Civilian Space Travel

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by XCV666, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Dr. Kravaal

    Dr. Kravaal Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Looks that way. I wonder who was the first child in an aeroplane.

    Looks like the Woz is getting into the space debris mitigation business.

    You know—I pictured him doing what Elon is doing.

    Speaking of Musk, I understand SpaceX is expanding…with one location along…wait for it:

    Billy Mitchell Boulevard. :}

    No fate but what Elon makes.

    I have to work hard just to be a loser!


    Pinpoint delivery?
    https://www.universetoday.com/152643/the-future-could-bring-pinpoint-deliveries-from-orbit/
     
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  2. XCV666

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    And with no live views during Inspiration 4.. I'll say it if no one else does.. I think the 300 Mile High Club has its first members
     
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  3. shapeshifter

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    I doubt that kind of privacy was available. Even if there was, eww. Were any of them a couple?
     
  4. XCV666

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    I'm just speculating, and as far as I know, not couples no, though I doubt that's really necessary.
     
  5. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

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    Looks like the Shat. Kirk himself will be going up on Bezoes dildo rocket sometime in October. Making him the oldest person to cross the line.
     
  6. trynda1701

    trynda1701 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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  8. Dr. Kravaal

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    Honda looks at space
    https://spacenews.com/japanese-carmaker-honda-developing-reusable-rocket-for-leo-satellites/

    Satellites with wings...good mirrors
    https://spacenews.com/how-low-can-satellites-go-vleo-entrepreneurs-plan-to-find-out/
    https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Hyperbolic_Mirrors_for_Earth_Observation_Satellites_999.html

    Balloons
    http://parabolicarc.com/2021/10/15/...round-to-expand-high-altitude-balloon-travel/
    http://parabolicarc.com/2021/10/16/...rket-to-take-passengers-to-the-edge-of-space/

    Hydrogen observer craft--cool design
    http://parabolicarc.com/2021/10/12/contract-secures-build-for-hydrognss-scout-mission/

    Old space film


    The RL-10
    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=47446

    Living optical fibers
    https://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=58895.php
    https://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=58857.php

    Surface vehicle powered by light?
    https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Microscopic_metavehicles_powered_by_nothing_but_light_999.html


    This is really interesting
    https://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=58913.php
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26007-2

    A research team from the University at Buffalo, the University of Maryland, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, wanted to know if these two dissimilar materials – molecular energetic materials and ferroelectrics – can somehow be combined to obtain a chemically driven electrical energy source with high-power density. Such a power source could potentially be employed for on-demand energy sources, propulsion, or thermal batteries....n a paper in Nature Communications ("Chemically driven energetic molecular ferroelectrics"), they report that two dissimilar materials, molecular energetic materials and ferroelectrics, can be integrated together to obtain chemically driven electrical energy with a high specific power of 1.8 kW/kg and achieve an estimated detonation velocity of 7.20 ± 0.27 km/s, comparable to trinitrotoluene (TNT) and hexanitrostilbene (HNS).

    Here is an LV calculator
    https://launchercalculator.com
     
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