There is no difference in technologies of war and technologies of SPACE TRAVEL. When we read there is another NUCLEAR WEAPONS TREATY is simply means SPACE TECHNOLOGY advances partnered with global military corporation bomb delivery are MOVING FORWARD.
Just think if our 99% global geniuses did not work to MOVE FORWARD continuous wars and destruction.
SpaceX lands its rocket on a barge:
Elon Musk confirms Falcon touched down but tipped over in groundbreaking experiment
- SpaceX made its third attempt to land a booster on an ocean platform
- But the booster tipped over after hitting its target and was destroyed
- Falcon 9 is on its way to the ISS with supplies and will arrive Friday
- Cargo includes first espresso machine designed for use in space
By Ellie Zolfagharifard For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:39 EDT, 14 April 2015 | Updated: 20:15 EDT, 15 April 2015
A historic SpaceX launch that could change the way man gets to space blasted off today from Florida under perfect conditions.
Within minutes of liftoff, the California company was making its third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform.
But it didn't go to plan. Billionaire founder, Elon Musk, tweeted: 'Ascent successful. Dragon enroute to Space Station. Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival.'
SpaceX said it will post a video in the next few days, but images tweeted by Musk reveal that the booster landed successfully.
The impact of landing, however, caused it to tip over destroying the lower part of the rocket.
Landing the rocket upright was always going to be tricky. SpaceX once compared it to balancing a broomstick on your hand.
Musk had put 50-50 odds on the attempt being successful and said that improvements to the design would happen throughout the year.
Despite being destroyed, the booster's flyback marks another step in the company's quest to develop rockets that can be refurbished and reflown, potentially slashing launch costs.
'This might change completely how we approach transportation to space,' SpaceX Vice President Hans Koenigsman told reporters during a prelaunch press conference.
The booster was programmed, following separation 2.5 minutes after liftoff, to flip around and fly to the platform dubbed 'Just Read the Instructions' in the Atlantic ocean
While the booster landing didn't go to plane, the launch was successful. It took place at 4.10 ET from Florida under perfect conditions, after a attempt had to be scrubbed on Monday due to lightning
The 208ft (63 metre) tall Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon capsule, thundered off its seaside launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:10 p.m.
The Falcon 9 is on now its way to deliver 4,300lb (1,950 kg) of food, clothing and science experiments to the ISS - including an eagerly awaited espresso machine for astronauts.
The supplies should arrive the six space station astronauts on Friday.
The rocket was was due to take off yesterday, but the launch was scrubbed due to bad weather.
On board the Dragon capsule is an experimental espresso machine intended for International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy.
The Italians in charge of the project hope to revolutionise coffee-drinking in space.
SpaceX, meanwhile, hoped to transform the rocket business by landing the first-stage booster on a platform floating a few hundred miles off Florida's northeastern coast, near Jacksonville.
The Dragon - the only supply ship capable of returning items intact - will remain at the ISS until around May 21
At liftoff time, the orbiting lab was soaring over Australia. The delivery of food and equipment will arrive Friday
Soon after the launch, Elon Musk tweeted: 'Ascent successful. Dragon enroute to Space Station. Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival'
Dragon, the SpaceX supply ship, holds more than 4,000 pounds of food, science experiments and equipment for the six space station astronauts
Musk's plan is to reuse his booster rockets rather than discard them as is the custom around the world, to reduce launch costs.
First-stage boosters normally just slam into the Atlantic and sink.
The booster was programmed, following separation 2.5 minutes after liftoff, to flip around and fly to the platform dubbed 'Just Read the Instructions.'
The Dragon — the only supply ship capable of returning items intact — will remain at the space station until around May 21.
During a previous landing attempt in January, the rocket ran out of hydraulic fluid for its steering fins, causing it to crash into the platform.
A second attempt in February was called off because of high seas, but the rocket successfully ran through its pre-programmed landing sequence and hovered vertically above the waves before splashing down and breaking apart.
Musk's plan is to reuse his booster rockets rather than discard them as is the custom around the world, to reduce launch costs
The launch sequence as it happened. All stages of the launch went to plan, except for the landing of the lower part of the rocket. SpaceX once compared it to balancing a broomstick on your hand
On board the Dragon capsule is an experimental espresso machine intended for International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
HOW WILL THE ESPRESSO MACHINE WORK IN SPACE? The ISSpresso machine uses a normal Lavazza coffee capsule, which is posted in the top of the machine.
Water is aspirated and pressurised in a unique electrical system and is then heated.
The granules mix with the hot water and the coffee is piped into a pouch, which is securely fastened to the machine using a 'rapid coupling/uncoupling system.'
Astronauts drink the coffee straight from the pouch using a straw.
Musk recently unveiled the images of the Falcon 9 failed landing after persuasion on Twitter by the game pioneer behind Doom, John Carmack.
The images show the rocket approaching the barge following last month's attempt. After it fails to reduce its speed, the rocket is seen crashing at an angle and exploding.
Billionaire Musk described the event simply as a 'rapid unscheduled disassembly'.
As well as the espresso machine, the SpaceX Dragon supply ship also holds experiments for Nasa's one-year space station resident Scott Kelly, who moved in a couple weeks ago.
Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko also will remain on board until March 2016.
This will be the California-based SpaceX company's seventh station supply run since 2012, all from Cape Canaveral.
SpaceX is one of two companies hired by Nasa to fly cargo to the station following the retirement of the space shuttles.
As well as a recently extended 15-flight, $2 billion contract with Nasa, SpaceX is working on a passenger version of the Dragon capsule and has dozens of contracts to deliver commercial communications satellites into orbit.
The company also is working on a heavy-lift version of the Falcon rocket, which uses 27 engines, compared to the nine currently flying.
The Falcon Heavy is expected to make its first test flight late this year.
At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands ready to boost a Dragon capsule on its fifth commercial resupply mission. This image was taken on Monday, before the attempt was scrubbed due to bad weather
This was Space X' third attempt to land a rocket booster on a barge. Pictured is group's first attempt to put the stage on an autonomous landing platform at sea, which was held in position using deep-sea oil rigs. The attempt ended in fuel and oxygen combining in an explosion
We discussed in detail how US/USSR NUCLEAR RACE during 1980s was never a COLD WAR-------it was always global banking 1% cornering the market on plutonium understanding the value of DECAYED PLUTONIUM as SPACE fuel. So, while national media sold the FAKE NEWS of nuclear race it always had a goal of simply being stored in bomb casings and allowed to decay to a usable space fuel as we see below------
When OBAMA was told to pretend to dismantle our NUCLEAR ARSENAL with Russia--------he was simply retooling that arsenal to dismantle REAGAN-ERA bombs filled now with that decayed plutonium now being handed to SPACE X and Russia's privatized space travel corporation no doubt for free-----
These new nuclear technologies tied to bombs and missile launchers and guidance are being geared to installation on SPACE SHIPS -----STAR WARS starts with CITY BUSTER BOMBS.
'Plutonium-238 - Wikipedia
Plutonium-238 was the first isotope of plutonium to be discovered. It was synthesized by Glenn Seaborg and associates in December, 1940 by bombarding uranium-238 with deuterons, creating neptunium-238, which then decays to form plutonium-238. Plutonium-238 decays to uranium-234 and then further along the ... '
We see here the article speaks of 30-YEAR WAIT---------it makes these technologies seem to be just happening when of course the WAITING was tied to REAGAN era nuclear arsenal and that decay process. TEAM USSR/US then----is TEAM RUSSIA/US today. Global banking 1% are BFF ----no tensions.
Again, REAL LEFT social progressives were shouting against all this in 1980-90s-----we KNEW what this nuclear race was taking all our Federal public school funding----and we knew the MASTER PLAN MOVING FORWARD in our US cities being designated FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES.
Space Fuel: Plutonium-238 Created After 30-Year Wait
By Jeanna Bryner, Live Science Managing Editor | December 30, 2015 08:11am ET
Space Fuel: Plutonium-238 Created After 30-Year Wait
Scientists mixed neptunium oxide with aluminum and pressed the result into pellets. They then irradiated the pellets to create neptunium-238, which decayed quickly into plutonium-238.
Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Scientists have produced a powder of plutonium-238 for the first time in nearly 30 years in the United States, a milestone that they say sets the country on a path toward powering NASA's deep-space exploration and other missions.
Plutonium-238 (Pu-238) is a radioactive element, and as it decays, or breaks down into uranium-234, it releases heat. That heat can then be used as a power source; for instance, some 30 space missions, including the Voyager spacecraft, which explored the solar system's outer planets in the 1970s, have relied on the oxide form of the plutonium isotope. (An isotope is atom of an element with a different number of neutrons.)
During the Cold War, the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina was pumping out Pu-238. "Those reactors were shut down in 1988, and the U.S. has not had the capability to make new material since then," said Bob Wham, who leads the project for the Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). [8 Rare Elements That You've Never Heard Of]
After U.S. production of the isotope stopped, Russia supplied the Pu-238 needed for space missions. However, Russia has also stopped producing the material. Two years ago, NASA began funding a new effort to produce plutonium-238, giving about $15 million a year to the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy.
Plutonium-238 is an ideal power source for space missions for several reasons, including the element's so-called half-life of about 88 years. Half-life is the time it takes for half of the atoms of an element to decay. That means the isotope's heat output won't be reduced to half for 88 years. Plutonium-239, which has a half-life of 24,110 years, is the isotope most commonly formed from uranium in nuclear reactors, according to the World Nuclear Association.
In addition, "it's stable at high temperatures, can generate substantial heat in small amounts and emits relatively low levels of radiation that is easily shielded, so mission-critical instruments and equipment are not affected," Wham said.
In the new achievement, Wham and his colleagues created 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of Pu-238 — about one-eighth of a cup (30 milliliters) — or enough to characterize the substance, he said.
Because the scientists were using existing infrastructure at the Department of Energy, they needed to adapt the plutonium-making process. "For example, the current DOE operating research reactors are smaller than those used at Savannah River," Wham said. "Therefore, we need to modify the technology to work within the existing operating reactors."
Next, the scientists will test the purity of the sample and work on scaling up the manufacturing process.
"Once we automate and scale up the process, the nation will have a long-range capability to produce radioisotope power systems such as those used by NASA for deep-space exploration," Wham said.
The next NASA mission with a plan to use such radioisotope power is the Mars 2020 rover, set for launch in July 2020, the researchers said. The rover will be designed to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, collect rock and soil samples for testing on Earth, and investigate technology for human exploration.
Below we see our FAKE NEWS media POPULAR SCIENCE------creating propaganda in the world of war and bombs---and space science. Remember, they are the ones calling these global banking 1% military weapon race END TIMES.
We simply want to make this point: what was called REAGAN/GORBACHEV NUCLEAR TREATY in 1980s=====was always simply storage of nuclear material for nuclear decay to be used for SPACE FUEL. Flash forward to OBAMA/PUTIN START TREATY==== that REAGAN era nuclear material now decayed is ready for ELON MUSK SPACE X -----that was what drove Obama/Clinton neo-liberals in pushing START TREATY.
Looking across our US national media we see the same propaganda hiding the real goals of what is privatized to global banking 1% today.
The reason our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE must stand up against MOVING FORWARD -----UNITED NATIONS/WORLD BANK SUSTAINABILITY being allowed to be called GREEN/ENVIRONMENTAL-----is global corporate sustainability and kills 99% of US and global citizens.
All the PUFFERY is being used by national media because OLD WORLD GLOBAL 1%----NOT AMERICAN----are taking US taxpayers, our government agencies for all we are worth with plans of using these military/planetary mining slave colonies technology AGAINST 99% WE THE PEOPLE.
We had this same discussion several years ago when OBAMA and Clinton neo-liberals were pushing behind closed doors START TREATY. Those dastardly 5% pols and players KNOW these goals.
Plutonium-238 Is Produced In America For The First Time In Almost 30 Years
Made in the USA
By Mary Beth Griggs December 23, 2015 POPULAR SCIENCE
The recently created plutonium-238 oxide in a 'hot cell' at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Plutonium-238 is the fuel that is driving the Mars rover Curiosity across the Martian landscape. It flew the New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto and beyond, and is still powering the Voyager probe into the depths of space 38 years after it was launched. It's a fuel that is in high demand and very short supply.
Last year, it came to light that there was only enough plutonium-238 to make three more batteries for NASA missions, a potentially devastating shortfall, and one that NASA has been working to remedy. Now, it seems like there is hope. This week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that in collaboration with NASA, they have succeeded in producing plutonium-238, the first time the substance has been made on American soil in 27 years.
It's been a long time coming. In 2013, funding for the project was secured, and the slow wheels of production started rolling. Now, two years later, the process has yielded 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of precious plutonium-238, the first to be made in the country since the Savannah River Plant closed down in 1988. It's not a very large amount--the Mars 2020 rover, for example, needs about 8.8 pounds of the stuff to operate--but it's a start.
Plutonium-238 is different from plutonium used in nuclear weapons and power stations, though it is still highly radioactive. As plutonium-238 decays into Uranium-234, it gives off huge amounts of heat, enough to be harnessed into electric energy in NASA's nuclear batteries, called radioisotope thermoelectric generators or RTGs. The heat has an additional benefit of keeping scientific instruments warm enough to function in the frigid void of space.
Plutonium-238 started out as a byproduct of the nuclear bomb-making process, but eventually as nuclear weapons ceased to be manufactured, the supply dried up, first in the United States, then in Russia. There is now only about 77 pounds left in the United States, and only about half of that is still of high enough quality to be used on space missions. The DOE and NASA hope that next year they will be able to produce 12 ounces of plutonium-238, eventually scaling up to producing 3.3 pounds per year.
Watch the DOE's short video about their achievement (complete with Back To The Future clips) below.
The intrigue of PUTIN/TRUMP looking just like that of REAGAN/GORBACHEV -----all 4 working for same OLD WORLD GLOBAL 1% KINGS AND QUEENS.
First, Trump was never elected same as George Bush so anything happening while he is in office can be VOIDED. Second, if 99% of US WE THE PEOPLE continue to educate through only propaganda and myth-making US national media especially now that our local media and public universities once HOLDING POWER ACCOUNTABLE with REAL NEWS are now owned by these global media corporations-----we will allow to MOVE FORWARD one of the most brutal periods in civil society in world history.
FAR-RIGHT, AUTHORITARIAN, MILITARISTIC, EXTREME WEALTH EXTREME POVERTY LIBERTARIAN MARXISM TODAY WILL MAKE THOSE CALIGULAS AND NEROS AS STOIC MARTIAL PRE-CHRISTIAN ROME LOOK LIKE BOY SCOUTS.
Those 5% to the 1% freemason/Greek players all being told ------tell them MOVING FORWARD has gone too far to STOP----just surrender! OH, REALLY?? We see rolling peaceful protests for weeks and months in our future demanding those 5% black, white, and brown players get out of our PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT.
February 9, 2017 / 12:11 PM / a year ago
Exclusive: In call with Putin, Trump denounced Obama-era nuclear arms treaty - sources
Jonathan Landay, David Rohde
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In his first call as president with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump denounced a treaty that caps U.S. and Russian deployment of nuclear warheads as a bad deal for the United States, according to two U.S. officials and one former U.S. official with knowledge of the call.
When Putin raised the possibility of extending the 2010 treaty, known as New START, Trump paused to ask his aides in an aside what the treaty was, these sources said.
Trump then told Putin the treaty was one of several bad deals negotiated by the Obama administration, saying that New START favored Russia. Trump also talked about his own popularity, the sources said.
The White House declined to comment on the details of the call. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump knew what the New START treaty is but had turned to his aides for an opinion during the call with Putin. He said the notes from the call would not have conveyed that.
“I would say they had a very productive call,” Spicer told reporters. He added, “It wasn’t like he didn’t know what was being said. He wanted an opinion on something.”
It has not been previously reported that Trump had conveyed his doubt about New START to Putin in the hour-long call.
New START gives both countries until February 2018 to reduce their deployed strategic nuclear warheads to no more than 1,550, the lowest level in decades. It also limits deployed land- and submarine-based missiles and nuclear-capable bombers.
During a debate in the 2016 presidential election, Trump said Russia had “outsmarted” the United States with the treaty, which he called “START-Up.” He asserted incorrectly then that it had allowed Russia to continue to produce nuclear warheads while the United States could not.
Two Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, senators Jeanne Shaheen and Edward J. Markey, criticized Trump for deriding what they called a key nuclear arms control accord.
“It’s impossible to overstate the negligence of the president of the United States not knowing basic facts about nuclear policy and arms control,” Shaheen said in a statement. “New START has unquestionably made our country safer, an opinion widely shared by national security experts on both sides of the aisle.”
Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association, a Washington-based advocacy group, said: “Unfortunately, Mr. Trump appears to be clueless about the value of this key nuclear risk reduction treaty and the unique dangers of nuclear weapons.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he supported the treaty during his Senate confirmation hearings.
During the hearings Tillerson said it was important for the United States to “stay engaged with Russia, hold them accountable to commitments made under the New START and also ensure our accountability as well.”
Two of the people who described the conversation were briefed by current administration officials who read detailed notes taken during the call. One of the two was shown portions of the notes. A third source was also briefed on the call.
Reuters has not reviewed the notes taken of the call, which are classified.
The Kremlin did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
CONCERNS OVER PHONE CALLS
The phone call with Putin has added to concerns that Trump is not adequately prepared for discussions with foreign leaders.
Typically, before a telephone call with a foreign leader, a president receives a written in-depth briefing paper drafted by National Security Council staff after consultations with the relevant agencies, including the State Department, Pentagon and intelligence agencies, two former senior officials said.
Just before the call, the president also usually receives an oral “pre-briefing” from his national security adviser and top subject-matter aide, they said.
Trump did not receive a briefing from Russia experts with the NSC and intelligence agencies before the Putin call, two of the sources said. Reuters was unable to determine if Trump received a briefing from his national security adviser Michael Flynn.
In the phone call, the Russian leader raised the possibility of reviving talks on a range of disputes and suggested extending New START, the sources said.
New START can be extended for another five years, beyond 2021, by mutual agreement. Unless they agree to do that or negotiate new cuts, the world’s two biggest nuclear powers would be freed from the treaty’s limits, potentially setting the stage for a new arms race.
New START was ratified by the U.S. Senate in December 2010 by a vote of 71 to 26. Thirteen Republican senators joined all of the Senate’s Democrats in voting for the treaty, although Republican opponents derided it as naive.
The call with Putin was one of several with foreign leaders where Trump has turned to denounce deals negotiated by previous administrations on trade, acceptance of refugees and arms control.
In a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump questioned an agreement reached by the Obama administration to accept 1,250 refugees now being held by Australia in offshore detention centers.