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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 9:20 am 
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Here's an astronaut giving a video tour of the International Space Station. Get a sense of what it's like to live up there and what they do with your tax dollars.

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doN4t5NKW-k

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:06 am 
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For a silhouette view of the International Space Station as it passes between us and the Sun, see https://scitechdaily.com/spectacular-ne ... s-the-sun/

Thanks to Greg Barr for sending me this link.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:15 am 
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When it comes to ISS solar transit imaging, Theirry Legault separates the men from the boys...

https://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?day=27&month=06&year=2020&view=view

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:21 pm 
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How NASA decides what and with what to explore:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07 ... ploration/

Small satellites may be the wave of the future.

Thanks to Greg Barr for directing me to this webpage.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:53 pm 
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Something different.

NASA will be using a new thruster to propel a spacecraft in 2022. It uses Xenon gas.
See https://scitechdaily.com/ring-of-firepo ... ropulsion/

Thans to Greg Barr for this link.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:09 pm 
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Note that the very successful Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres was a pioneer using electric engines with Xenon as the propellent...

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/dawn/technology/spacecraft/

The linked NASA page doesn't give a specific name to Dawn's engine type (they just call it "ion"), but undoubtedly, the Hall thruster in the Psyche spacecraft represents an advancement in the technology.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:11 pm 
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"NASA ASTHROS: Stratospheric Balloon the Size of a Football Stadium Will Carry a Cutting-Edge Telescope" is the title of the article in the following link that was provided to me by Greg Barr:
https://scitechdaily.com/nasa-asthros-s ... telescope/
Up, up, and away!

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