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    things look a lot better for Nauka. They seem to...

    things look a lot better for Nauka. They seem to have solved a number of problems. Pirs has vacated the port where Nauka is going to attach and will be deorbited by a progress cargo ship. The orbit...
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    A bit of background. From memory only. Nauka...

    A bit of background. From memory only.

    Nauka should have launched many years ago. Then there were problems found. Saw dust in the tanks or fuel lines. Extended attempts of cleaning failed. A lot...
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    No, it is a science lab. Will have people in it...

    No, it is a science lab. Will have people in it when attached to the ISS. Has another toilet, sleeping place and science equipment. Since Roskosmos has reduce their crew to 2 because they can not...
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    No good and clear info from Roskosmos. Latest is...

    No good and clear info from Roskosmos. Latest is it looks like the correction was with RCS only, not the main engine. It was a very small correction, though it helps to avoid early deorbit. They hope...
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    They don't want to use main propulsion to...

    They don't want to use main propulsion to approach ISS, that's dangerous and not precise enough for normal launch vehicles. The Shuttle was different, it had sufficient small thrusters for the...
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    Seems the engine tests were successful. Maybe a...

    Seems the engine tests were successful. Maybe a few days delay but good chance Nauka will reach the ISS and dock.

    First there were reports that the orbit has changed, it moved up a bit. Then from...
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    Russia has vast experience with space stations....

    Russia has vast experience with space stations. BTW, the US modules are built by Thales Alenia of Italy. Also the US Cygnus cargo vehicles for ISS supply. Also the US modules of the lunar gateway...
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    Some drama about Nauka. The main propulsion...

    Some drama about Nauka. The main propulsion system that is needed to get Nauka to the ISS seems in trouble. The main engine is presently out of order.

    https://twitter.com/RussianSpaceWeb
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    Not a fan of fast action. I prefer watching cars...

    Not a fan of fast action. I prefer watching cars rust.

    Or I have a life stream running on the second screen, while doing something else. Sometimes for half a day.
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    Nauka has been successfully launched. It will be...

    Nauka has been successfully launched. It will be a week to reach the ISS with Nauka on board propulsion.
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    I don't think so. The modules are all quite old....

    I don't think so. The modules are all quite old. The only one I think might be worth continued use is the Cupola the outlook module, but I do not know if it is suited to be docked with a future space...
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    The launch of the last ISS module, the Russian...

    The launch of the last ISS module, the Russian Nauka module is planned for today. Of course slips are always possible. They will launch with utmost caution to make it a succes. They use the Proton...
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    Great attitude. I have not watched....

    Great attitude.





    I have not watched. Now that you mention that commentator I probably won't. I have watched a few previous unmanned flights. Assuming it is the same, her fake professional...
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    Last night they successfully static fired a...

    Last night they successfully static fired a booster for the first times. 3 of 28 engines installed. Elon Musk tweeted they may go up to 9 engines, but I have my doubts. They will do static fires on...
  15. I will attempt an interpretation. Sinovac is...

    I will attempt an interpretation. Sinovac is better than nothing, if you can not get anything else. But better act as if you are not vaccinated, because the protection is not very good. Keep being...
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    I was thinking of the 3 layers. Maybe an optical...

    I was thinking of the 3 layers. Maybe an optical illusion, reflection, shadow, whatever. For sure there are 2 layers. On top the ceramic heat shield tile, below a white mat of flexible fiber, similar...
  17. Thread: Pork Brain

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    As long as it is not raw monkey brain in the...

    As long as it is not raw monkey brain in the opened skull, I might consider trying. But then maybe not.

    But seriously, can it be worse than oyster with lemon juice?
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    SpaceX are getting ready to launch the first...

    SpaceX are getting ready to launch the first orbital stack of Starship. Starship 20 is getting fully tiled. Including the flaps that are to steer and control attitude during reentry from orbital...
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    With that number I wonder if they include beer...

    With that number I wonder if they include beer bars. They support tourism flights after all.
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    Sticky: Sigh. Opposed to that it is the ualienable right...

    Sigh. Opposed to that it is the ualienable right of a teacher to put his students at risk by chosing not to be vaccinated.
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    Poll: Get information on when the third dose should be...

    Get information on when the third dose should be administered. There may be reasons to have a waiting period. I intend to get Moderna or Biontec after 6 months or so, government provided or private.
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    Yes, solid rubber. Plus liquid oxidizer, nitrous...

    Yes, solid rubber. Plus liquid oxidizer, nitrous oxide oxidizer.

    I looked it up. It is Hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene, not classic rubber. But it is a solid, with liquid oxidizer.
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    BTW, did you know that the Virgin Galactic...

    BTW, did you know that the Virgin Galactic vehicle burns rubber for propellant? They tried to change to another propellant, I think, polyethylene, but moved back to rubber.
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    I dislike Jeff Bezos. But I would fly on his New...

    I dislike Jeff Bezos. But I would fly on his New Shepard, never on Bransons death trap.

    Besides, I would not pay $500 to fly on any of them. To me space means orbital, not a hop above 100 or 80km....
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    Thanks, I was not aware of this. Better than a...

    Thanks, I was not aware of this. Better than a microsoft server involved.
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    Windows reinstall

    My wifes computer had some issues and I decided to do a clean reinstall. Disconnected all drives and installed a new drive for windows. Not even formatted before windows install. So no remnants of...
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    I heard in the german news talk about 3 dangerous...

    I heard in the german news talk about 3 dangerous people, Bolsonaro, Putin and Agent Orange. You have one guess who they refered to with the third name.
  28. Assuming Sinovac is available and other vaccines...

    Assuming Sinovac is available and other vaccines are not at this time, that's a reasonable approach. Even Sinovac is better than nothing.

    Probably the same with russian Sputnik. Though interesting...
  29. Thread: Airline News

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    Wrong thread, deleted.

    Wrong thread, deleted.
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    South Korea.

    South Korea.
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    Poll: They have just changed the rules in Germany, one...

    They have just changed the rules in Germany, one week too late for me. People who got AstraZeneca as first jab, get BiontecPfizer or Moderna as second jab now. That combination has the best...
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    I wonder how they will look when they have...

    I wonder how they will look when they have reached 20 or 30 launches. That is the minimum Elon Musk recently declared as the number of launches.

    Early in reuse they cleaned them. But it is not...
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    Some update. Presently no more flight tests. They...

    Some update. Presently no more flight tests. They are working with top speed on completing the orbital launch mount. More flight tests would only cause delays in the working schedule.

    The...
  34. As a foreigner I had to provide one in 1979. It...

    As a foreigner I had to provide one in 1979. It was called certificate of merriagability issued by german authorities.
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    Yes. Since that incident is is a strict rule for...

    Yes. Since that incident is is a strict rule for all crews, Soviet, Chinese and USA, that during flight maneuvers the crew wears a board suit. A pressure suit but less than a full space suit.

    I...
  36. I think not. There was a famous story a while...

    I think not. There was a famous story a while back where a young man married twins in one buddhist ceremony. Bigamy is illegal in Thailand, so the ceremony can not be legal.
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    Poll: There is a suggested 15 minutes waiting period...

    There is a suggested 15 minutes waiting period for allergic reactions. I skipped a little of it. It was not allergic, just a general reaction. Similar on the first shot. Not as strong then but lasted...
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    Poll: Felt quite down shortly after my second AZ shot....

    Felt quite down shortly after my second AZ shot. Good, my wife was with me to drive the car home. Things back to normal in the evening.
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    Poll: I am getting my second shot AstraZeneca this...

    I am getting my second shot AstraZeneca this week. Wife in a month. The time between first and second shot is long at 3 months. AZ usually has the bigger side effects on the first shot. We both were...
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    Poll: The family in the Philippines got the full mix. ...

    The family in the Philippines got the full mix.

    Daughter, working in a care profession, got AstraZeneca, very early.
    Son, working on an airport, got Biontec/Pfizer recently.

    Parents got...
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    Poll: AstraZeneca is just fine. A very good vaccine....

    AstraZeneca is just fine. A very good vaccine. Even for young women, though I would recommend an alternative for those, if available.
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    It is always a mistake to underestimate the...

    It is always a mistake to underestimate the enemy.

    Except for the private company SpaceX, the US manned spaceflight with NASA is advancing at a much slower pace than China.

    The new capsule is...
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    SpaceX launched a GPS satellite today. First time...

    SpaceX launched a GPS satellite today. First time the Airforce licensed preused booster for a national security launch.

    A beautiful shot of the Earth from up quite high from a camera on the Falcon...
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    Juno is not steered a lot, it's target is Jupiter...

    Juno is not steered a lot, it's target is Jupiter itself. Flybys like this one with Ganymede are just happening, are not planned. I don't know if one will happen with Europa.

    Looking forward to...
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    Amazing shot. That camera was not mounted on...

    Amazing shot.

    That camera was not mounted on the Juno probe as a scientific instrument. It was added as an afterthought, just for a few photos for the general public, people like us. An off the...
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    Can't comment on that, but see your concern.

    Can't comment on that, but see your concern.
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    I did chose AstraZeneca without hesitation. It is...

    I did chose AstraZeneca without hesitation. It is very effective, severe side effects are extremely rare, one or a few in a million. It gives very good protection 2 weeks after the first of two...
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    Unfortunately not. It is just a hop, 100km...

    Unfortunately not. It is just a hop, 100km straight up and then back down with parachutes. Nothing I personally would even spend $5000. But they have auctioned off the first ticket for a few million....
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    The sausages contain a lot of fat. Fat gets...

    The sausages contain a lot of fat. Fat gets rancid even in the freezer. If you are hungry and have nothing else you can eat it. But you probably have to be quite hungry.
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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