Wow, that link about Jack Parson is kinda mind blowing. I had no idea.
It's been a packed week to round out the year for rocket fans still giddy from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo sub-orbital jaunt. Rocket Lab – most definitely in business Small-sat specialists Rocket Lab celebrated a third successful launch of its Electron rocket at 06:33 UTC on Sunday from New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula, …
Wednesday 19th December 2018 02:29 GMT Frumious Bandersnatch
gotta feel for the
ground crew behind the Chinese launch of that micro drill payload in that secret satellite launch. Why? Because they are obviously missing out on the cultural subtext in the exchange they could have had as they enacted their mission. To wit:
This is not a drill!
This is a drill!
Wednesday 19th December 2018 11:20 GMT Pen-y-gors
Wednesday 19th December 2018 11:26 GMT Alister
Wednesday 19th December 2018 18:59 GMT hellwig
Small-sat specialists Rocket Lab
I think you meant space-based trash disposal company Rocket Lab. Small sats will be the end of space travel, thousands/millions of the things clogging up space.
In theory, you can rope-in a large satellite and steer it out into space or into the atmosphere (heard some Japanese, or was it Chinese?, company was looking into this). How are we gonna clean up all these tiny things?