Category Archives: Space Travel

SpaceX – Iridium 2

And another successful launch and recovery – thus time from Vandenburg CA (polar orbit). Back to back launch and landings.

New titanium grid fins (as opposed to the original aluminum grid fins) for better heat tolerance.

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_spaceport_drone_ship (ASDS)

http://www.teslarati.com/spacex-set-second-weekend-launch-new-titanium-grid-fins-tested/

http://www.spacex.com/news/2017/06/24/iridium-2-press-kit

BulgariaSat-1

SpaceX does it again … relaunch and landing of another Falcon 9

Falcon 9’s first stage for the BulgariaSat-1 mission previously supported the Iridium-1 mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January of this year. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt a landing on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Link to the Press Kit

 

Personal observation … I cannot believe the bozos who comment that this is all faked based on video dropouts. When I “watched” the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions live video was rare to non-existent after the initial live launch video.

You go SpaceX!

PS


Extant

Smart, sexy, intriguing sci-fi. Starring Halle Berry. Deep and multi-threaded. Well written and well acted.

I’m watching it via AmazonPrime. You should watch it any way you can.

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt3155320/

On second thought don’t start watching it. You won’t be able to stop … and sleep will be a thing of the past.*

 

 

* if you have the ability to binge-watch it as I am doing via AmazonPrime.