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October 13, 2020

Blue Origin

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:35 pm
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SpaceX gets all the attention, but Blue Origin is doing some interesting things.  Keep and eye on them.  It is good to see multiple companies doing this stuff. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 30, 2020

Turn the moon shot over to Elon Musk

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:48 pm
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Story here. I suspect that SpaceX can get it done faster and cheaper. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 13, 2020

I don’t say this enough

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:53 pm
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God bless Elon Musk.  Man, if he didn’t exist, we’d be required to invent him. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

 

August 30, 2020

Elon Musk is a wizard

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:35 pm
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This is freaking amazing.  The did this 4 times with this same piece of equipment. ( post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who is enjoying the heck out of this.)

 

August 18, 2020

SpaceX Dragon

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:24 am
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Looks like the first full crew launch of the Dragon capsule will be in October due to a lot of other missions to the ISS in September.  Three NASA and one JAXA astronaut will be on board.  Can’t wait to see it. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

August 15, 2020

More Elon Musk goodness

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:14 am
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SpaceX Starlink project is super interesting.  If he can pull it off, having satellite based internet access anywhere in the world would be way cool. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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.)

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