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January 21, 2020

Well, this is happy news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:35 am
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It is stories like this that keep me saying that we need to get the heck off this rock asap.  We walked on the moon in 1969 and then proceeded to take a 50 year vacation that we can’t afford.  Luckily it appears that 2020 will mark the US return to manned space flight.  About damn time.

January 9, 2020

We’ve got to get off of this rock

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:39 am
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As regular readers know, spaceflight and exploration is one of the areas where I frequently link to news stories.  I am adamant that we need to get the US back into manned spaceflight and we need to get humanity out into the solar system.  It is stories like this that are one of the reasons why.  Sooner or later we are going to get smacked hard.  It would be better if we weren’t all in one place when that happens. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

December 6, 2019

JAXA doesn’t get enough credit

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:50 pm
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JAXA (The Japanese Space Agency) doesn’t get enough credit.  They have been doing some great space exploration.  See the latest here.

Speaking of asteroids, NASA has been doing some fine work as well.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

October 4, 2019


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:20 am
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The Japanese space agency (JAXA), the equivalent of NASA has been doing some amazing science in regard to asteroids.  While they do participate in unmanned cargo resupply missions to the ISS, they do not maintain any manned spaceflight capabilities of their own (well, neither does NASA really).  Frankly, I’d love to see a collaboration between NASA and JAXA on manned spaceflight matters. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

August 15, 2019

Sooner rather than later

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:45 pm
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we are going to get whacked from out space, and I just hope it isn’t a big one.

February 5, 2016

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:31 pm
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Russia is working on a manned lunar lander.

A small asteroid may pass very, very close to earth.

(Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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