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April 8, 2020

This is obviously fake

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:58 am
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Story here.

Why is NASA so slow?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:37 am
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By the time they get to the moon, Elon Musk will be building factories up there. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 7, 2020

SpaceX Starship users guide

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:51 pm
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Story here.  Whatever you think, Elon Musk is certainly ambitious, and that is required to get our morbid space program moving forward again. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Another close call

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:25 am
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Story here.  We need to be more vigilant. ( post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

An interstellar comet breaks apart

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:26 am
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Story here.  Each little bit we observe will teach us more about what is out there. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 1, 2020

This is good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:35 am
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I feared that after Paul Allen’s death, that Stratolaunch would die quickly. They seem to have found a new lease on life. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 28, 2020

Go SpaceX, Go

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:31 am
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Mars or bust. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 24, 2020

Interesting

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:45 am
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The second known interstellar object to pass thru our solar system may be breaking up on its outward journey. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 19, 2020

Percussive maintenance

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:18 pm
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As a last resort, NASA engineers used percussive maintenance to fix their Mars lander.  That is the kind of can do spirit we saw from NASA in the old days. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would have loved this story so much.)

March 18, 2020

WTF, NASA?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:23 pm
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How in God’s name has NASA forgotten how to do something it was able to do in 1969?  This is freaking embarrassing. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who is probably rolling over in his grave.)

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