Reports: SpaceX faces possible bankruptcy if Raptor production does not improve
https://spaceexplored.com/2021/11/29/sp ... or-crisis/
744SPX wrote:Further slippage would be in keeping with the program as a whole.
British Forces TV documentary on Peter Jackson’s WW1 aircraft collection…
Am I in the right forum? A lot of Jacksons aircraft are replicas and he’s also got a company making kits - this is covered in the video.
INFINITI329 wrote:zanl188 wrote:DEN2021 wrote:
During the Bush administration, during an Africa tour, the U.S. did not trust the fuel from the places they were visiting. So they took fuel trucks with them to support the aircraft in the tour to include AF1.
If Air Force One were to be at a commercial airport and need to be deiced, how would this be handled? Would the President be onboard during, and if so would the crew doing the deice need any sort of clearances? Would a normal airline deice contractor do it, or would the Air Force bring along people...Jump to post
What is the a.net consensus regarding tank inerting systems?Jump to post
Orion stacking pix.
https://images.nasa.gov/search-results? ... arEnd=2021
Orion stacked yesterday.
https://blogs.nasa.gov/artemis/2021/10/ ... pacecraft/
bajs11 wrote:Has the first flight of Artemis I been delayed and is now scheduled to be launched in January 2022?
I guess it's still better than Boeing's "Starliner"... and way more complex
Little problem with propellants leaking and taking out an electrical connector.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/10 ... stigation/
better if the fuselage of a C-130 was equipped with an inflatable skirt and turbine power diverted through a power take off unit to inflate the skirt by a few inches for hovercraft/lcac style water ops? You are trading weight for complexity. Might be worth it, but someone will have to go through th...Jump to post
On what do you base that supposition? Everything but airdrop missions, which are mostly trainers, would be pressurized.
SLS umbilical release and retract test:
Let’s find all those hydrogen leaks now please…
Think the first night of ODS. Load up a dozen or so C-17s and have them drop a wall of ALCMs. We are talking of hundreds of cruise missiles launched without having to tie up any strike aircraft with their delivery. A slightly more complicated version of what could be done with a GLCM, but without a...Jump to post
Is 61-0009 going to be the test bed for the reengine?Jump to post
vnauta wrote:BTW what will the designation be for the re-engined B52?
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: Musk kicked in $50M towards the funding goal for St Judes. Earlier this evening it sounded to me like they wer...Jump to post
Engine failed about 15 sec into flight. New video from Firefly:
CRS-23 launch with first stage landing on A Shortfall Of Gravitas… https://youtu.be/x-KiDqxAMU0 I was hoping first stage landing video would be better with the new drone ship. They may have some more tweaking to do. Space flight related item: there is a shortage of LOX across the southern US. Appare...Jump to post
Thanks for starting an Astra thread. One of five first stage engines failed at lift off. This made the thrust to weight ratio 1 to 1. It hovered off of the pad. Didn’t start to climb until it burned off some propellant. Tumble was due to intentional flight termination.. The initial “lean and hover” ...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
Part 2 of Everyday Astronauts interview with Musk.
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”
The C-5 flight deck, cockpit doesn’t really describe it fully, had a major failing—it wasn’t sealed up under the pilots’ feet. Normally, not a problem until unloading out the front on a cold day. The cold and wind would blow up they the unsealed areas behind the panel and freeze your feet. I mentio...Jump to post
Starliner rolls out for 2nd test flight
Hubble back to science operations…
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/20 ... new-images
Successful switch to backup computer.
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/20 ... telescope/
01:40 USGC informed of the pending crash (aircraft at about 600 ft at this time) 01:45 last ADS-B contact at 50’ 02:51 first pilot picked up by HFD boat 02:57 second pilot picked up by USCG helicopter / Given statement of Coast Guard helo crew this timeline appears implausible at worst or misinterp...Jump to post
Every reference I’ve seen regarding “an hour for USCG helo to arrive” has measured that hour from time of 737 takeoff, not time of ditching. What was Coast Guards planned response time? (Time from notification to airborne) The USCG have said in numerous reports they were notified around 01:40, wher...Jump to post
Every reference I’ve seen regarding “an hour for USCG helo to arrive” has measured that hour from time of 737 takeoff, not time of ditching.
What was Coast Guards planned response time? (Time from notification to airborne)
Computer suffered a problem a week ago. Backup computer is available but, as of 18 Jun, had not yet been tried.
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/20 ... -telescope
SLS core stage was stacked today.
Amazing how the VAB can make even the largest pieces of hardware seem small.
I believe so.
I’m pretty sure I heard that the $28M would be donated to charity. Likely a tax write off.
Lot of cash for a short ride.
3rd seat just went for $28M.
For a suborbital flight.