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May 27, 2020

SpaceX launch scrubbed

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:46 pm
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Damn weather.  Next window for launch is Saturday afternoon. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who I am sure is frustrated right now.)

May 21, 2020

Commercial spaceflight

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:56 pm
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It has been a money saver and has let us develop faster than government programs alone. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 19, 2020

Thinking of you, Mike.

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:40 pm
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Mike Nofsinger would be excited by this.  I know he’ll be watching the launch.

Less than two weeks

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:04 am
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to the return of the US launched manned spaceflight. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 5, 2020

May 27th

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:55 am
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It looks like May 27th will be the end of NASA’s humiliating reliance on Russia for manned space travel. Thank the lord.  This day can not come soon enough. As other countries also move to using the SpaceX vehicle to get to the ISS, it will have the effect of further starving the Russian space program. Normally, I’d not be happy about a decline is space travel or exploration by any country, but the reality is Russia and China are our competitors in space in ways no other countries are.  We shouldn’t be financially supporting their space programs in any way. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

This is insane

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:28 am
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Story here.  With the amount of money NASA is wasting, Elon Musk could open Tesla factories on Mars.  This is important.  We need to get out into space and wasting time and money are both stupid things to do.

April 28, 2020

Now that is what I am talking about

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:34 pm
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This is what we should have been doing for the last 50 years.  Better late than never. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

A space sit-rep

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:39 am
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I;ve known of Jim Dunnigan since the early 1980s when he was a war game designer.  He has written several books including ones on war game design as well as the current military and political situations across the globe.  He has a wealth of knowledge, especially when it comes to all things military, and space.  Here is an excellent round up of the current situation, including the decline of Russian space operations, the rise of those in China and why every American owes Elon Musk a huge thank you.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 17, 2020

It is about time!

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:16 pm
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May 27th.  Hopefully on that date our national humiliation will end.  We never should have put ourselves in the position of outsourcing our manned spaceflight. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would be so happy to see this.)

April 8, 2020

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)

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