Latest Space Missions (& Other Science Stuff)

Let me sum this up:

  • The captain (codename Leadership) is a business man and hobby pilot.
  • The copilot (codename Hope) is unknown/ unnamed as of now.
  • Codename Generosity will be the candidate who donated most money to charity
  • Codename Prosperity will be the candidate who becomes the most successful customer of the above captain’s business. :unamused: “Subtle.”

They spend 2 weeks picking candidates, train them for a year, pick the best two (I presume?), then rent a trip from SpaceX for a multi-day journey.

A lot of yet unspecified details here. But commercially seen, this is the most brilliant advertisement that four rich guys could come up with.


Ok so tractor beams, portals, and ???


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CNN : Krispy Kreme is offering a limited-edition Mars doughnut to celebrate NASA’s rover landing.

The flying car concept has returned. New and improved


NASA Perseverance Mars Rover Landing

Feb. 18, 2021 9:30 a.m. PST / 12:30 p.m. EST
Landing Day Live Stream for Students

Feb. 18, 2021 11:15 a.m. PST / 2:15 p.m. EST
Mission Control Live: NASA Lands Perseverance Mars Rover (360 video)

Feb. 18, 2021 11:15 a.m. PST / 2:15 p.m. EST
LIVE Landing Broadcast: Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

Of course there are more than likely plenty other live streams to be found covering this event, some already up.

Currently live on YouTube :link: YT Search results


Follow Perseverance in real-time :link:

NASA’s Eyes :link:

Experience Earth and our solar system, the universe and the spacecraft exploring them, with immersive apps for Mac, PC and mobile devices.


Landing successful !!!

First image from the Perseverance Mars Rover

Front View (4k YT screencap)

Rear View (4k YT screencap)

Awww, why did I only just now find this ‘unlisted’ 360° Mission Control View ???


NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Update

See Mars Like Never Before! NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sends New Video and Images of the Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover safely touched down on the Red Planet on Feb. 18. So what will the robotic scientist “see” on her descent and what will she do next? Join mission experts for update about the rover – the biggest, heaviest, cleanest, and most sophisticated six-wheeled robot ever launched into space – including imagery it captured and its mission to explore Mars.


Start the video with your device in an upright position
Does not work from here, bummer. Open in the YT app


Teslarati: Starlink user gets pleasant surprise as off-grid cabin at 10.7k-ft elevation gets high-speed internet.


Starship SN10 Test flight

  • FAA approval :white_check_mark:
  • Temporary Flight Restriction :white_check_mark:
  • Evacuation notice :white_check_mark:
  • Marine hazard zone posted :white_check_mark:
  • Road closure scheduled :white_check_mark:

Scheduled for tomorrow Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021, 6:00 PM - 0:00 AM UTC

10 km Test Flight:

  • The SN10 Starship will perform a test flight similar to SN8 and SN9. It will launch up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft, do a belly flop maneuver followed by a controlled descent to the landing pad.

Note: Date / time may change!

Details: SpaceX - 10 km Flight - Starship SN10 Rocket Launch

See if we get some fireworks with another Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly (RUD) or not … :crazy_face:

Will try to update this post as per usual