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Dragon Tug

With the Dragon capsules fully capable of ISS interaction now, how hard would it be to use the dragons for ISS tugs as is? One of the quite useful pieces of on orbit hardware is a space tug that off … Continue reading

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Ironic

So I’m sitting in a friends yard watching the Blue Angels give it their best at the Sun-N-fun fly in thinking about how to modify their propulsion while all the people around me are oohing and aahing. Same with the … Continue reading

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Falcon FLOC IX Rediculously Heavy

I should probably quit picking on the Falcons, but the possibilities are too much fun to leave alone. In January of 2008, Jon posted an article on Fleet Launched Orbital Craft, or FLOC. In  the article, it is suggested that … Continue reading

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Paperback now Available on Amazon

The Fear of Freedom and other notes to WH912 is now available in paperback at Amazon. I just copied the page address for a cut and paste below because I never learned to  insert regular links into posts. The $10.00 … Continue reading

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Recovery Chopper IX

One of the objections to my Netting IX post was that there were very few or possibly no existing helicopters capable of carrying a recovered Falcon IV stage to a safe landing even if it were possible to catch the … Continue reading

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Fear of Freedom and other notes to WH912 available on Kindle

The ebook “Fear of Freedom and other notes to WH912″ is available on Kindle now for $3.99. Paperback will be available in September for $8.00-$10.00 depending on publishing and other costs. There are 26 articles on 135 pages on mostly … Continue reading

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Other Non-Space Writing Project

I haven’t lost interest in spaceflight. I’ve been writing on another subject for the local 912 Project. If all goes according to plan, there should be a book out this fall titled Fear of Freedom and Other Notes to 912. … Continue reading

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Exploration Living Volume

This one is in response to an ongoing discussion about the pressurized volume in the various deep space exploration architectures. Apparently an Orion will provide  sufficient crew volume for extended missions while a Dragon will not in many peoples minds. … Continue reading

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Netting IX

With the upcoming attempts to simulate a landing over water with the Falcon IX first stage comes a possible opportunity to expedite actual re-usability.  It just might be possible to grab a stage that has reached zero velocity over the … Continue reading

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Lunar Rover Power

Powering a rover through the two week lunar night is receiving a bit of attention. Most of the attention seems to be on better batteries and thermal control with some suggesting that nuclear is the only reasonable option for such … Continue reading

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