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My favorite Kickstarter
I know I have ranted over the frustration on space, but this is worth fighting for. It really is frustrating how broken our space exploration system is in terms of leadership (lack there of), budgetary instability (congressional jobs program) and lack of sound project management (orion takes ~15 years from contract to first crewed test flight). will a Chinese space race really be the kick in the pants we need or will those in power continue with the mantra "when China gets to the moon they will see 6 american flags already there"

for those that missed previous rants:
shoot for the Moon short -

Man left the Moon for the last time 42 years ago -

Just stop with this Journey to Mars BS -
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Very funny halirious. Love it it's so nice and pointless and dry and stuffy and boring 
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more dangerous than hive, aim or Hydra will be the Marvel lawyers when they hear this
Unlike its fictional namesake, this Vibranium is embedded with a series of sensors that monitor stability, temperature and integrity. These sensors are intended to provide continuous feedback to HQ, so that if a pod gets damaged in transit, it'll be pulled from service as soon as it hits the dock. The company claims that the material is 10 times stronger than steel and weighs five times less than aluminum. The plan is that HTT's capsules will use two skins of vibranium the material -- one on the outside, and one to protect the passenger compartment.
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Is this the public transportation for the over crowded cities of the future
The bus would span two traffic lanes and carry up to 1,400 passengers. It would travel up to 40 miles an hour above street level on a special track, allowing regular cars under 7 feet high to freely pass underneath.

More importantly, it would run on electricity and take the place of 40 buses, which could cut annual fuel consumption by 800 tons and carbon emissions by almost 2,500 tons, according to an interview with the chief engineer, Song Youzhou

First dreamed up in 1969, the bus may help Chinese cities ease traffic and curb air pollution.
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Made in china only
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Would you pay for an all you can read comic service
DC and Marvel aren't part of the $6 a month.
Marvel already has their own unlimited service so can comixology compete?
The biggest digital storefront for comics just announced a new flat-rate service that lets users read through thousands of stories for $6/month.
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Not if it didnt include Marvel and DC.
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Interesting Kickstarter for space geeks
Personal Space takes place in an alternate timeline where the American space program has been decades ahead of actual history. Generation ship Overture was launched on a very long journey in 1991 to a distant star. The crew serves in 25 year shifts, with each shift passing the torch to the one after. We’re watching current events aboard the ship unfold in 2016, as the second shift is supposed to take command, while the crew of Overture speak in confidence to the ship’s therapy computer.

The key phrase here is “supposed to.”
Richard Hatch, Tim Russ and some other well known genre stars.
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So basically we're talking about Big Brother in space! Who's going to get kicked out of the"house" first?
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Almost full view of Saturn
Even at 1.7 million miles away Saturn more than fills the field of view for cassini.

This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 16 degrees above the ring plane. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Feb. 26 2016 using a spectral filter which preferentially admits wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 752 nanometers.

The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.7 million miles (2.8 million kilometers) from Saturn. Image scale is 103 miles (165 kilometers) per pixel.

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زحل يدور حول الشمس بزاويه 45 درجه وحول نفسه كذالك هل هو صحيح
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A look at the pivotal ship of season one of The Expanse
The Pur n Kleen ice hauler helps provide precious water for the Belters and outer planets on its runs from Saturn to Ceres.
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leaving for Alpha Centauri by 2069
The bill encourages NASA to study and develop propulsion concepts that could enable an interstellar scientific probe with the capability of achieving a cruise velocity of 0.1c [10% of the speed of light]." The report language doesn't mandate any additional funding, but calls on NASA to draw up a technology assessment report and conceptual road map within 1 year."
If it left in 2069 and got up to 10%c it would reach the destination in 44 years.
Representative John Culberson (R–TX) wants agency to envision a spacecraft that can travel at 10% light-speed
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if congress would fund nasa with 1/10 of the military budget we would have colonies all over the solar system and probably be on our way to the stars by 2069. P.S. since all the money is spent here on earth this country would be back to the kind of economy we had in 1969.
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For those that missed the livestream of the event
+Noble and other talked about wearables and the future as part of a two day summit. Day one was the outbrief of the colleges who worked on challenges from +NASA JSC Engineering. Day two brought together the thought leaders from industry to discuss projects and predictions on wearables.

+Chris Vukin and +Ciro Villa I know you were both asking about replays here you go.
Select presentations from the Wearable Summit that was held at JSC a few weeks ago
The Technology Collaboration Center has posted some of the presentations made at the recent Wearable Technologies event,
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exclusive games in the embryonic stage of VR seems dumb
you are just asking for piracy to port the game over to other platforms cause not everyone is going to buy multiple setups of VR just to play games given who know what is going to last in the long run. exclusive titles didn't work out well in the whole HD DVD vs Bluray format wars and I can't see it working well here either. #releasethegamesforallvr
A tool that lets Rift titles work with HTC's Vive could be misused to play cracked games.
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It's like oculus is trying to kill any advantage they had in the market. First it was the unbelievably slow time to market. Now this. Just idiotic. No way I would buy one over the vive at this point. I've used both and find the vive considerably more functional, immersive, and in general, a better value.
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Think of it as a modern day BB-8 for home security
These guys came down to NASA for practice pitch last summer when they were in the Emerge Program(DHS innovation incubator for first responder technologies run by Tech WildCatters in Dallas)
Now they are ready to bring the concept to market for the consumer.
Cc +Chris Vukin+Noble+Derek Ross+Chris Davies+Russell Holly+Ben Schoon​
It's not just for fun: it monitors home security, integrates with smart devices & much, much more. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Looks like a great project with lots of potential, thanks for the info.
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That is a bunch of upcoming movies from the house of mouse
A star wars movie a year a couple of Marvel movies plus a mix of live action and animated from Pixar/Disney.
It's a deal that's taken nearly four years to bear fruit.
Nearly four years after the deal was announced, Netflix will become the exclusive place (in the United States) to stream new Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar movies.
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Baboon what you going to do to me big bad book jungle boy copper copper a big jungle jail haha
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Born in Boston, went to Michigan (GO BLUE!), volunteered at Goddard while in grad school, worked in Mission Control for the Shuttle then did a stint working Smart Buyer/iDOT/Orion/MPCV/Mars In situ Resource Utilization, but now I am doing New Business Development at the Johnson Space Center looking for interesting technologies and industries that can leverage our knowledge, facilities and patents #forthebenefitofall. Former GoogleTV Ambassador
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