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    Watch Live Today! Israeli Moon Landing, NASA Twin Study, SpaceX Falcon Heavy

    April 11, 2019


    The Israeli team SpaceIL will attempt to land the country's first moon lander, called Beresheet, on the Sea of Serenity on the moon and you can watch it live today, courtesy of a SpaceIL webcast. The webcast will begin at 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845 GMT), with Beresheet's landing expected for some time between 3 and 4 p.m. EDT (1900-2000 GMT).

    Beresheet is a $100 million privately developed lander originally developed by SpaceIL to compete in the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize, an international contest that ended in 2018 with no winners. SpaceIL teamed up with Israel Aerospace Industries to continue the project, leading to today's landing attempt.

    SpaceIL is controlling Beresheet from a control center in Yehud, Israel. The spaceraft launched in February on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and has been steadily raising its orbit to reach the moon.

    Last week, Beresheet successfully entered orbit around the moon.






    NASA Twins Study Teleconference

    NASA will hold a live teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) to unveil the latest discoveries from its Twins Study, a project that followed the world's only identical twin astronauts - Scott and Mark Kelly - during the space agency's Year in Space mission. During that mission, Scott Kelly spent nearly a full year on the International Space Station while his brother remained on Earth. Scientists followed both astronauts to compare how Scott's body changed from his twin's during spaceflight.

    https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-tel...ml?jwsource=cl


    From NASA:


    ASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 11, to share the results of a study – embargoed by the journal Science until that time – evaluating identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly. A Reddit iAMA will follow the media teleconference at 4 p.m.

    The briefing participants are:

    Teleconference audio will stream live at:

    https://www.nasa.gov/live

    The Twins Study is helping scientists better understand the impacts of spaceflight on the human body through the study of identical twins. The Twins Study research encompassed 10 separate investigators who coordinated and shared all data and analysis as one large, integrated research team. Retired astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in low-Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station while retired astronaut Mark Kelly, his identical twin, remained on Earth. The twins’ genetic similarity provided scientists with a reduced number of variables and an ideal control group, both important to scientific investigation.


    Much much more at link:

    https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-tel...-space-tv.html
    Last edited by PAF; 04-11-2019 at 09:49 AM.
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    Good to know that 137 billion the US has given them has freed them up from just stirring $#@! up and slaughtering people to go to the moon.
    "The Patriarch"

    willie with tan lines: enjoy the shots and the woman
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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.
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    The foreigners will take 100% of your income and then your life.
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    Yup,,as inconsistent as he is prolific..

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    I would watch if it was Israel going to the moon.

    Their war crimes and robbery of neighboring
    lands would end, there would be peace in the
    region.
    Trump could spend the Israel Welfare cash on
    America and MAGA.
    Last edited by Stratovarious; 04-11-2019 at 11:22 AM.

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    Are they going to claim ownership of that too?
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Are they going to claim ownership of that too?
    The chosen moon people.
    "The Patriarch"

    willie with tan lines: enjoy the shots and the woman
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The foreigners will take 100% of your income and then your life.
    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Yup,,as inconsistent as he is prolific..

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    Bear$#@! on the moon unsuccessful.
    https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...ding-thursday/
    Thereafter, it appears to have struck the Moon at a velocity around 130 meters per second.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47879538

    How hard was it to land?

    A controlled landing on the lunar surface was the major challenge for the Israeli spacecraft.

    The engine was British-built, developed by Nammo in Westcott, Buckinghamshire. It provided the power to get the spacecraft all the way to the Moon, but it also took Beresheet on its final descent.

    The 1.5m-tall spacecraft had to rapidly reduce its speed, so a final firing of the engine in effect slammed on the brakes, hoping to take the spacecraft to a gentle stop.

    Before the landing, Rob Westcott, senior propulsion engineer at Nammo, said "We've never used an engine in this kind of application before".

    He said the big challenge would be "the fact that the engine is going to have to be switched on and get very hot, then switched off for a short period of time when all that heat is remaining in its thermal mass, and then fired up again, very accurately and very precisely such that it slows the craft down and lands very softly on the surface on the Moon."

    That landing process took around 20 minutes. All of the controls for this were uploaded and performed autonomously with mission control watching on.
    The first privately funded mission to the Moon has crashed on the lunar surface after the apparent failure of its main engine.

    The Israeli spacecraft - called Beresheet - attempted a soft landing, but suffered technical problems on its descent to the Moon's surface.

    The aim of the mission was to take pictures and conduct experiments.

    Only government space agencies from the former Soviet Union, the US and China have made successful moon landings.

    "We didn't make it, but we definitely tried," said project originator and major backer Morris Kahn.
    Last edited by Zippyjuan; 04-11-2019 at 04:35 PM.


    Donald Trump: 'What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening'

    "Truth isn't truth"- Rudy Giuliani

    "China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump's very, very large brain," - Donald Trump.

    "Yeah, I have to say these guys(trolls) are pretty sharp. Sort of good to get a challenge and sharpen your thoughts." NorthCarolinaLiberty

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    bull$#@!, that's just what they want you to believe while they steal all the gold from under our noses.



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    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47914100

    Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash

    Preliminary data from the Beresheet spacecraft suggests a technical glitch in one of its components caused the lander to crash on the Moon.

    The malfunction triggered a chain of events that eventually caused its main engine to switch off.

    Despite a restart, this meant that the spacecraft was unable to slow down during the final stages of its descent.

    The Israeli spacecraft was the first privately funded probe to attempt a soft landing on the Moon.

    The engineering team at SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said that the first technical issue occurred 14km above the lunar surface. This would have been moments after it sent a selfie of its descent.

    The final telemetry reading from the spacecraft revealed that 150m above the lunar surface, the spacecraft was moving at about 500km/h (300mph). At this speed a crash landing was inevitable.

    More at link.


    Donald Trump: 'What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening'

    "Truth isn't truth"- Rudy Giuliani

    "China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump's very, very large brain," - Donald Trump.

    "Yeah, I have to say these guys(trolls) are pretty sharp. Sort of good to get a challenge and sharpen your thoughts." NorthCarolinaLiberty

    I am Zippy and I approve of this post. But you don't have to.

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    Meanwhile, https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-...llite-delivery

    SpaceX nails triple booster landing after satellite delivery

    Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon Heavy launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying a satellite into orbit for Saudi Arabian company Arabsat.

    As well as having its first commercial payload, it was also the first time the three lower boosters of the rocket returned to Earth successfully.

    The rocket is part of a growing number of launch services at SpaceX, which includes the Crew Dragon that docked onto the International Space Station in March.


    Donald Trump: 'What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening'

    "Truth isn't truth"- Rudy Giuliani

    "China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump's very, very large brain," - Donald Trump.

    "Yeah, I have to say these guys(trolls) are pretty sharp. Sort of good to get a challenge and sharpen your thoughts." NorthCarolinaLiberty

    I am Zippy and I approve of this post. But you don't have to.

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    It approached the Sea of Serenity and thought it saw the U.S.S Liberty.

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    There's not a liberty lover on the planet who isn't called a liberal by the right, and a con by the left.
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    I don't really care if I happen to be wrong about your positions, you are wrong about mine.

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    That image of the moon looks a bit fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    bull$#@!, that's just what they want you to believe while they steal all the gold from under our noses.
    Lol... Well at least they will be required to stamp it with marks. they caught on to these characters years ago.



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