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September 13, 2020

I don’t say this enough

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:53 pm
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God bless Elon Musk.  Man, if he didn’t exist, we’d be required to invent him. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

 

August 30, 2020

Elon Musk is a wizard

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:35 pm
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This is freaking amazing.  The did this 4 times with this same piece of equipment. ( post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who is enjoying the heck out of this.)

 

August 15, 2020

More Elon Musk goodness

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:14 am
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SpaceX Starlink project is super interesting.  If he can pull it off, having satellite based internet access anywhere in the world would be way cool. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

August 3, 2020

Thank God!

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:24 am
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SpaceX has done it.  The US is now back in the manned spaceflight business.  Looks like the first regular flight to the ISS in the Dragon capsule will be in September and will have 3 NASA astronauts and 1 JAXA astronaut. No more paying the Russians $70 million a seat.  Next stop, the moon and Mars. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who I have not doubt is really, really happy.)

July 22, 2020

SpaceX does it again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:34 pm
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Two new firsts.  Caught both halves of the nose shroud and turned around a booster in 51 days.  This Elon Musk guy is on to something. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger who I am sure is loving this.)

July 1, 2020

Elon thinks big

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:41 pm
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Story here.  All I can say is I hope he hurries up. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 3, 2020

Elon Musk

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:08 pm
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Elon Musk may turn out to be the greatest American of his generation. (yes, he is South African by birth). He may end up contributing more to humanity than anyone since Norman Borlaug.

March 10, 2020

Elon Musk, mad genius

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:24 pm
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Story here.  Whatever else you say about Musk, he gets it. He understands what needs to be done and why it needs to be done now.

In addition, SpaceX just landed its 50th rocket booster.  They first did this in 2015.  Woo would have thought you could successfully pull this off, time and time again, to the point it becomes routine?

(post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 27, 2017

A big hole under L.A.

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:35 pm
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I wouldn’t put anything past Elon Musk.

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