This was a GREAT book. This book was exciting to read, especially the military flight carrying the last SpaceX attempt. You'll see. Read it.Anyone interested in SpaceX ought to check out this book. Started a couple of nights ago, fascinating.
Amazon.com: Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX eBook : Berger, Eric: Kindle Store
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William Shatner already signed up He has inertial damper technology, so.....Pretty sure there's a ton of "explainer" math already done on this.
One metric worth noting is nothing living could survive the spin-up
She's busy designing incredibly powerful rockets that can move space ships from one orbit to another in a jiffy.The Russians just blew up one of their satellites with an antisatellite missile. Several thousand pieces of debris now in LEO, posing a possible risk to the ISS.
Where's Sandra Bullock when you need her?
Ok space fans, I saw something last night that I'll ask you about:
Clear starry night, roughly 7 PM eastern a nice meteoroid catches my eye so I'm looking up, and few seconds later I see a double strip of lights with a single brighter light on each end. It was making it's way across the sky at speed I would guess was analogous to near earth orbit, or maybe faster and lower. In perspective, it was longer than anything I'm aware of up there, but I'm no satellite expert. It kind of looked like a zipper, sort of. Lights white or maybe slightly tinged like LED blue.
I watched it for about 10 seconds and it disappeared before crossing to horizon. I guess this could just mean sunlight shining on it was blocked by Earth or someone shut the lights off. Maybe not a UPO, but unidentifiable by me. Also of course no way to determine actual altitude, so size hard to determine. But it seemed very big & long or very low, as If a sky banner plane was towing a very long banner w LED lights.
Anyone have an idea what I might have seen?
Given this is 2021 and everything sucks, I can't see this working out.So far so good.