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    Tesla Q4 2020 earnings call set for January 27. ...

    Tesla Q4 2020 earnings call set for January 27.

    Their Full Self Driving system (NOT Autopilot!) and neural network continues to evolve and is in public beta. Besides the massive new software...
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    Cargo Dragon 2 has un-docked and is on her way...

    Cargo Dragon 2 has un-docked and is on her way home, to touch down off the coast of Florida near Tampa Bay.

    https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1348994882694770688
  3. Everyday Astronaut @Erdayastronaut Jan 13, 2021...

    Everyday Astronaut @Erdayastronaut
    Jan 13, 2021
    Awesome milestone! Back to back to back static fires!!!! We’ve never seen that before. Very impressive. And they still haven’t detanked.... think...
  4. And, Static Fire #3 for today o_0 ...

    And, Static Fire #3 for today o_0

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1349473054699769859
  5. Static Fire 2 Reports it shook a hotel room at...

    Static Fire 2

    Reports it shook a hotel room at South Padre Island (6 miles)
  6. Trying for another static fire o_0 ...

    Trying for another static fire o_0

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1349432529657294848

    "Today at SpaceX is about practicing Starship engine starts. Ship is held down by massive pins while...
  7. Looked good! If the flight readiness review is...

    Looked good!

    If the flight readiness review is good SN-09 should fly tomorrow or Friday.

    https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1349423312728956928
  8. Tri-venting Static fire!!

    Tri-venting

    Static fire!!
  9. Wednesday Jan 13 SN-09 attempt Propellant...

    Wednesday Jan 13 SN-09 attempt

    Propellant loading & venting
  10. Monday's static fire attempt was cancelled by a...

    Monday's static fire attempt was cancelled by a triple-whammy of events,

    1. high altitude winds

    2. an overturned cement truck on the highway to the test site

    3. a ship ran aground at the...
  11. SN-09 static fire Date: Monday, January 11...

    SN-09 static fire

    Date: Monday, January 11
    Window: 0900 - 1800 Eastern

    https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1348391633784631296
  12. The 10 Starlink satellites going uphill with the...

    The 10 Starlink satellites going uphill with the Transporter-1 mission (SpaceX's Rideshare bulk launch service) will be placed in polar orbit, testing high latitude coverage. There's a gateway at...
  13. Thread: Guns thread

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    US sales being so high SIG Sauer opened a factory...

    US sales being so high SIG Sauer opened a factory in the US (Newington, New Hampshire), so pricing is a bit different.

    My SIG P250 came as a "2sum"; the firing group, 2 frames (subcompact and...
  14. Thread: Guns thread

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    55 years of practice with DA revolvers & pistols...

    55 years of practice with DA revolvers & pistols does wonders.

    I'm not quite up to P250 levels with the P320, yet. It has striker fire and the P250's a hammer fire, and there's a trigger "feel"...
  15. Thread: Happy X-mas

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    Michigan should be pretty much open by the end of...

    Michigan should be pretty much open by the end of January, and vaccinations are ramping quickly. Pfizer has increased production, and scrappy little Moderna is ramping rapidly - targeting 1 billion...
  16. Thread: Happy X-mas

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    Not much going on here in the world of CoVid....

    Not much going on here in the world of CoVid. Never smoked so I can't quit, took part in a vaccine trial, everyone put on a few pounds over the holidays, etc.
  17. Thread: Guns thread

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    Nope. My SIGs have SIGLITE Night Sight tritium...

    Nope. My SIGs have SIGLITE Night Sight tritium dots built in, and I'm also an instinctive shooter - a result of dad's training, archery wing shooting and competition trap & skeet.

    The wife has...
  18. https://youtu.be/woarJ2QrBoo Using a Starship...

    https://youtu.be/woarJ2QrBoo

    Using a Starship prototype as a NASA Artemis Human Lander System demo would put it in this fin-less configuration,

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  19. Sounds like another static fire tomorrow...

    Sounds like another static fire tomorrow (Thursday) - trying for longer.
  20. SN-09 static fire !!!

    SN-09 static fire !!!
  21. SN-09 Static fire attempt Road closed Pad...

    SN-09 Static fire attempt

    Road closed
    Pad evacuated
    Tank venting
    Propellant loading
    LOX venting
    Tri-venting (usually 12-15 min to ignition)
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    Extending the Crew-1 mission? Crew Dragon sez:...

    Extending the Crew-1 mission?

    Crew Dragon sez: "Bring It!"

    Christian Davenport ✓ @wapodavenport
    Jan 6, 2021
    NASA tells me the agency is looking at “potentially extending the Crew-1 time on”...
  23. Thread: Guns thread

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    I have a Ruger .44 mag revolver, and the wife has...

    I have a Ruger .44 mag revolver, and the wife has both a Ruger LCP (.380/9mm Short/9x17) and an LC9 (9mm) for concealed carry (LCP = Light Compact Pistol). Both in pink, which most ladies here like....
  24. Another SN-09 TFR - this one for Sunday, January...

    Another SN-09 TFR - this one for Sunday, January 10. Also to unlimited altitude.

    https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_1077.html
  25. SN-09 TFRs (FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions)...

    SN-09

    TFRs (FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions)

    Static fire: Wednesday, Jan 6

    TFR: Friday, Jan 8 (alt: unlimited)

    https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_1073.html
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