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US Top Secret Space Plane Launch
US Space Force & USAF X-37B Space Plane Mission
Source: MIT Technology Review
Launch Date Sunday May 17, 2020
The US Space Force & USAF's next top secret mission of its unmanned, robotic, long duration, X-37B space plane is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida tomorrow. It will hurtle into space onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for what is now being called the US Space Force's OTV-6/USSF-7 mission. This is another secret mission for one of the most fascinating space planes in the universe.
Green, Solar Powered, Space Plane
The X-37B is an unpiloted, long distance, long duration flight spacecraft. It flies classified missions that can last months and even years for the US military. It is a green machine that's powered by a solar array that's the size of a pickup truck and embedded inside the space plane.
The technology is incredible. There are 2, X-37B space planes built by Boeing. The winged aircraft can land themselves back on Earth, are reusable and look like a small NASA space shuttle. Plus, they are solar array powered. They have been on five missions since 2010 with 2,865 days in orbit.
Mission Six: OTV-6Experiments Onboard
The next mission for X-37B is OTB-6. Like all the other missions, it is classified and top secret. But it is known to contain several interesting experiments, that include a small FalconSat-8 satellite invented by the USAF Academy, NASA space environment experiments and a novel solar power beaming experiment from the Naval Research Laboratory.
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Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic