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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)

May 3, 2022

Another way to make a rocket reusable

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:05 am
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Well done, Rocket Lab. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 2, 2022

We know what we got from the space program….

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 1:31 am
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Tang and freeze dried Ice Cream. I was amazed to learn of some of the things we got from WWII.

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)

December 15, 2021

More SpaceX success

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:32 am
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Time just made Elon Musk Man of the Year.  IMHO it is well deserved.  We wouldn’t be in space like we are if it wasn’t for him.  An example. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

December 14, 2021

This is cool

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:21 pm
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While I am generally wary of Chinese ambitions in space, I have to say that this is a cool example of cooperation and an indication of where we could go with a less oppressive Chinese government.

December 7, 2021

China is serious about space: Part 654321

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:28 pm
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Story here.  Note, there is no such thing in China as a “private company”.  ( Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

December 2, 2021

Well, this is good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:34 pm
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First orbital Starship test in January.

November 23, 2021

Interesting USAF developments

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:11 am
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Story here.  I wonder how much is already operational that we are not aware of?

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)

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