Real Time View of Starlink Satellites

Satellitemap.space has a real-time view of the Starlink low earth orbit satellite constellation. Each dot is a Starlink satellite. You can see how many are over any particular country or region. There are some string of dots. Those are recent launches that still have to move to their final positions. Starlink is currently serving mainly …

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Lex Friedman Interviewed Robin Hanson About Grabby Aliens and Many Other Topics

Robin Hanson and his co-authors have paper and presentations that the universe will become dominated by expansionist aliens who he calls grabby aliens. There are two kinds of alien civilizations. “Quiet” aliens don’t expand or change much, and then they die. We have little data on them, and so must mostly speculate, via methods like …

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Gwynn Shotwell Talks About the Key History of SpaceX

Stanford interview with Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX. She discusses balancing ambitious goals, putting people on Mars in a decade, leading collaboratively, and why she likes making decisions with data. Gwynn talks about operationalizing booster reuse. Gwynn still thinks SpaceX will get humans onto Mars by the end of this decade (aka 2030). …

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