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March 4, 2021

China is serious

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:11 am
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Are we? Story here. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 3, 2021

SpaceX does it again…again.

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:38 pm
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I know I have said it before, but thank God for SpaceX and Elon Musk.  Single-handedly they are driving us back into space. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

February 26, 2021

Mars is hot

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:43 pm
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At least as far as scientific investigations are concerned.  NASA just landed its fifth rover on MarsChina is going to land their first sometime in the coming months. Even the UAE has sent a probe to Mars. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

February 24, 2021

Starlink

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:28 pm
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SpaceX has launched another 60 Starlink satellites.  The plan is to provide worldwide satellite broadband access.  Apparently, you can already sign up to beta test the service.  It is reportedly pretty good.   In a rare miss, the booster failed to land on the recovery ship.  That booster had already flown 6 previous times.  Amazing.

February 20, 2021

Space 2021

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:22 am
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A really nice article analyzing China’s space ambitions as well as the competition from other regional powers. If you read between the lines there are some real opportunities for the US to engage in cooperation in this arena with other non-Chinese space agencies. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Space Tourists

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:12 am
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Virgin Galactic, one of the companies competing to start a space tourism business have revealed the uniform for their “astronauts”. Story here.

February 18, 2021

Congratulations, NASA

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:38 pm
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I give NASA a fair amount of crap for their poor manned space flight record.  However, credit where credit is due, the landing of the Perseverance giving us two working rovers on Mars is amazing.  Good job, guys.

February 13, 2021

SpaceX again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:59 am
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Frankly, it feels like I post about SpaceX once a week.  I probably do.  However, that is really due to the continued success the company has in driving the US space program forward. In the latest instance, SpaceX has been chosen by NASA to launch the components of the “lunar gateway”, a small space station to orbit around the moon.  The launches are scheduled for 2024. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger) 

February 8, 2021

China is serious about space

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:02 pm
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Thank gosh Elon must is, because the US government doesn’t seem to be. China has a probe and lander approaching Mars. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

February 5, 2021

Can’t say I am sad about this

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:17 am
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Normally, I am rooting for all space exploration attempts.  However, I can’t say I am sad about this.

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