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materialsElon Using X-Plane Hot Structures Trick and SpaceX Skunkworks Will Make it Work

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Elon Musk could use metal hot structures for rocket re-entry. This is a decades old concept. I do not think it has been used in flight since the early X-plane program days. There has been more lab and ground experiments …

computersBargain Costs for a Functional Star Trek Bridge Set

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Star Trek Axanar is fan film that put the fear of competence into CBS and Paramount. They raised about $100,000 and made the short film “Prelude to Axanar”. Axanar raised $638000 through Kickstarter to a 90 minute long movie. However, …

elon muskNew SpaceX Superheavy Starship Design is Metal Tanks and Structures

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The new design for the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship will have mostly fairly heavy metal parts. This could relate to the previously mentioned tank and airframe structure changes. This is a change from the prior designs which had mainly composite …

futureSpaceX Will Have New Year Photos of the New Starship That Will Fly Late in 2019

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The SpaceX Super Heavy Starship will be completely reusable. The top stage is called the Starship. The combined first and second stage will be a bit taller than the Apollo rockets. The photos being revealed in four weeks will show …

entertainmentAvengers 4- Avengers Endgame Trailer is Out

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Avengers 4 – Avengers Endgame is officially out. The real trailer. Avengers: Endgame is the direct sequel to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by the writing team of Christopher …

hyperloopSimulated One Gravity Living on the Moon and Mars With a Supertrain

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The moon has one-sixth the Earth’s gravity and Mars gravity is 38%. There will be negative health impacts for people to live for extended periods at lower gravity. In space stations, we can spin the station to get the desired …

asteroidsAsteroid 2003 SD220 is 2000 Meters Long and Will Pass Within 7 Million Miles Dec 24

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Arecibo Observatory has observed near-Earth asteroid (NEA) 2003 SD220, which will have its closest approach to Earth on December 24. Although designated as “potentially hazardous,” this asteroid will be 28 times further away than our Moon and therefore poses no …

MarsElon Musk Warns of Rapid AI Improvement and Talks Mars Trips and Neuralink

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Elon Musk talked about the capabilities of AI. The examples he cites were AI putting words in your mouth, AlphaGo beating the top 50 human players at the same time, dealing with radiation on trips to Mars and the Brain …

elon muskSpaceX Successfully Launches to Space Station But Rocket had a Soft Landing Crash

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SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket into to orbit on Wednesday, carrying supplies to the ISS. SpaceX launched CRS 16 to the space station and was successful. The booster was trying to re-enter and land but instead had a …

astronomyA Total of Ten Black Hole Collisions and a Neutron Star Collision Have Been Detected

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The LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave observatories report four more gravitation wave detections. The total number of gravitational waves we have every detected is now 11. Ten were caused by black hole collisions and one was by neutron stars colliding. …