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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Set SCE to RIP


Al Bean. now painting moonscapes on another plane.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Well, we ain't got any earthshine, old buddy.


That ain't bad for two-revs-late landing.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Recovery, I Have A Clock


Splashdown at this time.  The three chutes are displaced. They're in the water.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

We'd Like You To Stir Up Your Cryo Tanks


I believe we've had a problem here.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

13, Houston. GO at 30 seconds.


Okay, you're right on, Jim. You're right on trajectory.

ntodd

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Space Pilgrims


We did send our best, because all great & honourable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and must be both enterprised and overcome with answerable courages.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

ISS Assembly Flight ULF5


It was the last Discovery. Sigh.

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Monday, March 05, 2018

Tranquility Base Here. The Eagle Has Littered.

A few rovers here, a few PLSS backpacks there:

Humans have left approximately 400,000 pounds (181,000 kilograms) of "trash" on the lunar surface. That includes probes, rovers, landers, a metallic olive branch, a hammer and falcon feather (for a gravity experiment, image below), two golf balls, a javelin, a urine collection assembly (small), various rakes and hammer, a portrait of James Irwin, 100 $2 bills, flags, and so many more items. In fact, here is NASA's list of manmade objects on the moon, although it hasn't been updated in 6 years.

Galileo woulda killed to study the effects of radiation on the falcon feather.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Roger, Seven.


You have a go, at least 7 orbits.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Apollo 14, this is New Orleans, Welcome home.


We're Stable I. Everybody's in good shape.

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Friday, February 09, 2018

Human Things Fail

Comments are fucked at RMJ's, so my reply to his post about Heavy Falcon:

Meh. Shooting a car in space was a silly billionaire stunt, but I'm not sure there was anything solid about actually getting into Mars orbit. This was a demo of power, not unlike Apollo 6 (launched the same day MLK was shot). Look at that thing...look at that thing go!

Whether Musk's slide rule guys fucked up or not, it's an impressive step.  Wish we'd do this as a nation, as opposed to letting illegal immigrants do it.

As an aside, I take great glee in reading compliance audit reports created by big corporations that contain typos, as well as showing deviations from best practices by big tech companies.  Everybody fucks up.

It was a good Thursday.

ntodd

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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Only Clinton And Obama Could Collude With Russia


Exhibit A: a Clinton-era shuttle mission with not only the first Russian Cosmonaut on board, but also commanded by future Obama appointee, NASA Director Charles Bolden.  QED.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Remembrance

Always a somber day for the American space community.  And now even NASA's top spot can't be approved without ignorance of history and science.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Miss Sam


Monkeys in clothes making space history.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Remember, my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.

Salon asks: How well do movies predict our tech future?

NTodd answered long ago: not very well.  But I absolutely can NOT wait until we finally land on the moon in the late 21st century...

ntodd

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

There Is A Santa Claus


Still a believer.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

All great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties


We chose to go to the moon...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Ramans Do Everything In Threes

It's either a fascinating alien spaceship, or a missile from the Klendathu asteroid belt.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pareidolia Idiocy

Time for Buzz to punch out another hoaxer.  Alternately, people can check out Clavius.org to understand the lunacy of such people.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Three More Like Before


Coulda been a bad day for Dick Gordon, Al Bean, and Pete Conrad.

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