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Forum: Policy June 6th 21, 11:05 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 0
Views: 728
Posted By snidely
crew2 booster thruster firings

NSF video coverage of Crew2 benefited from time of day and excellent
weather, with 2 different cameras catching the first stage, after stage
separation, doing thruster firings and the entry...
Forum: History May 19th 21, 09:58 PM Posted to sci.space.history
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By snidely
Jay Barbee, witness to Apollo and the US space progam

The Orlando Sentinel has noted the passing of Jay Barbee, long of NBC
and space news...
Forum: Policy May 13th 21, 07:58 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By snidely
B1051 flies, and is recovered, for the 10th time

Just this Wednesday, JF Mezei puzzled about:
On 2021-05-11 22:28, David Spain wrote:

Until SpaceX came along, Old Space companies were more than happy to let
NASA and the USAF and to a...
Forum: Policy April 24th 21, 09:02 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
Posted By snidely
NASA Mars helicopter makes history as first vehicle to fly on another planet

On Wednesday or thereabouts, Jeff Findley asked ...
In article ,
says...

On 2021-04-19 12:47, ...
Forum: Policy April 22nd 21, 07:04 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By snidely
SpaceX wins single source contract for NASA's crewed lunar lander

Lo, on the 4/21/2021, Niklas Holsti did proclaim ...
On 2021-04-21 18:29, Jeff Findley wrote:
In article ,
says...

...
...
Forum: Policy March 29th 21, 05:18 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By snidely
When hop? SN11 test flight today.

On Monday or thereabouts, Alain Fournier asked ...
On Mar/29/2021 at 08:08, Jeff Findley wrote :

LIVE: Starship SN11 Test Flight, Scheduled for Mar 29, 2021
...
Forum: Policy March 26th 21, 05:48 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By snidely
SN10

David Spain pounded on thar keyboard to tell us

Several design changes in the works for SN11.

SN11? Probably not any major change. SN15 is supposed to be the 1.1
release.

I suspect a total...
Forum: Policy March 19th 21, 07:16 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By snidely
New booster reuse record set this morning

on 3/19/2021, David Spain supposed :
On 3/18/2021 10:17 PM, Snidely wrote:
On Thursday, Greg (Strider) Moore yelped out that:
"David Spain"* wrote in message news:[email protected]
Forum: Policy March 19th 21, 02:17 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By snidely
New booster reuse record set this morning

On Thursday, Greg (Strider) Moore yelped out that:
"David Spain" wrote in message news:[email protected] ...

On 3/17/2021 9:08 AM, Jeff Findley wrote:
In article...
Forum: Policy March 19th 21, 02:16 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By snidely
New booster reuse record set this morning

JF Mezei explained :
On 2021-03-17 09:08, Jeff Findley wrote:

Glad to see you finally agree with this.

From the time they re-used once, I knew that they would beat costs from
ULA....
Forum: Policy March 11th 21, 10:18 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By snidely
Mars colonization

On Thursday, Alain Fournier exclaimed wildly:
On Mar/11/2021 at 14:32, JF Mezei wrote :
Another question:

Say you have decided your expedition will land at the equivalent of
Greenwich...
Forum: Policy March 10th 21, 11:08 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By snidely
Russia and China agree to build joint lunar space station

Frank Scrooby was thinking very hard :
Greetings all,

much snipped

"memorandum of understanding" are easy and cheap to draw up, and look pretty
for the clueless press.

Bending...
Forum: History March 10th 21, 04:47 AM Posted to sci.space.history
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By snidely
The Passing Of Alan McDonald

After serious thinking David Spain wrote :
When it is more important to leave something unsigned...

...
Forum: Policy March 4th 21, 09:14 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By snidely
SpaceX SN10

On Wednesday or thereabouts, Alain Fournier declared ...
It went up, reached its planned altitude of 10 km. Successfully performed the
belly flop and landed softly. So it was good and very close...
Forum: Policy March 4th 21, 09:13 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By snidely
SpaceX SN10

Jeff Findley speculated:
In article , says...

It went up, reached its planned altitude of 10 km. Successfully
performed the belly flop...
Forum: Policy March 2nd 21, 10:15 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By snidely
First-ever space hotel slated to be operational by 2027

Jeff Findley pounded on thar keyboard to tell us
In article ,
says...

"This decade will see the start and...
Forum: Policy February 18th 21, 10:17 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By snidely
Mars Perseverance Lander - Landing watch party TODAY

On Thursday or thereabouts, David Spain declared ...
Staring at 2:30PM ET. Follow the link he

https://www.planetary.org/watchparty

Dave

Or NASA Live, where we've now seen mission...
Forum: Policy February 4th 21, 07:57 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By snidely
New Plasma Propulsion System Generates A Helluva Lot of Thrust

On Thursday, William Elliot queried:
On Wed, 3 Feb 2021, Alain Fournier wrote:

My understanding is that the exhaust is not radioactive at all. I
don't think it is a nuclear propulsion...
Forum: Policy January 30th 21, 11:43 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By snidely
Moon landing for Starship

Lo, on the 1/29/2021, JF Mezei did proclaim ...
On 2021-01-29 23:10, Snidely wrote:

The Raptor has 2200 kN thrust for the vacuum version, and is "only"
throttle-able to 40% of that.

...
Forum: Policy December 23rd 20, 08:59 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By snidely
Leaning Rocket of Chica (SN9)

On Saturday, JF Mezei exclaimed wildly:

SN9Ms support bucjkeld and SN9 topped and now leans against the high bay
walls (tonight, there is a crane that should attempt to right it)

I was told...
Forum: Policy December 19th 20, 10:18 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By snidely
Leaning Rocket of Chica (SN9)

On Saturday, Peter Stickney queried:
On Sat, 12 Dec 2020 22:20:48 -0800, Snidely wrote:

Remember Saturday, when JF Mezei asked plainitively:

I was told here that much of a rocket's...
Forum: Policy December 10th 20, 08:46 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By snidely
3 Raptor flight get 5+ minute burn and acrobatics

JF Mezei explained :
On 2020-12-09 19:19, Snidely wrote:
Touchdown was with 1 Raptor, which wasn't as planned.

Thanks. I was wondering about that. Elon tweeted that engines performed
fine...
Forum: Policy December 10th 20, 08:44 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By snidely
Starship test

Torbjorn Lindgren explained :
Torbjorn Lindgren wrote:
JF Mezei wrote:
Apparently, the landing engine lacked fuel pressure in header tank...
Forum: Policy December 10th 20, 12:19 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By snidely
3 Raptor flight get 5+ minute burn and acrobatics

Didn't stick the landing, but Starship SN8 made the first 3-engine
Raptor flight, running a long burn, did the belly-flop into stable
terminal velocity flight, /relit/ the Raptors and flipped back...
Forum: Policy November 21st 20, 09:17 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By snidely
Arecibo telescope to be demolished

David Spain blurted out:
Snidely writes:

Lo, on the 11/20/2020, David Spain did proclaim ...

Radio astronomers make for bad civil engineers appearently. It was...
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