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May 15, 2020

SpaceX animation show how new ‘Starship’ will transport people to Mars

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May 15, 2020

Hey, Class of 2020! SpaceX and NASA want to launch your photo on historic Dragon flight

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“Submit your photo today to fly with the crew on Dragon and commemorate your achievements!” SpaceX wrote on its website.

Related: In photos: SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 test flight with astronauts More: How SpaceX’s Crew Dragon space capsule works (infographic)

May 15, 2020

NASA and SpaceX Prepare to #LaunchAmerica

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Together with SpaceX, we will return human spaceflight to American soil after nearly a decade. May 27th is not only a big day for our teams – it’s a big day for our country.

What does our upcoming NASA Commercial Crew Program mission mean to YOU? Here’s how to submit your responses using #LaunchAmerica : https://go.nasa.gov/2Wk2opU

Watch the full trailer: https://go.nasa.gov/35LLaov

May 14, 2020

NASA and SpaceX are now less than two weeks from a historic crew launch

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is less than two weeks from launching NASA astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time, but some big obstacles still stand in the way.

With this SpaceX mission, known as Demo-2, veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are set to launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on May 27. The historic launch will be the first crewed launch from the United States to orbit since NASA’s space shuttle program ended in 2011.

May 14, 2020

Here’s what SpaceX and NASA’s crucial Crew Dragon mission should look like on May 27

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SpaceX and NASA are planning a triumphant return to American human spaceflight on May 27, with the SpaceX Demo-2 mission for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. This is the final step required for Crew Dragon to become certified for human flight, after which it’ll enter into regular operational service ferrying people (and some cargo) to the International Space Station on behalf of the U.S. and some of its allies.

The animation above shows how SpaceX and NASA envision the mission going, from the astronauts stepping out of their ride to the launch pad (a Tesla Model X badged with NASA logos past and present), their trip across the bridge linking the launch tower to the Falcon 9 that will take them up and their spacecraft’s separation from the rocket and subsequent docking procedure with the ISS.

SpaceX and NASA have done plenty of preparation to get to this point, including running a full uncrewed original demo mission that more or less followed this exact flow, just without any actual astronauts on board. That mission also included the undocking of the Crew Dragon capsule, and its return to Earth, with a parachute-assisted splashdown in the ocean.

May 13, 2020

Any Idea About NASA? Are They Actually Operating On A Warp Drive?

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An internal attainability report proposes the organization maybe, or possibly that going through collapsed space is a piece of the NASA interstellar spaceflight menu.

In the report, propelled impetus physicist Harold “Sonny” White clarifies the thoughts of a hypothetical physicist (and companion) Miguel Alcubierre. He at that point portrays an “oddity” in Alcubierre’s work, and how that Catch 22 may be set out to make a working model.

The conversational term “twist drive” has originated from sci-fi, and it alludes to sub-luminal (not exactly the speed of light) head out that complies with Einstein’s hypothesis of general relativity yet at the same time pushes speed to total most extreme that is hypothetically conceivable. In the Star Trek canon, dynamic structures come consistently nearer to a theoretical obstruction—the manner in which genuine researchers keep on slashing ever nearer to supreme zero. In actuality, light speed is the hindrance.

May 13, 2020

Is NASA Actually Working On a Warp Drive?

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Got a bran new warp drive update, and there is a pdf that gives parameters:

. Consider the following to help illustrate the point – assume the spacecraft heads out towards Alpha Centauri and has a conventional propulsion system capable of reaching 0.1c. The spacecraft initiates a boost field with a value of 100 which acts on the initial velocity resulting in an apparent speed of 10c. The spacecraft will make it to Alpha Centauri in 0.43 years as measured by an earth observer and an observer in the flat space-time volume encapsulated by the warp bubble.

So, with a few slower than light models, like using antimatter, allowing half the speed of light, that would mean 50c.

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May 13, 2020

Could a USB-C Charger’s Chip Get You to the Moon? This Guy Did the Math so You Don’t Have To

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For fun, Apple software developer, Forrest Heller, pits a USB-C charger chip against the computer that landed astronauts on the moon. Here’s what he found.

May 12, 2020

SpaceX Seeks $656,000 From California in Midst of Musk’s Battle

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(Bloomberg) — Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is seeking almost $656,000 in new funding from California in the midst of the billionaire’s battle over whether Tesla Inc. should be reopening its plant in the state.

SpaceX’s request for funds to train existing workers and hire new ones will go before the state’s Employment Training Panel on May 15, one week after the county that’s home to Tesla’s factory sought to block the facility from resuming operations. The company sued the next day, and its chief executive officer threatened to move Tesla’s headquarters, future programs and potentially its manufacturing out of the state.

Musk, 48, appears to be prevailing in the stand-off. He tweeted Monday that Tesla was restarting production in spite of Alameda County’s order and said that if anyone is arrested, he wanted to be the only one.

May 12, 2020

Try to dock with the International Space Station with this SpaceX Crew Dragon simulator

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On May 12th, SpaceX released an online simulator that allows internet users to try to dock the company’s newly developed Crew Dragon with the International Space Station.