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  • Rocket Lab Electron launch fails

    07/04/2020 9:53:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Space News ^ | July 4, 2020 | by Jeff Foust —
    The Electron rocket lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 at Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand, at 5:19 p.m. Eastern. The launch was originally scheduled for July 3 but pushed back two days because of poor weather in the forecast, only for the company to move up the launch to July 4 based on a reassessment of the weather. The initial phases of the launch appeared to go as planned, although the vehicle’s passage through “max-q,” or maximum dynamic pressure, appeared to be rougher than what was seen in previous launches. Onboard video taken shortly before first-stage separation showed material...
  • NASA Mars Helicopter Will Be Red Planet’s ‘Wright Brothers Moment’

    06/23/2020 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | June 23, 2020 | Staff
    NASA is about to take to the air on another planet. As part of its next mission to Mars, leaving Earth this summer, the space agency will attempt to do something that has never been done before: fly a helicopter through the rarefied atmosphere of Mars. If it works, the small helicopter, named Ingenuity, will open a new way for future robotic explorers to get a bird’s-eye view of Mars and other worlds in the solar system. “This is very analogous to the Wright brothers moment, but on another planet,” said MiMi Aung, the project manager of the Mars helicopter...
  • Welcome to Tomorrow

    06/22/2020 2:08:09 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 106 replies
    email | 6/22/2020 | unknown
    1- Basic auto repair shops will disappear. Read on to know why. 2- A gas/diesel engine has 20,000 individual parts. An electrical motor has only 20 parts. Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are repaired only by dealers. It takes only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric motor. 3- Faulty electric motors are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair shop that repairs them with robots 4- Your electric motor malfunction light goes on, so you drive up to what looks like a car wash, and your car is towed through...
  • SpaceX Wants You to Try Getting Internet From Space with Starlink

    06/21/2020 7:02:42 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 58 replies
    Vice ^ | 06/18/20 | Vice
    I don't know how many people are interested in this, but I signed up to be a Beta Tester of Starlink. I'm not sure if I will get chosen but it would be fun to take part in, I think I would be a good Beta Tester, I have a computer engineering networking background.... Starlink, is a company started by Elon Musk that is attempting to create a space based internet service with hundreds if not thousands of LEO satellites... This Tuesday another rocket is scheduled to be launched that will carry 60 satellites into space. By this fall upwards...
  • Elon Musk Slams Media

    06/18/2020 10:09:41 PM PDT · by Hildy · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 18, 2020
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized the media in a series of Twitter posts he wrote on Wednesday. "The holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies who lay claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie, is why the public no longer respects them," Musk said. Musk added that he'd start a website that would evaluate "the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication."
  • Shuttle-flown solid rocket segments arrive in Florida for Artemis 1 SLS rocket

    06/16/2020 3:08:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | 16 June 2020 | Robert Z. Pearlman
    The steel cylinder, which will help form one of the two, five-segment motors to be mounted to the Artemis 1 SLS core stage, was among the hardware that was delivered by train to NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Friday (June 12). The segments' cross-country journey began seven days earlier at Northrop Grumman's facility in Promontory, Utah, where the hardware had been serviced and loaded with the solid propellant that will provide more than 75% of the initial thrust for the planned 2021 uncrewed launch. The segments' arrival on the Florida East Coast railroad marked the first delivery of the booster...
  • Astronauts: Falcon 9 rocket was 'totally different' ride than the space shuttle

    06/16/2020 7:23:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken piloted the first manned flight of the Falcon 9 on May 30. Each astronaut had previously been on on two space shuttle missions, and they spoke of their surprise at how comparatively smooth the SpaceX launch was. “From the time the engines lit, the first two-and-a-half minutes to staging was about like we expected, except you can never simulate the Gs, so as the Gs built you could certainly feel those,” Hurley told Spaceflight Now. “What I thought was really neat was how sensitive we were to the throttling of the Merlin engines. That was...
  • Space Exploration Is Back, And Asteroid Mining Is The Next Gold Rush

    06/13/2020 8:38:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 13, 2020 | Faith Battum
    By harnessing the innovation unleashed by the free enterprise system, private space enterprise is ready to explore the next untapped horizon: asteroids. We’re going to the moon. We’re going to Mars. And, before you know it, we’ll be going to the asteroid belt.Space is back, baby. It’s back in the news, back in our thoughts, and back in the culture. America, and the world, are better for it.Over the past few years, space exploration has returned to public consciousness in ways not since the first shuttle mission in 1981, or even since Americans landed men on the moon then brought...
  • Exclusive: Tesla's secret batteries aim to rework the math for electric cars and the grid

    06/08/2020 6:06:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 88 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 08 2020 | Norihiko Shirouzu, Paul Lienert
    Electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) plans to introduce a new low-cost, long-life battery in its Model 3 sedan in China later this year or early next that it expects will bring the cost of electric vehicles in line with gasoline models, and allow EV batteries to have second and third lives in the electric power grid. For months, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has been teasing investors, and rivals, with promises to reveal significant advances in battery technology during a “Battery Day” in late May. New, low-cost batteries designed to last for a million miles of use and enable...
  • Friday News Roundup: Musk Shames Bezos, Whitmer Shames Herself and de Blasio is Just a Giant Shame

    06/05/2020 5:25:19 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 15 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Elon Musk confronts Jeff Bezos: Bezos blinks. – Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter who has done yeoman’s work on Twitter exposing all the massive false information that has been spread about the Wuhan Virus by the government and the corrupt news media. His information has been quoted here many times over the past few months. Berenson has just published a new book exposing these merchants of disinformation, titled “Unreported Truths About COVID-19 and Lockdowns”: Early yesterday, Amazon blocked Berenson’s book from being marketed on its site, citing non-existent “standards” that it does not apply anywhere else....
  • The Magic of the Merlin

    06/04/2020 4:23:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American ^ | June 1, 2020 | Steve Feinstein
    The SpaceX Demo-2/Dragon spacecraft was successfully launched into space on Saturday May 30, 2020, marking the first-ever collaboration between NASA and a private entity, Elon Musk's SpaceX. The Falcon 9 booster was comprised of nine SpaceX Merlin rocket engines, which use RP-1 (refined petroleum) and liquid oxygen as propellants to develop the immense thrust necessary for a heavy space-bound launch vehicle. All the news reports were dutifully filled with superlatives regarding this unprecedented public-private joint venture, and it was indeed a very significant accomplishment. It's not often that the two normally-opposing spheres of industry come together in such a positive...
  • NASA’s Dragon riders capture the flag, nine years after it was left on the space station

    06/01/2020 5:35:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Geekwire ^ | 6/01/20 | Alan Boyle
    A day after arriving at the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken laid claim to a U.S. flag that symbolizes America’s capability to send people to orbit from U.S. soil. The handkerchief-sized flag, sealed in a plastic envelope, has been kept aboard the space station since 2011, when NASA’s final space shuttle crew left it behind before making their departure aboard Atlantis. It was displayed above the Harmony module’s hatch - and, for a time, stored in an equipment bag, nearly forgotten - with instructions that it was to be taken...
  • America’s Return To Space Proves The Success Of Privatization

    06/01/2020 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 1, 2020 | Jonah Gottschalk
    How an unprecedented strategy cut costs, shook up the status quo, and returned the US to the forefront of space exploration. On Saturday afternoon, the Florida thunderstorms broke just long enough for history to be made. After 10 years of slow and sometimes painful change, NASA finally took the historic step of taking an astronaut into orbit in a private spacecraft. While discussion of this remarkable event has been overshadowed by riots and lockdowns occurring across the US, the importance of this launch cannot be understated. It shows the success of an unprecedented policy of privatization, with immense, positive consequences...
  • VIDEO: Blue Danube Docking of SpaceX Crew Dragon With Space Station

    05/31/2020 12:51:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 31, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO There was very much of a "2001: A Space Odyssey" vibe when the SpaceX Crew Dragon docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Therefore it just had to be done. Setting that docking event to the tune of the Blue Danube. Welcome to "2020: A Space Odyssey." No Stanley Kubricks were harmed in the making of this video.
  • NASA Wants to Go Nuclear [power] on the Moon and Mars for Astronaut Settlement

    06/01/2020 8:55:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    scitechdaily ^ | May 31, 2020 | American Chemical Society
    With NASA planning its next human mission to the moon in 2024, researchers are looking for options to power settlements on the lunar surface. According to a new article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, nuclear fission reactors have emerged as top candidates to generate electricity in space. When it comes to powering an astronauts’ settlement, there are many factors to consider, writes correspondent Tien Nguyen in collaboration with ACS Central Science. The power source must be capable of being transported safely from Earth and of withstanding the harsh conditions of other worlds....
  • Russian space agency calls Trump's reaction to SpaceX launch "hysteria"

    06/01/2020 8:21:57 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 12 replies
    News Trust ^ | 5/31/2020 | Reuters
    MOSCOW, May 31 (Reuters) - Russia's space agency criticised U.S. President Donald Trump's "hysteria" about the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years, but also said on Sunday it was pleased there was now another way to travel into space. SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, on Saturday launched two Americans into orbit from Florida en route to the International Space Station (ISS), a landmark mission that ended Russia's monopoly on flights there. Trump, who observed the launch, said the United States had regained its place as the world's leader in space,...
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon chalks up picture-perfect space station docking marking end of NASA's reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft

    06/01/2020 8:10:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/01/2020 | William Harwood
    Nineteen hours after a spectacular Florida launch, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule caught up with the International Space Station early Sunday and glided in for a problem-free docking, bringing veteran astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the outpost in SpaceX's first piloted space flight. The historic mission marks a major milestone in NASA's push to end the agency's sole reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft for carrying astronauts to and from the lab complex, the first piloted launch to orbit by a privately owned and operated spacecraft since the dawn of the space age. "Welcome to Bob and Doug," NASA Administrator...
  • Now that Spacex has launched, if I were Boeing....

    05/30/2020 2:57:38 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 1, 2000? | United Air LInes
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  • Remarks by President Trump After Viewing SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Lauch

    05/31/2020 9:43:22 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies ^ | May 30, 2020 | President Donald J Trump and others
    Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral, Florida  3:25 P.M. EDT   Q    Mr. President, what did you think?  THE PRESIDENT:  It’s incredible — the technology, the power.  I’m so proud of the people at NASA — all the people that worked together, public and private.When you see a sight like that, it’s incredible.  The power of that machine and the danger — no matter how you figure.  When you — when you hear that sound, and you hear all of that — the roar — you can imagine how dangerous it is.  When you feel the shake — and we’re...
  • 'It's a go': Elon Musk blasts two astronauts into space in historic Spacex launch to the ISS bringing back manned spaceflight to America for the fist time in NINE years as Trump watches from pad

    05/30/2020 12:41:25 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 214 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 30 May 2020 | STACY LIBERATORE, LUKE ANDREWS and MARK DUELL
    • NASA and SpaceX have launched the Falcon 9 from Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station • Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley took off in Crew Dragon atop Falcon 9 at 3.22pm Eastern Time • This is the second attempt of Launch America - the initial launch was scrubbed Wed. due to poor weather • Crew Dragon will send Hurley and Behnken on a 19-hour ride to the International Space Station