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Sep 7, 2023

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

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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.

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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.

Sep 4, 2023

India’s first Sun mission will investigate the origins of space weather

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The Aditya-L1 million will join other spacecraft from Europe and the United States in an attempt to understand our stormy star.

Sep 3, 2023

How to Power a Rocket With Poop

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Year 2014 o.o!!!

Photo credit: amy stuart, UF/IFAS communications.

Human waste doesn’t need to be wasted, thanks to some University of Florida researchers. They’re working on a way to power rockets with poop. The technique could be used to cut mission costs for future return missions from the Moon—since astronauts will be making some of the fuel once they arrive.

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Sep 2, 2023

NASA and SpaceX Plan Starship Low Earth Orbit Space Station Design Review in 2028

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NASA Commercial Space Capabilities office and SpaceX have a 24 page agreed plan to develop the SpaceX starship into a low earth orbit space station design by 2028. This is unfunded and aspirational. The parties will cooperate to try and make it happen. SpaceX with successful Starlink commercial services will have the funds to make this happen.

There are many other milestones that NASA and SpaceX are trying to achieve with Starship.

It will take another 2–4 years to actually launch the Starship space station.

Sep 2, 2023

The US Air Force wants $5.8 billion to build 1,000 AI-driven unmanned combat aircraft, possibly more, as part of its next generation air dominance initiative

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI, space travel

Woa, 😲, my Wave after Wave of AI controlled fighter aircraft idea. If you like that one you will love my mini UAV idea, i dont know if Ion drive or electric centrifuge weapons are up to it yet though, maybe.

The Times, citing congressional expectations, reported that the costs of the Air Force’s collaborative combat aircraft will be between $3 million and $25 million depending on their status as expendable, attritable, or exquisite. Even the higher-end figure is far less than a manned aircraft with a pilot, both of which are valuable to the force.

Air Force and Department of Defense representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. Kratos Defense, which makes the Valkyrie, would not comment on collaborative combat aircraft, citing the classified nature of the program.

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