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    It is dangerous to underestimate your enemy. Very...

    It is dangerous to underestimate your enemy. Very dangerous to underestimate China.
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    I hope she is right on one point. That she can be...

    I hope she is right on one point. That she can be prosecuted if giving false witness.
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    Agree. They may be able to come close to the...

    Agree. They may be able to come close to the taste but I have strong doubts about the texture.

    We need to get better at these things. The Mars settlers probably can't afford a lot of genuine meat....
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    The moon lander has launched the samples back...

    The moon lander has launched the samples back into orbit. Next is rendezvous with the Earth return stage and landing capsule.

    https://twitter.com/LaunchStuff/status/1334532444884766720

    With a...
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    Elon Musk is a proponent of direct democracy. He...

    Elon Musk is a proponent of direct democracy. He thinks in the time of the internet it becomes possible to vote directly on any laws. He also proposes that laws need to have a limited term and need...
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    Maybe I should add, again, that Starship is...

    Maybe I should add, again, that Starship is completely different to anything ever tried yet. Many experts in the traditional space industry still scoff at the concept. They doubt, it can ever...
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    If it is up to NASA, I say never. They have...

    If it is up to NASA, I say never. They have unsubstantiated concepts for some time in the 2030 decade. But I don't see a realistic chance for that to happen. Maybe if China is moving in that...
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    In the mean time, us space fans don't know if we...

    In the mean time, us space fans don't know if we should have a laugh riot or should cry about NASAs Orion capsule. That development has cost already more than Spacex anticipates for designing...
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    A number of engine and tanking tests have been...

    A number of engine and tanking tests have been done. They moved the flaps slow and fast. After a last tanking test this night the big moment of the first flight to 15km is approaching. There is a...
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    The lading sequence until after touch down. ...

    The lading sequence until after touch down.

    Chang'e 5 successfully land Moon - YouTube
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    嫦娥五号探测器实施动力下降并成功着陆 将在预选区域开展月面采样工作-新华网...

    嫦娥五号探测器实施动力下降并成功着陆 将在预选区域开展月面采样工作-新华网



    I hope we will get photos of the landing site by the lander soon.
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    We will see. Remember that Israel and India both...

    We will see. Remember that Israel and India both had failed landings. But for both it was a first. China has successfully landed 2 landers in recent years. Still, there is always a risk of failure.
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    Live stream has stopped. But CCTV 13 reports...

    Live stream has stopped. But CCTV 13 reports successful landing.
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    There is a live stream for the lunar landing. ...

    There is a live stream for the lunar landing.

    Chang'e 5 Moon Landing Live Stream - YouTube
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    The chinese lunar lander has separated from the...

    The chinese lunar lander has separated from the orbiter and has reached a transfer orbit that indicates it will land at 10:13 PM Bangkok time today.
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    People are getting used to online shopping and it won't be rolled back once Covid is over. The damage for retail will be permanent. I mean retail will come back but not near pre Covid levels.


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    To constantly beam to the same receivers, the...

    To constantly beam to the same receivers, the arrays need to be in GEO orbit. It takes gargantuan antennas to send with high efficiency, and gargantuan receiver arrays on Earth. Maybe the US has...
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    Should I really have use a sarcasm tag? I thought...

    Should I really have use a sarcasm tag? I thought that would not be necessary.
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    This isn't over yet. Watch this YouTube video...

    This isn't over yet. Watch this YouTube video with evidence that Donald Trump has won California.

    NEW Evidence Could Lead to Trump Winning California! - YouTube
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    The US has done the same, to test and demonstrate...

    The US has done the same, to test and demonstrate their anti sat capabilities. Just a lot earlier.

    ASM-135 ASAT - Wikipedia



    Even earlier the US used a system with a nuclear warhead because...
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    He is already working on rerunning in 2024....

    He is already working on rerunning in 2024. That's the reason he riles up his braindead supporters with false claims of election fraud.
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    That would not be very helpful, unfortunately....

    That would not be very helpful, unfortunately. The trajectory of dead objects does change slowly over time. Lower ones by traces of atmosphere that irregularly brakes them. Even the ISS at over 400km...
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    You are going to have a Democrat President soon....

    You are going to have a Democrat President soon. Obviously President Biden is to blame for the deficit. You won't have to wait a year until the avalance of blames hits him.

    Same as President Obama.
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    Not that many. It is a proven fact that many more sharks are eaten by man than the reverse.
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    Not a matter I am much interested in. I think we...

    Not a matter I am much interested in. I think we would have heard about it. The Russians announced flights not in advance but after successful launch. So we may never hear about failures during...
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    The 1996 collision between the French Cerise...

    The 1996 collision between the French Cerise military reconnaissance satellite and debris from an Ariane rocket.
    The 2009 collision between the Iridium 33 communications satellite and the derelict...
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    China has a good battery design. Cheaper raw...

    China has a good battery design. Cheaper raw materials, long life. Not as energy dense and lightweight, but very well suited for buses. Tesla uses them on some of their cars in China, too.
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    NASA has launched an Earth observation satellite...

    NASA has launched an Earth observation satellite Michael Freilich. It can measure sea levels to unprecedented levels of accuracy. The satellite is a cooperation between ESA and NASA.

    NASA TV Airs...
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    A while back I visited the Dornier Museum...

    A while back I visited the Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen.

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    It is right next to a small regional airport. They have regular flights with a blimp. Didn't get a good shot of it.
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    I know that Tesla tested that method. They...

    I know that Tesla tested that method. They dropped it for reasons I don't know. I guess too many compromises in car design, but I don't have the facts for an own opinion.

    What I am missing is a...
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    That's the positive thing. Even with the...

    That's the positive thing. Even with the Republican party in his pocket beyond reason he was not able to get the judiciary, even judges appointed under his rule, to break the law in his favor. Same,...
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    She made that claim in her letter to President...

    She made that claim in her letter to President elect Biden.
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    That's just how it looks with an unexperiencec...

    That's just how it looks with an unexperiencec cameraman, maybe on automatic. Way overexposed.

    But yes, launching heavy rockets is a barely controlled explosion. The forces involved are enormous....
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    A picture of Starship SN8. Just to show how...

    A picture of Starship SN8. Just to show how magnificent the colors in the early morning can be. I have a series of pictures over the day with all kinds of changing colors. Residents say the colors in...
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    That's mean. Have a green.

    That's mean. Have a green.
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    Dragon crew has entered the ISS. This is the...

    Dragon crew has entered the ISS.

    This is the first time that there is a full complement of 4 long term crew of US astronauts on the ISS. So far they were limited to 3 due to the capacity of Soyuz....
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    Pictures of Dragon with crew, already docked at...

    Pictures of Dragon with crew, already docked at the ISS. By now they have already taken off their spacesuits.

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    You are seeing US astronaut and microbiologist...

    You are seeing US astronaut and microbiologist Kate Rubins. She is following procedure to open the hatches.

    An older photo with Kate Rubins in the cupola, watching the Earth.

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    Dragon has just docked to the ISS. Everything was...

    Dragon has just docked to the ISS. Everything was very smooth and fast, fully automated. People on board the ISS and Dragon only monitored. Hatch opening is under way. Takes some time with checking...
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    Dragon in orbit. First stage landed on drone...

    Dragon in orbit. First stage landed on drone ship. Another info, yesterdays launch was canceled due to weather conditions. Launch would have been OK, but along the trajectory weather was bad. In case...
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    They have been under quite strict quarantine for...

    They have been under quite strict quarantine for a while. They really don't want to carry COVID to the ISS. But they can't evacuate the ISS and need to rotate crew.

    BTW, little fun fact I heard...
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    The first official crew exchange flight with...

    The first official crew exchange flight with SpaceX Dragon is scheduled to lift off in a few hours.

    at 7:27 p.m. EST on November 15, 00:27 UTC on November 16.

    Coverage is already running, here...
  44. I like Elon Musks position on AI. He does not...

    I like Elon Musks position on AI. He does not think AI poses a threat by itself. But from people who misuse their possibilities. That's why he believes in kind of open source AI so nobody has a...
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    I think he knows that. He still needs to make...

    I think he knows that. He still needs to make appropriate noises, so he can win over a few Republicans. Soften the hard blockade of everything useful done by his administration.
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    Maybe the fears were premature. Ellen...

    Maybe the fears were premature.



    Ellen Stofan, like any possible Democrat candidate has emphasis on Earth science. But she is in favor of manned space exploration as well.


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    The head of NASA is a political post, always was....

    The head of NASA is a political post, always was. Though on a few occasions a new president kept the NASA administrator in place.

    Jim Bridenstine was feared to be one of the worst Trump appointees...
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    They are not only fast. Once I messed up some...

    They are not only fast.

    Once I messed up some details on a small transfer. To make sure the money arrived I sent it a second time. While I was still thinking on how to approach them to get that...
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    This is a Falcon 9 launch. The other boosters are...

    This is a Falcon 9 launch. The other boosters are just stored in that hangar.

    Falcon Heavy is not planned to launch people. If NASA wanted SpaceX could modify and upgrade Dragon and launch it to...
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