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  • SpaceX Inspiration4 launch live: The crew straps in, with 90 minutes to liftoff

    09/15/2021 3:52:20 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | SEP 15 2021
    SpaceX is aiming to launch the Inspiration4 mission on Wednesday evening from NASA’s facility in Florida. The mission is the first private crew launched to orbit by Elon Musk’s company, and the first time a crew were all nonprofessional astronauts. Inspiration4 includes commander Jared Isaacman, pilot Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux, and mission specialist Chris Sembroski. The multiday trip was paid for by Isaacman for an undisclosed amount, with the main goal of the spaceflight to raise $200 million for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. SpaceX is reusing a Falcon 9 rocket booster to launch Inspiration4, as it previously...
  • Giant Skulls Discovered: They Refuse to Believe the Truth Even When It Is Right in Front of Their Eyes

    06/29/2021 5:21:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies ^ | by Michael Snyder June 29, 2021
    Truth is often stranger than fiction, and some people will never accept the truth no matter how much evidence you show them. In this article, I am going to discuss two brand new discoveries that are radically shaking up how scientists view human history. Many of the experts are having a really tough time explaining these new discoveries, because they seem to directly contradict long established narratives that have been taught as “truth” to young students for decades. Unfortunately, we live at a time when narratives have become more important than facts, and scientific authorities have shown that they will...
  • Enter the Dragons

    05/10/2021 4:27:07 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    Declan Finn Blog ^ | 05/09/2021 | Declan Finn
    Why are the Dragon Awards a front in the culture war? Nerd culture is important. If you don’t believe me, look up “GamerGate“ sometime. While GG has been out of action for years (at least five years, IIRC) you’d think that it was a massive conspiracy theory on par with the Illuminati. It left a mark. You’d think the line was that “the Geek shall inherit the Earth.” In 2020, no one cared. That front was ignored entirely. The Leftist dirtbags who are interested in taking over every aspect of American life moved in. And while DragonCon is not a...
  • A SpaceX Dragon will make the 1st nighttime splashdown with astronauts in 53 years and you can watch it live

    05/01/2021 7:59:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | Tariq Malik
    SpaceX's Crew-1 Dragon spacecraft, called Resilience, is scheduled to undock from the space station at 8:35 p.m. EDT (0035 GMT) after delays due to bad weather at its splashdown site on Earth. The spacecraft will return NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi home after six months in space. You can watch SpaceX's Crew-1 Dragon undocking here and on the homepage, courtesy of NASA TV. NASA's livestream will begin at 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) and will continue until splashdown, which is scheduled for Sunday at 2:57 a.m. EDT (0657...
  • RIDING THE DRAGON: The Bidens' Chinese Secrets (Full Documentary)

    10/17/2020 3:40:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 4, 2020 | Youtube Channel: BlazeTV
    (h/t FReeper oldngray) RIDING THE DRAGON: The Bidens' Chinese Secrets (Full Documentary)    
  • Crew Demo-2 Splashdown (Livestream for early afternoon)

    08/02/2020 8:44:57 AM PDT · by Monty22002 · 174 replies
    Youtube/SpaceX ^ | 8/2/20 | SpaceX
    Youtube Livestream.
  • 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...
  • Remarks by President Trump During SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch Briefing | Merritt Island, FL

    05/27/2020 5:10:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | May 27, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Kennedy Space Center Merritt Island, Florida3:47 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  I just want to say this is a very exciting day for our country.  We have been at this long and hard for three and a half years.I want to thank Elon for — who’s been a friend of mine for a very long time, somebody I have great respect for.  But this is 24/7 for you.  You’re always thinking about this.  You’re thinking about other things, too; you have plenty to think about.  But this has been your baby.MR. MUSK:  This is the top...
  • Javelin

    01/28/2020 8:50:35 PM PST · by Rabin · 50 replies
    Military Today ^ | n/a | Staff
    Javelin is a US-made, man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile. It destroys bunkers, tank, trucks and low flying helicopters. When the gunner determines the target, coordinates are sent to the logic gob, which locks on the target. After launch and during flight the crew run like hell from the firing position. The missile is equipped with imaging infrared seeker to deliver an 8.4 kg tandem shaped charge. A precursor warhead detonates any ablative armor, then the primary warhead penetrates the base armor. Javelin is capable of destroying any main battle tank in the world today.
  • My Pocket Demon

    09/16/2019 5:01:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-16-19 | MOTUS
    I’m convinced we all have a little pocket dragon.Not a demon exactly, more like a wizard who’s sometimes quiet and subdued but always there watching, smoldering – capable of igniting at any provocation. Mine’s name is Tempus Fugit and lately he’s been quite active. I feel him breathing down my neck even when at rest.As a temporary appeasement Raj and I are going an a vacation “up north” this week so posts will be short. But when we return he will require some form of ongoing accommodation so expect something along the lines of more “open threads” and fewer post-posts....
  • SpaceX says Crew Dragon capsule exploded due to exotic titanium fire

    07/16/2019 6:00:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Teslarati ^ | 07/15/2019 | Eric Ralph
    ... Crew Dragon’s explosion was unrelated to the spacecraft’s propellant tanks, Draco maneuvering thrusters, or SuperDraco abort engines. Rather, the cause lies in a more exotic and unanticipated chemical/material interaction between a plumbing valve, liquid oxidizer, and a helium-based pressurization system. According to Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX is approximately 80% of the way through what is known as the fault tree, ….SpaceX executive was fairly confident that the results presented on July 15th would be representative of the final conclusion. The ultimate (likely) cause of Crew Dragon’s extremely energetic and destructive explosion centers around the spacecraft’s extensive SuperDraco/Draco plumbing and its...
  • New Zealand Girl Sends Prime Minister $5 'Bribe' To Fund Dragon Research

    05/14/2019 1:33:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | May 14, 2019 | Vanessa Romo
    Bazillions of adult Game of Thrones fans may currently be preoccupied with dragons, and the mother of dragons and that giant dragon-killing-dart machine — but one girl in New Zealand is trying to get serious about the real-life study of dragons. So much so that the 11-year-old recently tried to tempt Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern into launching a dragon research program, with a little bit of telekinesis studies on the side. Unfortunately, the prime minister could not be bought. She said it was a no-go.
  • Leonardo’s dragon (How did he draw a dinosaur so accurately?)

    05/09/2019 7:31:54 AM PDT · by fishtank · 79 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Published: 7 May 2019 (GMT+10) | Philip Robinson
    Leonardo’s dragon (How did he draw a dinosaur so accurately?) by Philip Robinson Published: 7 May 2019 (GMT+10) The month of May 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519). The polymath was well known for his contributions to science, history, engineering, architecture, drawing and especially painting, with his most famous painting being the Mona Lisa. For this anniversary the UK’s Royal Collection Trust is displaying some of its collection of Leonardo drawings in 12 different locations. One particular drawing is causing a stir.
  • SpaceX’s Unnerving Silence on an Explosive Incident

    04/30/2019 2:05:56 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 4/30/19 | MARINA KOREN
    (...) More than a week after the explosion, SpaceX remains silent about the incident. At this moment, even an “anomaly” in its test capsule should rattle the engineers, astronauts, and administrators invested in Dragon’s success. SpaceX was well on its way to launching American astronauts into space, a historic first in U.S. spaceflight history. (...) Barely two months ago, the same capsule was docked to the International Space Station, circling Earth. It arrived without people—this was only its first flight, after all—but plenty of fresh supplies, and the astronauts on the station opened the hatches and floated in. Several days...
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

    04/20/2019 8:48:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    According to Florida Today, large plumes of smoke were seen emanating from the area, indicating something had gone wrong. There were no injuries caused by the anomaly, which is now under control, according to officials with the 45th Space Wing based at the Air Force station. SpaceX plans to use its Crew Dragon capsule to ferry NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The capsule successfully flew for the first time in March. During the uncrewed mission, the spacecraft docked itself with the space station and then returned to Earth, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean. That first...
  • NASA, SpaceX Launch First Flight Test of Space System Designed for Crew

    03/03/2019 8:07:40 PM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | 02 Mar 2019 | Press Release
    For the first time in history, a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from American soil, is on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off at 2:49 a.m. EST Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “Today’s successful launch marks a new chapter in American excellence, getting us closer to once again flying American astronauts on American rockets from American soil,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “I proudly congratulate the SpaceX and NASA teams for this major milestone...
  • SpaceX’s New Crew Capsule Aces Space Station Docking

    03/03/2019 8:04:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    While SpaceX has sent plenty of cargo Dragons to the space station, crew Dragon is a different beast. It docked autonomously under the station astronauts’ watchful eyes, instead of relying on the station’s robot arm for berthing. The capsule’s nose cap was wide open like a dragon’s mouth, to expose the docking mechanism. Behnken said that’s the way it should work when he and Hurley are on board; they may push a button or two and will have the ability to intervene, if necessary. As part of Sunday’s shakedown, the station astronauts sent commands for the Dragon to retreat and...
  • Daryl Dragon, the ‘Captain’ of ’70s Duo Captain & Tennille, Dies at 76

    01/02/2019 3:04:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 122 replies
    Variety ^ | 01/02/2019
    Daryl Dragon, the hat-wearing musician familiar to 1970s music fans as half of the bestselling duo the Captain & Tennille, died Tuesday in Prescott, Arizona at age 76. Dragon’s ex-wife, Toni Tennille, “was with him as he took his last breath,” said Harlon Boll, a spokesperson for the singer. In a statement, Tennille said, “He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life when I was with him.” Dragon died of renal failure, according to Boll.
  • NASA Astronaut May Be Among Last to Launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome

    12/01/2018 10:25:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | November 30, 2018 05:44pm ET | Elizabeth Howell,
    Dec. 3, NASA astronaut Anne McClain is expected to take her first spaceflight aboard Soyuz, as every U.S. astronaut has done since 2011. But starting as early as next year, U.S. astronauts will climb on board commercial crew vehicles manufactured and launched from the United States. It's been a long journey for NASA, which has been pushing a crew program to completion... ever since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011.... Since then, NASA has had no way of flying astronauts into space from the United States. Instead, all space station astronauts have had to fly from remote Baikonur,...
  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy and NASA crewed launches will fund BFR development

    10/29/2018 11:38:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 105 replies
    New Big Future ^ | October 29, 2018 | Brian Wang
    If SpaceX gets lucky the BFR development costs could come in at the $2 billion low-end estimate. Elon Musk had estimated that it would cost $2 billion to 10 billion to develop. A few more critical successes over the next year will enable SpaceX to solidify the finances and funding for the BFR. The needed critical successes are the NASA crewed launch certification in mid-2019 and successful Falcon Heavy launches in 2019. SpaceX has pre-sold a moon orbit tourist flight to a Japanese billionaire. This was likely for $500 to $800 million. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy already has up to...