Tag: space

Dec 04 2017

What I Mean When Discuss The “Cult Of SpaceX”

Here we go, the beginning of the articles I’ve been dreading writing for probably a year now. These are things I feel need to be said and no, I don’t think I’m wrong in what I say – opinions can neither be right nor wrong, after all, but I do feel the concept presented – …

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Oct 18 2017

It’s Been A Very Busy Month For Space Related Subjects – An Update

I feel like this month has been far more active on the Space subject than previous months for me – that is, on the end of launches and active flights. I’m actually overdue on mentioning a few other launches since they all occurred around the same time as the launches that I have covered – …

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Oct 12 2017

How Terrible Fans Ruined Space For Me

Ever since I was a child, I absolute adored space, both the idea of the place, the planets, moons, stars, and other things out there, and the exploration of it – rockets, missiles, men on the Moon, I couldn’t get enough of it! I’ve been learning what I can about these subjects for literally as …

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Sep 30 2017

We Have Burnout – Hostility In The Space And Rocketry Online Community

Cutting straight to the point, I’m somewhat burnt out right now – namely, with regards to SpaceX, space subjects in general, and a few other things. Reading comment after comment on the SpaceX front has certainly been a chore, having to see them mentioned in every single space related subject ever is itself quite annoying, …

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Sep 22 2017

OSIRIS-REx Passes By Earth For A Gravity Assist To The Asteroid Bennu

Today, September 22nd, 2017, the OSIRIS-REx mission passed by the planet Earth, just a little over a year since its launch, for a gravity assisted trajectory change to send it on its way to its target, the asteroid Bennu. Gravity assists are used often in missions as a method of fuel conservation. Traveling around the …

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Aug 22 2017

The Eclipse – A Short Summary Of My Experience

I was fortunate enough to be able to experience a majority of the solar eclipse yesterday with only one issue – clouds. Yes, as is typical for this area, the time I need the skies clear it goes from mostly clear to storms rolling by, all while the eclipse was happening! Just my luck, right? …

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Jul 03 2017

Here’s Some Random Rocket Launches – Have A Great 4th Of July!

It’s the 4th of July tomorrow and, being quite honest, I had nothing quite planned to write today or tomorrow. However, to keep up with the spirit of Xadara, my love of space, and in a classic “Happy Birthday America” bit of patriotism, I’ve decided to just flood you with some random rocket launches in …

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Oct 17 2016

Antares Flies Again

For the first time in nearly 2 years, an Antares rocket launched from the launch facilities on Wallops Island, Virginia, carrying a Cygnus cargo craft to the International Space Station. While a pretty straightforward launch of a somewhat plain seeming booster, this launch was a critical moment for Orbital ATK, creators of Cygnus and Antares, …

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Oct 17 2016

Shenzhou 11 Launches To The Tiangong 2 Space Station

Very early today, at around 7:30 in the morning Beijing time, China launched its Shenzhou 11 mission to its new Tiangong 2 space station. Tiangong 2, which was launch September 15th of 2016, can support the manned mission for around 30 days, or so reports say. Shenzhou is a spacecaft very similar to the Soviet …

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Oct 16 2016

Those Damn Rocket Engines

No, I still can’t get past the insanity a few weeks ago on YouTube when I brought up the fact that the SpaceX booster has a large number of engines, and that increases the chance for something to go catastrophically wrong. To recap, not only did people get mad at me over even daring to …

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