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by flyingturtle
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

https://youtu.be/Yov854ZT1lg?t=1210 shows the 2nd stage's exhaust plume as seen from the launch site. I've never seen this before.

Also, better-than-usual video feed from the ASOG drone ship.
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Another batch of the Starlink space wifi routers launched. https://youtu.be/Yov854ZT1lg?t=1210 shows the 2nd stage's exhaust plume as seen from the launch site. I've never seen this before.

Also, better-than-usual video feed from the ASOG drone ship.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

105 small satellites were launched into a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit. Amazing footage of the F9 before touching down at CCAFS. It's the 10th landing of booster 1058.

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by flyingturtle
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

Today, SpaceX launched a batch of 47 solar-powered wifi routers into space - only 47 this time. The payload is lower because they used a high inclination south-easterly trajectory, flying over some Caribbean islands.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3896

Re: 20 years of the Euro

Somehow I miss the Guldens, the Francs, the Schilling, and... especially the Lira. It brought a certain touch to every travel abroad. For the Lira, you had to bring a big wallet... Switzerland has accepted the Euro as payment nearly everywhere. You will lose a few percent, though, but ticket vending...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stirling engines in space
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Stirling engines in space

Nomadd wrote:
It would make as much sense as a perpetual motion engine. They're cooling that thing for a reason, and pumping heat back into the cold side to power a Sterling wouldn't make a lot of sense.


Oooof. Nooooo! There goes my idea...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stirling engines in space
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Stirling engines in space

On JWST web site , you see that the hot side of that thing is about +60 °C, but the cold one is about -190 °C. All a Stirling engine does is converting a temperature difference into motion, which in turn could drive a generator. Apart from introducing more movable parts (and thus more failure modes)...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Antonov rolls out the first fully domestic An-178 transport
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: Antonov rolls out the first fully domestic An-178 transport

kitplane01 wrote:
Ya gotta wonder what their possible production rate might be. If someone ordered 20 (or 50 or 100) how long might that take?


They might arrive faster than Il-76. :biggrin:

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 9209

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

I'm already looking for WiFi options in order to watch the launch in spite of a family Christmas dinner. About hundred years ago, there was the so-called Great Debate whether our galaxy was the only one, and as a consequence, whether our galaxy was the entire universe. Then came Edwin Hubble who had...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 9209

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

My favorite explanation of Lagrange points is simply "Physicists hated the popularity of Kerbal Space Program, and so they invented Lagrange points and the three-body problem." As for why JWST need to circle around the L2 point itself I don't really know, all I know is that this is common ...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Navy
Replies: 76
Views: 4333

Re: Grow the US Navy

kitplane01 wrote:
Votes I've seen so far
2 votes for 90 more F-18F
2 votes for 60 More F-35C
1 vote for 100 more MQ-25 with ISR and strike
1 vote for 7 Arleigh Burkes
1 vote for increase staffing


I'm voting for increased rum rations

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by flyingturtle
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 4979

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

One cannot infer future stock prices from past ones. A trend that held until today can fail tomorrow. The only sensible thing is fundamental analysis, like analyzing how much knowledge the company has, whether their managers can actually address problems without reprisals, and knowing which forces a...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17255

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

This was miscarriage of justice. One of the reasons to avoid the 3rd world country the United States are. So, this guy is a civilian. He has no close relationship to anybody living in Kenosha. He knows it's a danger zone. He knows that people there are not playing nice, He still goes there. In any s...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia just shot down their own satellite!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2185

Re: Russia just shot down their own satellite!!!

The US did such tests, too - in 1985 and 2008. I don't know why the US side is complaining...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow
Replies: 24
Views: 3429

Re: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow

Oh, interesting situation for Pilatus if this takes off. The PC-21M can take up to 1150 kg of armament, but this behemoth takes about 2000 kg.

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by flyingturtle
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: LAT/LONG - The most preferred unit used by USAF aviation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: LAT/LONG - The most preferred unit used by USAF aviation?

DD MM.M gives you 185 meters of precision at the equator. DD MM'SS" will give you 31 meters And the rusty, crusty Wikipedia gives you for MGRS: 4Q .....................GZD only, precision level 6° × 8° (in most cases) 4QFJ ...................GZD and 100 km Grid Square ID, precision level 100 km...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17514

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Crude oil and natural gas are not only fuel, but also very valuable input materials in chemical processes, e.g. in manufacturing fertilizer and plastics. This material does not lose its value, no matter how heavily fossil fuels will be taxed.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles
Replies: 52
Views: 3905

Re: Cruise Missiles

The Gotland submarine has a Stirling engine, which allows the sub to run quieter and it can submerge for a much longer time (something previously only the nukular subs could do). The Norwegian subs are German-built, and probably the best attack submarines in the world. The German ones are specialize...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M
Replies: 50
Views: 4188

Re: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M

ThePointblank wrote:
--- lots of pilot insanity, redacted for mental health purposes ---


Wow. Wow.

Of course. Pilot's standards are tied to maintenance levels. Wouldn't make any sense to have top-notch maintenance if you have no $$$ left to pay and train good pilots.

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by flyingturtle
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2926

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I tried watching the 1967 version but I don't have the patience for it. Coming off the 2006 film and then going back is rough. Had the same thing with Nightmare on Elm Street. Watched the remake before the original. Oh well, my mistake. That's nothing. The worst thing is watching "Dr. Strangel...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M
Replies: 50
Views: 4188

Re: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M

It's been said on this thread that the Il-76 has an engine that needs an overhaul every 2,000 hours. That engine, the D-30KP, is a very old design and is not installed on new built Il-76s. New built Il-76s get a completely new engine, the PS-90. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviadvigatel_PS-90 Stil...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M
Replies: 50
Views: 4188

Re: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M

For any given military, the price is rarely the main reason to buy (or not to buy) something. It's rather: How does the plane complement our existing capabilities? And how can the plane be maintained if we're cut off from the manufacturing countries? And sometimes it's just about maintaining develop...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 87
Views: 7652

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

The wonderful word of crypto... Some inventive people created a currency related to the Squid Game TV show. One inherent feature of that crypto currency was that you can only buy it, but not sell. This ensured rising prices. In turn, this attracted more buyers. But the biggest red flag was that no o...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik documentary, english language
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik documentary, english language

Interesting thing.

Everything looks modern, except the difficult part... the engine exhaust!

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by flyingturtle
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 35123

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

RJMAZ wrote:
wide angle lense on the cockpit camera


Oh, yes. Good observation!

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by flyingturtle
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 94
Views: 16825

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

KFLLCFII wrote:
Coldest month of the year for the first all-up test. :ziplip:


Naaah, no O rings this time. 0 rings.

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by flyingturtle
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 35123

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

RJMAZ wrote:
https://youtu.be/RXmM9jTl58A

It is performing well


I can't really compare to other fighter jets, but the T-7 cockpit looks spacious!

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by flyingturtle
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMOC Ocean Currents Near a Tipping Point
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: AMOC Ocean Currents Near a Tipping Point

The science of the gigantic ocean currents goes back and forth on this. I understand there are no adequate mathematical models, and even data is more sparse than needed. Lots of work being done on this, of course. I'm not specialized in climate change, but in science there is usually little debate....

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 94
Views: 16825

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

Nomadd wrote:
That's not how you do it. You're supposed to use a rusty crane in the middle of a field.


:praise:

In the end, you will build rokkits with the things you have on Mars, not with the things you wish to have on Mars... :fluffy:

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 87
Views: 7652

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

...there was a time when parents sold drawings of their children for a few bitcoins... years and years and years ago. In other news, Hindenburg Research is offering a one million dollar reward for information on how Tether's value is backed... if it actually is. Until now, it's a stable coin... Spo...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 87
Views: 7652

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

...there was a time when parents sold drawings of their children for a few bitcoins... years and years and years ago.

In other news, Hindenburg Research is offering a one million dollar reward for information on how Tether's value is backed... if it actually is. Until now, it's a stable coin...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2926

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I've watched NTTD twice. The first time around I was very sleepy... suffered from insomnia the entire night before. Good: - visuals - camera work - the long intro sequence - the title, picking up details from a few previous films - those reprises of Louis Armstrong's last song Bad: - No, that nanobo...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5851

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

This whole fiasco has convinced me that... ...Congress should simply indicate the goals, designate a budget and appoint something like a Space General. The General is both above and outside of politics, like every military commander. Then, the General orders what he needs from SpaceX, ULA and other...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lucy on its way to the Trojans
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Lucy on its way to the Trojans

Lucy in the sky with her diamond...

Yes, one of her optical instruments contains a diamond beam splitter. Fascinating mission!

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

Re: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread

I welcome this thread, too! The project that was selected because NASA "considered Boeing's proposal to be the strongest of all three proposals in terms of technical approach, management approach and past performance ... That's an old, and very fatal human flaw. People think that past performan...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35783

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Francoflier wrote:
flyingturtle wrote:
Maybe ULA should detonate a Starliner, and their chief execs should smoke weed on a live stream... :old:


Boeing, you mean?


Owww. Saahrrry!

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by flyingturtle
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35783

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Maybe ULA should detonate a Starliner, and their chief execs should smoke weed on a live stream... :old:

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by flyingturtle
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes
Replies: 23
Views: 2257

Re: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96A0wb1Ov9k
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A cool idea for the military cargo planes, for sure!

The USAF once launched a Minuteman ICBM from a flying C-5:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96A0wb1Ov9k

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by flyingturtle
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo
Replies: 16
Views: 3400

Re: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo

Ah, the raccoon face? Lots of Neos have them, but not all. Easyjet, for example, didn't bother getting them.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16849

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Josh the Engineer did a new video. This time, on the historical aspects of the building: ...... Wow based on that narrative the architect and town permitting officer sound criminally negligent . In Switzerland, there was once a serious construction flaw with an underground parking area. The enginee...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16849

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Josh the Engineer did a new video. This time, on the historical aspects of the building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk2hmytlDg8 Some keywords: - the owner of the building - and the company responsible for building it - were the same entity, making it easier to cut corners - at the time, town of...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 4271

Re: Favorite Song about aviation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irI2cNmF6yU
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I didn't find this on the Spotify list... weird:

Theme song from "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irI2cNmF6yU

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by flyingturtle
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2599

Re: Best multi-national program

The Concorde.

Financially, it was terribly inefficient. It was a costly prestige project of two governments. But organizing the project and the multinational collaboration among the engineers and manufacturers was a masterpiece. It also led to a lot of useful know-how.

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by flyingturtle
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 482
Views: 68347

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Musk kicked in $50M towards the funding goal for St Judes. Earlier this evening it sounded to me like they were well short of their $200M goal. Maybe Isaacman could have met the funding goal by not going into space, putting everything into his charity instead... but then, he wouldn't get his astron...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 482
Views: 68347

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

The four people are on the way down. I've watched a tiny bit of the live stream - which is on right now.

And one of the astronauts is watching "Spaceballs" on his iPad. :biggrin:

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by flyingturtle
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 482
Views: 68347

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

FGITD wrote:

Either way it’s odd, make a huge spectacle of the fact that it’s the first all civilian mission, fundraiser etc etc and then once it’s up…total blackout


Yes. I've googled for news, but nothing. The silence is in a way... shocking.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 482
Views: 68347

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

https://www.spacex.com/launches/
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In about five hours, a Crew Dragon lifts off for a sightseeing flight. The crew has been advised against trying to dock with the ISS.

The stream will be alive in forty minutes: https://www.spacex.com/launches/

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by flyingturtle
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??

Seconds from Disaster is another investigative show. That show covers disasters in all situations and industries and is not relegated to just plane crashes. They really did a good job with the UA 232 and AA 191 episodes, better IMO than the Mayday/Air Crash Investigation versions. Yep, it's great. ...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??

When watching a bunch of Mayday/Air Crash Investigation episodes, I made a comprehensive list... topic, quality of presentation, my rating... Here the list of those I found best. Season Episode Title Year of accident Description 7 2 Lockerbie Disaster 1988 Libyan terrorists... etc... 5 9 Fatal Distr...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19885

Re: Texas abortion law

Another law to subjugate women - and especially the less well-off women. With enough money, any woman can travel to a place where a safe and medically supervised abortion is legal. If the wife of a Republican lawmaker needs an abortion, she will prolly seek one and medical privacy will take care of ...

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