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Sep 11, 2023

In a Historic First, Rocket Lab Reuses a Rocket Engine

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America’s No. 2 publicly traded rocket company just became No. 1 in reusing soggy rocket engines.

Sep 11, 2023

Wired To Explore: NASA’s 45-Mile Long “Nervous System” for Roman Space Telescope

Posted by in categories: computing, cosmology, space travel

Roman Space Telescope team is integrating a complex electrical harness, crucial for the spacecraft’s communication and power. After a detailed two-year construction and a preparatory “bakeout” process, assembly into the spacecraft is ongoing, with future installations planned for power components.

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope team has begun integrating and testing the spacecraft’s electrical cabling, or harness, which enables different parts of the observatory to communicate with one another. Additionally, the harness provides power and helps the central computer monitor the observatory’s function via an array of sensors. This brings the mission a step closer to surveying billions of cosmic objects and untangling mysteries like dark energy following its launch by May 2027.

Sep 7, 2023

Japan launches rocket carrying lunar lander and X-ray telescope to explore origins of universe

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan launched a rocket Thursday carrying an X-ray telescope that will explore the origins of the universe as well as a small lunar lander.

The launch of the HII-A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan was shown on live video by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, known as JAXA.

“We have a liftoff,” the narrator at JAXA said as the rocket flew up in a burst of smoke then flew over the Pacific.

Sep 7, 2023

“Reality” is constructed by your brain. Here’s what that means, and why it matters

Posted by in categories: computing, cosmology, neuroscience, space travel

Year 2020 The ecology of the human brain is so complex that it even seems like it’s own not only story within itself but also could be like a self perpetuating universe of all sorts. Even neurons resemble the universe. What I believe is that the human brain is actually like an infinite spaceship that has infinite potential not only as a computational source but as sentience that is actual sentient in itself not just a story but kinda the god in the machine like a black box of limitless potential not only a computer but much more possibly a universe that guides us and shapes us. Even when we see the ecology of the mind we see so many stories and realities able to create its own multiverse… More.

What the science of visual illusions can teach us about our polarized world.

Sep 7, 2023

🔴 Is Starship Hardware Ready for Flight? | Countdown to Launch LIVE

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, policy, space travel

SpaceX has stacked Ship 25 atop Booster 9, and Elon Musk has tweeted ‘Ready for Launch’, NSF’s team examines Starship’s Hardware in this LIVE roundtable discussion.

In our new update show “Countdown to Launch” we will update you regularly on all things Starship flight 2. The goal is to answer all the questions you have about the upcoming launch campaign.

Continue reading “🔴 Is Starship Hardware Ready for Flight? | Countdown to Launch LIVE” »

Sep 7, 2023

SpaceX launch of NASA’s Psyche mission to bizarre metal asteroid just 1 month away

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NASA’s Psyche mission is scheduled to launch toward its metal-asteroid namesake atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on Oct. 5.

Sep 6, 2023

SpaceX stacks giant Starship rocket ahead of 2nd test flight (video, photos)

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SpaceX has stacked its giant Starship vehicle on the launch pad in South Texas, a major milestone ahead of an impending test flight from the site.

Sep 5, 2023

New crew for the space station launches with 4 astronauts from 4 countries

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts from four countries rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday.

They should reach the orbiting lab in their SpaceX capsule Sunday, replacing four astronauts living up there since March.

A NASA astronaut was joined on the predawn liftoff from Kennedy Space Center by fliers from Denmark, Japan and Russia. They clasped one another’s gloved hands upon reaching orbit.

Sep 5, 2023

Astronauts Could Use SpaceX Starships That Fly Unmanned to Orbit and the Space Station in 2024

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Human rating the SpaceX Starship could take a few years after it is flying successfully to orbit. However, the SpaceX Starship could fly unmanned into orbit and even dock with the ISS Space Station.

ErcXSpace has some renderings of what the SpaceX Starship looks like in orbit and docked with the Space Station. It would be trivial and fast for SpaceX Starship to be able to hold safe living conditions. The human rating issues are more difficult to prove launching reliably and safely. This would also mean proving launch abort safety.

If the SpaceX Starship flies unmanned to orbit then astronauts could fly up via other systems like the SpaceX Dragon and dock and board Starships.

Sep 4, 2023

Four astronauts return to Earth in SpaceX capsule to wrap up six-month station mission

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Four astronauts are back on Earth after a six-month stay at the International Space Station. Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the Atlantic early Monday off the Florida coast.

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