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January 11, 2022

Way to go ESA

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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It looks like the James Webb telescope launch last week will be in service much longer than expected thanks to the ESA’s Ariane 5’s efficiency. Story here.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

December 30, 2021

China is serious about the moon

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:42 pm
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And we should be too.  Story here. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

November 8, 2021

Congrats SpaceX

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:37 pm
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Crew-2 is back to Earth. Crew 3 is ready to go. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 30, 2021

Build more

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:16 am
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The more I read the more I am for selling NASA to SpaceX for a $1. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 13, 2021

ISS gets an upgrade

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:02 pm
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The ISS is getting a new Russian science module.  The interesting part to me is that instead of adding to the ISS, the old science module will be detached and de-orbited.(post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 2, 2021

There is no assurance of safety in space

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:54 am
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Space is an inherently dangerous place.  This was demonstrated in a small way by this story.  In addition, the story contains a nice summary of Canada’s space contributions.

April 23, 2021

Congrats again SpaceX

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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They did it again.  This time with a used booster and a used capsule.  SpaceX is making space a bunch cheaper. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who is up there somewhere, smiling.)

April 7, 2021

Asteroid mining

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:08 pm
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NASA is sending a probe to a rare metallic asteroid.  While they don’t say so, clearly this has implications for asteroid mining which may be the next big thing in space. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 5, 2021

A helicopter on Mars

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:06 am
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I give NASA a fair amount of crap on the blog.  Like most of government it is bloated an inefficient.  However, even bloated and inefficient government occasionally accomplishes something.  They’ve managed to put a helicopter on Mars.  It should fly next week. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 30, 2021

Asteroid mining

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:58 pm
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Looks like NASA is focused on this. That is good. (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves) (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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