A cool idea for the military cargo planes, for sure!
The USAF once launched a Minuteman ICBM from a flying C-5:
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I didn't find this on the Spotify list... weird:
Theme song from "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines":
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.
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...Jump to post
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
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/
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Has the Swiss government gone ahead in confirming on this basis: Seller: "We guarantee xyz." Buyer: "just what we wanted. We'll buy it on that basis." Seller: "Brilliant but just remember we don't guarantee to honour the guarantee." Remember that the Swiss Federal Coun...Jump to post
The Federal Council has one or two communication problems... They said they could get a fixed price for the F-35 from the US government, and that operating costs would be guaranteed during the first ten years of operations. This Germish article https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/beschaffung-neuer-kampf...Jump to post
You could always get a bus day pass for the area, some good snacks, shoes and comfortable clothing. Check out Flightradar24 and Google Maps to find out what could be a good spotting area, depending on the approach/departure paths and the accessibility (footpaths, bus stops...). Zurich Airport even h...Jump to post
Astra is a newcomer to the business, and whatever is needed to launch the rocket - and the rocket itself - fits into a small number of shipping containers. In today's test of "Rocket 3" (naming their products is not their forte), the thing seemed to fall over... hovered a bit... and then a...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:I'm sure who is not leaving Blue Origin's payroll are the lawyers...
The big problem is the same as their airliner development and production problems. Figuring out how such bonehead issues happen in the first place. And that seems to be beyond them. Interestingly, if you talk with people inside the organization, they can give you the hair, teeth and eyeballs of the...Jump to post
Nomadd wrote:It's one numbnuts emailing a Machinists union rep. I wouldn't take it too seriously.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/in-leaked-email-ula-official-calls-nasa-leadership-incompetent/ Excerpts: In leaked email, ULA official calls NASA leadership “incompetent” "Large NASA taxpayer investments are being thrown away due to the cozy relationship established by Trump political ...Jump to post
And unfortunately they have to be strict. Imagine you have empty space so you let a few hundred refugees on, and then last minute a bus load of your original manifested pax show up. Do you want to be the one to go back there and tell 50 of the refugees to get off? Think that’ll go down well and not...Jump to post
And before that, people died clambering to a C-17. I hope their souls will torment the German armed forces. Care to share your intelligence? I mean, with words like those you must have a pretty solid picture of the situation at the airport when the German plane was there. It's confirmed that the Ge...Jump to post
And the German Luftwaffle flew out seven civilians with an A400. Has that been officially confirmed? Yes. "German authorities have confirmed that a first Bundeswehr evacuation flight carried just seven people. But the Foreign Ministry said there were good reasons for that." https://www.dw...Jump to post
And the German Luftwaffle flew out seven civilians with an A400. Seven. At first, the military transport circled the airport for five hours. It was on the ground for 40 minutes. And because most of the 57 embassy employees and 88 German nationals were not present at the airport, it took off again......Jump to post
Now it has come to light that Switzerland has used an new kind of evaluation process, which could be attacked legally. Usually, a government issues specifications, and then gives grades (A, B, C, ..., F) to each criterion of each offer. But now, they used the "Analytic Hierarchy Process", ...Jump to post
More bluntly, they didn't have the heart and guts to fight for their own country and have allowed their country to be dragged backwards yet again. The National Army was never able to shed the stigma of just being the junior partner of the NATO troops. They were never accepted and respected by the r...Jump to post
Does anyone else think that the withdraw[a]l could have been planned a bit better? I think pretty much the whole world agrees on that. As a requirement, the US should have stayed in Afghanistan longer - and with force - to properly hand the country over. And, actually testing, in maneuvers or actua...Jump to post
People reported falling from the sky while departing . Media report people was hanging outside the C-17 on takeoff. Oh my god. Indeed. Oh my God. C-17 rolling, with people on the landing gear fairing: https://twitter.com/TOLOnews/status/1427204278695997442 Blurry video of two people falling from a ...Jump to post
Josh from Building Integrity posted a new, and quite long video. He presents evidence that some columns were only able to carry the dead load - but not any live loads (like cars, and removable objects like planters). Only safety margins prevented an earlier collapse. Between the original draft (1979...Jump to post
Brilliant videos. What worries me, Elon comes across as being extremely tired. I talked with him till 1AM once. Remembering to sleep isn't one of his strong points when he has something to do or say. Yeah. There is still something to do... no matter the time. In all the videos, Musk comes across as...Jump to post
Part 2 of Everyday Astronauts interview with Musk. https://youtu.be/SA8ZBJWo73E Wow, brilliant, thank you so much for sharing. Just watched part 1 and 2 in one go, so informative! Part 3 is also out by now. It mainly shows how Elon is interacting with SpaceX employees. There seems to be a lot of tr...Jump to post
Part 2 of Everyday Astronauts interview with Musk. https://youtu.be/SA8ZBJWo73E He's a nerd. A total nerd. I believe Elon can walk up to any SpaceX employee, and knows what the employee is doing, and why he's doing it. Managerial, financial, marketing and PR stuff can always be outsourced to other ...Jump to post
Impressive sight of these 29 raptors...
zanl188 wrote:If you’ve got an hour, part 1 of Everyday Astronauts tour of Starbase with Musk is worth a listen….
If you lack the time….. “Don’t optimize stupid requirements”
(Move to proper thread if there is one) Jeff Bezo's Blue Origin has released an open letter, saying that they want to forfeit 2 billion in NASA payments for getting the lunar lander contract. https://www.engadget.com/jeff-bezos-nasa-open-letter-181522642.html Jesus effing... I thought that laws prev...Jump to post
Mr. Bezos not getting the Commercial Astronaut Wings - and Branson, too: But altitude aside, the agency says would-be astronauts must have also "demonstrated activities during flight that were essential to public safety, or contributed to human space flight safety". What exactly counts as ...Jump to post
We shouldn't have ANY gun laws. The country and the people will only be safe and sound once every man, woman and child is locked and loaded at all times. We can already see the evidence over the past two years as guns have flooded the nation at record pace. Guns are a warm blanket proven to bring p...Jump to post
Congrats to the first crewed flight! Well, I know that Jeff Bezos isn't in the space business. He's in the suborbital space tourism business. Yet the live commentary was obnoxious. "Unbelievable! Unbelievable!" Their speakers would die of violent orgasms if they were able to witness a Crew...Jump to post
I would shit in my pants trying to land that...
https://youtu.be/ZUrHdwdZyWc This structural engineer knows what he's talking about, and it is fascinating. A channel called Building Integrity on YT. I've watched every single one of his Surfside videos. Especially since the latest video, I cannot walk by a concrete structure without checking for ...Jump to post
The Drive had this looong article from a couple of years ago on the S-3 in the late cold war period. Guy seems a bit of a character! https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30525/confessions-of-a-submarine-hunting-s-3-viking-crewman-during-the-twilight-of-the-cold-war First of all, best screen name I...Jump to post
Is the audio of the CVR recoverable? Has it been downloaded? or what is the delay in finding out what was said in the cockpit? It can easily take months until all sounds on the CVR are analyzed. For example, the boffins can analyze the noise of pressing buttons. Usually, they only release the CVR t...Jump to post
I think Elon could sell a few engines. At ULA prices, of course. Thrust-wise, the engines are quite comparable, 2.4 vs. 2.2 meganewtons of sea level thrust. Oh, I didn't realize it was as easy as a simple swap-in replacement. :roll: In the real world, rockets are designed around their engines and u...Jump to post