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  1. The Strategist

    The Strategist Living with Hope

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    STP-2 Mission
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Finally getting funding for the fission/ fusion reactors + engines for Moon / Mars missions, and the development looks successful so far, it's happening quickly.

    How soon till we can get one at Costco or Bass Pro for fishing and camping?? :)

    NASA's New Space Engine Is Powered by Nuclear Fission
    Seeker
    Published on Jun 30, 2019
    From returning to the Moon to establishing outposts on Mars, NASA has the need for more power than ever before. Could nuclear fission be the solution they've been searching for?
    Read More: Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power
    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/de...
    “NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond.”
    NASA to Test Fission Power for Future Mars Colony https://www.space.com/37348-nasa-fiss...
    “As NASA makes plans to one day send humans to Mars, one of the key technical gaps the agency is working to fill is how to provide enough power on the Red Planet’s surface for fuel production, habitats and other equipment. One option: small nuclear fission reactors, which work by splitting uranium atoms to generate heat, which is then converted into electric power.”

    Ideas for new NASA mission can now include spacecraft powered by plutonium https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/19/17...
    “Discovery proposals can now incorporate a type of power system known as a radioisotope thermoelectric generators, or RTGs. These generators are powered by radioactive material — a type of metal called plutonium-238.”
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    What an amazingly beautiful launch - what a boost engine that was - and the abort ejection was awesome too... still live now... I'll change the link if the Live link goes dead with whatever best coverage is posted:

    Here's a short version of the launch, test, and "recovery":

    NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test Launches atop Northrop Grumman Provided Booster
    NASAKennedy
    Published on Jul 2, 2019
    A fully functional Launch Abort System (LAS) with a test version of the Orion spacecraft attached, launches on NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) atop a Northrop Grumman provided booster on July 2, 2019, at 7 a.m. EDT, from Launch Pad 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. During AA-2, the booster will send the LAS and Orion to an altitude of 31,000 feet at Mach 1.15 (more than 1,000 mph). The flight test will prove that the abort system can pull crew to safety in the unlikely event of an emergency during ascent.


    Here's a more clear audio long verion coverage, the WKYC seems to have simultaneous audio feeds overlaid, not present in this coverage:

    NASA Live coverage of Orion Ascent-Abort 2 test
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    space googlevesaire
    NASA live coverage of Orion Ascent-Abort 2 test. Launch window: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT. This full-stress test of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A critical milestone for human missions to the Moon, this test of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System will show that it can carry a crew to safety in case of an emergency during launch.


    NASA Orion Ascent-Abort Test 2 launch
    WKYC Channel 3
    Started streaming 13 minutes ago
    NASA: This full-stress test of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A critical milestone for human missions to the Moon, this test of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System will show that it can carry a crew to safety in case of an emergency during launch.


    In planning for a number of years, here's an animation of what just occurred from 2017:

    NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 Test of Orion
    NASA Johnson
    Published on Nov 9, 2017
    In a test targeted for Summer 2019 known as Ascent Abort-2, NASA will verify the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system, a tower on top of the crew module, can steer the capsule and astronauts inside it to safety in the event of an issue with the Space Launch System rocket when the spacecraft is under the highest aerodynamic loads it will experience during ascent for deep-space missions. The test is quick, fast and high, lasting less than three minutes with the test crew module reaching an average speed of Mach 1.5, roughly 1020 miles per hour, at approximately 32,000 feet in altitude. HD download link: https://archive.org/download/Orion_As...
     
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    Here we are 50 years later. I watched this in B&W TV Live, and took a photo of the foot print on the moon off of the TV screen. The Apollo 11 launch, landing, and return was exciting for everyone back then - everyone sharing the experience with friends, neighbors and strangers alike. Perhaps soon it will happen again. That would be a great start for new public and private ventures, and it looks like there will be a dozen or more such endeavors striking out of Earth orbit. Check out the '60's documentary from MIT on the Apollo Computer including an outstanding presentation on how the computer elements are constructed and assembled into the final computer, below:

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/Apollo11?src=tren&data_id=tweet:1151085516617650176
    https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/landing-pages/apollo-50th
    https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/...july/event-apollo-11-concert-with-duran-duran

    Moon Landing 50th Anniversary | Q&A with Chris Hadfield
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    CBC News
    Started streaming 71 seconds ago
    Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is taking your questions on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Ask them in the chat.


    Apollo 11 launch 50th anniversary | LIVE
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    The Sun
    Started streaming 35 minutes ago
    CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - Fifty years after the start of their historic mission, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins return to the Apollo 11 launch pad. It was widely assumed that Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong pulled rank to take his historic first step onto the surface of the moon. But he was apparently "never" asked his opinion on which of the three astronauts should have that honour. So how did he become the first man on the moon? Continue reading: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9516947... Apollo 11 moon landing conspiracy theories – we bust the most popular myths: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9516524... Apollo 11 Moon Landing astronauts coped with NO toilet and used bags taped to bums and ‘pee condoms’, Nasa report reveals: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9509902...


    Apollo 11 Moon Launch 50th Anniversary | CBS News Special Coverage, live stream
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    CBS News
    Started streaming 3 hours ago
    Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 began its voyage into American history. The Saturn V rocket carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — and just four days later, man first set foot on the moon. The moon mission was a milestone in human history. But it was also a groundbreaking moment in broadcast television, as CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite brought the frontier of space to living rooms across America. Watch live: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/apollo-1...


    Apollo 11 - Day 1 (Full Mission)
    lunarmodule5
    Published on Jul 15, 2019
    Apollo 11 - Day 1 (Full Mission) 16th July 1969 - The countdown, launch, earth orbital phase, followed by the TLI and docking with the lunar module, ejection of the S4B and a TV broadcast. This video will cover all of these events with air to ground/Flight Director Loops and onboard crew tape audio with available film and photographs taken by the crew. The video starts with the crew having breakfast and ends at a GET of 14h 26m.
    00:00:30 Breakfast
    00:03:16 Suit Up
    00:08:04 Walkout
    00:21:55 At 39a
    00:55:08 Hatch Closure
    03:04:12 Liftoff
    03:06:55 S1C SEP
    03:13:20 Sll SEP
    03:15:51 SECO
    05:12:46 TLI
    05:26:39 SLA SEP
    05:33:15 LM Docking
    06:54:54 TV


    Computer for Apollo
    alijanlondon
    Published on Dec 19, 2012
    A mid 60s American documentary illustrating the design, build and use of the Apollo Guidance Computer.


    BBC Horizon, 1965 Man In Space
    alijanlondon
    Published on Aug 16, 2014
    A 1965 documentary explaining some of the basics of how astronauts live in space with contributions from Frank Borman and Walter Cunningham. Nice views inside a Gemini simulator[, and Lunar Lander]
     
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