David Knights' Weblog

May 7, 2018

Space: Safety vs Innovation

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:32 pm
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An interesting article on how NASA has become risk adverse and how SpaceX is pushing the envelope. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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May 4, 2018

More SpaceX news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:01 pm
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I continue to be amazed by the success of SpaceX.  I am happy enough that I am ALMOST willing to forgive Musk for all the corporate welfare his companies get. (This post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 25, 2018

The Space Corps

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:06 am
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The beginnings of a new space race?  Personally, I think a Space Corps is inevitable.

April 4, 2018

Low noise supersonic aircraft

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:05 pm
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NASA has hired Lockheed Martin to develop a test aircraft to try and create a low sonic boom supersonic aircraft.  It is an interesting idea.  I just wonder if there is enough practical use for such an aircraft. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 1, 2018

Space modeling

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:33 am
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I need to add this to my space model collection.  It is one of the most iconic spacecraft in history.

March 30, 2018

Chinese space junk

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:58 pm
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The first Chinese space station is crashing back to earth.  Here is some advice if you find a piece of it.  Good luck. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 14, 2018

OK, this is weird

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:32 pm
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Your DNA is changed by long-term space travel.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 9, 2018

Space command

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:13 am
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The USAF is reemphasizing the military theatre of space operation.  Clearly if the balloon goes up, space will be a decisive area of operations and it looks like the USAF is coming to realize it.  Story here.

February 6, 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:46 pm
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Watched this live.  It was amazing.  Only thing I could think of was how I wished I could talk with Mike Nofsinger about it.  He’d have been jazzed.

January 24, 2018

The next step in manned space exploration

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:34 pm
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It looks like a space station orbiting the moon is the next step.  Story here.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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