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The Sentinel space telescope b612 was working on has this weird grid block below the aperture. at first I thought it was a secondary imaging system of some kind but now I’m pretty sure its a heat sink of some kind, since I think the sensors are right behind it

I completed the large ISRU! Here it is along with some other parts like how it would be used.

The iOS keyboard’s “press down to move cursor” feature is the absolute best. I don’t know what I did without it.

While we’re sharing classified information about US surveillance sats can I get some pictures of the KH-12s? 🤔

I haven’t had to add any gotos yet though which is nice…

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writing a 6-state state machine and just, fuck. this is the worst switch statement imaginable

I haven’t been able to find the document this comes from but its called the Lunar Module Adapter Laboratory. its made out of the conical bit between the spacecraft and the upper stage of the Saturn rockets where the lunar module would sit

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if you ever wondered what a floorplan for a space station would look like, 1968 NASA has you covered

Extremely normal thing for a military research lab to ask


Attention, city dwellers! We're interested in identifying university-owned or commercially managed underground urban tunnels & facilities able to host research & experimentation.

It's short notice... We're asking for responses by Aug. 30 at 5:00 PM ET.


@louwestin @astheroth @fdroidorg If being free software means I can not oppose fascism, then honestly, I have no interest in free software. Some things are far more important than software freedom, and this in one,

though I’m not sure why a zero-g transport needs chairs…

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it is weird that space based solar will probably never be economical because building solar panels and installing them on earth is so cheap by comparison. I figured out you need to launch a solar panel for about 3 times its own cost to work out

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skimming a 1981 document on space-based solar generation and come across this graphic.. I don’t like where this is going

turns out when you need to launch a shuttle several times a week you start running out of hydrogen, and coal gasification was their solution

only a few minutes before this weird water tower either explodes or takes off

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