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    NASA Live

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasat...l#.VH3spot9uRM
    Highlights

    Orion test flight launches on Thursday/Friday depending on weather.

    NASA focusing on scaling up Hall Thrusters (solar electric propulsion) for Mars mission

    Developing new EDL technologies for Mars decent and recovery.

    Working on laser communications technology for space craft for 10x-100x higher bandwidth.

    A series of unmanned rovers including a CO2 to Oxygen demonstrator

    EFT1(EM1?), the first test of the SLS rockets is in construction. Will ultimately produce 20% more thrust than the saturn 5's used in Apollo.

    Following EFT1(EM1?) - a yearly cadence of SLS missions based on the technologies available from 2020 including a manned journey to an Asteroid sometime next decade.
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    you know it's a government agency by the ugliness of the website.

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    They said manned Mars mission in the 2030s. Far enough away that someone will axe the project, but it's at least exciting to hear it stated as a goal.

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    Fuck yeah! SPACESHIPS! .... but unfortunately being a naturally cynical bastard, think this will be dead end tech due to cost/effort/politics.
    Shitting up eve for .... well, longer than most of you scumbags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by equak View Post
    They said manned Mars mission in the 2030s. Far enough away that someone will axe the project, but it's at least exciting to hear it stated as a goal.
    Just bounce between the mission to mars being a republican idea or a democrat idea depending on who hold the purse strings.

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    NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s – goals outlined in the bipartisan NASA Authorization Act of 2010 and in the U.S. National Space Policy, also issued in 2010.

    Mars is a rich destination for scientific discovery and robotic and human exploration as we expand our presence into the solar system. Its formation and evolution are comparable to Earth, helping us learn more about our own planet’s history and future. Mars had conditions suitable for life in its past. Future exploration could uncover evidence of life, answering one of the fundamental mysteries of the cosmos: Does life exist beyond Earth?

    While robotic explorers have studied Mars for more than 40 years, NASA’s path for the human exploration of Mars begins in low-Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station. Astronauts on the orbiting laboratory are helping us prove many of the technologies and communications systems needed for human missions to deep space, including Mars. The space station also advances our understanding of how the body changes in space and how to protect astronaut health.

    Our next step is deep space, where NASA will send a robotic mission to capture and redirect an asteroid to orbit the moon. Astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft will explore the asteroid in the 2020s, returning to Earth with samples. This experience in human spaceflight beyond low-Earth orbit will help NASA test new systems and capabilities, such as Solar Electric Propulsion, which we’ll need to send cargo as part of human missions to Mars. Beginning in FY 2018, NASA’s powerful Space Launch System rocket will enable these “proving ground” missions to test new capabilities. Human missions to Mars will rely on Orion and an evolved version of SLS that will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever flown.

    A fleet of robotic spacecraft and rovers already are on and around Mars, dramatically increasing our knowledge about the Red Planet and paving the way for future human explorers. The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover measured radiation on the way to Mars and is sending back radiation data from the surface. This data will help us plan how to protect the astronauts who will explore Mars. Future missions like the Mars 2020 rover, seeking signs of past life, also will demonstrate new technologies that could help astronauts survive on Mars.

    Engineers and scientists around the country are working hard to develop the technologies astronauts will use to one day live and work on Mars, and safely return home from the next giant leap for humanity. NASA also is a leader in a Global Exploration Roadmap, working with international partners and the U.S. commercial space industry on a coordinated expansion of human presence into the solar system, with human missions to the surface of Mars as the driving goal. Follow our progress at www.nasa.gov/exploration and www.nasa.gov/mars.

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    Orion launch seems likely to go today.
    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#
    Pre launch sequence started, about T-minus 1 hour.
    (times in GMT)
    4:30 a.m., Thursday, December 4 - Live Coverage of the Orion Flight Test (Launch Window Opens at 7:05 a.m.) (all channels)
    12 p.m., Thursday, December 4 - Orion Exploration Flight Test - 1 Replays (all channels)
    1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 4 - NASA News - Orion Post-Flight Test Briefing (all channels)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattern View Post
    Orion launch seems likely to go today.
    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#
    Pre launch sequence started, about T-minus 1 hour.
    (times in GMT)
    4:30 a.m., Thursday, December 4 - Live Coverage of the Orion Flight Test (Launch Window Opens at 7:05 a.m.) (all channels)
    12 p.m., Thursday, December 4 - Orion Exploration Flight Test - 1 Replays (all channels)
    1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 4 - NASA News - Orion Post-Flight Test Briefing (all channels)
    Good man, I read this at 5 mins past 12 local. (7:05 for NASA) just intime to hear the 6 mins to go before it was put on hold.

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    Note that if your stream gets stuck buffering, switch to another channels (media/educational), as it seems they're quite overloaded atm.
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    found the stream on the front page was a lot more reliable

    http://www.nasa.gov/

    "Kerning is serious business"
    And having an image that does not cause Autism attacks even more so.

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    T-0 planned currently for 7:55 am (+/- 7 minutes from now)

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    It is really annoying that there's so few places where you can get the UTC time for NASA stuff, basically it's all on florida time even in news stories.

    Funny that the announcer said 12:55 instead of 7:55 by accident just now, so the launch people all work in UTC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattern View Post
    T-0 planned currently for 7:55 am (+/- 7 minutes from now)
    NOPE.

    Stupid wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattern View Post
    T-0 planned currently for 7:55 am (+/- 7 minutes from now)
    NOPE.

    Stupid wind.
    bah count stopped at 03:05
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    Not the Project Orion Battleship, not interested.

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    STILL MORE THAN 7 MINUTES BUT LESS THAN 8

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