Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Apollo Guidance Computer

In researching my previous post, I talked about the delta-vs planned for Apollo 8. In the Apollo Flight Journal, there’s commentary breaking down the items that were entered for each maneuver. They were all handled by the Apollo Guidance Computer. … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Sending People to Mars

The National Academies Institute of Medicine says, there’s no way to do it ethically unless the trip meets our strict criteria. Personally, I’d much rather have the capability built and let anyone who weighs the odds decide for themselves. Good … Continue reading

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26 Multi-Kiloton Impacts Since 2001!?

That’s the number the B612 Foundation is hinting at leading up to their press event on April 22nd. Interesting approach in releasing the actual number early, building interest to see the animation that they’ll show at the event proper. There’s … Continue reading

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Orion can’t Enter Lunar Orbit in its Current Design

Recently, I found out Jeff Bell has hit a lot of the same ennui that I have, only he expressed it in an interview on The Space Show. He said many things that I agree with, and I hope he’s … Continue reading

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New Proposal for an Exploration Target

Small asteroids, mini-moons of Earth. I like the concept, though I’m not sure how the trades will work out as far as travel time and delta-vs, other than the usual situation of the faster you want to get somewhere, the … Continue reading

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