• SpaceX breathes fire in South Texas for the first time in 2022 https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/08/spacex-breathes-fire-in-south-texas-for-the-first-time-in-2022/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social
    SpaceX Starship upper stage engine test.
  • The new head of Russia’s space agency backed away from comments suggesting Russia would withdraw from the International Space Station as soon as 2024 but expressed doubts Russia would be involved through 2030. https://spacenews.com/roscosmos-head-revises-comments-about-quitting-iss-after-2024/
    More bird-watching
  • "Russia will opt out of the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s newly appointed space chief said on Tuesday." Probably the best for everyone involved. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jul/26/russia-opt-out-international-space-station-2024-build-own-outpost
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Brixton - updated 17d
    David Warner, who played in The Omen, Holocaust, The Thirty Nine Steps, Time After Time, Time Bandits, Tron, Star Trek and many more, has died yesterday at age 80.
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Mod Brixton - updated 19d
    Brixton Chamber Orchestra luve at St Mathews Estate
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Brixton - updated 18d
    Brixton Chamber Orchestra at St Matthews Estate
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Mod Brixton - updated 21d
    There have been some technical issues this early morning (UK time) which caused a downtime for some users. Apologies for the inconvenience.
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Brixton - updated 23d
    The perfect musical horror comedy film for one of those weird evenings to to scare the unwanted relatives away. With Tim Curry, Richard O'Brien, Meat Loaf, directed by Jim Sharman. It's a fun rewatch every decade or so.
  • "“Despite the talk of global Britain, history shows that geography is always the main determinant of trade,” said Verity Davidge, the director of policy at Make UK." https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/17/pro-brexit-uk-regions-more-dependent-on-eu-for-exports-report-finds
    Winchester Panorama
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Brixton - updated 26d
    by Peter Greenaway. Absolutely fantastic cinematography, a weird detective/comedy style story placed in England of 1694. An artist is contracted to make drawings of a landowner's house and is drawn into a complicated cabal including murder. Not recommended for kids though (it's pretty explicit).
    River crossing (River Gade)
    Just chilling with the gang (Hampton Wick)
  • The very first James Webb Space Telescope image (right) compared to Hubble (same region of space).
    swan neck acrobatics
    Spilled light under the bridge
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Mod Brixton - updated 1mo
    To much surprise, Brexit is not as popular as people thought.
  • Bepi Columbo lines up for second Mercury flyby: https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/BepiColombo/BepiColombo_lines_up_for_second_Mercury_flyby#.YrHiD4Fs0Yo.link
  • "Red tape caused a “steep decline” in the number of trading relationships after January 2021, according to a study by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. The number of buyer-seller relationships fell by almost one-third, it found. " https://www.ft.com/content/7a209a34-7d95-47aa-91b0-bf02d4214764?shareType=nongift
  • "Previously, NASA indicated it would attempt to reach an annual cadence with the Artemis IV mission in 2027. Based upon the revised schedules, such a yearly cadence will now not come before 2030, at least." https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/06/we-got-a-leaked-look-at-nasas-future-moon-missions-and-likely-delays/
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Mod Brixton - updated 1mo
    Jupiter moons time lapse recorded by the Cassini probe. (Source: NASA)
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Brixton - 1mo
    Ruskin Park Fete 18th June
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Brixton - 1mo
    Who remembers "Coming to America" (1988) with Eddie Murphy and James Earl Jones? Also a young Samuel L. Jackson appears in a minor role.
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Brixton - updated 1mo
    Too warm today #catsofscooploop
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Brixton - 1mo
    Summer Fete at Ruskin Park, 18th June 12:00-18:00
  • "The European Commission has recommended that Ukraine and Moldova should be granted European Union candidate status, a first step in the long process of accession." https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-georgia-moldova-eu-candidates/31902263.html
  • "SpaceX's Starship will be ready for 1st orbital flight in July" https://www.space.com/spacex-starship-ready-orbital-flight-july-elon-musk
    A Family Outing
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Mod Brixton - updated 1mo
    Astra not having much luck, it seems. https://www.space.com/astra-rocket-launch-failure-nasa-hurricane-satellites-lost
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Mod Brixton - updated 2mo
    London random architecture Part 2: Train from Elephant & Castle to Loughborough Junction
    London random architecture: Train from Blackfriars to Elephant & Castle
  • More pictures from Space Launch System second roll-out for testing on the pad. Source: NASA
  • NASA rolls out it's Space Launch System rocket for a second time for another test. After an incomplete fueling test in March/April, the second test is now expected in mid-June.
  • Next-generation spacesuits, needed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station and by moonwalkers in the NASA's Artemis program, will be developed by Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace. https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/06/01/nasa-awards-contracts-for-next-generation-space-and-moonsuits/
    Herne Hill, Brockwell Park from a train.
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Mod Brixton - updated 2mo
    This one should be easier: Where am I and what’s the name of the hill?
    where am I?
  • Citizen W @CitizenW Brixton - updated 2mo
    The other week I finally watched Dune (the 2021 movie), the new film after the 1965 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The movie is so much better than the 1984 misguided David Lynch version (probably his worst movie). While the movie has some pacing issues and tries to be a bit to hard to be "epic" for my taste, the cinematography and cast is great. If you are into science-fiction/fantasy cross-over, I highly recommend it. It's not going to make my "best movies of all times" list or anything, but it's well made and captures the mood of the novel very well.
    Starliner un-crewed test flight, touch down. Source: NASA
  • ""We had a system where if someone [from the EU] dropped out from our team they would introduce a friend or relative to take their place. That's no longer possible and that's caused the problems we're seeing today." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-61568286

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