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  • ecu 15 Feb 2013 20:16:44 77,338 posts
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    http://i.imgur.com/SnVvLv8.gif
  • mcmonkeyplc 15 Feb 2013 20:36:18 39,571 posts
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    OH MY SCHOLES! The Russians have invented meteor destroying lamp posts!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Bremenacht 1 Mar 2013 16:58:44 19,684 posts
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    Current Spacex in a bit of trouble.

    Not a big deal at the moment.

    Usual live streams available, showing bugger-all happening.
  • jellyhead 1 Mar 2013 17:42:13 24,350 posts
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    For those that don't know*: SpaceX 2 is the second commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).


    SpaceX has confirmed its Falcon 9 rocket lifted off as planned and experienced a nominal flight. After Dragon achieved orbit, the spacecraft experienced an issue with a propellant valve. One thruster pod is running. The company is trying to bring up the remaining three. Dragon's solar arrays deployed. Once SpaceX gets at least two pods running, it will begin a series of burns to get to the space station.
    * or had forgotten like me :)

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  • brokenkey 8 May 2013 22:56:21 7,159 posts
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    Anyone see the meteor that flew up the UK tonight?

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  • cubbymoore 8 May 2013 23:20:23 36,507 posts
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    No... How have you heard about it?
  • Bremenacht 8 May 2013 23:37:18 19,684 posts
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    Cloud and rain raced into position to ensure I didn't look up.
  • brokenkey 9 May 2013 08:37:51 7,159 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    No... How have you heard about it?
    Someone in my timeline mentioned it on twitter, after the event of course. It's on the BBC now.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22460642

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  • X201 11 May 2013 16:45:36 15,761 posts
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    Emergency space walk in progress on ISS

    "Two US astronauts have begun an emergency spacewalk to fix a leak of ammonia from the International Space Station's cooling system.

    Live video shows Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn examining the outside of the craft to search for the escape.

    The crew had spotted particles of ammonia drifting away from the laboratory on Thursday."


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22492521



    NASA TV
    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

    Edited by X201 at 16:45:48 11-05-2013
  • RightBean 11 May 2013 17:01:57 662 posts
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    emergency space walk.. I hope they wrapped up warm or they'll catch amonia
  • Fake_Blood 11 May 2013 17:15:07 4,469 posts
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    Can you imagine they'd have to do this stuff on the way or returning from Mars?
  • mal 11 May 2013 18:14:25 22,850 posts
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    I'd have thought space walks of most sorts would be out of the question once you're out of the magnetosphere, but I guess it depends how emergent the emergency is.

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  • Maturin 12 May 2013 09:15:20 3,236 posts
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    mal wrote:
    I'd have thought space walks of most sorts would be out of the question once you're out of the magnetosphere, but I guess it depends how emergent the emergency is.
    I suppose they would rotate the craft to use it as a shield. It would still have to be a pretty big risk to the craft to risk the radiation though.

    I seem to remember reading somewhere there are ways you could create an earth-like magnetic field around a ship to help protect it. I don't know if it's actually technologically possible yet.
  • ZuluHero 12 May 2013 09:51:30 4,350 posts
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    I guess the risk is the lesser of two evils. Its not like they can call out e RAC or the AA ;)
  • Madder-Max 12 May 2013 09:59:21 11,697 posts
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    They could get kirk and spock to cross into this timeline and then time travel back to shoot the shit out of the radiation particles

    Oh and I saw the comet. It didn't really have a tail and it burned up pretty quick although it looked sizeable which may suggest a steep angle of descent?

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  • Madder-Max 12 May 2013 15:38:38 11,697 posts
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    Oh and what they are not telling u is that before it burned up IT CHANGED COURSE!!

    The fucking thing turned at quite a sharp angle to the right!

    /puts on foil hat

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  • localnotail 12 May 2013 23:38:49 23,093 posts
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    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • mal 13 May 2013 00:41:43 22,850 posts
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    Maturin wrote:
    I suppose they would rotate the craft to use it as a shield. It would still have to be a pretty big risk to the craft to risk the radiation though.

    I seem to remember reading somewhere there are ways you could create an earth-like magnetic field around a ship to help protect it. I don't know if it's actually technologically possible yet.
    As I understand it, cosmic rays don't come from the sun, but they are accelerated by it so most we come across seem to come from that direction - but it's possible to be hit by a cosmic ray coming from almost anywhere.

    FWIW, if you're interested, wikipedia has quite a nice summary of the available options. The short version of that is, the only thing we can do at the moment is shield against it, and we couldn't launch the sheilding necessary for interplanetary travel with today's launch tech.

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  • Bremenacht 13 May 2013 00:43:43 19,684 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    He's good. Someone on here linked to something else he did before - Astronaut dinner, I think.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/22/chris-hadfield-canada-superstar-astronaut
  • Bremenacht 13 May 2013 00:45:21 19,684 posts
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    Just realised my desktop is one of his pictures - London at night.
  • Bremenacht 13 May 2013 22:26:25 19,684 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    I've just noticed all the Lens Flare! I can't enjoy this anymore! He's ruined space forever. Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • TOOTR 14 May 2013 15:04:14 9,652 posts
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    lol

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    The Danger Mouse reboot worries me a great deal.

  • Razz 18 Jul 2013 20:27:45 61,664 posts
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    A 60m pledge from the UK government puts Reaction Engines' Sabre rocket on course to change space exploration for ever

    Related documentary:


    This is kind of big deal. so pour a glass of your favorite drink and fire up this documentary. There is also a new short video outlining how the space plane works in the Guardian article. Direct link here: http://vimeo.com/42682980

    Edited by Razz at 20:29:13 18-07-2013

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  • Bremenacht 18 Jul 2013 21:26:14 19,684 posts
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    It's really interesting. Can't quite shake off the feeling that we've been there before with Brit tech though, so I hope this is different. They'll need more money to make a plane than they can hope to put together in the UK though.
  • DaM 18 Jul 2013 22:30:56 13,542 posts
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    I think this is different. The idea has been there for a while (HOTOL), but they've overcome some of the not inconsiderable engineering problems. Not all of them yet though. The injection of Gov money at this stage will also hopefully encourage further private investment.

    Edited by DaM at 22:31:11 18-07-2013
  • Bremenacht 18 Jul 2013 22:49:36 19,684 posts
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    Ha! HOTOL is what keeps jumping to mind. I think there was another one before HOTOL wasn't there? A proposed space-grazing Concorde replacement, London-Sydney 2hrs etc.

    I think this stands a better chance too, even if it's bought out by a non-UK entity.
  • DaM 18 Jul 2013 22:56:20 13,542 posts
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    I think the ship (the Orion) that took the chap (Dr Floyd?) to the Moon in 2001 was based on a British design.

    I can't find anything online to back this up, but if I say it here it might become Internet True.

    Maybe Rolls Royce could help out?
  • Razz 19 Jul 2013 12:30:38 61,664 posts
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    Remember to smile for the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn tonight, it's taking a picture of us ^_^

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  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Jul 2013 12:38:15 39,571 posts
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    #waveatsaturn

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • ZuluHero 19 Jul 2013 12:57:10 4,350 posts
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    So about 22:27 tonight in the UK then? Can we see Saturn atm?
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