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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1327: May 06, 2021, 12:43:26 PM »
Wallops launch on Friday at 7:58 PM ET, should be visible to much of the east coast though weather might not cooperate



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« Reply #1328: May 06, 2021, 05:54:07 PM »
Rescheduled to Saturday at 8:02pm

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« Reply #1329: May 06, 2021, 08:19:02 PM »
SpaceX landed a Starship. Unreal.

https://youtu.be/7h5MRNuLzFA?t=50

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« Reply #1330: May 06, 2021, 08:32:26 PM »
A group of scientists are publishing a paper arguing that’s there’s fungal life on Mars.

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1331: May 06, 2021, 09:58:17 PM »
A group of scientists are publishing a paper arguing that’s there’s fungal life on Mars.

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1334: May 07, 2021, 10:13:25 AM »
A group of scientists are publishing a paper arguing that’s there’s fungal life on Mars.
Marshrooms
Scientists putting the "fun" back in "fungus!"

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1335: May 08, 2021, 07:57:38 PM »
Wallops launch on hold due to upper-level winds, window is open until 8:42PM

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scrubbed again on Sunday,  launch window opens at 8:04 PM Monday

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« Reply #1336: May 10, 2021, 08:00:44 PM »
count on hold again due to upper level winds.  Sigh.

follow @NASA_Wallops for updates.  Window closes at 8:44 PM

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« Reply #1337: May 11, 2021, 07:22:33 AM »
Apparently, SpaceX has no equipment to move a Starship booster off the landing pad, because they didn't expect a successful landing for at least eight more flights.

SpaceX landed a Starship. Unreal.

https://youtu.be/7h5MRNuLzFA?t=50

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« Reply #1338: June 03, 2021, 11:11:31 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/03/us/politics/ufos-sighting-alien-spacecraft-pentagon.html

DoD report on UFOs is expected to say that the US has no evidence that UFOs spotted by American military members are aliens, but that they can't rule it out. They also can't rule out that it is unknown Chinese or Russian technology. They do say it isn't top secret US military technology.  The biggest fear is that it is advanced hypersonic technology that outpaces our own development.

So basically, no new news.

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« Reply #1339: June 04, 2021, 12:07:42 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/03/us/politics/ufos-sighting-alien-spacecraft-pentagon.html
...The biggest fear is that it is advanced hypersonic technology that outpaces our own development.

So basically, no new news.
well, my only thought has been this would be china / russia  tech.  Or Israel's keeping a secret. 

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1340: June 11, 2021, 08:14:17 PM »
For all the Star Trek geeks out there, the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour in Ticonderoga NY is incredible. They have painstakingly rebuilt the Star Trek TOS sets from the original blueprints. We went yesterday and had a great time! Sick bay, Engineering, the transporter room, Kirk’s quarters, the Enterprise hallways, and of course the bridge are all there. Lighting, sound effects, even the red button to hit that immediately lights up the red alert lights and klaxon are perfectly reproduced. You can stand on the transporter pad, “ride” in the elevator, and best of all sit in the captain’s chair on the bridge. Tours run every hour, and our tour guide was amazingly informative. Pictures are encouraged!


Mr wj73 is not that much of a Star Trek geek as I am, but even he had a wonderful time. If you’re in that area, and have any interest in Star Trek or even in 60’s TV in general, I can highly recommend it.

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« Reply #1341: June 11, 2021, 09:12:37 PM »
We’ll be near there in a few weeks. Thanks.

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« Reply #1342: June 15, 2021, 09:22:53 AM »
Wallops launch at 9:35 this morning, should be visible in much of the DC region.


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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1343: September 15, 2021, 08:07:27 PM »
Just watched the Space X Launch from our apartment in Orlando. Very impressive at night and was able to follow it for about two minutes.  Successful this far.

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« Reply #1344: October 13, 2021, 12:16:48 PM »
Bezos missed a golden opportunity by not having Shatner missing from the Blue Origin capsule when it landed, now there's no good opportunity for a sequel.

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« Reply #1345: October 13, 2021, 12:25:16 PM »
Bezos missed a golden opportunity by not having Shatner missing from the Blue Origin capsule when it landed, now there's no good opportunity for a sequel.