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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #885 on: September 12, 2022, 10:26:14 AM »
I'm trying to recall which Shuttle launch was delayed by a fuel leak... enlighten me please.

slight variation of Cunningham's Law  :clap:
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #886 on: September 21, 2022, 04:01:23 PM »
OK, so this event is actually next week, but still...

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #887 on: September 23, 2022, 09:50:21 AM »
Interplanetary Pool.  :bd:
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #888 on: September 26, 2022, 09:21:38 AM »
DART mission website:  https://dart.jhuapl.edu/Mission/index.php

Impact at 7:14pm EDT tonight
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #889 on: September 26, 2022, 09:43:58 AM »
Fingers crossed.
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #890 on: September 26, 2022, 10:22:20 AM »
DART mission website:  https://dart.jhuapl.edu/Mission/index.php

Impact at 7:14pm EDT tonight

Looking forward to this.

This one relatively obscure NASA mission may prove the technology that will save the whole damn world someday.

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #892 on: September 27, 2022, 06:57:27 AM »
View of impact from an earth-bound telescope.  Clearer views should be forth coming from the LICIACube, Hubble and JWST.

https://twitter.com/fallingstarIfA/status/1574583529731670021

https://twitter.com/astrosnapper/status/1574578176214196225
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #893 on: September 27, 2022, 09:58:01 AM »
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #894 on: September 30, 2022, 12:30:03 PM »
https://www.space.com/nasa-spacex-possible-dragon-mission-hubble-space-telescope

SpaceX and NASA might team up to save the Hubble Space Telescope.

A new service mission to lift the aging telescope, repair failing parts, and upgrade old ones could add 20 years to its lifespan.

The idea would be to send SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft to the Hubble in order to boost it from its current 332 mile altitude orbit, to the 372 mile altitude it was originally stationed at when it was launched 1990.
The study will look at the economic feasibility of such a mission, and explore whether or not the two parties could conduct a service mission to upgrade and repair the Hubble as well.

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #895 on: September 30, 2022, 02:54:51 PM »
https://www.space.com/nasa-spacex-possible-dragon-mission-hubble-space-telescope

SpaceX and NASA might team up to save the Hubble Space Telescope.

A new service mission to lift the aging telescope, repair failing parts, and upgrade old ones could add 20 years to its lifespan.

The idea would be to send SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft to the Hubble in order to boost it from its current 332 mile altitude orbit, to the 372 mile altitude it was originally stationed at when it was launched 1990.
The study will look at the economic feasibility of such a mission, and explore whether or not the two parties could conduct a service mission to upgrade and repair the Hubble as well.

That would be great!
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #896 on: September 30, 2022, 04:51:17 PM »
it aint like the Hubble cant perform anymore!

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #897 on: September 30, 2022, 05:55:50 PM »
it aint like the Hubble cant perform anymore!



+1

All the more reason to try to keep it around a bit lot longer...
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #898 on: October 04, 2022, 03:08:41 PM »
Government is not the solution to our problem—government is the problem.   Ronald Reagan

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #899 on: October 05, 2022, 09:43:01 AM »
So they turned an asteroid into a comet. At least it's prettier now.
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