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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 11:11pm

I was fortunate enough to by chance, catch something on NatGeo a few nights ago about the Parker Solar Probe......fantastic. I don't watch TV, and yet I came across this programme in the most random fashion.
 
It puts things into perspective somewhat - whilst we squabble over diversity, equity, caravans, who said what to whom and when, and who kicked sand in who's face and why.....this little spaceship is going where nobody and nothing has gone before....what clever people we can be when we want to be.
 
Cook, Diaz, Columbus and those of their like who, from the heaving decks of little wooden sailing ships, drew the original maps that copies of opened our Earth for exploration, used the same sun to warm their chilled bones and dry their damp clothes, our own star that today we are peeping at from behind a 21st Century protective heat shield - 1300 degrees Celsius on one side, 30 degrees Celsius on the other.
 
It's fascinating stuff that evokes good feelings about the human race.
 
Go, little satellite girl, go.......tell us what you see...
 
https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/parker-solar-probe

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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 10:56am

Currently scheduled for Saturday - launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Nov. 17, 2018. The rocket will launch a Cygnus spacecraft carrying cargo to the International Space Station — the launch, at 4:01 a.m. EST (0901 GMT), will be visible across much of the U.S. East Coast. (More at https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive)




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Posted: Nov 13, 2018 - 5:14am

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Rocket Lab delivers seven payloads to orbit, plans next launch in December

Rocket Lab’s Electron booster launched six small satellites and a drag sail demonstrator to orbit Sunday from New Zealand, a success on the company’s first commercial mission that officials said should pave the way for a launch carrying NASA CubeSats next month and up to 16 flights of the light-class rocket next year.


 

this is probably/potentially a bigger deal than most people think

big step forward in access and cost

deploying satellites just got much more real



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Posted: Nov 12, 2018 - 12:59pm

Rocket Lab delivers seven payloads to orbit, plans next launch in December

Rocket Lab’s Electron booster launched six small satellites and a drag sail demonstrator to orbit Sunday from New Zealand, a success on the company’s first commercial mission that officials said should pave the way for a launch carrying NASA CubeSats next month and up to 16 flights of the light-class rocket next year.

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Posted: Nov 6, 2018 - 6:02am

Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been an alien probe, Harvard paper claims
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Posted: Sep 23, 2018 - 6:36am

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{#Eek} That's quite the feat.

 
Indeed.
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Posted: Sep 23, 2018 - 6:26am

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
{#Eek} That's quite the feat.
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Posted: Sep 23, 2018 - 6:15am

Japan successfully lands robot rovers on an asteroid's surface
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Posted: Sep 20, 2018 - 2:56pm

this rocket fired horizontally without any casualties...


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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 2:05pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Should be in "things you thought today" but since the Coast Guard is now part of DHS and not DoD, did they move out of the Pentagon? Were they ever there? Was there an entire facet of the Pentagon that's been sitting empty? It only makes sense to create a new branch of the armed services because otherwise sooner or later they'd have to remodel the Pentagon into the Square.

 
You forgot the most important Service.......
 
starfleet patch
 
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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 9:21am

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Coast Guard headquarters

Well, when The Pentagon was built there were only two service branches: The Army and The Navy.

 
Yeah I wiki'd it and the "one side for each branch of the military" is some grade-school folklore. It was originally designed for a roughly pentagonal shaped chunk of land; when they decided on a different location, they didn't want to redesign it but they did make it a regular pentagon.
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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 9:14am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Should be in "things you thought today" but since the Coast Guard is now part of DHS and not DoD, did they move out of the Pentagon? Were they ever there? Was there an entire facet of the Pentagon that's been sitting empty? It only makes sense to create a new branch of the armed services because otherwise sooner or later they'd have to remodel the Pentagon into the Square.

 
Coast Guard headquarters

Well, when The Pentagon was built there were only two service branches: The Army and The Navy.
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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 9:07am

Should be in "things you thought today" but since the Coast Guard is now part of DHS and not DoD, did they move out of the Pentagon? Were they ever there? Was there an entire facet of the Pentagon that's been sitting empty? It only makes sense to create a new branch of the armed services because otherwise sooner or later they'd have to remodel the Pentagon into the Square.
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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 8:37am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

It's sure not "worth it" to put a lot of time in when it's such a crapshoot (no Uranus pun intended), but it's fun sometimes. If you search for "Space Force T-shirts" you can see some great designers had a lot of fun. And a lot of hacks. Note that 2 of my 4 began with cheap clipart so "hacks" isn't self-exclusive.

 
riiiight
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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 8:13am

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Cool.  I was thinking of doing a circular "insignia-like" graphic with "Make Uranus Great Again" written along the bottom.  I've been working on other stuff lately though.

 
It's sure not "worth it" to put a lot of time in when it's such a crapshoot (no Uranus pun intended), but it's fun sometimes. If you search for "Space Force T-shirts" you can see some great designers had a lot of fun. And a lot of hacks. Note that 2 of my 4 began with cheap clipart so "hacks" isn't self-exclusive.


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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 8:08am

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Trump's introduction of the "Space Force" was done with his usual buffoonish style so it was ripe for mockery (many thousands of T-shirts available (some of them are awesome, most are lame, and mine are somewhere in between), but Space Policy Directive-3* is actually long overdue. I haven't waded thru all of it but what I have read sounds reasonable. I'd like Lazy and others who can read it and sort out the language to chime in tho. I understand there's a "militarization of space" component that sounds suspiciously like Reagan's Star Wars but as I understand it, it's less about defending the continent against missiles and more about protecting our infrastructure. If it's handled well, it all sounds reasonable. If it's corrupted then it sounds like a way to bleed money into contractors' pockets at an even faster rate than usual.

Anyway, I have had some fun and will probably do more, even tho it's a mighty challenge to even get them seen. My "Space Force Academy" has filled my gas tank tho.
 
  

*SPD-1: manned space exploration to moon and mars
*SPD-2: streamlines permitting for commercial space launch activity

 
Cool.  I was thinking of doing a circular "insignia-like" graphic with "Make Uranus Great Again" written along the bottom.  I've been working on other stuff lately though.
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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 8:02am

Trump's introduction of the "Space Force" was done with his usual buffoonish style so it was ripe for mockery (many thousands of T-shirts available (some of them are awesome, most are lame, and mine are somewhere in between), but Space Policy Directive-3* is actually long overdue. I haven't waded thru all of it but what I have read sounds reasonable. I'd like Lazy and others who can read it and sort out the language to chime in tho. I understand there's a "militarization of space" component that sounds suspiciously like Reagan's Star Wars but as I understand it, it's less about defending the continent against missiles and more about protecting our infrastructure. If it's handled well, it all sounds reasonable. If it's corrupted then it sounds like a way to bleed money into contractors' pockets at an even faster rate than usual.

Anyway, I have had some fun and will probably do more, even tho it's a mighty challenge to even get them seen. My "Space Force Academy" has filled my gas tank tho.
 
  

*SPD-1: manned space exploration to moon and mars
*SPD-2: streamlines permitting for commercial space launch activity
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Posted: Apr 25, 2018 - 10:29am

Uranus smells like farts
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 3:34pm

timely...



This year’s season finale of StarTalk on National Geographic TV was Neil deGrasse Tyson's interview with Stephen Hawking.
In memory of his passing, and in celebration of his life, we offer that episode for you here, now, commercial free.
Also featuring astrophysicist Janna Levin, comedian Matt Kirshen, physicist Michio Kaku, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.



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