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Kevin Spencer
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Very well done! Skylab was clearly as close as we ever had to losing a Saturn, and it certainly would've been tragic. Thank goodness there was a backup Skylab if that did happen. But, the loss would've only fueled the cause for stopping the space program's funding altogether during that current administration.

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To commemorate the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 13 incident, enjoy the Flight Controller loop. This is the actual audio between the flight controllers, the directors and the crew. Kinda like what you saw in the "Apollo 13" film, but very real. You'll hear familiar phrases, just not all from Jim Lovell as the film did for dramatic purposes. 

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The Dream has come true! Congratulations to +Sierra Nevada Corporation for getting part of the Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract today with their Dream Chaser Cargo spacecraft! #NASA   #SNC   #CRS2   #InternationalSpaceStation   #SpaceX   #OrbitalATK  

Happy 46th anniversary for Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing. Toasts to +Buzz Aldrin , Michael Collins and the late, great Neil Armstrong for the flight, and the millions of men and women that toiled to make it so. #apollo11  

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WHEEE!
Your spacecraft should not do cartwheels, kids.
Let's hope Roscosmos has a few tricks left before this cargo ship's orbit decays.

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Once this adds Latin and Klingon to its lexicon, we geeks are all set. This is arguably the best thing that Google has done since Google Earth, or popularizing the search engine itself. The idea of active speech translation for common languages is truly incredible.

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I mentioned Apollo programmer Margaret Hamilton before during the 45th Anniversary of the moon landing. Someone's found a darling photo of her. Brainy and cute and awesome. Somewhere, Ada Lovelace is still smiling. #Apollo45  
The lead software engineer for Apollo---with her code.

Read more about Margaret Hamilton, via +SpaceIL:

https://www.facebook.com/SpaceIL/photos/a.474238492618990.99594.156493204393522/823180174391485/?type=1

"In the photo, she is standing in front of the printouts of the code for the Apollo guidance system, a lot of which she wrote and which she oversaw. She was all of 31 when the ‪‎Apollo 11‬ lunar module landed on the moon, running her code."
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+OrbitalSci has plans to return to space on their power and in style. It'll take a year or so, where the Cygnus cargo craft will fly once or twice on another launch vehicle. They'll also use an expanded Cygnus to send up more cargo per flight to make up for ORB-3's loss. Good on them. #OrbitalSci   #Antares   #ISS   #commercialspaceflight  

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This is how to report this latest developments from the NTSB regarding the SpaceShipTwo incident. It states the facts and draws no conclusions other than what the investigators have noted. Nice work.

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The earliest news in the SpaceShipTwo incident shows how confirmation bias in all of us can lead us to believe in error. NTSB's earliest findings show that the ship's reentry system activated on its own. During acceleration, that is a guaranteed way for the vehicle to fail. So far, the propulsion system isn't a culprit. Now, let's not go down the path of pilot error just yet. There are months of investigation to go.
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