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by KitemanSA
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 317
Views: 45174

Re: EMC2 news

What about handing the hardware over to other scientists to allow them to confirm the findings and/or explore the concept further with additional experiments that might not have been contemplated during their original testing of the concept? I'm sure there are other people who would love a chance t...
by KitemanSA
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2041
Views: 202400

Re: SpaceX News

What make ANYONE think it is “lost”. Gone stealth, maybe. But lost?
by KitemanSA
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Comets can’t explain weird ‘alien megastructure’ star after all
Replies: 29
Views: 7919

Re: Comets can’t explain weird ‘alien megastructure’ star after all

How is this for speculation. There is a smallblack hole or neutron star orbiting the visible star and it keeps the orbital debris from coalescing. Then, on occasion, it gravity lenses the star light toward earth.
by KitemanSA
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 317
Views: 45174

Re: EMC2 news

Are we sure that EMC2 is even interested in crowd funding?
by KitemanSA
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2041
Views: 202400

Re: SpaceX News

Hmmm. “Classified mission” that “failed”? Perhaps they just want folks to THINK it failed. ;)
by KitemanSA
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mark Duncan has passed ...
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Mark Duncan has passed ...

Mark Duncan, the fellow who cleaned up and posted many of Dr. Bussard's papers on his Askmar.com website, passed away on the evening of December 23, 2017. Mark did the Polywell an incalculable service by doing this. I have been sending people to his website for years. I have space on mine ... I sup...
by KitemanSA
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NTR fuel
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: NTR fuel

Meta-stable hydrogen would ake a good fuel precisely because the energy needed to break the H2 bond is stored in the fuel. That is quite a bit of additional energy.
by KitemanSA
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension

When I was retiring, I was setting up to become a contractor. I said, "I'll take month off then start briging in the BIG bucks". Well, that month stretched just a bit. It has been ~5.5 years and I find I LIKE being retired. :D
by KitemanSA
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2041
Views: 202400

Re: SpaceX News

Well, they have a US Military payload schedued in 2018 so they can't slip TOO far.
by KitemanSA
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2041
Views: 202400

Re: SpaceX News

Tht should hav been
Commercial . . . . Customers . . . . . NASA
Launch
by KitemanSA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 44
Views: 2426

Re: Stuff in Space

The Webb will be a good instrument but they screwed around with it, wound up spending more by trying to delay it. The price is badly bloated. Reminds me of the USS Gerald R. Ford. When NewNews Shipbuilding first provided an estimate for the Ford, it was ~7 years and $7billion." The Navy said &...
by KitemanSA
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks
Replies: 47
Views: 3827

Re: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks

So if he tries to use solar, does the business stop at night or does he use a lot of his batteries to store (and lose energy from) the solar panels. And how much embedded CO2 will be in that whole sequence of steps?
by KitemanSA
Sun May 14, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Go Navy!
Replies: 313
Views: 26073

Re: Go Navy!

IIRC, they CAN'T do it. All the pipe paths they held in reserve to install steam if EMALS didn't work have been released and used. They were getting close when I left.
by KitemanSA
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 53
Views: 5713

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

I'm still not sure where you foresee all the difficulty. Solid salt is brittle. That which hasn't made it to the dump tanks can be easily broken into small pieces and swept up. Then the remainder can be washed up. Clean-up... easy.
by KitemanSA
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 53
Views: 5713

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

paperburn1 wrote:I guess it is all relative, not huge like Fukushima but huge in comparison to the cost of a normal cleanout/up.
Don't see why it woud be "huge in comparison" to anything.

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