Here are some fun promo posters from NASA
A new paper from Elon Musk (written before the Falcon Heavy launch, but published this month) with lots of detail on the BFR.
“Our updated design leverages a smaller vehicle, still pretty big but a single vehicle that can do everything that’s needed for greater Earth orbit activity. Essentially we want to make our current vehicles redundant. We want to have one system—one booster and one ship—that replaces Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon. If we can do that, then all the resources that are used for Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon can be applied to this system.”
Wernher von Braun was born on this day in 1912. His work on the Saturn V got us to the Moon and he’d have got us to Mars as well if only we’d pursued it.
“If you have it in your power to do something great and important and wonderful then you should.” (at 3:08)
BFR flights in early 2019?!
Elon Musk took the stage about 30 minutes late at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin, Texas, and when he finally appeared, the soldout crowd cheered and jumped to their feet, smartphones glowing. His conversation at SXSW was a surprise, announced late the night before, and the talk itself was just as casual. Westworld co-creator…
Let’s make it Interplanetary Women’s Day!
“If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.” — Elon Musk
(The link should take you to 34:43 in the video. If it doesn’t, skip to there.)
“The situation is truly ironic. With the success of Falcon Heavy, America could be poised right now for a breakthrough into space. The cash available is adequate. What is lacking is intelligent direction. We will never get to Mars if we allow our human-spaceflight program to be run as a random walk.”
Here’s a short video on Margaret Hamilton, whose software got Apollo to the Moon.
Introducing Margaret Hamilton, Computer Scientist & Systems Engineer #WomenInSTEM
Posted by Stemettes on Monday, February 19, 2018