On Sept 28, China, unsurprisingly, launched another satellite in their weird passive/aggressive way. At least it seems passive/aggressive with China advertising it’s a practice satellite but then keeps its mission secret. On the other hand, the US does the same thing with its military and intelligence satellites as well. The newest Chinese satellite is called the […]Read More China Sends Up Another ‘Practice’ Satellite
Because it’s been a year, I’m taking a little break. So you’re currently looking at some of the Clearancejobs.com articles about space I’ve written. I’ll be interspersing these throughout for a little bit (not long). This particular article was posted on Clearancejobs.com on 6 December, 2013. Interested in a little aerospace history? With all of […]Read More Russia to China, Over the Moon
This is definitely a culinary switch from yesterday’s post regarding the Chinese attempts at making mealworms palatable. There’s only one nation that produces brutally beautiful machines such as the Ducati Diavel and the Ferrari Berlinetta F12. One nation with fashion from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace. One nation that gave us delicious and wonderful sounding […]Read More Real Space Coffee From ISSpresso
When I think of self-contained environments, I can’t help but think of Bio-Dome. It’s a failing, and I understand that, but my mind makes associations that way. So imagine my Confucian (pun intended) when the Chinese announced last May that three intrepid volunteers had endured 105 days in Lunar PALACE (Permanent Astrobase Life-support Artificial Closed […]Read More As the Worm Turns (In Your Mouth): China’s Lunar PALACE
Brian Weeden, from The Space Review, has written up a fairly well thought-out and long story about the May 2013 launch of a “sounding rocket” (according to the Chinese) from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The story, posted on 17 March 2014, gives some pretty good reasons to suspect that perhaps the Chinese were not telling […]Read More A Chinese Direct Ascent GEO AntiSatellite Test in 2013?