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August 3, 2020

Thank God!

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:24 am
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SpaceX has done it.  The US is now back in the manned spaceflight business.  Looks like the first regular flight to the ISS in the Dragon capsule will be in September and will have 3 NASA astronauts and 1 JAXA astronaut. No more paying the Russians $70 million a seat.  Next stop, the moon and Mars. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who I have not doubt is really, really happy.)

July 29, 2020

Coming home

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:21 pm
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Looks like the boys from SpaceX will be coming home on Saturday.  Yea! (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 23, 2020

More SpaceX goodness

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:07 am
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I noted yesterday that SpaceX had successfully caught both halves of the nose shroud for the first time.  Now we have video. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 22, 2020

SpaceX does it again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:34 pm
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Two new firsts.  Caught both halves of the nose shroud and turned around a booster in 51 days.  This Elon Musk guy is on to something. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger who I am sure is loving this.)

July 14, 2020

A Day in Space

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:46 am
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An online event celebrating spaceflight and space exploration.  I can guaranty that, were he still with us, Mike Nofsinger would be glued to his computer/TV watching this. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Scrubbed launch

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:41 am
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SpaceX scrubbed a scheduled launch.  It is the 3rd scrub for this launch which was supposed to take place at the end of June.  Frankly, SpaceX seems to have a good handle on the safety thing and I trust this mission will get off the ground soon. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 2, 2020

Space Force

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:30 am
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It appears that the US Space Force is more open to the use of reusable rockets to launch their sensitive payloads.  This makes sense given that SpaceX has proven the reliability of such items.  Hopefully this will lower the cost of our operations. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 1, 2020

Elon thinks big

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:41 pm
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Story here.  All I can say is I hope he hurries up. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 8, 2020

God bless Elon Musk

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:45 pm
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The man is a national treasure. Go, SpaceX. Go.

June 3, 2020

Elon Musk

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:08 pm
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Elon Musk may turn out to be the greatest American of his generation. (yes, he is South African by birth). He may end up contributing more to humanity than anyone since Norman Borlaug.

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