I watched that Minotaur IV launch and was really impressed by its performance. Being a former Peacekeeper ICBM, it gets up and moves. Supersonic in under 20 seconds according to Scott Manley and the Max-Q callout came just before Mach 4. When the party's in Moscow, you don't want to be late...
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed last week that the intrepid SpaceX duo, astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, would be departing the International Space Station (ISS) on 1 August, with a splashdown of the Crew Dragon capsule targeted for 2 August. The exact date will depend on the weather. Unlike the Space …
Tuesday 21st July 2020 06:33 GMT bazza
From the article:
Airbus has plenty of fingers in the Skynet pie, having been involved in Skynet 5 since 2003, and has had a hand in all Skynet phases since 1974
Well, Airbus is simply the latest in a string of corporate ownerships of the organisation and sites building satellites. I expect the people there have got used to changing the name plate after all these years, seems to be an essential skill for engineers these days in some sectors.
Tuesday 21st July 2020 11:25 GMT Real Ale is Best
Tuesday 21st July 2020 13:05 GMT AJ MacLeod
"Three more NASA 'nauts will be sat in the capsule this time"
I suppose I had better clarify, since this horrific abuse of the fine English language has become far too common. They will be SITTING in the capsule! Afterwards, they will have sat in the capsule, and at some point in the future they will sit in the capsule.
Tuesday 21st July 2020 16:29 GMT Jonathon Desmond
Tuesday 21st July 2020 21:05 GMT A.P. Veening
I suppose I had better clarify, since this horrific abuse of the fine English language has become far too common.
No abuse, just a slightly unusual form of English, they don't sit down there themselves but some helpers are putting them in those seats. Compare it with "being seated" at a formal dinner.