David Knights' Weblog

January 14, 2019

Space round up

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:49 pm
Tags: , ,

NASA plans to smash a satellite into an asteroid as an asteroid diversion test.

 

Repeating radio signals from deep space discovered.

 

NASA is looking at launching an interstellar probe.

(post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

 

 

 

Advertisements

January 3, 2019

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:33 am
Tags: , , , ,

NASA has done a fly-by on an object far beyond the orbit of Pluto.  It is the farthest object that a man-made satellite has closely observed. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

November 27, 2018

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:10 am
Tags: , , , ,

Looks like the USA will be back in the manned crewed spaceflight business by next year. (Thank God!)  This was way too long in coming.

And, NASA just landed another probe on Mars.  Hopefully we will learn a lot and get men on Mars soon.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

November 21, 2018

X-59

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:00 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

This “sounds” interesting.

November 14, 2018

Neat find

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:41 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

Jim Bates sent me this link, in which NASA provides us with files for a lot of 3D printable models.  If these things are scaleable, and I don’t see why they wouldn’t be, then this opens up a bunch of opportunities for 72nd scale space modelers. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

October 22, 2018

More X-37 news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:06 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

The latest X-37B flight is about to exceed 400 days in space.  Followers of this blog know that I’ve got a particular fascination with the X-37B.  I suspect that one day we’ll learn all about what is going on and will be surprised.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

October 11, 2018

Space mishap

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:21 pm
Tags: , , , ,

Failure in the seconds stage of a Soyuz mission taking replacement crew to the space station.  All are OK, but just one more reason we need to be doing our own manned space flight. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 12, 2018

Another space success

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:22 pm
Tags: , , ,

SpaceX scores another launch success for the year.

July 19, 2018

Habitable moons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:17 am
Tags: , , , ,

Interesting article on looking for habitable planets among the moons of gas giants.  I am skeptical that a moon of a gas giant could be habitable given the extended period of darkness that would be the result of most orbits. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 31, 2018

Space Tycoons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:59 am
Tags: , , , , ,

A great editorial from Instapundit. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: