September 28, 2016

Elon Musk Reveals His Plan for Colonizing Mars

On September 27, 2016 during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, Elon Musk announced a bold new plan to establish a permanent human habitation on Mars with his company SpaceX.


t's one of the most ambitious schemes Musk - or humanity in general - has ever attempted, relying on huge advances in both rocketry and spaceship construction.

SpaceX plans to fly an unmanned spacecraft to Mars as early 2018. The flights would continue about every two years and, if all goes according to plan, would culminate with the first human mission to Mars in 2025, Musk told the Washington Post in June, 2016.

Elon Musk’s Mars colonization event in 5 minutes.

 

Elon Musk’s full presentation in 90 minutes.

 

Overview: 00:00. Why Mars and become a multi-planetary civilization 05:55. Early exploration missions 09:15. Challenge 1: Full re-usability 11:17. Challenge 2: Refilling in orbit 12:31. Challenge 3: Mars propellant production 13:29. Challenge 4: Right Propellant 16:00. Mars Vehicle video 21:34. System architecture 23:25. Technical details 28:27. Vehicles by performance 31:38. Thruster and booster 36:27. Spaceship 39:34. Heat shield and Crew compartment 42:22. Costs and funding 45:45. History of SpaceX 52:34. Next… Dragon 2 on Mars in 2018 57:47. Raptor engine and carbon fibre tank 1:01:47. Beyond Mars

Q&A 1:04:41. Initial test flights of Mars Vehicle 1:06:30. Toilets on Mars 1:08:25. Who should be first to Mars 1:11:03. Risk of radiation 1:14:26. Hiring other nationalities at SpaceX 1:16:18. Returning from Mars 1:17:58. Why Mars? 1:20:58. Requirements to go to Mars 1:22:05. Resources 1:24:00. Elon in Space and Mars? 1:25:05. Interstellar travel 1:27:49. Cycler 1:29:25. Name of the first ship to go to Mars “Earth of Gold”

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September 27, 2016

UFO Captured By Police Helicopter above Bristol Channel, UK with FLIR Camera

Police baffled by UFO captured on helicopter's thermal imaging camera 1000 ft above Bristol Channel.

The invisible object, which could not be seen with the normal eye, was captured by thermal cameras.


The footage was filmed by the South Wales police helicopter while they were flying 1,000ft over the Bristol Channel on September 16, 2016.

The police posted the footage on their twitter account NPAS St Athan and tweeted "It's difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over seven minutes - any suggestion?”

The police have ruled that the object could be a Chinese lantern or a balloon because the heat and movement as it was said to be flying against the winds at the time and the UFO was not seen on the radar by air traffic control.

The video below shows the UFO shot by the police helicopter.

 

UFO or Large Meteor crashes off-shore at Queensland coast, Australia

Central Queensland spotted the meteor which resulted in a huge flash of light and the loud boom in the night sky.

Experts are divided over if it's a meteor, meteorite, an asteroid, or a UFO that lit up Gladstone's sky.

Credit image: Department of Transport Main Roads.

The object is believed to have crashed off-shore at Turkey Beach and Emerald in Queensland, Australia.

People in the area said the impact caused houses to tremble, with police confirming that they had received several calls in what many had thought was initially an earthquake.

Higgins Storm Chasing wrote on its Facebook: A bright flash or light has been reported by hundreds of people, this light was seen as far South as Hervey Bay and as far North as Yeppoon with a tremor being felt upon impact over the general Gladstone area and Boyne Island.

Dieter on BPEarthwatch’s YouTube channel: We live in QLD Australia and witnessed two Asteroids and not only one of them. We had two large Asteroids (one at midday) and the other one after sunset, coming from approximately 115 degrees and 110 degrees according to my marine compass.

We were spearfishing NE of Gladstone Australia (Barren Island). We could feel the pressure wave in our boat.

The asteroid after sunset (around 8:30 as we came back) made it into the mainstream news (You may want to google our local newspaper, the " Rockhampton Bulletin" ). It was apparently the largest Asteroid Gladstone has ever seen.

7 News Central Queensland on its Facebook page: A Queensland space observer is working to figure out just what happened. Owen Benedict, of the Wappa Falls observatory, says severe tree damage could point us towards where an object has landed if, in fact something has touched down.

The Morning Bulletin in Australia: Gladstone police and astronomy experts have received hundreds of calls from residents who heard a loud boom.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has released new footage of what is believed to be a meteor lighting up the sky in Central Queensland over night.

Videos, including the footage of The Department of Transport and Main Roads and updates on this event, follow The Morning Bulletin.

Facebook user, Ellie Thompson, uploaded footage of the huge flash of light that was captured by security cameras.