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2020-04-07 Science & Technology
Boeing space capsule to attempt another demo mission to ISS
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Posted by 3dc 2020-04-07 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [121 views ]  Top

#1 If it compiles, it launches!
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-04-07 08:55||   2020-04-07 08:55|| Front Page Top

#2 Demo as in Demolition?
Posted by Skidmark 2020-04-07 09:34||   2020-04-07 09:34|| Front Page Top

#3 (Hat tip to Rand Simberg's Transterrestrial Musings):
"Asked to explain why he did this, Loverro told reporters at the time, "We could have lost a spacecraft twice during this mission." As a result of this, NASA has begun to investigate Boeing's safety culture. The agency also formally opened a process during which its Safety Office will investigate space-agency elements that may have led to the incident—likely focusing on why NASA did not detect the errors in Starliner's flight software."
[Ars Technica] After troubled first flight, Boeing will refly Starliner without crew(04/06/290)
Posted by magpie 2020-04-07 10:38||   2020-04-07 10:38|| Front Page Top

#4 /\ All those "Americans learning to code" are actually from Bangladesh on work visas?
Posted by magpie 2020-04-07 10:39||   2020-04-07 10:39|| Front Page Top

#5 Meters. Feet. What's the difference?
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-04-07 16:02||   2020-04-07 16:02|| Front Page Top

#6 Meters. Feet. What's the difference?

How to convert meters to inches
1 meter is equal to 39.37007874 inches:

1m = (1/0.0254)″ = 39.37007874″

The distance d in inches (″) is equal to the distance d in meters (m) divided by 0.0254:

d(″) = d(m) / 0.0254
Posted by Skidmark 2020-04-07 18:17||   2020-04-07 18:17|| Front Page Top

#7 More precisely, one foot is 0.3048 meters. Exactly.

Ditch the 39.37" to the meter.
Posted by Bobby 2020-04-07 19:07||   2020-04-07 19:07|| Front Page Top

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