Mars will kill you

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  1. Kizmet

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  4. JohnGTG

    JohnGTG New Member

    Start with the moon, first. Or, a spaceship city that orbits earth.
     
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    I'd love to see an orbital city in an O'Neill cylinder.
     
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    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

  10. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Steve... wanted to say thanks again for recommending "The Expanse"!
     
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  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    I'm looking forward to the next season! If you still have time to kill with Netflix, two good time travel related series are Continuum and Travelers.
     
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  15. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Sometimes I still think of galactic cosmic radiation at night... and yeah... it's scary stuff.
     
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  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Outer space may be high above us, but my expectations for this series are low.
     
  18. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    Jim Bridenstine has just officially announced that the manned DM-2 SpaceX Crew Dragon mission is set for 4:32 PM EDT May 27. This will be the first manned space launch in an American rocket from American territory for nine years, since the Space Shuttle was retired in 2011.

    Booster will be pristine new B1058. They will attempt to recover it on OCISLY (the ocean going landing barge).

    https://twitter.com/JimBridenstine/status/1251178705633841167

    https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1251194637542440960

    https://www.nasa.gov/specials/dm2/

    https://www.spacex.com/news/2020/04/17/crew-demo-2-mission

    https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1251231271671476224

    SpaceX photos

    The astronauts training in a Crew Dragon

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    The capsule slated to fly on May 27.

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    NASA's very happy about finally flying astronauts from Cape Canaveral after nine years.

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    B1058 at Cape Canaveral, sporting NASA's old 1960's-1970's vintage worm logo, revived for this mission. The Worm is back!

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  19. Vonnegut

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    Absolutely great post Heirophant!
     
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  20. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    If being in lockdown has you bored, SpaceX is doing a cryogenic liquid nitrogen pressure test on the tank section of their SN4 Starship prototype at Boca Chica as we speak. Sounds boring and routine, but the last three times they tried it with previous prototypes, each one spectacularly blew up. Elon said this morning that he thinks this one is "dicey" as well because he doesn't entirely trust the design of the thrust dome.

    Livestream here:

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