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Warning incoming Space Rant: It is time for the Agency to Pivot
With a new president coming in just about 6 months from now it is time to be proactive and admit the current journey to Mars mirage is nothing more than a hashtag. Instead of waiting for the coming blue ribbon panel and revector let's take the hard look at the situation and get out infront of things by being honest and laying out a more thoughtful strategy for achieving Mars in 20 years. It may garner a knee jerk reaction from certain circles but if they are truly in it for exploration and not just jobs/contracts then they can find their way through to actual deep space exploration not just lobbying about it.

Step 0: Give up building launch vehicle and orion. They are albatrosses around our neck. A heavy lifter for use 20 years from now sucks up way more budget than relying on multiple launches and robotic assembly which is needed anyway. Plus since we are going with a reusable Mars transit vehicle crew loading and unloading can occur in earth orbit serviced by one of the many commercial crew vehicle coming online. How much more Mars technology could we fund if we free up SLS/Orion funds. Don't worry congress folks and old space wanting to suckle at the government tit of cost plus contracts there will be plenty of pork to spread around with the new plan. Don't bring up the suck cost fallacy cause continuing to pour money for something 20 years down the road while you starve all the tech that is truly needed for Mars is only going to continue the myth that going to Mars is within the next 20 years. Staying the course is not the answer if you really want to actually make progress.

Forward plan Step 1: Best case we plan for upcoming commercial heavy lift like falcon 9H worst case we design for existing HLV. Either way we can cross that bridge to pick a launcher 12 years from now when we start locking down the design . Since crew rotation occurs in LEO it should be no different than what we will be paying for astronauts to the ISS in the next couple of years and entry speeds will be similar as well.

Step 2: time to stop iterating on an evolvable Mars campaign and hand out a design to the agency to start building.
We need a clean sheet 90 day study to pick a design so that the technology investment can start working towards putting things together. This gets divided up among the centers (see Congress we will spread things around) and gets everyone on the same path and garners support for the pivot from congress and incoming president.

It will help focus on what can be commercially sourced versus what needs internal development. We dont need to be spending money on our limited use case for something the commercial market is going to far surpass our needs down the road. We just need to have a viable onramp plan for the cots 10+ years from now. the study will provide the focus needed so no more centers working on what they think they should instead of what the politics/HQ wants. If we are infusing $3B in tech we need to make sure the design is anchored so that they are building the ins/outs/size/volume/power for the integrated systems/ mission operations parameters.

We can reevaluate every four years to ensure the tech tree is bearing fruit or if we need to pick a new branch and what the launch vehicle situation is. For now we start with existing HLV and it only gets better from here at the next review in 4 years.

Step 3: Develop LEO to Lunar cycler
Now that we have SLS out of the way the plan is whichever HLV we use just has to get the mass to LEO. Our solar electric propulsion tug will move it out to the lunar shipyard. This gives us run time on sep that will eventually grow to the transit vehicle size. The cycler also gets to test out deep space navigation (like pulsar/x-ray) and autonomous deep space rendezvous and docking.

Step 4: Use Cycler to build out lunar shipyard
Robotic assembly, radiation protection methods and testing of "MCC in a Box" autonomy gets shaken out as the the two Mars Transit Vehicles are built up. Eventually there could be living quarters for science and telerobotics to lunar surface it would require a hab attachment for the cycler since we scrapped orion but that becomes a long term closed loop eclss test bed so bonus points. The human occupation of the shipyard appeals to the international partners as it gets them closer to lunar surface

Step 5: Large scale technology investment
With the SLS/orion money freed up that gives us about $3B a year to put towards the major hurdles for Mars like radiation, EDL, autonomy, ISRU, closed loop ECLSS, robotic helpers, fecal processing, nuclear power and more. These tech are currently on the slow road to Mars due to budget restrictions that would go away with a $3B infusion. At least a portion of this should be to try out Moonshots that may fail but if they succeed are 10X leap forward to Mars.

Step 6: at the shipyard build two reusable transit vehicles
First is cargo delivery for all the preposition of assets for upcoming human missions. We can use an opposition class mission since it is unmanned and 30 day stay in Mars orbit should be enough time for precision placement of the necessary hardware. This robotic hauler will deploy early EDL and isru test beds while testing out larger class SEP, navigation and autonomy.
Second is crew transit vehicle the culmination of tech investment and precursor testbeds. Allows for longer conjunction class missions for a crew to spend 500 days on the surface.

If we as an agency, country, world really want to move up the gravity well to exploring Mars then let's take a hard look at where we are and pivot to get there.

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Mother Russia's getting in on the Superhero movie game with their version of Avengers/XMen. Who doesn't want to see a gatling toting were- beast -bear fight evil?
more info http://scifiaddicts.com/russian-movie-guardians-trailer/
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Not were-beast, were-bear!
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A rock and roll anthem from my youth turned into a moving message to raise awareness for kids fighting cancer. powerful stuff.
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We use art and spacesuits #HopeCourageUnity and Dee Snider and Criss Angel turned an 80's Rock anthem into a powerful acoustic ballad to raise #ChildhoodCancer awareness
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Dammit... got sumpin in my eye. That song will never be the same for me. :)
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Cause there is a funko pop for everything
Not surprised that the +Netflix US & Canada​ hit Stranger Things is getting some funko love. First up the break out character 11 with her signature haircut, nosebleed and some waffles.
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+Michael Interbartolo Voltron! I'd buy that one :)
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For $720 Peter Jackson better be cooking me dinner.
 
Warner Bros. has announced a new collection for those who love Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. This new Limited Edition packages the extended versions of all six films together in a 30-disc set called The Middle-Earth…
Warner Bros. has announced a new collection for those who love Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. This new Limited Edition packages the extended versions of all six f…
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One of the comments I read said it was a bogus listing put up and the real set is supposed to sell for $150 when it actually comes out but it got buried quick by all the people.

Of course it would not surprise me if it was real since Pink Floyd is taking orders for it's Early Years set for $550 as well :P
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Nvidia claims their Convolutional Neural Network can learn self driving with just 100 hours of driver data
The convolutional neural networks (CNNs) is able to learn the entire task of lane and road following without manual decomposition into road or lane marking detection, semantic abstraction, path planning, and control. A small amount of training data from less than a hundred hours of driving was sufficient to train the car to operate in diverse conditions, on highways, local and residential roads in sunny, cloudy, and rainy conditions. The CNN is able to learn meaningful road features from a very sparse training signal (steering alone).
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In a new automotive application, we have used convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to map the raw pixels from a front-facing camera to the steering commands for a self-driving car. This powerful en…
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At Boston Comic Con I was surprised to see several Avatar group cosplays (Zuko and the fire ladies, Cabbage seller and a few others, plus Aang and Katara) but none were like they came off the screen like this Kyoshi.
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Wow! She looks beautiful, she did such a amazing job with it! I love it!
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A Moon's Contrast
Dione reveals its past via contrasts in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The features visible here are a mixture of tectonics -- the bright, linear features -- and impact cratering -- the round features, which are spread across the entire surface.

Tectonic features tell the story of how Dione (698 miles or 1,123 kilometers across) has been heated and cooled since its formation, and scientists use those clues to piece together the moon's past. Impact craters are evidence of external debris striking the surface, and thus they tell about the environment in which the moon has existed over its history.
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Art Expedition1 blasts off in 7 Days
Their mission to reveal to the world the healing power of art and increase the awareness to the issues surrounding the fight against #childhoodcancer . Follow the +Spacesuit Project to track their global journey of #paintingunity with the kids near the various space centers and then assemble that artwork into Spacesuit #3 Unity.

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7 Days until +Nicole Stott and Ian Cion of +MD Anderson Cancer Center start their world tour for #paintingunity and raising awareness of #ChildhoodCancer are you ready to follow their adventure?
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The interchangeable sword guys are back with a new line of Dragon swords
after their successful kickstarter for their first line of interchanging swords they are back with 3 new Dragon variations of the play sword theme. I have seen a few Eon swords at local comic cons and they are solid construction and cool designs.
Prime Swords are a new kind of foam sword - interchangable, durable, and exciting. Let's put the DRAGON series into production!
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Taxachusetts living up to it's reputation
why should rideshare have to subsidize the old guard taxis?
Did the automobile industry have to subsidize the outgoing horse and carriage industry?
Did the airlines subsidize all those trains they were disrupting?
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed a new law that will impose a fee on every ride generated through ride-hailing apps like Lyft and Uber. The fee will only come in at 20 cents per ride…
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I blame bob costas, the whole she is winning medals cause of her husband bias and just over all taped delayed cluster that was NBCs modus operandi yet again. They need to get back to showing the events and ditching the stupid feel good stories and delay tactics where they hype up an event as coming next for three commercial breaks and puff pieces before they air it.
 
"Really, it’s NBC’s job to adapt its programming to fit the current zeitgeist."

Include events like the 200m Selfie and long distance Facebooking. Maybe throw a Pokemon in there. Lots of bright, shiny things that flicker and make them feel good about themselves. Medals for everyone. 
Back in June, NBCUniversial CEO Steve Burke described the worst case scenario for the Olympic games:
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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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