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The SpaceX test astronauts have landed safely. There didn't seem to be much media attention leading up to it compared with the launch.

It would be good to live for another 100 years to see how it all pans out. I find the space travel thing incredibly exciting. Imagine what we could do if we took all the money, talent and energy we us

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2 minutes ago, spacesailor said:

But at least, we could have,

' Street lighting '

From space 

NO CHARGE !. 

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Spacey there are already solar-powered lighting projects in Europe: big mirrors on the mountains reflect the sun into deep shaded valleys.

Space- based versions have been proposed, but this greenie would campaign against them; too many of nature’s critters would have their whole daily/seasonal rhythms buggered up by such a big change in light conditions.

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14 hours ago, Marty_d said:

I can't see our puny efforts at space solar harvesting making much of a difference in the overall scheme of things.

I’m sure Americans with shotguns thought the same when they fired at the swarms of billions of Passenger Pidgeon…which became extinct within a few years.

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It's hard to find a definition of "commissioner" which includes  either "of" or "for". The definitions using "of" or "for" are hard to find. A commissioner is an individual who has been given a commission (official charge or authority) to do something. In that sense it is a title, in much the same way as the officer ranks of the military. 

 

So, for example, the person commissioned to control the police is the Commissioner for Police. Which is odd, because the lower officer ranks use the form "of Police".

 

I think this one should be let go through to the Keeper. Common usage involving "of" probably overrides the more accurate "for".

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19 hours ago, old man emu said:

It's hard to find a definition of "commissioner" which includes  either "of" or "for". The definitions using "of" or "for" are hard to find. A commissioner is an individual who has been given a commission (official charge or authority) to do something. In that sense it is a title, in much the same way as the officer ranks of the military. 

 

So, for example, the person commissioned to control the police is the Commissioner for Police. Which is odd, because the lower officer ranks use the form "of Police".

 

I think this one should be let go through to the Keeper. Common usage involving "of" probably overrides the more accurate "for".

You would think that a commissioner would be one who commissions, and one who has been given a commission would be a commissionee.

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2 hours ago, willedoo said:

You would think that a commissioner would be one who commissions, and one who has been given a commission would be a commissionee.

That would be in direct conflict with the normal abnormality of the English language.

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The Russians are going back to the moon this year, for the first time since the 1970's. The Luna 25 lander is scheduled for lift off in July 2022 on a Soyuz-2.1b rocket with a Fregat upper stage. Emphasis is on finding water with the landing area of the lunar south pole region offering the highest chances of success. 

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The Russian Proton-M heavy-lift launch vehicles will cease production this year. They have ten stockpiled and four still under construction. They're being replaced with the more eco friendly Angara launch vehicle.

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7 hours ago, Jerry_Atrick said:

ha ha ha ha *bemused laugh* Environmentally friendly weapons... What next? Green coal?

 

 

It's not a weapon, Jerry. More like a space truck. To cart supplies to the ISS and deploy satellites. You might be confusing it with ICBM's.

 

The problem with the Proton is the unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine fuel. The Angara uses liquid oxygen and kerosene, not as polluting as the Proton.

 

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