David Knights' Weblog

February 18, 2021

Another Mars landing

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:46 am
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Thursday February 18th, hopefully, we will land another rover on Mars. Story here. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger who would be glued to NASA TV.)

February 16, 2021

This is unreal

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:38 am
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This is unreal.  The technology is just amazing.

February 8, 2021

XP-47H

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 1:28 am
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I love the XP-47H.  Probably my favorite aircraft that never made it into production.  Scrolling through YouTube. I came across this.

December 30, 2020

A long shot

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:33 pm
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The US Army just achieved a pretty amazing milestone.  An PGM artillery shot from 43 miles away.  It seems as if our military is pulling further and further ahead technologically.  Now, if we can just keep China from stealing all of it.

November 30, 2020

Way cool lasers

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:29 pm
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Looks like Lasers will be coming to a battlefield sooner rather than later.  Here is why.

November 11, 2020

US Navy to get new boomers

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:08 pm
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The USN is going to get new SSBNs, with contracts just signed for the first two subs.  Story here. (Hey Inch, want to place a bet on when the first one is actually delivered?)

October 14, 2020

Good for them

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:36 am
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The US government is going to sell three new weapons systems to Taiwan. Good.  The US needs to be firm in its commitment to Taiwan, especially in light of China’s broken promises regarding Hong Kong.

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 17, 2020

Smart move

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:56 pm
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This is a smart move by NASA. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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