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Dean Calahan
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I still think this stands to be the best space year ever. With patience and fortitude we will get past this moment (well, we'd get past it with irritability and fear too, but it would suck more). The recent mission failure may be a cloud with a silver lining - just think if what would otherwise be a rare but fatal flaw is now erased for future flights?
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In tomorrow's rocket landing attempt, only the first stage returns. The trunk is discarded just before the capsule returns weeks to months later.
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Better luck next time, dammit.
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CRS-7 Launch Weather Update
Official forecast shows 10% chance of launch scrub due to weather.

http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf
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H/T to +Ciro Villa. Looks like NASA is actually planning to seriously start looking at possible boots-on-Mars locations with current assets before they finally expire.
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If, say, triangles, are platonic ideals that actually exist somehow (see Roger Penrose), then mustn't this kind of surface? H/T to +Theron Hitchman 
 
More photos of +Saul Schleimer's and my 3D printed illustration of the Klein quartic. 
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I envision an open-source build of a 3D printer, CNC mill, and all the necessary software and infrastructure, such that at some point the "Save As Cubesat" option becomes un-grayed-out.
 
The first 5 axis CNC mill for your desktop is finally being founded on Kickstarter. We can't wait to see the possibilities of what could be made with it!
The PocketNC CNC Mill comes in at under $5,000 and delivers 5 axis of movement.
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My stream today is just too interesting. However,  be cautioned that highly processed closeups can be artifact generators.
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Hmmm Are you able to imagine a power and duration of processes able to create such volcano? There must be many tracks of eruptions, lava flows and so on. Ashes must cover all around....  It is just alien spaceship, partly covered by dust :)
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Not much to say except: "crap".
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Still frame from new Pluto animation by Björn Jónsson. Are the four craters/basins (?) in a row real or imaging artifacts?
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Charon imagery.
The New Horizons mission team is making new discoveries as the piano-sized probe bears down on the Pluto system.
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New rocket landing attempt coming up.
 
CRS-7 Launch Weather Update
Official forecast shows 10% chance of launch scrub due to weather.

http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf
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They are getting so good that we don't even call them launch attempts any more...  They are now landing attempts and the launch is almost a given.. ;-)
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The view of Pluto keeps getting better. Image processing by Björn Jónsson​. :-)
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Walked around Mount Rainier in nine days. Hiked the entire Olympic National Park coast. Rain camped, snow camped, intentionally.
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  • Towson University: B.S. Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, & Bioinformatics
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