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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)

January 17, 2018

Meteoroid crashes to earth in Michigan

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Well, it apparently broke up before impact, but it was way cool. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 15, 2018

NASA report

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:49 pm
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Read the NASA report on risk tolerances on upcoming manned missions.  I find it pretty depressing reading. NASA still seems to be prioritizing risk avoidance at the cost of progress. (H/T to Jeff Groves for the link) (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 9, 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:28 am
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The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is going to have its first launch and the end of January.  I just wish my friend Mike Nofsinger were around to see it.

January 5, 2018

Space 2018

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:18 am
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Some interesting predictions about happenings in space this year.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 25, 2017

US military developments

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:10 am
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A new spy satellite is launched.

The Army is developing counter-drone technology.  This is the first real air threat to US forces since WWII.

August 17, 2017

More X-37B news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:21 am
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Looks like we are going to have another X-37B mission.  Wonder how long it will last? (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 3, 2017

Japan looks to land a man on the moon

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:53 am
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This is interesting.  Looks like they aren’t planning to do it alone.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger.)

May 31, 2017

ICBM defense

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:33 am
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The technology appears to have finally caught up to the dream.

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