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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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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New SpaceX Booster, Starship and FAA Approval Tracking to Possible July Orbital Launch

SpaceX COO and President Gwynne Shotwell says the orbital launch of Super Heavy Starship should be June or July from Boca Chica, Texas, pending FAA approvals. Shotwell said SpaceX views human #Mars exploration and nuclear propulsion systems as “inevitable”. NEWS: #Starship is ready to fly again in June or July from Boca Chica, Texas, @SpaceX …

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