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November 14, 2022

X-37B OVT-6 is home

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:19 pm
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Regular readers of this blog know I am fascinated with the X-37B.  It has landed after 2 1/2 years in orbit.  Story here.  They are telling us more and more regarding what is being done on each mission, but the parts they aren’t telling us are the ones I find interesting. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would be fascinated by this.)

May 28, 2022

Belated congratulations

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:32 pm
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Forgot to congratulate Boeing on finally getting a successful (unmanned) flight of the the Starliner capsule. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 21, 2022

Elon making it look easy

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:34 pm
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Crew-4 ready to launch on Sunday not a few short weeks after the SpaceX/Axios private mission to the ISS.  Musk is making it look like he is running an airline. (Which is what he wants and what we need)(Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

February 10, 2022

SpaceX getting on with it

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:25 pm
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Go, Elon. Go.  Story here.

Meanwhile, NASA moving slowly, as usual.

February 8, 2022

Space news: It is the little things

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:40 am
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Glad to see NASA and SpaceX are paying attention to the little things.  It is paying attention to all the details, no matter how small, that make for successful spaceflight. (Sorry for the lack of posting.  A bout of mild Covid, followed by an ice storm,  put me behind in many things.) (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who I miss all the time)

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)

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