One of the nicest feelings in the world is reassurance.
If someone wraps their arms tightly around you and tells you everything's going to be all right, you breathe more easily.
So I am, of course, delighted that the US National Reconnaissance Office -- the agency in charge of America's spy satellites -- has sent up a new one to watch over our not-always-fair planet.
To create more good feelings, Friday's launch was even live-tweeted.
I experience a troubling frisson, though, when I look at the logo on the side of the rocket. It features an octopus … Read more