Boeing Starliner Docking With ISS

The Boeing Starliner is docking with the ISS (International Space Station). It is currently holding at 10 meters away. It will shortly move in and dock. The Boeing Starliner had a clean launch on an Atlas 5. The Boeing Starliner had two out of twelve thrusters fail. NASA will dock the Starliner despite unknown issues …

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Boeing Starliner Successfully Launched to Orbit But Two or Twelve Thrusters Have Failed

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is in orbit, heading for the International Space Station following launch Thursday of the next-generation spacecraft on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket on a mission designed to test the end-to-end capabilities of the crew-capable system as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The Starliner has propulsion troubles early in …

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One SpaceX Starship With Solar Drapes Could Energize a 230 Person Moon Base

Doug Plata and Chris Wolfe have an updated design for solar drapes for gathering power at the South Pole of the moon. They looked at how much power a single lunar Starship (100 tonnes) could establish at the best so-called Peak of Eternal Light (PEL) at the lunar south pole. The concept of operations would …

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John Hopkins Reports Over 1 Million US COVID Deaths

John Hopkins reports that cumulative US COVID deaths have passed 1 million. It’s a morbid milestone for the 2019 virus that rapidly became the third leading cause of U.S. deaths. The number of fatalities is likely much higher both in the United States and around the world, experts said. Globally, approximately 6.3 million people have …

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Elon Musk Describes Tesla Differences and Advantages

Elon Musk describes Tesla differences and advantages. This was highlighted with commentary from Dave Lee. Typical OEMs (car makers) just assemble car parts made by suppliers and may make the engine. Other carmakers do not write their own software. OEMs use a car dealer network to sell and service their cars. Tesla sells and services …

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Elon Musk Interview at the All in Podcast

Elon Musk was interview at the All in Podcast. There were some highlights. Elon Musk thinks it is 100% certain that nuclear fusion will technically work. The question is will nuclear fusion be economically viable. Elon thinks nuclear fusion will not be economically viable. Elon repeated his point that there is a low birthrate problem. …

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Lab-Grown Diamonds as an Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Alternative

Lab-grown diamonds are a new and more sustainable alternative to mined diamonds because they use less energy, less water, and produce less carbon emissions than regular diamonds. In order to help with the environmental issues that mined diamonds have caused, many jewelry brands have opted for a lab-grown alternative. Are Sustainable Lifestyle Choices Rising? According …

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