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Well that was pretty badass. #DARTRIP
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Well that was pretty badass. #DARTRIP
Definitely, I was following it live, and those last few frames really show how sharp those rocks were.  8)
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Ugh... how many times did I have to click (and ads I had to suffer through) to get the relevant video...  ::)

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https://twitter.com/astrosnapper/status/1574578176214196225?s=46&t=9JWL0yxM4PpSJsju9-DUMA

This is an animation of the spacecraft impact from a remote observatory.
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Cool, thanks for the link!  :thumbsup:

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The Juno probe just passed nearly 200 miles from the surface of Europa and sent back some great pictures.

Here we go with a video collage, but the images used are courtesy of NASA.  It's some pics of Jupiter, a lot of Europa, and Io gets thrown in for whatever reason.  I'm sure many won't know the difference, but I do and most of us here will know, too.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/juno-just-captured-the-closest-photo-of-europa-in-more-than-20-years/vi-AA12rqng?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=f91dfee2a5d548ddb2b6c348e937cd71&category=foryou

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Nice find!  :thumbsup:

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Nice update to what is going on that moon
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As of last night, the first launch of Artemis is a go, using the much ballyhooed SLS.

Details in the link below.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/nasa-finally-gets-artemis-i-moon-mission-off-the-ground-in-early-morning-launch/ar-AA14bAQV

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Here is the youtube link to the live launch, link goes directly to the launch at 3:17:05

https://youtu.be/CMLD0Lp0JBg?t=11822

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Finally!  :thumbsup:

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A view from one of the Artemis I cameras on the solar array.  There four of them, one per panel.

I wish they had better views, but i think there was issue with camera aimed out the window.
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Thanks again for attaching the picture too... still can't see the ones you include in your posts...

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View of the service module from one the cameras and Earth.
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Finally!  :thumbsup:

Right?!?

I was starting to think the SLS was going to be shuffled off when no one is looking and NASA would start some new propulsion project. 

Wrangler - nice pics! 

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Also, there's too much gold in the universe and scientists aren't sure how it got there.

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The trick is getting it back to Earth...  ::)

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Everything bar hydrogen & helium formed in supernovae, and we're still guessing how they really work. A few decimal points is probably enough to explain the quantity of gold.

BTW, did Artemis 1 orbit the earth, or go direct to lunar transfer?
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We're honestly still guessing about the Helium formed in supernovae too...  ^-^

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Another selfy of the Orion Space Capsule. (Capsule 2)  Those Go-Pro cameras on the solar arrays come up with interesting views.


Earth view
« Last Edit: 19 November 2022, 21:06:42 by Wrangler »
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That's a nice shot!  :thumbsup:

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Fun fact, the Capsule's European Service Module is based on the the ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV).   Same cargo ships used to go to the ISS.

I do find the service module strange looking with all those small funnels around rim of the aft side of it.
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Here is the estimated Schedule of the mission:
Date(s)          Scheduled Event
Nov 16 Launch
Nov 17-20Outbound coasting phase
Nov 21Lunar gravity assist
Nov 21-24Transit to distant retrograde orbit (DRO)
Nov 25-30In DRO
Dec 1DRO departure burn
Dec 1-4Exiting DRO
Dec 5Return powered flyby
Dec 5-11Return transit
Dec 11Entry and splashdown

Here are a couple pages I found about Artemis I:
NASA page
Wikipedia page

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Spoke about this to a neighbor the other day. Yes this is a very cool new moon mission. But the world is in a much darker mood than 50 years ago and despite all the awe the Artemis project just doesn’t have that bright, optimistic Apollo feel to it that still jumps out of old videos to this day. (And no, I’m not old enough to actually remember Apollo. But the grownups were still talking about it when I was a kid and I could grow up knowing man had reached the moon. It felt… inspiring.)
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Spoke about this to a neighbor the other day. Yes this is a very cool new moon mission. But the world is in a much darker mood than 50 years ago and despite all the awe the Artemis project just doesn’t have that bright, optimistic Apollo feel to it that still jumps out of old videos to this day. (And no, I’m not old enough to actually remember Apollo. But the grownups were still talking about it when I was a kid and I could grow up knowing man had reached the moon. It felt… inspiring.)
Well I was born in 1964 so I missed the Mercury. I don't remember Gemini but I do remember Apollo. Oh yes getting up to watch at very young age but remember it.  All the space toys made around that time. I remember a poster in grade school 1970 with time line about where we would be in space , like mid 70s space station around the Earth , 80s have Moon base , 90s getting ready to go to Mars. Mars base by now. You all need watch Right Stuff and the HBO series Earth to the Moon about the whole Space program. Frabby I have to disagree it was darker mood 50 years ago then it is now or close to it.  The Kennedy brothers and Mr King assassination , Vietnam  War , violent protest and Riots in major U.S city. Yes it was darker then it is now.

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Being born in 1976, I have no memory of any Apollo Missions, though I knew they happened and loved the accomplishment.

My first memory of television was sitting with my dad watching Saturn and its moons on the news programs while the Voyagers flew by.  I was in awe.

Then I was sick and home from school.  I was laying in the floor watching the Challenger launch on PBS when it exploded.  Tragedy, and the space program ground to a halt for a year and a half.

I'm glad to see we are finally starting to go back to the moon after such a long time.  A new age of colonization in space is nearly upon us all.  To stand back and do nothing is to be left behind.
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A small white dwarf star was recently found.  It appears to be marginally bigger than the moon.


https://www.sciencealert.com/this-white-dwarf-is-the-smallest-we-ve-ever-seen-and-also-the-most-massive

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The trick is getting it back to Earth...  ::)

No problem:


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Now we see the moon.  Man that was faster than I thought it be.

Their saying going to fly 80 kilometers above the surface.  If still doing it.

The service module's main engine is one the smaller Thrusters used on the Space shuttle, starting in 1984.   
While I've been not onboard about reusing the parts of the space shuttle since it help drive the costs of the SLS program, its nice see this veteran engine that was used with the shuttle until 2002 get one more flight and heck of flight it is!


This is happening today, they rotated the vehicle so camera has both the Earth and Moon.   Pretty incredible sight.

I will more engross with this when they do actual landing hopefully in three years or so.
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