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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