Orion's solar arrays enter their naruto run configuration in preparation for the perigee raise maneuver to circularize the orbit prior to TLI burn.

I saw a toot asking that people on mastodon.social change to a different server to help reduce the load. But I'm new here, and I don't know how to do that, or even how to find a server I might want to join. As a multi-modal artist, I'd be interested in an artist community. How do I find one and get there?

Once the radio telescope is operating I'm going to turn my attention (and funding) back to the napthalene sublimation thrusters.

Which will mean vaccum chamber construction!


The Ring Miners are a part of the Dark Shepherd story but I was so enamoured with the concept that I did a bunch of other images in the series.

So, is there a good Mastodon-compatible Fediverse server available in container format, preferably low-impact?

@nyrath With little 🐌 icons for the acceleration of ion drives

And you can tell I've spent a lot of time reading about warships in the first half of the 20th century when I start to include bits about how the locals started screwing with treaty limits on how many ships they were allowed.

"We swear these destroyers are 23,000m^3 each."

"Am I allowed to do the math on their volume?"


#AmWriting #ThisIsAlexsFault

I was toying with the idea of making"baseball cards" for spacecraft


Question: why aren't we finding more exoplanets in the habitable zones of K-type stars?

Answer: Maybe we need to look harder. Some astronomers are starting to do exactly that

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UPDATE: “I know of six critical systems (like ‘serving tweets’ levels of critical) which no longer have any engineers," "There is no longer even a skeleton crew manning the system. It will continue to coast until it runs into something, and then it will stop.”

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Twitanic sinklng ever faster (yet more insanity) 

Sigh ... "Twitter just alerted employees that effective immediately, all office buildings are temporarily closed and badge access is suspended. No details given as to why": twitter.com/ZoeSchiffer/status

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