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Charles Black
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Attended St Peter's School, York, England
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Comet Lovejoy passing planetary nebula M76, image credit: Sen/D. Peach

http://sen.com/images/damian-peach#2052
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Way cool AWESOME
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Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy with NGC 891, a famous edge on spiral galaxy in Andromeda, from Sen.com: http://sen.com/images/damian-peach#2042
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How FAST ?
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SpaceX has signed an agreement with the U.S. military to take over a second complex at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, which will be used as a landing pad for returning Falcon rockets, sources told Sen. 

Report by Sen: http://sen.com/news/spacex-inks-deal-for-falcon-rocket-landing-pad-in-california
Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has signed an agreement with the U.S. military to take over a second complex at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, which will be used as a landing pad for returning Falcon rockets, sources told Sen.
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lol. I'm sure they have. Maybe we need to militarize EVERYTHING.
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The Helix nebula by Damian Peach for Sen http://sen.com/images/damian-peach#2041
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To co widzę na tym zdjęciu,wyobrażam sobie jak by położono przez zwykłą słomkę do picia,na tłuszcz kroplę płynu do na czyń.
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Hi, can you help with my custom URL? I have the link under "About" to get a custom URL but it requires me to add characters to the name I would like which is +sen 

Can someone from the Google + team help? 

My page is this one: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109052935805996344001/109052935805996344001/posts/p/pub

And i would like to use Custom URL plus.google.com/+sen 

Many thanks
Charles Black
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ok thank you, have done that now
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Europe's new Vega rocket has successful first launch, carrying 9 satellits into orbit:
Sen – Space Exploration Network, news and information on space exploration
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Sen—A NASA robotic rover on Mars may be inadvertently destroying the very signs of life it is searching for by cooking it, scientists have warned.  
#Mars   #Curiosity  
A NASA robotic rover on Mars may be inadvertently destroying the very signs of life it is searching for by cooking it, scientists have warned.
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Didn't they have a similar problem with the Viking probes? They added a bunch of water to the regolith, when actually if there were lifeforms there, they would have to be hyperxerically evolved and that much water would likely kill them.
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Report on the test flight of ESA's IXV space plane via Sen.com
Europe successfully launched and splashed down a small experimental vehicle which might pave the way to a reusable space plane.
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From Sen.com - Once SpaceX has perfected its first stage landing (good luck tonight) it will at some point be landing rockets back at the cape having just agreed the lease for Launch Complex 13
As SpaceX prepares for its second attempt to land a discarded Falcon rocket on an platform in the ocean, the Air Force said it leased the company an old Atlas pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for landing the rockets on the ground.
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Infographic on SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage landing attempt; full infographic and story here http://sen.com/features/falcon-9-fulfilling-a-science-fiction-dream #SpaceX   #Falcon9  
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Update, I've just read that the launch will not be this evening, but is now scheduled for Tuesday at 6:05pm due to a poor weather forecast for tonight.
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Within four years the UK could launch a mission that might peer into the atmospheres of extrasolar planets. A workshop on the mission, called Twinkle, is being held today at the Royal Astronomical Society in London.
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(Sen) - Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile have discovered an unexpected clump of carbon monoxide gas in the dusty disc around the star Beta Pictoris. Such gas is expected to be rapidly destroyed by starlight, so scientists believe ...
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  • Sen Corporation Ltd
    Founder, CEO, 1990 - present
  • Nasstar plc
    Founder, CEO, 1998 - present
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Introduction

Charles Black is an entrepreneur and the founder of Nasstar plc and Sen.

Charles qualified as a barrister in 1997 before setting up an internet company, Nasstar, in 1998. Charles has spent the last 13 years developing Nasstar as a cloud computing company, pioneering a hosted desktop service. Nasstar plc was admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange in 2005 under the symbol NASA. 

Whilst Charles continues as CEO of Nasstar plc he is also founder of Sen, a lifelong ambition to create a global space television network that promotes interest and education in space exploration.

Charles's interest in space began as a child when he imagined what existed before the universe (if it had a beginning), and what the universe was expanding in to if it was expanding. Aged 16 Charles knew his future was as an entrepreneur and he spent the next 2 years thinking about what business he would like to create. It was through this process of examining different business models that in 1990 aged 18 Charles discovered his original instinct and vision to create a business that would be capable of existing and expanding forever in space and time, and that meant a business that gathered news and information about space, essentially filming the universe for ever more. The vision for Sen had been born. 

With a belief that law would be a useful education for a life in business, Charles studied law at London University and graduated with a law degree in 1995. During his time at university the internet emerged in to the commercial world and Charles saw this as a means to start a business with just a computer and internet connection. He studied the internet and saw the potential for using it as a television medium and wrote a research paper entitled A Human Right to Broadcast 'Television Speech'? This paper was published in 1996 by Tolley's Communications Law. The paper argued that the internet meant anyone could technically broadcast by distributing video and therefore the law should be used to protect content rather than requiring a government license to broadcast. Charles's vision of starting a space television channel using the Internet without the need for a government license was the motivation behind the paper. Charles's interest in law continues and he is currently researching space law because of its relevance to the future regulation of space exploration.

Having completed his legal training, qualifying as a barrister in 1997, Charles set up Space Internet Ltd. The original idea was to market businesses with videos on the internet which would provide the experience for making programmes about space. The business became focussed on web sites and web hosting as customers in the late 1990s were happy just to have a web site without the cost of video. Space Internet Ltd therefore developed in to a pure hosting company and re-branded as Nasstar.


Education
  • St Peter's School, York, England
    1990
  • Queen Mary, University of London
    Law LLB, 1992 - 1995
  • Inns of Court School of Law
    Barrister, 1995 - 1996
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