Why Blue Origin’s Lunar Lander Is A Radical Rethink
Blue Origin’s National Team won a $3.5 billion contract to develop and deploy a lunar lander for the Artemis program, this is for landings after Artemis III which is currently supposed to be handled by SpaceX’s Starship. Blue Origin’s lander won over 3 other options with only the Dynetics Alpaca lander coming close. Blue Origin […]
Vast Space Station from a Crypto Billionaire – Deep Space Updates May 17th
I hate writing descriptions so I asked an AI to do this: LOL Welcome to “Deep Space Updates,” your ultimate source for the most thrilling space news from the first half of May 2023. In this episode, we bring you an array of captivating updates and advancements from the cosmos that will leave you astounded. […]
How Could a 747 Fly Around Jupiter? – Deep Space Questions
More question from supporters over at Patreon, and I at least attempt to deliver answers, even if I end up getting side tracked on the jet engine question. If you really like what I do you can support me directly through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/scottmanley Follow me on Twitter for more updates: Tweets by DJSnM I have […]
The Titan Rocket – From War Machine to Space Giant to Obsolescence
Born from the tense geopolitical climate of the early 1960s, the Titan began its life as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). It was an embodiment of American technological prowess and strategic might during the height of the Cold War. However, as time progressed, the Titan found its true calling, transforming into the most potent and […]
What Was The Fastest Space Shuttle? The Answer Surprised Me!
A question was asked, I had to answer. Spaceplanes are the fastest ‘aircraft’, but which one flew fastest? There were 5 shuttles which flew multiple missions to different orbits and different reentry trajectories, so the entry speed has some variation, is there one that stands out above all the others to take the crown of […]
How To Destroy Wayward Rockets – Flight Termination Systems Explained
Flight termination systems are a critical part of rockets which must operate with 100% reliability, but which you never want to actually use. Generally they’re designed to destroy a wayward rocket before they can pose a threat to bystanders, and there’s been a long history of their use, in some cases with great urgency. Follow […]
Is This Why Starship Wasn’t Destroyed The Moment It Lost Control?
I still have questions, this is one possible answer to the Flight Termination System question. source
My Close Encounter with a ‘Ghost’ Plane – Why You Can’t Rely On Flight Tracking.
It’s been a while since I posted an update on my flying, and a lot has happened but also, a lot hasn’t happened due to awful weather in California. I wanted to tell a little story about a surprise encounter with another aircraft which appeared to come out of nowhere and then disappear seconds after […]
Virgin De-Orbits, Relativity Scrubs, Axiom’s Space Suit Debuts – Deep Space Updates March 19th
Another round up of space news from the last 2 weeks. Launches from SpaceX, Rocket Lab, China and Russia Effects of the Silicon Valley Bank collaps NASA’s New Budget Axiom’s Space Suit Virgin Orbit suspending operations. Follow me on Twitter for more updates: Tweets by DJSnM I have a discord server where I regularly turn […]
Active Volcanoes On Venus Found in 30 Year Old Images!
Old scientific data sometimes contains important information, in the case of Magellan scientists looking at the data found some really solid evidence that Venusian volcanoes are active, answering a long standing question about the planet. Surface changes observed on a Venusian volcano during the Magellan mission. Robert R. Herrick AND Scott Hensley https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abm7735 The CGI […]