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July 8, 2020

Now this sounds interesting

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:34 pm
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Lightweight armor could have all sorts of interesting uses.

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.

June 2, 2020

Way cool

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:46 am
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This is way cool.  I know I’ve blogged about this technology before.  I think this type of technology will lead us more quickly to the use of robots in combat to avoid casualties.

May 28, 2020

Naval construction

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:56 pm
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An interesting perspective.  If the economy bounces back to pre-pandemic levels quickly, then a wave of retirements really will result in a shortage of skilled workers.  Given the pay and employment security, these should be highly sought after jobs.

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

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 6, 2020

Not sure what to think

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:45 am
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This is interesting, but seems more suited to Spec. Ops.  I am not sure a 72 man USMC unit is enough weight to accomplish a militarily worthwhile objective.  I wonder what the thinking is here.

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)

April 29, 2020

Faster, please*

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:37 am
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More good space news.  Please hurry. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

*(copyright Instapundit)

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