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choff
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Had a speculative wild@$$ thought today, probably can't start a POPS cycle in a Polywell, how about small bubble cavitation in the plasma center using microwaves?
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choff wrote:Had a speculative wild@$$ thought today, probably can't start a POPS cycle in a Polywell, how about small bubble cavitation in the plasma center using microwaves?
If you are referring to the Acoustic Cavitation effect (Sonofusion) of ORNL fame of early 2000, no one was able to ever replicate its results and the whole research was in the end invalidated.

If you are referring to Sonoluminescence, the effect has been determined to be due to thermal or electrical ionization of noble gases during the collapse of the bubble. There is quite a lot of literature available about it.

Neither of the 2 unfortunately can be of any help to facilitate a fusion process.
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Dang!
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choff wrote:Dang!
I know right... If it was not for physics and law enforcement I would be unstoppable :D
I am not a nuclear physicist, but play one on the internet.

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It has been awhile, but they just landed their 47th booster (this makes two in row at sea)!

https://www.space.com/spacex-falcon-9-j ... ccess.html

They are also forecasting more satellites being launched in the next decade than all the years up to now. And SpaceX will be the operator of the largest satellite constellation in just a few months and if launch schedules remain even remotely as scheduled, for the next many years!
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47th booster landing, and the third landing of that particular booster (B1056).

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SpaceX makes history, launches NASA astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches into space from Kennedy Space Center with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 30, 2020.
SpaceX has launched NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on their historic Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission is the first time that astronauts have launched from American soil since the final Space Shuttle flight in 2011.

Hurley and Behnken blasted off from Kennedy Space Center’s historic launch pad 39A, which was also used for the Apollo and space shuttle programs, at 3:22 p.m. ET Saturday. An attempt on Wednesday was scrubbed due to weather conditions.

The launch is the first time a private company, rather than a national government, has sent astronauts into orbit.

There were concerns that bad weather would force Saturday's launch to be scrubbed, but the mission was able to proceed as planned. President Trump and Vice President Pence, who is chairman of the National Space Council, watched the launch from Kennedy Space Center.
Speaking at Kennedy Space Center following the launch, Trump praised America's "bold and triumphant return to the stars."

"With this launch, the decades of lost years and little action are officially over," he said. The names of Hurley and Behnken, he added, will stand in the history books alongside the likes of Mercury and Gemini astronaut Gus Grissom.

"We have liftoff! Congratulations @Astro_Doug, @AstroBehnken, @NASA and @SpaceX!" tweeted Pence.


Launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Hurley and Behnken are traveling to the International Space Station in a Crew Dragon spacecraft built by the space company.

After a short journey into orbit, Crew Dragon began its 19-hour journey to the orbiting space lab. Autonomous docking with the International Space Station is expected at 10:29 a.m. EDT on Sunday. The duration of the astronauts’ stay on the orbiting space lab is yet to be determined.

NASA’S DEMO-2 LAUNCH WITH SPACEX IS 'SHOT OF INSPIRATION' AMID CORONAVIRUS: FORMER ASTRONAUT MIKE MASSIMINO

After separation, the Falcon 9 booster successfully returned to Earth, landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic.


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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (R) and Doug Hurley sit in a Tesla vehicle after walking out of the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

"Today was just an amazing day," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said shortly after the launch. "I can breathe a sigh of relief but I can also tell you that I'm not going to celebrate until Bob and Doug are home safely."

Bridenstine said he was praying for the astronauts during the liftoff. "I have heard that rumble [of a rocket launch] before, but it's a whole different feeling when you've got your own team on that rocket."

Under normal circumstances, large crowds would have been expected to witness the historic launch but, citing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, NASA urged people to stay away.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Crew Dragon capsule, sits on Launch Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, May 30, 2020.

STS-135, the last space shuttle mission, launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011. The space shuttle Atlantis carried four NASA astronauts on the mission to resupply the ISS, as well as an experiment for robotically refueling satellites in space.



Since then, the U.S. has relied on Russian Soyuz rockets launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to get astronauts into space. Russia charges the U.S. about $75 million to send an astronaut into space.


NASA recently agreed to pay Russian space agency Roscosmos $90 million for one final seat on one of its Soyuz rockets.



https://www.foxnews.com/science/spacex- ... astronauts


America is Back!
Hopefully this time for good; go Trump...(nice speech he gave think he actually means it!)

Nice looking spacesuits too. I wonder if Musk has had any communication with MIT’s Dava Newman of Space activity suit fame?

“Dava Newman: Space Suit of the Future”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEaX2DAjol8

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https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/4702743 ... login=true

Now that is a true Golden-Age Science Fiction spacesuit.

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