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Pad 39A @NASAKennedy will be future home to @Commercial_Crew launches and Falcon Heavy missions
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+Hacim Llih no of course you are not; you obviously are too busy reading to know how G+ works...........
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Keystone was never about U.S. energy supplies.
It was always about getting tar sands oil from Koch Bros. owned sites in Alberta to Koch owned refineries in a free trade zone in Texas and the refined products primarily to be exported to BRIC countries TAX FREE .
  http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20110210/koch-brothers-positioned-be-big-winners-if-keystone-xl-pipeline-approved
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/10/idUS292515702420110210
http://www.salon.com/2014/03/20/the_koch_keystone_connection_brothers_are_the_largest_lease_holders_in_canadas_oil_sands/
 
As rumors fly about the impending Keystone XL permit denial, U.S. solar generation soars to new heights thanks partly to the support of corporate citizens.
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+James Monroe I support wind and solar both, and hydro for the parts of the world that can benefit from energy produced by falling water or wave motion.  Solar, I believe, is the most practical for homes, but it is still too expensive for most people to install a system with enough power to replace the amount of energy required to completely cover at least the "average kWh" used in the average home during the "active" part of the day.  Most installs I've seen are enough to power a refrigerator, a few lights, and the furnace or A/C, if even that much...I believe the solar "revolution" should aim at replacing the entire application of wired commercial power, most especially for rural areas, like where I live...what I would build, if I could afford it, would be a solar array and controller that would provide at least 5-6kW of combined 12-24VDC and 240 VAC, a battery pack to store the energy, and a 7.5kW wind generator to back up the charging process...
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Go #solar and gain the power to be the coolest parents ever: http://hubs.ly/H0173GC0.   #solarpower #solarenergy
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More clean transport readin’ fer ya: Tesla Tesla + Marvin Gaye Get Down :D Tesla Named Forbes’ Most Innovative Company Decoding Tesla’s Secret Formula Tesla Software Version 7.0 With Autopilot Mercedes Is Saying Goodbye To Tesla Beast Mode Tesla Model S…
More clean transport readin' fer ya: Tesla Tesla + Marvin Gaye Get Down :D Tesla Named Forbes' Most Innovative Company Decoding Tesla's Secret Formula Tesla Software Version 7.0 With Autopilot Mercedes Is Saying Goodbye To Tesla Beast Mode Tesla Model S (Gotta See) Tesla Model S For Just $42,900?! Driving Tesla vs ICE Cars Survey: Tesla As Primary Car? Tesla Model S Showdown (Video) Running Out Of Juice In A Tesla Model S...
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Read faster!  Read at Elon Musk speed!
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Ha ha I think I want the truck.
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Blue Origin’s rocket-landing patent canceled in victory for SpaceX
"Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has capitulated to +Elon Musk's SpaceX in a dispute over a Blue Origin patent covering the landing of rockets at sea.

In an order made public today, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted a motion to cancel the remaining 13 of 15 claims in the Blue Origin rocket-landing patent. Blue Origin itself had made the motion to cancel those claims, effectively acknowledging that its case was lost.

Blue Origin, based in Kent, Wash., has separately filed a “reissue” patent application covering the same general area. However, SpaceX has already attempted multiple rocket landings at sea and would likely be grandfathered in, allowing it to continue the practice, even if Blue Origin were to ultimately succeed in securing a valid patent.

#SpaceX had already won a key early round in March in its attempt to invalidate the Blue Origin patent.

Representatives of both companies declined to comment on the latest ruling.

+Blue Origin applied in June 2010 for the patent, “Sea landing of space launch vehicles and associated systems and methods,” outlining a system for launching a rocket from a coastal launch site and recovering the booster by landing it vertically, tail-first, on a platform at sea — using the booster engines to control the descent. The patent was granted in March of last year.

SpaceX disputed the Blue Origin patent, citing prior work by researchers and scientists who proposed techniques similar to those in Blue Origin’s patent long before the patent was filed. “The ‘rocket science’ claimed in the ‘321 patent was, at best, ‘old hat’ by 2009,” wrote SpaceX in its petition.

Blue Origin, based in Kent, Wash., is focusing heavily on vertical landings as part of its overall approach to commercial spaceflight."
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture has capitulated to Elon Musk's SpaceX in a dispute over a Blue Origin patent covering the landing of rockets at sea.
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Patents suck...
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Originally published on Gas2. Engineering giant AECOM will lend its services to the realization of Elon Musk’s dream of an immense “Hyperloop” network that could revolutionize long-distance high-speed transit on land, according to recent reports.…
Originally published on Gas2. Engineering giant AECOM will lend its services to the realization of Elon Musk’s dream of an immense “Hyperloop” network that could revolutionize long-distance high-speed transit on land, according to recent reports. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has announced that it has entered an agreement with AECOM for the contribution of its engineering services to the project in exchange for stock
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Air Sledd will be safer faster AND much cheaper to build and operate.
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+Jeff Foust  ‏@jeff_foust 
- AIAA is livestreaming this panel and a few others during the three-day conference: http://bit.ly/1N4sp2r   #aiaaspace
- SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell: we won’t get to Mars unless these (launch) systems are reusable. #aiaaspace
- Shotwell: if you don’t use fixed-price contracts, you’re stifling innovation. #aiaaspace
- Shotwell: Falcon 9 return to flight will also be the first flight with the upgraded engines. Keeps me up at night. #aiaaspace
- Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust 
Shotwell: a “couple of months” away from F9 return to flight. No change in cause of June failure. #aiaaspace
- Shotwell: taking the time to look for any other issues; taking longer than we expected. Customers patient, though. #aiaaspace
- Shotwell: hope we cna land a F9 first stage on our drone ship or landing site this year. #aiaaspace
- Shotwell said after her talk SpaceX has selected a mission for the F9 return-to-flight launch, but up to customer to disclose. #aiaaspace
- Previously, SES-9 communications satellite was slated to fly on first uprated-thrust F9, I believe.

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" In addition to the considerable economic benefits of Commercial Crew, there is also a strong fiscal case to be made. On a per-seat basis, it costs approximately $81 million to send an American astronaut to the Space Station on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. By comparison, it will cost $58 million per seat to send our astronauts to the Space Station on Boeing’s and SpaceX’s spacecrafts, once they are certified. "
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A tco would be nice for the capsule in relation to the rocket engines. For example reusing a capsule once if a capsule cost $20 million would reduce the cost to $10 million. And so on and so forth. Reusing a nose cone assembly may involve reintegrating 2 separate components into one or a lifting body. If feathering does not work.
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Ashlee Vance: "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" | Talks at Google
Published on Aug 27, 2015
Bloomberg Businessweek feature writer Ashlee Vance visits Google to talk about his New York Times Best Seller, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future." Questions he answers include:

Ever wonder why Google's deal to acquire Tesla fell through?
Or what Elon Musk's biggest fear is? (Hint: it has to do with Larry Page)
Or how comic books influenced Elon's life purpose?
Or about the time Elon lifted a 350-lb sumo wrestler off the ground?
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“changing the energy cycle from petroleum-based to solar-electric; and moving into space.”

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Elon Musk (born June 28, 1971) is an American engineer and entrepreneur best known for co-founding PayPalSpaceX and Tesla Motors. He is currently the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity. Musk is best known for having created the first viable production electric car of the modern era (Tesla Roadster), for designing a private successor to the Space Shuttle (F9/Dragon) and creating the world's largest Internet payment system (PayPal).

The Tagline has been changed (Nov09, 2012) from Verified to more active because Mr. Musk does indeed have a G+ profile that is verified ( +114461178896543099856 )   and he has used it for the occasional hangout and posted a few photos. However fans always want more, so I will continue to echo his Tweets and post news items till he (or his media minion) take on this task. However I do appreciate that he is an extremely busy individual and I guess spending his time changing the personal transportation industry and going to Mars rather than posting to various social media sites is acceptable. ;)






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