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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:17 am

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*quietly shelves plans for space diving bell*
Other than the Space Shuttle, US crewed modules have required ocean going capability from the outset.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by dyqik » Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:56 pm

Important* new** space sports*** news:
https://www.bbc.com/sport/golf/55927727

* not very
** about something that happened 50 years ago
*** golf, anyway

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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by bjn » Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:32 pm

dyqik wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:35 pm
monkey wrote:
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dyqik wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:59 pm


Spacecraft get called ships by simple analogy. Although since they are more like submarines than surface vessels in their self-dependency requirements for housing crew, maybe they should be called starboats.
I once watched a conspiracy theory "documentary" that had space submarines in it. And that wasn't the most bonkers bit.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by jdc » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:21 pm

dyqik wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:56 pm
Important* new** space sports*** news:
https://www.bbc.com/sport/golf/55927727

* not very
** about something that happened 50 years ago
*** golf, anyway
Huh. Seems Shaun Ryder's description of the event was misleading.

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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:32 pm

Here's a thing - a visualiser for the real time locations of space missions, planets etc

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8742/follow- ... y-to-mars/
Mars Rover.PNG
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by lpm » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:50 am

Perseverance, this Thursday 8:55 pm GMT.

Totally mad, lowering the rover on a bit of string.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:07 am

If people know of school age children who are interested in Space, there's an online Day today from 11am

https://www.sunspaceart.org/school-work ... m-festival
Different events and sessions through the day.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:00 pm

lpm wrote:
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Perseverance, this Thursday 8:55 pm GMT.

Totally mad, lowering the rover on a bit of string.
They're hoping to be able to send back video of the landing too, which should be good


And the fun of a helicopter to try out if all goes well.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by lpm » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:00 pm

Is the show anywhere on proper telly tonight?

Or does it need to be a Nasa TV stream?
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Lew Dolby » Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:35 pm

I think it's on BFMTV (in french) on line from 8pm UK time.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by lpm » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:20 pm

French? FRENCH?

It's on Nasa TV ok but that often stutters a bit.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by lpm » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:35 pm

Why oh why does Nasa TV not have enough capacity at their end? Their feed often buffers, it's not at my end.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:41 pm

lpm wrote:
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Why oh why does Nasa TV not have enough capacity at their end? Their feed often buffers, it's not at my end.
Seems to be working fine for me. What I don’t understand is all the parasitic YouTube channels that people give money to when it’s there for free.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:44 pm

Spoke too soon. Are they streaming from Houston with no grid power?

Everyday Astronaut is much more entertaining than NASA tv I’ll give him that, but most of the channels are crap.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by lpm » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:57 pm

Wow!
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by tenchboy » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:01 pm

... and breathe.

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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:03 pm

Superb, amazing to see the photos so quickly
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:03 pm

ESA are going to be recruiting astronauts.

https://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at ... _astronaut

In case anyone's interested.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:37 pm

SpaceX trying to fly and land the starship again in about 15 minutes.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:44 pm

Grumble wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:37 pm
SpaceX trying to fly and land the starship again in about 15 minutes.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/03 ... oca-chica/ suggests flight starts at about 22:30 UTC
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:11 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Grumble wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:37 pm
SpaceX trying to fly and land the starship again in about 15 minutes.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/03 ... oca-chica/ suggests flight starts at about 22:30 UTC
They already had a fire and abort today. Are they likely to try again?
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:04 pm

Grumble wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:11 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Grumble wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:37 pm
SpaceX trying to fly and land the starship again in about 15 minutes.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/03 ... oca-chica/ suggests flight starts at about 22:30 UTC
They already had a fire and abort today. Are they likely to try again?
Looks like it's been put back until at least 02:00 UTC on 4th - o
Ah, no - it's no longer showing the countdown timer - rather it's showing the EST time. Maybe it's been scrubbed
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:47 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:04 pm
Grumble wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:11 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:44 pm


https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/03 ... oca-chica/ suggests flight starts at about 22:30 UTC
They already had a fire and abort today. Are they likely to try again?
Looks like it's been put back until at least 02:00 UTC on 4th - o
Ah, no - it's no longer showing the countdown timer - rather it's showing the EST time. Maybe it's been scrubbed
Looks like its being refuelled - maybe at 23:13 UTC
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:29 pm

Awesome, just watched it launch, hover and land! Weird fire going on for a bit after landing, but it looks intact and upright.
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:31 pm

Grumble wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:29 pm
Awesome, just watched it launch, hover and land! Weird fire going on for a bit after landing, but it looks intact and upright.
Spoke too soon there
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