by gvgoebel
23 Dec 2017, 16:48
Forum: Guest Comments
Topic: Spectacular Falcon Launch From Vandenberg AFB, 22 December 2017
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Spectacular Falcon Launch From Vandenberg AFB, 22 December 2017

The event got considerable attention in California and Arizona:



Of course, the tinfoil hats will scream:  "COVERUP!  COVERUP!"
by gvgoebel
23 Dec 2017, 11:44
Forum: Guest Comments
Topic: WFIRST observatory
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WFIRST observatory

From NASA Goddard:

by gvgoebel
28 Nov 2017, 01:50
Forum: Guest Comments
Topic: Getting Radical For The Holidays
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Re: Getting Radical For The Holidays

This one's a bit subtler:

by gvgoebel
28 Nov 2017, 01:20
Forum: Guest Comments
Topic: Getting Radical For The Holidays
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Views: 156

Re: Getting Radical For The Holidays

And the Johnsons again, from 2016:

by gvgoebel
28 Nov 2017, 01:18
Forum: Guest Comments
Topic: Getting Radical For The Holidays
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Re: Getting Radical For The Holidays

Here's the Johnson family from 2015:

by gvgoebel
27 Nov 2017, 23:09
Forum: Guest Comments
Topic: Getting Radical For The Holidays
Replies: 3
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Getting Radical For The Holidays

WIRED had a set of videos celebrating people who went "plus ultra" on their holiday decorations, worth virally reposting here:

by gvgoebel
21 Nov 2017, 22:49
Forum: Guest Comments
Topic: ESA Sentinel 5P
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Re: ESA Sentinel 5P

Launch video -- note nasty orange exhaust cloud, characteristic of toxic storable propellants.  Nobody gets near until the launchpad is safe.  Must be hard on birds passing through.

by gvgoebel
20 Nov 2017, 14:07
Forum: Guest Comments
Topic: ESA Sentinel 5P
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ESA Sentinel 5P

As per the SPACE NEWS column for November:

by gvgoebel
19 Nov 2017, 13:14
Forum: Guest Comments
Topic: MQ-9 Reaper As ASW Asset
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MQ-9 Reaper As ASW Asset

Working on a Reaper drone document for December.  This promotional video shows the MQ-9 in an antisubmarine warfare role.  Interesting details of active & passive sonobuoys -- but where's the Iron Eagle soundtrack?

by gvgoebel
18 Nov 2017, 11:30
Forum: Guest Comments
Topic: All About Perovskites
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All About Perovskites

These days I'm into rock science: