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    Or the nesting grounds for the "moon pigeons" .........

    Or the nesting grounds for the "moon pigeons" .........
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    Living Apollo Astronauts

    John Young first flew on the first manned Gemini launch Gemini 3 in March 1965 with Gus Grissom. He later commanded Gemini 10 in July 1966 Young flew on Apollo 10 in May 1969. Apollo 10 descended to within of 50,000 ft of lunar surface He later commanded Apollo 16 which landed on moon...
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    Living Apollo Astronauts

    Here are to date the living Apollo astronauts Apollo 7 (earth orbit system checkout) Walt Cunningham Apollo 8 (lunar orbit) Frank Borman James Lovell Bill Anders Apollo 9 (earth orbit - Lem checkout) James MC Devitt Dave Scott Russel Schweikert Apollo 10 Thomas Stafford...
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    News The US space agency (Nasa) has formally outlined its $28bn (£22bn) plan to return to the Moon by 2024.

    Musk has already considered using modified Crew Dragon for circumlunar flight Japanese billionaire was supposed to take flight around moon using Crew Dragon booster was supposed to be Starship Trip around moon will take 6 1/2 - 7 days within capacity of Crew Dragon As for "shaky"...
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    When Britain Nuked America....Twice!

    USAF adopted the English Canberra as the Martin B 57 albeit in a highly modified form
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    News The US space agency (Nasa) has formally outlined its $28bn (£22bn) plan to return to the Moon by 2024.

    NASA lays out $28 billion plan to return astronauts to the moon in 2024, page 2 What about flying a circumlunar around the moon flight using a modified Crew Dragon spacecraft launched by Falcon Heavy booster Space X had...
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    Germany's U-2 - WW2s Highest Air Combat

    Here is something else to ponder - Nazi launching first man into space almost 20 years before Gagarin and Shephard Payload capacity of V2 was about 1000 kg (2200 lbs) and was capable of reaching over 100 miles (160 km( in a vertical flight feasible could have designed and flown a...
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    News Germany eyes space satellite launchpad in North Sea

    I dont know about this Last time Germany was involved in building rockets it didnt end well ..............
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    Updates SLS Updates

    SPACEX has already done the studies about using Dragon on lunar missions. This includes heavier heat shield, radiation hardening of electronics, better communications to operate at lunar distances and navigation upgrades as Dragon currently uses GPS Also probably need some habitability...
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    Updates SLS Updates

    Interesting article from ARS TECHNICA about using modified Dragon spacecraft and SPACE X Falcon Heavy as boosters to fly to moon https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/08/could-a-dragon-spacecraft-fly-humans-to-the-moon-its-complicated/ A modified Dragon is well within the capability of a...
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    Updates SLS Updates

    Jeez Is that a coloring book they are working on ???
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    News Mystery of sinking of LIBERTY BELL 7 July 21, 1961

    LIBERTY BELL 7, piloted by Virgil I "GUS" Grissom, completed a suborbital hop on July 21, 1961. The apparently successful mission almost ended in disaster when after splashdown in the Atlantic the spacecraft hatch blew off The Spacecraft named LIBERTY BELL 7 by Grissom filled with water and...
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    Launch News SpaceX DM-2 Launch Scheduled for May 27!

    Marginal weather conditions for Saturday/Sunday launch windows Hope conditions can improve enough to get launch in
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    Launch News SpaceX DM-2 Launch Scheduled for May 27!

    Its all Trump's fault ……..
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    Updates Artemis Program Updates & Discussions

    Maybe NASA was concerned that the Boeing lander's might rapidly pitch down and crash due to undisclosed, but known, software bugs. Had trouble getting the parachutes tp work ………..
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