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Old Feb 22nd, 2017, 03:27 PM   #61
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I can't wait until they have more time to study and analyze it all. Very exciting stuff, perhaps even mankind's future.
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SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year


We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration. We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year. Other flight teams have also expressed strong interest and we expect more to follow. Additional information will be released about the flight teams, contingent upon their approval and confirmation of the health and fitness test results.

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Once operational Crew Dragon missions are underway for NASA, SpaceX will launch the private mission on a journey to circumnavigate the moon and return to Earth. Lift-off will be from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Pad 39A near Cape Canaveral – the same launch pad used by the Apollo program for its lunar missions. This presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for the first time in 45 years and they will travel faster and further into the Solar System than any before them.
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SpaceX Plans to Launch First Mission With Private Crew to the Moon


During a teleconference, Musk said the passengers, whom he did not identify, paid what he would call only a "significant deposit" for the roughly week-long, 300,000- to 400,000-mile trip aboard the automated Dragon spacecraft.

The announcement comes five months after one of the company's rockets exploded at Cape Canaveral, Florida, destroying a launch pad and a $200 million Facebook satellite.

"They are entering this with their eyes open, knowing there is some risk," Musk said, adding that the company's success rate was still "quite high."

In a news release, SpaceX compared the passengers — who will not be accompanied by NASA personnel — to the famed Apollo astronauts.

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No time to investigate this yet, but maybe some interesting stuff?

NASA released a ton of software for free and here’s some you should try

https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/02/na...ou-should-try/
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Interesting find and it's in Canada.

Earth's original crust: Piece from 4.3b years ago discovered
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Interesting find and it's in Canada.

Earth's original crust: Piece from 4.3b years ago discovered
Wow!! Such a find could really provide insights into the Earth’s early geodynamics
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Some scary predictions about the sinking of parts of California.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/ancient-qu...&ICID=ref_fark
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Some good work by a Brit teen.

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error - BBC News
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Some good work by a Brit teen.
There's anomalies in NASA data? Say it ain't so...
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Hmmm, an interesting event indeed.

Photos reveal more than 200 bright blue Arctic lakes have started bubbling with methane gas - ScienceAlert
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SpaceX did it again... and for the first time.


Today they launched SES-10, using a Falcon 9 1st-stage booster that had previously delivered a payload to orbit and returned to land on the SpaceX drone ship out in the Atlantic Ocean. This is the first time in the history of spaceflight that a 1st-stage booster - the most expensive part of the spacecraft - was re-used and successfully landed for the 2nd time. The main mission, delivering a satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit, was also successful.

Re-watch the webcast of today's launch here: SES-10 MISSION | SpaceX
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Details: Used SpaceX Rocket Launches Satellite,*Then Lands in Historic 1st Reflight
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