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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.)

August 10, 2022


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:29 pm
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Just within the last day, this and this happened and barely made any news.  Space launches are becoming very common, which is both good news and bad news. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

August 8, 2022

Way to go South Korea

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:35 am
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And way to go SpaceX. Another country headed to the moon. The more countries that do this the better off we are as a species. Story here. (post in honor of Mike Nofsinger)

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)

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