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Kenneth Chang
Science reporter at the New York Times. Pluto, dinosaurs, NASA, viral math & more...
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Kenneth Chang 14h
SpaceX’s in-flight abort test has been postponed. Now aiming for Sunday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eastern time.
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Kenneth Chang 15h
What should I do in Cocoa Beach today?
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SpaceX 15h
Standing down from today’s in-flight Crew Dragon launch escape test attempt due to sustained winds and rough seas in the recovery area. Now targeting Sunday, January 19, with a six-hour test window opening at 8:00 a.m. EST, 13:00 UTC
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Kenneth Chang Jan 17
Replying to @michaelroston
Yeah. And we timed the snowstorm in NY tomorrow so that we can't get back.
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Kenneth Chang Jan 15
Replying to @shannonmstirone
I'm a writer with a physics degree! (Also flat feet, terrible eyes and a fear of heights. And old. Those wouldn't be disqualifying, would they?)
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Kenneth Chang Jan 15
Replying to @SciGuySpace @SpaceX
So you'll be going farther than the rocket.
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Kenneth Chang Dec 25
Replying to @nyttypos @NYTScience
Thanks, added. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, best wishes for a better punctuated 2020!
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NASA Dec 22
LANDING CONFIRMED The spacecraft safely touched down at 7:58am ET at in New Mexico with a bulleye landing. This marks the 1st time an American-made, human-rated capsule has landed on land. Watch our live coverage:
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Kenneth Chang Dec 20
Early SpaceX was much more secretive, considerably more open now. Maybe the Crew Dragon static fire kablooey is a good comparison. It took a while for useful information to come out.
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Kenneth Chang Dec 20
Boeing's uncrewed test of its Starliner capsule, designed to take astronauts to the space station, has gone awry.
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Kenneth Chang Dec 20
Replying to @cecilshepherd
Thanks. fixed
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Kenneth Chang Dec 20
Replying to @nyttypos @nytimes
Thanks. I had written "the Rosie the Riveter image," which was edited to "the illustration of Rosie the Riveter." Another editor deleted "illustration of" and left a vestigial "the." Fixed now.
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Kenneth Chang Dec 9
Replying to @I_O_l_O_I @NYTScience
Yes, but heat usually does not get hotter as it rises.
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Kenneth Chang Dec 9
Replying to @RealFrozz @NYTScience
Why a million degrees and not 50,000 degrees or 50 million degrees? If you can't explain that, it's not solved.
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Kenneth Chang Dec 9
Replying to @tlreed @NYTScience
Yup, just as steam goes from 100 degrees C to 100,000 degrees as it rises. Nope.
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Kenneth Chang Dec 9
Replying to @grimm_1me @NYTScience
This Quora page has a pretty good explanation:
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Kenneth Chang Dec 7
True, which is why I pointed out that while ISRO claimed to have found the lander, they never provided any documentation of that.
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Kenneth Chang Dec 7
To be fair, there is often a proprietary period where the scientists who built the instrument get to take a first crack at the data. But there's no reason that ISRO couldn't have released an image of the landing site or shared the coordinates.
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Kenneth Chang Dec 7
We asked. Others asked. Contrast that with NASA, which throws all of the LRO images onto the web without anyone asking.
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Kenneth Chang Dec 7
That is all that ISRO officially said.
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