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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #480 on: 11/08/2015 02:54 PM »


The current NASA budget is sufficient for Mars orbit(easily) and Mars landing(just barely).

There are many that would disagree:

In a 2013 House hearing, Thomas Young was asked how long it would take the Agency to put a human on Mars with its current budget. His response was unambiguous: “Never.”

I think your estimates are too simplistic to take into account the complexities of what needs to be solved, built and proven before we go to Mars.  And it's not all hardware, quite a bit of it is medical related, which is not necessarily a money issue.

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I'm almost positive SpaceX would prefer to be paid for mars surface cargo/crew services than for LEO delivery.

I'm sure they would choose both if given the chance, and I'm sure they would be capable of doing both at the same time.

It is debatable what he meant by that. I think he meant that the current budget outline they were talking about would never get to Mars surface. I agree with him somewhat(but don't make predictions more than a few decades out). You can't fund a Mars campaign with the funds allotted to Orion & SLS. If ISS eats 3 billion indefinitely, it is not happening with the same top line budget. A different budget with the same top line level would be able to though with a high risk/ low cost commercial Mars to Mars orbit system. We are splitting hairs here. I think Mars surface is barely doable while Young (maybe) thinks it isn't. The difference could be as little as 1 billion/ year. Regardless, Mars orbit/free return flyby/Mars moons are almost unquestionably doable. Medical isn't a show stopper depending on what the arbitrary acceptable level of risk is.


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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #482 on: 11/27/2015 07:28 PM »
"This story takes during STS-33, a classified flight space shuttle Discovery in November 1989. This story is retold by Wade Hale who was serving as Orbit 1 team Flight Director with a shift starting at noon on Thanksgiving day, and he swears it was “mostly true.”

A Broken Toilet in Space is a Special Brand of Horror
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #483 on: 11/27/2015 07:31 PM »
Glad they got my name wrong . . .

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #484 on: 11/27/2015 07:39 PM »
Glad they got my name wrong . . .

I wonder if they will make this story into

Science Channel series tells of close calls in space
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38775.0

Sure Hollywood would need to be creative on the events ;D
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #485 on: 11/27/2015 08:42 PM »
Wayne's original version of the story is at https://blogs.nasa.gov/waynehalesblog/2009/11/24/post_1259077518292/
It's a better read than the io9.com paraphrase.

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #491 on: 06/13/2016 05:19 PM »
I really like this one, seeing as how Wayne is capturing the gravity debacle square in the middle of the process.

He's right in that Einstein was able to demonstrate mathematically that gravity is nothing more than the warping of space-time by mass -- all moving objects still move in straight lines, it's space that curves.  However, we have a large establishment of particle physicists who cannot let go of gravity as a force equivalent to all other forces in the Universe, generated by the exchange of elementary particles.  To them, Einstein's math simply describes an effect that must be the result of the exchange of gravitons -- without explaining how gravitons have not been detected and no one has been able to generate a theory that predicts how and where one might detect gravitons.  Heck, we've been able to determine how particles acquire mass, we've found the particles that control this (Higgs bosons) -- and yet, still no progress on finding gravitons, or predicting at what energy levels they may come into detectable existence.

So, even though Einstein had a great insight more than a century ago, and his math has been embraced as describing the overall observable effects of gravity, there is still a large part of the scientific community that can only see the Universe as the expression of the interaction of the particles they've spent their lives looking at.  When they're likely all chasing a chimera, as well.

And, as Wayne says, don't even start with time -- I'm looking forward (not) to the next paper that attempts to define the properties of a chroniton particle...
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #493 on: 08/07/2016 09:45 PM »
New entry

https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/running-for-president/

I was class president for a year on a ticket that included hiring the Outrun video game you could sit down in - and a pool table - for the social room.

Controversial, but before people were bored with the facilities and going into the town and rolling back into class late. Punctuality was improved under my stewardship, as were driving skills! ;D

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #494 on: 08/08/2016 02:06 AM »
New entry

https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/running-for-president/

I was class president for a year on a ticket that included hiring the Outrun video game you could sit down in - and a pool table - for the social room.

Controversial, but before people were bored with the facilities and going into the town and rolling back into class late. Punctuality was improved under my stewardship, as were driving skills! ;D

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Good old SEGA :)

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #495 on: 08/09/2016 07:58 PM »
New entry

https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/running-for-president/

I was class president for a year on a ticket that included hiring the Outrun video game you could sit down in - and a pool table - for the social room.

Controversial, but before people were bored with the facilities and going into the town and rolling back into class late. Punctuality was improved under my stewardship, as were driving skills! ;D

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I liked that one, and also the game called Afterburner. Many a quarters were swallowed by that machine.
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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #496 on: 08/12/2016 03:35 PM »
I loved all of the old scaled sprite Sega arcade games.  They were really quite a revelation at the time.  Loved Afterburner and Outrun, but my favorite was easily Space Harrier.  At my best I was able to complete the game on a single quarter (once or twice).

Memories...

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #497 on: 01/01/2017 10:40 PM »
New one from Mr. Hale.

https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/the-road-not-taken/

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And for the record; I really don’t want to work in Washington.

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
« Reply #498 on: 01/04/2017 12:33 PM »
I loved all of the old scaled sprite Sega arcade games.  They were really quite a revelation at the time.  Loved Afterburner and Outrun, but my favorite was easily Space Harrier.  At my best I was able to complete the game on a single quarter (once or twice).

Memories...

Thanks to the immense power of today's desktops and emulation:

OutRun, in your browser: https://archive.org/details/arcade_outrun

After Burner: https://archive.org/details/arcade_aburner2

Space Harrier: https://archive.org/details/arcade_sharrier

bit clumsy to play on the keyboard, but...

...aaand we're heavily off-topic too... Sorry :)
« Last Edit: 01/04/2017 12:40 PM by Jarnis »

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Re: Wayne Hale sets up his own blog site
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