Category Archives: Space

“Happy Arthursday”

“Happy ArThursday!” is how fans of Isaac Arthur greet each other on Thursdays in America as they jump online to watch the latest logical, mathematical, and quite mind-blowing episode of science and engineering implications for the future. It has been … Continue reading

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6 sonic booms!

The 2 side boosters on the Falcon Heavy each had 3 sonic booms as various legs & flaps deployed. There’s a shot 6 minutes in here of the cameramen on top of the building who have ALREADY watched the boosters … Continue reading

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SpaceX airlines?

The EveryDay Astronaut has a good breakdown of the much longer, rambling Elon Musk presentation. It’s 11 minutes compared to Musk’s 40 minute presentation. In a nutshell, Space X couldn’t fund last year’s plans for a truly gigantic 12m diameter … Continue reading

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Could hypothetical aliens hide from us?

I’ve been reading sci-fi for decades, and yet 10 minutes into an Isaac Arthur video I realise I’m still not thinking BIG enough! Can we hide from alien civilisations? It’s already too late. Forget TV and radio shows. As the … Continue reading

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Elon wins, Zubrin wrong

I recently promoted Robert Zubrin’s critique of the Space X plans for settling Mars. I am now convinced I was wrong. Zubrin attacks the Space X plan in the video below and this article from New Atlantis. But after a fascinating conversation over … Continue reading

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This is my kind of solar!

Hi all, I normally diagnose a fast build out of nuclear power, eventually scaling this up to GenIV breeder reactors like the Integral Fast Reactor or eventually the ultimate waste-eating reactor, the Molten Salt Reactor. (The IFR is a GREAT and … Continue reading

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Hydrogen gun to shoot stuff into space: CHEAP!

John Hunter of Quicklaunch is interviewed by Sander Olson.

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