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  • SpaceX launches world’s most powerful rocket…

    11/02/2022 6:52:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Citizen's Free Press ^ | Posted by Kane on November 1, 2022 10:31 am
    Falcon Heavy’s side boosters have landed – marking the 150th and 151st recovery of orbital class rockets VIDEO AT LINK........... Update — Successful landing.
  • SpaceX announces launch date of Falcon Heavy rocket [Tuesday, Nov. 1]

    10/30/2022 8:34:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    WFLA ^ | Dylan Abad
    The Falcon Heavy is now scheduled to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday to deliver two spacecraft payloads into geosynchronous orbit. According to launch details posted on the Kennedy Space Center’s website, the Falcon Heavy rocket aims to deploy the TETRA 1 microsatellite into orbit, along with the USSF-44 mission for the U.S. Space Force. Following ignition, the Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters will land on landing zone 1 and landing zone 2 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station while the core stage will be expended. The spaceflight was initially rumored to take place on Monday, Oct. 31...
  • NASA won't cancel Psyche asteroid mission, targets October 2023 launch

    10/29/2022 6:59:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    The Psyche spacecraft was supposed to launch toward its namesake, a bizarre metallic space rock in the main asteroid belt, between August and October of this year. But issues with Psyche's flight software made it impossible to hit that window... Psyche will still launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as previously planned. 2022 liftoff would have delivered Psyche to its asteroid target in early 2026. But a 2023 launch requires a different trajectory, pushing the arrival back to August 2029... NASA's Janus smallsat mission, which is designed to study two separate binary...

    02/10/2021 8:10:34 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 30 replies
    Futurism ^ | February 10 2020 | VICTOR TANGERMANN
    SPACEX WILL LAUNCH THE PART OF THE STATION WHERE THE ASTRONAUTS WILL ACTUALLY LIVE. NASA Lunar Gateway NASA has chosen SpaceX to launch the first parts of the Lunar Gateway, a crewed outpost about a tenth the size of the International Space Station. The plan is for it to orbit the Moon — where it will be a stepping stone for future Artemis missions to the lunar surface. A SpaceX Falcon Heavy, a reusable heavy-lift rocket that has only launched three times since 2018, will carry NASA’s Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) and Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) from launch...
  • SpaceX Commercial Crew-1 Launch Live Sunday November 15 7:27PM EST

    11/15/2020 2:06:41 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 59 replies
    NASA SpaceX ^ | 15 November 2020 | NASA SpaceX
    NASA's SpaceX astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi arrived at KSC historic launchpad 39-A, and boarded the launch vehicle. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission will be the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station. The launch may be viewed via link above, or streaming via SpaceX Launches, and via Roku NASA channel.
  • SpaceX set to launch first fully-crewed ISS mission Saturday

    11/10/2020 8:38:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | 10 November 2020 | Rafi Letzter
    Elon Musk's company has launched two people into space to date: NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, who rode to the International Space Station May 30 aboard a Crew Dragon capsule mounted on a Falcon 9 rocket. That test flight, termed DEMO-2, marked the first-ever commercial crewed launch, and the first launch from American soil since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. But it was a test flight, with just two astronauts aboard, lasting just 64 days with most of that time in zero-gravity spent on the International Space Station (ISS). On Nov. 14, if all...
  • 5 Big Questions Over SpaceX Declaring Martian Independence

    10/31/2020 10:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 31, 2020 | Jonah Gottschalk
    From communists on Mars to 'The Expanse' in real life, the questions about the future of Musk's Mars are huge. Here's what you need to know. Martian 1776 has arrived, according to SpaceX. In a set of recently released documents, the company announced it has no intention of following laws from any government on Earth once it reaches Mars.“For services provided on Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship or other colonization spacecraft, the parties recognize Mars as a free planet and that no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities,” the document reads, which was included...
  • Starlink Internet From Space: Faster Than 95% Of USA

    11/01/2020 11:02:50 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/01/20 | John Koetsier
    Could rural Montana be the next Silicon Valley? Check internet speed off your list of reasons why not.Even though Elon Musk’s SpaceX says its expanded “Better Than Nothing” test is still a beta version of Starlink’s eventual capabilities, at least one early Starlink internet service customer says he is getting better than expected speed. Starlink says it should give you between “50 and 150 MB/s with 20-40 milliseconds of latency.” Starlink customer “FourthEchelon19” is getting 161 megabits/second download and 23 megabits/second upload speed.In rural Montana.That’s good enough to stream 4K YouTube videos with zero buffering. And it’s making people with hard-wired “high-speed”...
  • Washington emergency responders first to use SpaceX’s Starlink internet in the field: ‘It’s amazing’

    10/01/2020 7:02:47 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/29/20 | CNBC
    This is the first practical field deployment that I've heard about. Washington Emergency Management who is responding to the wildfires out west has deployed 7 Starlink Terminals remotely to provide internet and communication capabilities to help their response to the fires. The reviews so far a fantastic.....
  • SpaceX’s Starlink satellites could make US Army navigation hard to jam

    09/29/2020 9:12:00 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 37 replies
    As someone who has posted multiple times about Starlink, I'm not sure how I feel about this, especially if it alters the purpose of Starlink. OTOH, if Starlink makes for a better more secure GPS system for our military then I would be more inclined to go for it.... Evidently The US Army has been in discussion with Starlink about using their constellation of satellites for GPS purposes that would make it much harder to jam..
  • Spacex docking with space station - live

    11/16/2020 6:31:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Spacex ^ | 11/16/20
    About 26 minutes away, I think.
  • Inmarsat vs Starlink Antennas

    11/01/2020 6:17:56 AM PST · by tbw2 · 26 replies
    Turbofuture ^ | Sep 22, 2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    Inmarsat is a satellite communication system that is likely to become obsolete once Elon Musk’s Starlink system is up and running. The differences go well beyond age and branding. Let’s learn more about the differences between the Starlink and Inmarsat antennas.
  • Elon Musk Tests Positive, Negative, Positive, Negative All in One Day, But MSNBC Producer Doesn't Think He Should Have Told You

    11/13/2020 7:08:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/13/2020 | Nick Arama
    Elon Musk raised a rather important question on Twitter, saying he’d been tested four times for the Wuhan coronavirus. What mystified him was that two times it came back positive and two times it came back negative. Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 13, 2020 This of course raises a lot of questions. Why? And how is that possible? What’s going on when you get results like that? Is...
  • Elon Musk knocks 'extremely bogus' COVID-19 test after taking four tests in one day

    11/13/2020 6:40:38 AM PST · by 100%FEDUP · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/20 | Jordan Williams
    “Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive,” Musk said on Twitter. “Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD.”
  • ‘This is simple and just works’: Elon Musk’s ‘hyperloop’ project revealed as a car in a tunnel

    10/23/2020 1:38:28 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 33 replies ^ | MAY 28, 20198:15AM | Frank Chung
    Elon Musk has been widely mocked after revealing the final version of his much-hyped underground transportation project. The Tesla and SpaceX founder’s Boring Company has been building a prototype tunnel system under Los Angeles since 2016 in a bid to relieve traffic congestion. It had been linked to the billionaire’s futuristic “hyperloop” concept of pods suspended on magnets travelling hundreds of kilometres an hour through vacuum tubes. While The Boring Company’s test tunnel did not feature an air vacuum, it promised to create a new kind of private, public and commercial transport system using special vehicles propelled on electric skates....
  • Elon Musk on Lockdowns: ‘Sweden Was Right’

    10/17/2020 8:03:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | October 15, 2020 | Jon Miltimore
    Instead of rebuking Sweden and states such as South Dakota who exposed the failure of lockdowns, we should be thanking them. ... Sweden’s decision to take a “lighter touch” to the coronavirus pandemic—foregoing strict lockdowns and relying primarily on social responsibility to encourage social distancing—has made it a lighting rod for criticism. Many commentators claimed Sweden was behaving recklessly and selfishly by refusing to enforce an economic lockdown ... Though its per capita death rate remained well below European neighbors such as the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Spain—each of which enforced strict lockdowns—Sweden became, as one CBS report claimed, “an...
  • Elon Musk says he won’t take coronavirus vaccine, calls Bill Gates a ‘knucklehead’

    09/30/2020 3:42:26 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29 Sept 2020 | Ben Cost
    “I’m not at risk, neither are my kids,” Musk told host Kara Swisher about the rationale behind his decision. ...During the bizarre exchange, the Tesla CEO decried the nationwide lockdown as a “no-win situation” that has “diminished my faith in humanity.” Musk previously called widespread quarantines “unethical” and “de facto house arrest,” Swisher criticized his suggestion, adding that humans could potentially die in the process. “Everybody dies,” quipped Musk. “Gates said something about me not knowing what I was doing,” Musk told Swisher. “It’s like, ‘Hey, knucklehead, we actually make the vaccine machines for CureVac, that company you’re invested in.'”...
  • Elon Musk says he WON'T get a coronavirus vaccine because he's 'not at risk' and says the pandemic has 'questioned my faith in humanity'

    09/28/2020 5:55:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 65 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 9-28-20 | MARLENE LENTHANG
    Elon Musk has revealed he will not get a coronavirus vaccine when they're available because he's 'not at risk' and defends keeping his Tesla factories up and running amid the pandemic. The 49-year-old tech giant defended opening up Tesla factories in defiance of lockdowns - a lengthy saga that has seen him sue Alameda County, launch a profanity-laden rant about how lockdowns are 'unethical' and allegedly fire employees who didn't feel safe enough to return to work. The Tesla and SpaceX founder said Monday in an interview with Kara Swisher on the New York Times' podcast Sway that even when...
  • Elon Musk says Starship SN8 prototype will have a nosecone and attempt a 60,000-foot return flight

    09/12/2020 10:12:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | 09/12/2020
    Recently, SpaceX has completed short, 150 meter (just under 500 feet) test flights of two earlier Starship prototypes, SN5 and SN6 – and SN8, which is currently set to be done construction “in about a week” according to Musk will have “flaps & nosecone” and ultimately is intended for a much higher altitude test launch. The prototypes that SpaceX has flown and landed for its so-called ‘short-hop’ tests over the past few weeks have been full-sized, but with a simulated weight installed on the top in place of the actual domed nosecone that will perch atop the final production Starship...
  • First Starlink Beta Tester Interview ... Using Starlink during Interview!

    11/11/2020 6:48:28 AM PST · by srmanuel · 22 replies
    YouTube and Lon TV ^ | 11/9/20 | Lon TV
    This is the first interview I've seen of someone who was selected by Starlink as a beta tester... This particular person is in the IT field so he's knowledgeable about many of the issues that people are interested in. The user is streaming the video call via Starlink during the interview, the owner of the YouTube channel is running speed testing software during the entire interview, there was a few second video drop during the interview but the audio remained consistent... I think it's pretty cool, I would love to be one of the beta testers...