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  1. I wouldn't be surprised if SpaceX offered an LEO...

    I wouldn't be surprised if SpaceX offered an LEO version of Dragon XL, the large cargo vehicle they plan to use for the Gateway lunar station. At least until Starship is in routine service.

    On...
  2. I think all of what you mentioned is going to...

    I think all of what you mentioned is going to delay the Starliner crew flight test (CFT) at least a year, perhaps longer. It really is a clusterfrack.

    If CFT slips to 2024+ NASA should just cut...
  3. Let's run through the OFT-2 problem list (so...

    Let's run through the OFT-2 problem list (so far);

    • 2 OMAC thruster failures, low chamber pressures.

    • 2 RCS thruster failures during approach, low chamber pressures.

    Almost makes you think...
  4. Starliner OFT-2 webcast begins today; May 19 at...

    Starliner OFT-2 webcast begins today; May 19 at 1800 Eastern on NASA TV

    https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

    https://youtu.be/21X5lGlDOfg
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    All Starlink satellites since about New Year's...

    All Starlink satellites since about New Year's have had laser links, and once Starship starts flying the Gen 2 birds get massive upgrades and they'll carry hosted payloads. It'll carry almost 200 at...
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    Chinese military website. After its...

    Chinese military website.

    After its performance in the Ukraine war they are really wigged out over Starlink. Ukrainians are using it not just to bring there civilian comms back online but to do...
  7. Let's see if they can get it right this time... ...

    Let's see if they can get it right this time...

    Date: May 19, 2022
    Time: 1824 Eastern
    Pad: LC-41 Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
    Booster: Atlas 5 N22
    Vehicle landing: White Sands, New Mexico
  8. Starliner has been stacked on Atlas 5 for a...

    Starliner has been stacked on Atlas 5 for a launch attempt.

    Apparently they patched it together enough to fly, swapping out the entire service module, but the valve system and plumbing need a...
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    Crew Dragon: Polaris Dawn mission

    Polaris Dawn's launch is NET November 2022. This is the first of three launches in the Polaris Project, which will culminate in the first crewed Starship launch.

    Shooting for an altitude of ~1400...
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    Sounds like fun practice for a gymkhana. In...

    Sounds like fun practice for a gymkhana.

    In downtown Detroit drivers have to be content with pieces of old bridges falling off and hitting their hood.

    Fortunately, they're finally getting...
  11. https://youtu.be/TG4upJFBMLE

    https://youtu.be/TG4upJFBMLE
  12. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds trailer & opening...

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds trailer & opening title sequence


    https://youtu.be/XL4iCAB6MFo
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    Is this same issue they had with carcinogenic...

    Is this same issue they had with carcinogenic foam particles in their CPAP machines?
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    Short version; get your messaging right before...

    Short version; get your messaging right before the war.
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    No, but I am saying that such capabilities exist...

    No, but I am saying that such capabilities exist and in the future they will be much improved.

    There's also the issue that the Russians have walked themselves into a fixed position, surrounding...
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    The US started using them in Afghanistan in 2012,...

    The US started using them in Afghanistan in 2012, and more advanced vehicles are on the way.

    https://www.latimes.com/business/la-xpm-2012-jan-10-la-fi-0110-drone-helicopter-20120110-story.html
    ...
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    It depends on the physical layout and if they can...

    It depends on the physical layout and if they can use drone helicopters to resupply them. Such vehicles exist.

    With more room, and of course later in time because it's in development, DOD is...
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    As long as they have food ammo and water, the...

    As long as they have food ammo and water, the Russkies might best stay out of range.

    Retired 3-star General Terry Wolff is joining the US National Security Council to oversee US aid to Ukraine....
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    Ouch... ...

    Ouch...

    https://www.stripes.com/theaters/europe/2022-04-19/ukraine-russia-war-losses-pentagon-military-aid-donbas-5737097.html
  20. Dr. M'Benga and Lt. Cmdr. Spock get full names...

    Dr. M'Benga and Lt. Cmdr. Spock get full names courtesy the Star Trek novels Harbinger and Ishmael, respectively.

    Dr. Jabilo M'Benga

    Lt. Cmdr. S'Chn T'Gai Spock

    Also via Discovery is...
  21. The extended Crew Dragon / Axiom Space AX-1...

    The extended Crew Dragon / Axiom Space AX-1 webcast is already started.


    https://youtu.be/5nLk_Vqp7nw
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    I started teaching our kids how to box at a young...

    I started teaching our kids how to box at a young age, then they started karate classes. It taught them how to defend themselves, and self-control.

    When our daughter started having visible signs...
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    They grow them big on Midwestern farms. I'm now...

    They grow them big on Midwestern farms. I'm now 73: 6 ft 2 1/2, and can still bench 300 lb. Lifelong weightlifter.

    We had many guys on our football team from 6 ft to 6 ft 9 and over 300 lb. Same...
  25. Zowie!! Business end of the 33 Raptor 2 engine...

    Zowie!!

    Business end of the 33 Raptor 2 engine Super Heavy booster (#7)

    On the Starbase orbital launch pad, prepping for proof tests, cryotests, static fires, etc.*

    Thrust,

    17 million...
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