Space & SpaceX News Update November 2019


  1. Most of the relevant and interesting space news that happened in November, this will be my standard feature from now on, a monthly space bulletins to keep you up to date. Hopefully loads of interesting stuff for all. Also do check some of my other videos, might be interesting stuff for you.

  2. Mark 2 is being scrapped. Everyone in Coco is laid off. They will resume construction on mark 4 at the Roberts Road site in Kennedy Space Center after that site is ready.

  3. The space shuttle which was just another way to funnel money around the World and was FAKE was said to be 240 MILES high and the moon is measured at 240,000 miles away plus. We have not been their and I would guess we have no station. Think underwater Pacific and Atlantic cables. Why are they so important if we have thousands of comm satellites. You tell me. What a JOKE. You believe the Democrats and the news I guess too. LOL.

  4. Ellon Musk is a Asset and his companies are used to funnel tax payers money around the World AND INTO POLITICIAN POCKETS. Those who have not figure this out are rocks. Do you really think we sent a tin foil craft to Pluto and it made is millions of miles without getting hit by a single space rock traveling at thousands of miles per hour in all directions. Look up one summer night, each "falling star" you see are rocks burning up in the atmosphere. Awaken Sheeple. No moon visits for 50 years…No no moon visits EVERY by humans. Hello???

  5. The Headline should read "Elon Musk sells out the American public and becomes part of NASA's cover-up". Elon said in a recent interview there is no Evidence of Alien visitor's and if anyone would know, it would be him. Well he's obviously not talked to Robert Bigelow who would really know, and it's become more obvious Elon is now controlled by NASA contracts.

  6. Thank you so much for mentioning the need for a launch abort system for Starship. Something that seems to have been ignored by almost everyone so far. Also, let's hope MK 5 is built in the controlled conditions of a factory and not out in the rain.

  7. SpaceX knew this was going to happen. Ive heard this from them and me tioned this before and am not being arrogant or obnoxious. They test everything to failure. You get very good data by doing this. Oh. and Blue Origin has yet to launch and land one orbital class rocket or spacecraft. SpaceX is currently years ahead of anyone and is very capable of recovering and learning from mistakes such as RUDEs and is also able to make changes extremely quick and with an uncanny almost clairvoyant sense of where to take their company. NASA has been the complete opposite. Slow, expensive and usually lumbering along at the whim of Congress and changing administrations every 4 or 8 years. It's amazing they can accomplish anything while receiving only 0.4 percent of the entire U.S. budget. Here is a comparison to other expenses, Military and others:

    How $1 Spent on NASA Adds $10 to the Economy

    Updated June 25, 2019

    The National Aeronautic Space Administration budget for fiscal year 2020 is $21 billion. It's a 1.4% increase over FY 2019.

    The U.S. government funds NASA using federal revenue from income, corporate, and other taxes. The Trump administration plans to increase funding by encouraging public-private partnerships. The budget provides incentives for businesses to partner with the government on space station operations, deep-space exploration, and small satellite groups. For example, there is a $150 million program to encourage private development of low-Earth orbit missions. 

    SpaceX, Orbital ATK, and Sierra Nevada are involved with making supply runs to the shuttle. SpaceX and Boeing are developing crew capsules to fly astronauts to the space station in 2018. Axiom Space in Houston is working on the world's first commercial space station.

    NASA will take a more active role in commercializing new space technologies. Many of its new initiatives have military and business applications. NASA will fund a supersonic X-plane and increase hypersonics research funding. It will also improve air traffic management systems and strengthen cybersecurity capabilities.

    The budget focuses funding for the Space Launch System rocket to carry astronauts to the moon in the early 2020s. NASA will also send robotic missions to the moon's surface, and establish a lunar space tug in 2022. The space agency will use robots to visit Mars in 2020, and to fly by Jupiter's moon Europa.

    NASA manages the satellite imagery of Earth. It will work with a growing U.S. commercial satellite servicing industry. Other areas of the Earth Science budget are being cut by $102 million. These include research grants and the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite. 

    NASA continues its program to replace the aging Hubble Space Telescope with the new James Webb Space Telescope.

    To fund new projects, the Budget defunds the WFIRST space telescope, two Earth science missions, and the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Engagement.  In 2019, it ended five missions that study the Earth and the effects of greenhouse gases.

    Why Every Dollar Spent on NASA Adds $10 to the Economy

    A report by the Space Foundation estimated that activities related to space contributed $180 billion to the economy in 2005. More than 60 percent of this came from commercial goods and services created by companies related to space technology. The space economy includes commercial space products and services. It also includes commercial infrastructure and support industries. It also counts aerospace budgets in private companies. 

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    The space economy also includes U.S. government space budgets outside of NASA. Here are eight of them.

    Department of Defense

    National Reconnaissance Office

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Department of Energy

    Federal Aviation Administration

    National Science Foundation

    Federal Communications Commission

    United States Geological Survey

    That means that each dollar of NASA spending is a catalyst for $10 of economic benefit. NASA is in a unique position to provide some of the technological innovation that drives the space economy. NASA research led to many of the goods and services we take for granted every day. These include weather and communication satellites. That allowed ATM machines, which provide an immediate electronic response via satellite. It also allows GPS, which was developed by the Air Force for military applications. Other technologies developed for exploring space are now used to increase crop yields or search for good fishing regions.

    A 2002 study by Professor H.R. Hertzfeld of George Washington University showed one way NASA helps the economy. Hertzfeld observed a significant return to companies that work with NASA on its research contracts. These companies can commercialize the products developed and market them. The 15 companies studied received $1.5 billion in benefits from a NASA R&D investment of $64 million.

    Small businesses didn't receive as much benefit because they didn't have the ability to market the technology on a larger scale. The study concludes that NASA could create a greater economic advantage by continuing the relationship with the companies they work with. NASA could also help open additional financial and marketing doors for these companies.

    These benefits trickle down to everyday life. Since 1976, NASA created 1,400 inventions that later became products or services. These include kidney dialysis machines, CAT scanners and even freeze-dried food.

    Compare NASA's Budget to Other Departments

    For all it does, NASA receives just 0.4% of the $4.7 trillion FY 2020 federal budget. Compare that to the Department of Defense. Its budget is $750 billion, or 16% of the total. DoD's budget would pay for 35 NASA departments.

    NASA also receives less than any of these other six departments.

    Health and Human Services – $89.6 billion.

    Veterans Administration – $93.1 billion.

    Education – $62 billion.

    Homeland Security – $51.7 billion

    Housing and Urban Development – $37.6 billion.

    State Department – $42.8 billion.

  8. Thanks brother. Love that you inject tidbits of other interesting things such as replacing blood with saline for suspended animation. Space studies equal earthly benefits.

  9. Hey, I really appreciate your videos and the time you take to make them. I really likes topics that you covered in this video. Some I actually think are worth making an extra episode on.

  10. Thank you for all the videos! Big fan. And I think is a great idea to do this month space news, I would recommend to cover all kinds of space agencies if possible if im not wrong I believe there were advances recently from China and India also 🙂 AGain thank you and keep it up mate!

  11. Great video.

    About Starship abort system. Elon said there currently isn't any abort system plan for starship alone, but for the starship/super heavy stack the starship engines according to Elon could act as the escape system since the fuel turbine are able to spin up fast enough to get starship off and out of the main energy of the super heavy failure fireball. Hopefully never has to be used.

  12. Starlink is polluting the night skies and interfering with astronomy. They should kill the project. Astronomy is incredibly exciting now, more than it ever has been.

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