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June 28 2015

SpaceX CRS-7 Mission to the ISS
-- Sunday, June 28, 14:21 UTC --

The SpaceX CRS-7 mission will fly a Dragon cargo spacecraft, filled with more than 2000 kg of supplies and science payload, to the International Space Station. The mission also uses Dragon’s unpressurized trunk to deliver an International Docking Adapter to enable future commercial crew spacecraft, including the SpaceX Crew Dragon, to dock to the station.

Following stage separation of the 63 meters tall Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX will again try to land the first stage on their second autonomous spaceport drone ship named 'Of Course I Still Love You', a barge fitted with high precision station keeping thrusters.

The stage will use its RCS system to turn 180 degrees, do a boostback burn towards the landing site, conduct a supersonic retropropulsion reentry burn to reduce the aerodynamic and thermal stress, carry out precision guidance using hypersonic grid fins, deploy its landing gear and hopefully touch down with zero vertical and lateral velocity on the deck with a last suicide ("hoverslam") burn.

Weather is very good at the launch and landing sites, due to the instantaneous launch window there will be only one attempt today.

-- Good luck, everyone!

Update: Catastrophic event during first stage operation, the mission is lost.
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June 23 2015

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Babylon 5 - This is how the world ends.

June 21 2015

Mass Extinction is Here

There is no longer any doubt: we are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity’s existence.

That is the bad news at the center of a new study by a group of scientists including Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute. Ehrlich and his co-authors call for fast action to conserve threatened species, populations and habitat, but warn that the window of opportunity is rapidly closing.
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June 13 2015

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Sub Pub Music - Our Future - Epic Music VN

What is the future - If we stand in the dark
What is the future - If we don´t fight back
When it´s falling apart - We shall remember...we are not alone
When it´s falling apart - We will stand...until the end

June 11 2015

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Atom in the Universe

I stand at the seashore, alone, and start to think.

There are the rushing waves, mountains of molecules
Each stupidly minding its own business
Trillions apart, yet forming white surf in unison

Ages on ages, before any eyes could see
Year after year, thunderously pounding the shore as now
For whom, for what?
On a dead planet, with no life to entertain

Never at rest, tortured by energy
Wasted prodigiously by the sun, poured into space
A mite makes the sea roar

Deep in the sea, all molecules repeat the patterns
Of one another till complex new ones are formed
They make others like themselves
And a new dance starts

Growing in size and complexity
Living things, masses of atoms, DNA, protein
Dancing a pattern ever more intricate

Out of the cradle onto the dry land
Here it is standing
Atoms with consciousness, matter with curiosity
Stands at the sea, wonders at wondering

I, a universe of atoms
An atom in the universe

     - Richard P. Feynman
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June 10 2015

LightSail captured this image of its deployed solar sails in Earth orbit on June 8, 2015.
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Galactic History… Leonardo Ramos

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Autumn path… Alex Kasner

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