SpaceX is targeting Friday, January 11 for the launch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This is the eighth and final set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.
The instantaneous launch opportunity is at 7:31 a.m. PST, or 15:31 UTC, and the satellites will begin deployment approximately an hour after launch.
Falcon 9’s first stage for the Iridium-8 mission previously supported the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018. Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship, which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.
В Москве на Красной площади возложили цветы к месту захоронения праха Сергея Павловича Королёва. Церемония была приурочена к 112-летию основоположника отечественной практической космонавтики.
В церемонии приняли участие генеральный директор Госкорпорации «Роскосмос» Дмитрий Рогозин, дочь Сергея Павловича – Наталья Королёва, советские и российские космонавты, руководители и представители предприятий ракетно-космической отрасли.
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Without the Sun our world would be a frozen wasteland, and for this reason any efforts to colonize the galaxy must focus on huddling in the tiny oases of warmth around stars, separated from each other by enormous gulfs of interstellar space. But what if we could make our own stars at the places of our choosing? And can we merely mimic nature or create stars unlike anything which nature has formed?
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Many believe humanity’s future lies among the stars, colonizing distant planets around alien suns, or perhaps building artificial worlds, space habitats, and megastructures. But what if instead of traveling to worlds far away in outer space we create virtual worlds to live in instead, colonizing inner space? We will explore this possibility of simulated universes and what it might mean for humanity, and also ask if this might be a solution to the Fermi Paradox, the strange absence of other life in our own universe.
The Fermi Paradox & Virtual Worlds: Colonizing Inner Space
Episode 167, Season 5 E01
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35 years ago, Science Fiction’s Grandmaster, the late Isaac Asimov, made some predictions for 2019. As we head into the New Year, we’ll take a look at those predictions and see what he got right, what he got wrong, and what it tells us about trying to predict our own future, 35 years from now.
NASA’s launch complex 39 was the gateway to the moon and the starting point for every Space Shuttle mission.
With the demise of the shuttle and the Constellation program what will happen to the space complex. Here we look at LC-39 and just what it does and how important it was in the past and will be in the future.
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Kosmonaut, Pascal Hausammann
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Jorn Magnus Karlsen
Mitchel J. Mullin II
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