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by joertexas
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Moon bases and lunar materials utilization
Topic: Will China claim the moon?
Replies: 1
Views: 8393

[quote=""Sam Fraser""] On Saturday, a Chinese lunar probe made the first soft landing anyone's made on the moon since 1976. The probe includes an unmanned rover named Yutu that will spend several months exploring "geological structure and surface substances and looking for natural resources.'' But w...
by joertexas
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: General PERMANENT topics and new discussions
Topic: Crowdfunding
Replies: 46
Views: 221004

This is an encouraging result..

JR
by joertexas
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: General PERMANENT topics and new discussions
Topic: Crowdfunding the new space race
Replies: 2
Views: 11981

[quote=""Sam Fraser""]

Great piece on what projects are getting financed and how e.g through social media.[/quote]

Wow! That's encouraging..

JR
by joertexas
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: PERMANENT website update and concerns. Feedback welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 38124

[quote=""Ryan""]Excessive, attention deprived bump

(and yes, this warrants a bump)
:cool: [/quote]

I think it's clean and well organized - just what we're looking for..

JR
by joertexas
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: General PERMANENT topics and new discussions
Topic: Costs of various projects
Replies: 18
Views: 85120

[quote=""Rhyshaelkan""]Again, it boggles the mind how much money is squandered. Though I am sure they, and others think this is a wonderful endeavor.

I am rabid about a cislunar transport system, and lunar industry, because it builds capability to change the future of humanity[/quote]

Agreed.

JR
by joertexas
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Products and services for marketing, <b>sustainability</b>
Topic: NASA pays $65m for ISS water....
Replies: 1
Views: 8073

[quote=""Sam Fraser""]...in 2010. Wed Apr 21, 2010 05:10 AM ET With launch costs running more than $5,000 per pound, NASA calculates it's a bargain to pay its new water utility, Hamilton Sundstrand, as much as $65 million over the next five years for up to 1,000 liters of fresh water per year aboard...
by joertexas
Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: SpaceX
Topic: Grasshopper takes a hop
Replies: 11
Views: 13638

Fantastic!

JR
by joertexas
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Moon bases and lunar materials utilization
Topic: Lunar Blast Furnace
Replies: 6
Views: 10787

If I were to make a wish list of things to research, first on the list would be the design of a set of test devices to try different processes. The parameters for these test devices would be that they have to fit in a 2m x 3m x 1.5m cube, and weigh no more than 500kg - including the equipment to gat...
by joertexas
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: SpaceX
Topic: SpaceX & US Airforce
Replies: 3
Views: 7163

[quote=""RaresH""]Let's hope they don't get too comfortable with government contracts. Too often companies become dependent, loose their competitive edge, and don't innovate. So goes with corps that can't seem to ween themselves off the great teat. As a result, prices would stay high, and that's bad...
by joertexas
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Moon bases and lunar materials utilization
Topic: Astrobotic's Polaris - Polar lunar rover
Replies: 23
Views: 27442

Another material that does well in these applications from a strength to weight perspective is 4130 Chromoly steel. It's used extensively in aircraft.

JR