iangriffin, to Astronomy
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i also managed to image this afternoon's ISS solar transit using my Hydrogen Alpha Telescope. The detail on the solar disk is fascinating!

iangriffin, to NewZealand
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Boom. Not the best Space Station solar Transit ever, but I managed to spot this one from my garden. At the time the ISS was just over 1000km away from my location. This is a composite image

futuremania_curtis, to scifi German
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"Space Station" von Pierre Mion

Hamsta180, to art
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ahimsa_pdx, to space
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NPR Shortwave podcast:

"What's it like to live in space? One astronaut says it changes her dreams"

Audio (12 minutes) and also a slightly longer video. Transcript available.

I loved when the host mentioned that astronaut Loral O'Hara was twirling the floating microphone and she replied "That never gets old!" 😁

spaceflight, to space
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Within the next few years, a new infrastructure will unfold for the Moon 🌙. Shackleton Crater is deeper than the . Extremes at the South Pole present challenges for establishing wireless networks like 📶 and 📱. 🌎 is only visible for roughly two weeks of each month. has funded to demonstrate a link on the mission, which will be the first network on the https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20240308-talking-on-the-moon-the-quest-to-establish-lunar-wifi

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hosts more than 10,000 laser communications systems on orbit. Those lasers can sustain 100 Gbps connection 📶 per link. and announced in May 2023 a plan to launch as soon as 📆 August 2025. The commercial station would feature the ability to spin and generate enough centripetal force to create the equivalent of on the Moon. https://aviationweek.com/shows-events/space-symposium/vast-space-station-use-spacex-starlink-laser-comms

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“Our goal is to launch the ’s equivalent of volume in one launch. We want to demonstrate you can do it cheaply.” https://spacenews.com/max-space-announces-plans-for-inflatable-space-station-modules/

spaceflight, to space
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• 📆 2018, became the first facility to produce ⚛️ in 🌌
• In , so-called cool flames 🔥 can burn for minutes
water 💦 purification system deployed across 🇮🇳, 🇲🇽, 🇵🇰
regenerative medicine ⚕️ could repair/replace failing organs and cells
• Higher quality protein crystals
🦠 can extract metals from
• Tissue/organ-on-a-chip effects faster in

• Organ growth

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Objectives of ten or 20 years from now, like building settlements, exploring mineral deposits on the and efficiently repairing modules can only be achieved using . Due to possible disruptions in normal operations, like a small shower damaging the , or hacking carried by a hostile group or state, humans 👩‍🚀 must be ready to step in.
Modern will be a key foundation of this collaborative relationship. https://www.astronomy.com/space-exploration/the-upgrades-to-spacesuits-that-need-to-be-made-sooner-rather-than-later/

ScienceDesk, to space
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Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden return to Earth, ending private space station trip.

AP reports the three countries "financed the mission, paying roughly $55 million apiece. It was Axiom’s third private mission to the space station; the fourth is planned later this year."


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The Past, Present, and Future of Inflatable Space Habitats - Recently, a prototype inflatable space station module built by Sierra Space explod... - https://hackaday.com/2024/01/30/the-past-present-and-future-of-inflatable-space-habitats/

peterdrake, to geopolitics
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What are the directions in a spinning space station or hollow planet? North, south, east, and west can be defined in the usual way in terms of rotation, but up and down are reversed.

Intriguingly, the directions in Mah Jongg have an equivalent issue (east and west appear "reversed") because the table corresponds to a map of the sky, not the earth.

peterdrake, to physics
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Physics problem: Harmonia Station spins to generate gravity. If the rings are a mile in diameter, how fast (in RPMs) does it have to spin to generate 1g?

iangriffin, to Astronomy
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Time for #4 in This is a montage of 12 images taken in under 0.8 seconds on 9th January 2023. I drove for 100km, set up a telescope and managed to record the International Space Station crossing the spotty sun in less time than it took for my heart to beat once!

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rabbinathan, to space
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Now THAT'S how you spin a dreidel!


via Jasmin Moghbeli @NASA

NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli took the opportunity to bring a beloved Hanukkah game to new heights last week when she shared a video of a dreidel spinning in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station. In place of lighting a real menorah, which cannot be done aboard the space station, Moghebli marked the holiday by sticking a felt cutout of a menorah onto a window in the Space Station and “lighting” it each night with stick-on flames. Moghebli shared the video of the zero-gravity dreidel spinning in front of the felt menorah on X, formerly Twitter, with the caption: “Happy Hanukkah from the @Space_Station!! Real candles not allowed! The video shows the dreidel spinning at a consistent pace in midair for close to a minute before it eventually bumps into the camera and slows down, tilting onto its side. Moghbeli is a flight engineer and mission commander for SpaceX’s Crew-7 which departed for the Space Station in August of this year. During a press conference in July, she said that her family had made the felt menorah for her so that she could be included in their Hanukkah celebrations from afar. https://www.timesofisrael.com/astronaut-celebrates-hanukkah-with-zero-gravity-dreidel-spin/

GregCocks, to space
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One of the biggest impediments 🕵️ to reform was #BillNelson, the former #US senator from #Florida who represented #KennedySpaceCenter and now runs #NASA.

It was #Nelson who “led the opposition” to the #Commercial Crew Program https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/21/get-your-boy-elon-in-line-nasa-tell-all-recounts-turmoil-over-private-space-race-00041085

Picture : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Space_Symposium_Administrator_Nelson_Keynote_(NHQ202108240009).jpg

#LaunchCost #SpacePolitics #SpaceMarket

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For approximately the same amount that has spent annually 💰 on rocket development, NASA was able to support the development of the vehicle and purchase a total of six missions to the https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/05/nasa-chief-says-cost-plus-contracts-are-a-plague-on-the-space-agency

spaceflight, to politics
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📆 January 19, 2022 The of 😱 sells. makes great 📰. ’s 🇨🇳 has increased, their made significant advances. The China 🇨🇳 narrative has helped to stoke in . from participation in the International or ’s Accords, the have had little choice but to develop their own and 🌙 🌃. https://thediplomat.com/2022/01/the-china-us-space-race-is-a-myth

Pictures :

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📷 Images of taken by a Shenzhou 16 astronaut 👨‍🚀 from a few hundred metres above the structure : https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3243235/china-releases-first-panoramic-images-tiangong-space-station

Picture : :ccby: :cc_sa: Space Station Configuration https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tiangong_Space_Station_config_2022_EN.jpg

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🇳🇬 📆 August 2023 Technical Infrastructure for a Self-Sufficient and Sustainable Hub 👨‍🎓 master's thesis. The importance of 🤖, a completely closed-loop ♻️ system, and novel ☢️🛡️ https://phys.org/news/2023-11-space-station-sunearth-l2.html

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🎥 🎬 : “The point is that because the commercial is growing 📈 at a very fast clip … the next piece would be the infrastructure that would allow more than just a few people up at a time to actually be doing activities like this off-world.”
has plans to create an “inflatable microgravity venue.” Enterprise is now working with Axiom and on filming an upcoming movie 🎞️ on that station. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-does-hollywoods-future-in-space-look-like-180982738/

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had a 27 t rotating "ferris wheel" ☸️ at a cost of $750,000 (equivalent to $6,300,000 💰💰💰 in 📆 2022).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001%3A_A_Space_Odyssey#Rotating_sets

Just for one scene 🎥. Might be cheaper 〽️ to to a private 🤔

spaceflight, to space
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📆 2023/02/16 Four 4️⃣ private planned


"It's going to be a small percentage that is going to be funding these " so each project needs "to go out and raise 💰 to do this." https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/16/investing-in-space-the-space-station-kingmaker.html

Several other in this article :

Pictures : "Langley engineers check out the interior of the 24-foot in 📆 1962.", , approaches Kibo laboratory https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Langley_engineers_inside_inflatable_a_24-foot_spacestation_mock-up.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bigelow_Aerospace_facilities.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crew-2_dragon_approach.jpg


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📆 14th Jan 2024 has been granted an extra $42 million 💰, in addition to its $130 million grant, to work on developing the concept with the aid of several other companies, including , , and . has been granted an additional $57.5 million 💰 to its initial $160 million grant for designing the orbiting complex.
's goal is to commence operations before the is phased out in 📆 2030 https://orbitaltoday.com/2024/01/14/nasa-grants-an-additional-100-to-develop-private-space-stations/

spaceflight, to technology
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's three laws

• When a distinguished but elderly 👨‍🔬 states that something is , they are almost certainly right. When they state that something is , they are very probably .
• The only way of discovering the of the is to venture a little way past them into the .
• Any sufficiently is indistinguishable from .

Isaac 📆1959
"It is only afterward that a seems . To begin with, it usually seems " https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Isaac_Asimov

Picture : Arthur C. 📆 1965, on one of the sets of 2001: A https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arthur_C._Clarke_1965.jpg

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@SkipHuffman would have to be done by with (and probably parts). If were already developed, material would also be available. AFAIK the reactor needs a minimum size, so an experiment aboard a wouldn't be an option. Outside the bots would have the advantage they don't need a , oxygen or sleep

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