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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 10, 2020

The Moon

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:59 pm
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We might get back to the moon some day. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

August 18, 2020

Cool space news.. with a Louisville connection

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:18 pm
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Story here.  It is a shame that this will be a non-crewed vehicle as a crewed version would be really neat.  We are entering the heyday of private spaceflight, and that is a good thing. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

SpaceX Dragon

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:24 am
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Looks like the first full crew launch of the Dragon capsule will be in October due to a lot of other missions to the ISS in September.  Three NASA and one JAXA astronaut will be on board.  Can’t wait to see it. (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 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)

 

July 29, 2020

Coming home

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:21 pm
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Looks like the boys from SpaceX will be coming home on Saturday.  Yea! (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 23, 2020

More SpaceX goodness

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:07 am
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I noted yesterday that SpaceX had successfully caught both halves of the nose shroud for the first time.  Now we have video. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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 14, 2020

A Day in Space

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:46 am
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An online event celebrating spaceflight and space exploration.  I can guaranty that, were he still with us, Mike Nofsinger would be glued to his computer/TV watching this. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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