Here's hoping ...
... those boys and girls at SpaceX have resolved all of the RUDdy issues and we will finally see them launch to the ISS next year, with crew on board.
Last week SpaceX proved its Crew Dragon abort engines can work, ISS 'nauts embarked on an EVA to fix their particle physics detector, and Searching for Skylab got a director's cut of sorts. SpaceX fires up Crew Dragon's abort engines, nothing explodes SpaceX successfully completed a full-duration static fire test of the …
We hope the iFixit gang were paying close attention to NASA TV last week as astronauts Luca Parmitano of ESA and NASA's Andrew Morgan started an ambitious set of spacewalks to repair the station's AMS-02 Cosmic Particle Detector.
Haynes will be quicker having a manual out, as it will end with the line 'Reverse these steps to reassemble.' after describing how to take it apart.
Because just like an iPhone, making it serviceable makes it much bigger, heavier and more expensive. Parts that can be swapped while wearing a space suit aren't exactly compact.
Hubble is reckoned to have cost 3x as much to make it man serviceable (although some of that was NASA being dumb)
There's a 'Rent' button to stream the film, and a 'Buy' button that literally says "Stream + download anytime", so I'm not sure why didn't realise that you could download a copy.
If you download it (once you've bought it, obv), it comes as a 3.6GB
mp4, which is easy to convert to an
mkv if you're that bothered by a file extension.
Ah! I honestly didn't realise it was a download! I just had a nagging suspicion that it would end up being like an iTunes "purchase" where it's DRM'd up the arse and would disappear as soon as there was an argument over licensing.
£8.20 spent. .mp4 will be just fine. Cheers for that!
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