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September 23, 2021

China in space

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:43 am
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I told you so Latest evidence here.

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 13, 2021

SpaceX again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:59 am
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Frankly, it feels like I post about SpaceX once a week.  I probably do.  However, that is really due to the continued success the company has in driving the US space program forward. In the latest instance, SpaceX has been chosen by NASA to launch the components of the “lunar gateway”, a small space station to orbit around the moon.  The launches are scheduled for 2024. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger) 

December 18, 2020

Sell NASA to SpaceX

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:55 pm
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For a dollar.  Then give SpaceX 3/4 of the budget we give NASA each year.  The government saves money, and we get a competent space program. Story here

December 15, 2020

Chinese moon rocks

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:45 pm
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A Chinese probe is bringing back rocks from the far side of the moon.  It is a very impressive technical accomplishment.  The Chinese are serious about space.  Thank God Elon Musk is, because the rest of the US government seems oblivious. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would agree with every word)

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 30, 2020

Turn the moon shot over to Elon Musk

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:48 pm
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Story here. I suspect that SpaceX can get it done faster and cheaper. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 17, 2020

Smart move

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:56 pm
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This is a smart move by NASA. (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)

 

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