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   "To be fair, my job at NASA was working on robots and didn't actually involve any orbital mechanics. The small positive slope over that period is because it turns out that if you hang around at NASA, you get in a lot of conversations about space." 
http://xkcd.com/1356/  

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I'm taking physics next year. I've gotta do this for possible credit.
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NASA and SpaceX have confirmed Friday, April 18 for the next launch attempt for the Falcon 9 rocket to send the Dragon spacecraft on the company's third commercial resupply mission and fourth visit to the space station. Launch is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. EDT. The launch will be webcast live at www.spacex.com/webcast beginning at 2:45 p.m.

A launch on Friday results in a rendezvous with the space station on Sunday, April 20 and a grapple at 7:14 a.m.

During Monday’s launch attempt, preflight checks detected that a helium valve in the stage separation pneumatic system was not holding the right pressure. This meant that the stage separation pistons would be reliant on a backup check valve.

No issue was detected with the backup valve and a flight would likely have been successful, but SpaceX policy is not to launch with any known anomalies. We have brought the vehicle back to horizontal and are replacing the faulty valve, as well as inspecting the whole system for anything that may have contributed to the valve not working as designed.
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The International Space Station Program and SpaceX have selected Friday, April 18 for the next launch attempt for the Falcon 9 rocket to send the Dragon cargo craft on the company’s third commercial resupply mission to the space station. Launch is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. EDT. NASA TV coverage will begin at 2:15 p.m. 

A launch on Friday results in a rendezvous with the space station on Sunday, April 20 and a grapple at 7:14 a.m. NASA TV coverage will begin at 5:45 a.m. with berthing coverage beginning at 9:30 a.m.

SpaceX has settled on a backup launch date of Saturday, April 19 for the best pair of launch dates for the science payloads being delivered to the station. If needed, a Saturday launch would occur at 3:02 p.m. NASA TV coverage would begin at 2 p.m. This would be a three-day transit to the station instead of two days with grapple on Tuesday, April 22.

If SpaceX launches Friday, the contingency EVA to replace a failed multiplexer-demultiplexer will be conducted on Wednesday, April 23.

If SpaceX scrubs Friday and attempts to launch Saturday, the contingency EVA moves earlier to Sunday, April 20.
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#space   #discovery   #NASA  

Disturbance in the Force: Pics from +NASA Cassini Mission to Saturn may reveal the birth of a new moon. 

Full story: http://go.nasa.gov/P18FQW
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Come to think of it...
You could probably hide a star destroyer in there.
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Interesting good site to launch from.
 
One of NASA's most historic launch pads is now under new management. Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is now under the control of SpaceX, the company led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.
One of NASA's most historic launch pads is now under new management. Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is now under the control of SpaceX, the company led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Primary Section: spaceflight
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Large Hadron Collider discovers new form of matter
From EarthSky: Researchers say that exotic hadrons -particles made up of two quarks and two anti-quarks – actually exist… “The discovery certainly doesn’t fit the traditional quark model. It may give us a new way of looking at strong-interaction physics.” Read more: http://earthsky.org/space/large-hadron-collider-discovers-new-form-of-matter
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Shiny: Astronaut Wears ‘Firefly’ T-Shirt In First Instagram From Space

And now, time for some thrilling heroics. NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent out the first Instagram from space last week wearing none other than a Firefly T-shirt. There’s something to be said about a space-faring guy evoking images of Captain Mal doing the impossible in the plucky Serenity spaceship, isn’t there?

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/111246/shiny-astronaut-wears-firefly-t-shirt-in-first-instagram-from-space/#ixzz2yyVJRs5N
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"There isn’t a rational argument for why a new company should have to use dealers. It’s just dealers trying to protect their profits."

The New Yorker weighs in on the New Jersey ban.
Last month, New Jersey decreed that Tesla would have to shut down its showrooms. The problem: Tesla sold cars directly to the public, without going through independent dealers. Auto dealers around the country have been lobbying state governments to force the company to change its ways.
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Damn, again, they unfortunately keep pushing back this launch.
 
Today’s launch has been scrubbed due to a Helium leak on Falcon 9’s first stage. A fix will be implemented by the next launch opportunity on Friday April 18, though weather on that date isn’t ideal. Check www.spacex.com/webcast for updates.
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I'm a video game developer currently working as a software engineer and IT Admin.

I enjoy Games, Movies, and TV ranging from SciFi, to Anime, to ponies,

I also do a lot of graphic design, UI design, Photography, Videography, 3D animation and Rendering (not so good at modeling but I can still do it)

I love and work well with all forms computers and technology. I know a bunch on languages including C#, XAML, Actionscript3, javascript, HTML, CSS, etc. and technologies like Android, Windows server, Computer Hardware, and Computer Networks.

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One of the first backers of Star Citizen
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