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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:47 PM
There it is!
Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:07 PM
Google "Pentagon loses track of 21 Billion Dollars".
There it is!
Billions, trillions... aaa, what's the difference, eh?
Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:44 PM
No government can innovate. The best a government can do is encourage it.
The rate of rocket launches will be going up a bunch.
Not just big ones like SpaceX,
but there are a number of companies that are addressing smaller payloads.
I read that 100 US launches a year are expected.
Getting into space is very expensive.
Russia's incurable endemic corruption cannot cope.
I think they will be falling out.
ISS is all they have to jerk off on.
China's communist party cannot do it as a government,
and I don't think the communist club will give "private" companies enough freedom to innovate effectively.
Perhaps spying will keep them up to speed.
The companies of the USA will make getting into space so cheap,
it will be a total game changer.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:32 AM
If that happens, perhaps we can cure all disease, extend life, and explore space.
7 Current Game changers:
1. (Previously mentioned) Proliferation of new private space companies.
2. Artificial Intelligence
3. Quantum Computing
4. Crypto Currency
5. Graphine and exotic materials
6. Nano Machine Technology
7. Man Machine biological interfaces
Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:19 PM
No fear, Steam, DARPA's got 2 through 7 covered for you. If the rich guys in space doesn't make their list, we can replace it with climate control and geoengineering.
Edited by Alder Logs, 13 April 2019 - 03:21 PM.
Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:47 PM
How 'bout we don't spend a damned dime on space?
No militarization of space
No more satellites - too many already. Evidence? Six hundred cable channels with NOTHING ON THEM
Seriously. We have much bigger problems at ground level that need to be corrected than anything going on up there.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:01 PM
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:32 PM
I would like to see some orbiters put around Uranus and Neptune. Both would be cool to see closer up. Drop a lander on Triton too.
More available big ass rockets mean getting a decent probe out there doesn't require 3 gravity assist flybys and 20 years.
Going backward, willingly, is not the homo sapien way.
Only nuclear fission can replace hydrocarbons.
Thorium reactors sound like a great way to go.
Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:52 PM
As I often like to say, there are no problems here on Earth that can't be solved with the open ended Richter Scale.
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:55 AM
The Summer Solstice this year is on June 21 at 8:54 PDT. The longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and the shortest in the southern.
There are many world traditions celebrated on this day, but at the very least enjoy a few moments in gratitude for the Sun's light, and its gifts of life...........
Edited by Skywatcher, 13 June 2019 - 09:02 AM.
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 11:24 AM
Has anyone been able to take a pic of Jupiter and its moons?
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 02:19 PM
I have been looking with binoculars, as the moons change position, while it is at its closest this month.
I don't have a camera with enough magnification or a tripod.
Jupiter is really ruling the night sky !
This is pretty much what I can see with binoculars.
as compared to a high res image from juno...............
Edited by Skywatcher, 16 June 2019 - 02:39 PM.
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 03:28 PM
I'm no help on this one, not enough night to be able to see anything here.
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