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June 17, 2021

Chinese space success

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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I noted here that the Chinese had launch their first manned space mission in 5 years. The three man crew successfully reached the Chinese space station module.  The race is on. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Space race

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:13 am
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The space race is on.  China just launched the first three astronauts to the first module of their space station.  They will spend the next few years constructing it.  China is serious and we need to be too. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 12, 2021

A private space mission

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:55 pm
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A December crew dragon mission will take a private space crew to the ISS.  The times we live in. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger who would be on the list for sure.)

June 3, 2021

Big, if true.

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:47 pm
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Elon Musk claims that SpaceX is cranking out a Raptor rocket engine every 48hrs.  If that is true it is an amazing production feat.  It is also what is required to get to the level of spaceflight that the US needs. (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.

May 20, 2021

Commies land on Mars

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:43 am
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Commies land on Mars. (h/t to Jeff Groves)

May 17, 2021

Catching up

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:45 pm
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While I was away from the blog, a lot happened in the space arena.    One of the important things that happened is that SpaceX flew Starship SN15 and stuck the landing.   This is important, because once SpaceX succeeds once in doing something like this, they usually show pretty quickly that they can do it every time.  This leads pretty quickly to the idea that SpaceX will take the Starship into space in the very near future.  Stay Tuned.

April 30, 2021

More UFOs

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:32 pm
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More on the impending release of the government UFO report. (post just for Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

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 15, 2021

Blue Origin

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:01 pm
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Another successful test for Blue Origin.  They are planning the first sub-orbital spaceflights for tourists this year. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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