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March 4, 2021

China is serious

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:11 am
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Are we? Story here. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

February 26, 2021

Mars is hot

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:43 pm
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At least as far as scientific investigations are concerned.  NASA just landed its fifth rover on MarsChina is going to land their first sometime in the coming months. Even the UAE has sent a probe to Mars. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

February 20, 2021

Space 2021

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:22 am
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A really nice article analyzing China’s space ambitions as well as the competition from other regional powers. If you read between the lines there are some real opportunities for the US to engage in cooperation in this arena with other non-Chinese space agencies. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

February 18, 2021

Congratulations, NASA

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:38 pm
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I give NASA a fair amount of crap for their poor manned space flight record.  However, credit where credit is due, the landing of the Perseverance giving us two working rovers on Mars is amazing.  Good job, guys.

Another Mars landing

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:46 am
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Thursday February 18th, hopefully, we will land another rover on Mars. Story here. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger who would be glued to NASA TV.)

February 8, 2021

China is serious about space

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:02 pm
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Thank gosh Elon must is, because the US government doesn’t seem to be. China has a probe and lander approaching Mars. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

November 22, 2020

A nuclear moon

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:43 am
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Story here.  This makes perfect sense.  You’d never get enough solar power for large scale power generation.  Until we get fusion, a nuclear fission reactor is the only reasonable way to power large scale human development on the Moon and Mars.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

November 17, 2020

Elon Musk, garbage man?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:59 am
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SpaceX may use its future Starship to clean up orbital debris on its way back and forth to the Moon and Mars. Story here.  Is there anything Elon can’t do? (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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)

 

July 30, 2020

Another Mars probe

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:20 pm
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This one a sophisticated NASA effort. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

 

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