Comments for Krypton Radio http://kryptonradio.com It's Sci-Fi for your Wi-Fi Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:51:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Comment on Remembering Author Mary Stewart by Alicehttp://kryptonradio.com/2014/05/15/remembering-author-mary-stewart/#comment-1192 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:51:37 +0000 http://kryptonradio.com/?p=19653#comment-1192 Her Merlin chronicles were so much more of a universe to lose oneself in than T.H. White’s “The Sword in the Stone”. Stewart transported you with her skill that never obtruded, while White wanted you to admire his skill in telling the story.

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Comment on Modeling the Fate of Alderaan by Edward Hooperhttp://kryptonradio.com/2014/11/16/modeling-fate-alderaan/#comment-1190 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:47:24 +0000 http://kryptonradio.com/?p=24507#comment-1190 I remember from some of the EU novels that the remnants of Aldaraan did settle into a asteroid belt. In some of the stories, treasure hunters started looking for hardened vaults that would have survived the planets destruction and there was also the cache of weapons hidden somewhere in the system when the people of Aldaraan turned pacifist when Palpatine declared himself Emperor.

Also, according to novel Darth Plagueis, it’s suggested that Shmi Skywalker was from Naboo so Leia (and Luke) are 100% Naboo stock.

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Comment on Krypton Radio Recognized by WMG – Again! by Mikehttp://kryptonradio.com/2014/11/10/krypton-radio-recognized-by-wmg-again/#comment-1189 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:08:27 +0000 http://kryptonradio.com/?p=24434#comment-1189 Congratulations for the 2nd time this month!

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Comment on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo Crashes; 1 Dead, 1 Injured by Martin Katzhttp://kryptonradio.com/2014/10/31/virgin-galactics-spaceshiptwo-crashes-1-dead-1-injured/#comment-1188 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:06:59 +0000 http://kryptonradio.com/?p=24228#comment-1188 This is an experimental airplane design with separate air-breathing and 1-part internally oxidized fuel, so that it can also fly above the atmosphere.

The internally oxidized fuel is an explosive mixture within plastic to slow burning, rather than the safer and more efficient (but costly) Liquid Hydrogen+Liquid Oxygen. Two-part main engine fuel will be necessary for lifting engine (Earth to LEO) for space travel. May alternatives exist, such as liquid methane and anhydrous nitric acid (highly explosive when mixed, but both stable when stored in polyethylene lined tanks).

To be a commercial success, an Earth to LEO ship must be able to launch within 2 days after a landing and must be able to use existing runways at major airports (3.5 KM maximum).

The original plans for the Space Shuttle (STS-1) was to use a Boeing 747 to lift the shuttle as high as the 747 could without engine modification (around 14.5 KM or 9 miles). Then the jet would release the shuttle and begin descent. The shuttle would use the external fuel tank (l-H + l-O) to power it to LEO (between 160 and 200 KM or between 100 and 125 miles). The external tank would have delta-wings and retros to force it to land in the ocean so that it could be re-used.

The engineers considered the (1-part propellent) solid rocket boosters were originally considered too dangerous. For political reasons, the boosters were added and were divided into railroad-car sized pieces and shipped back and forth to Utah for refilling.

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Comment on Star Wars VII Gets Title: ‘The Force Awakens’ by Martin Katzhttp://kryptonradio.com/2014/11/06/star-wars-vii-gets-title-the-force-awakens/#comment-1187 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:24:50 +0000 http://kryptonradio.com/?p=24334#comment-1187 The “Episode” numbers are from the nine story-lines written after the first movie (Episode 4).

Abrams might have decided to distinguish his (he presumes better) movies from the previous six. However, maybe the movie does not follow closely to the seventh story-line (written over 30 years ago and not up to modern standards).

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Comment on Breaking News: Cygnus Bound for ISS Explodes by Episode #188 - So Inappropriate - Stolendroidshttp://kryptonradio.com/2014/10/28/breaking-news-cygnus-bound-for-iss-explodes/#comment-1186 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 06:32:18 +0000 http://kryptonradio.com/?p=24146#comment-1186 […] Antares Rocket explosion and Updates […]

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Comment on Update: Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash by Brandyhttp://kryptonradio.com/2014/11/01/update-virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo-crash/#comment-1185 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 20:56:30 +0000 http://kryptonradio.com/?p=24276#comment-1185 Thanks for this update, Nur.

Laura, I think your photo is really good! Thanks for driving up there.

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Comment on Lovecraftian Rock Opera on Krypton Radio by Laura Davishttp://kryptonradio.com/2014/10/30/lovecraftian-rock-opera-on-krypton-radio/#comment-1184 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 18:37:47 +0000 http://kryptonradio.com/?p=24193#comment-1184 We’re adding the entire library to the Krypton Radio music library, though after these special broadcasts, it will only play one track at a time. So glad you love it as much as we do!

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Comment on Enter to Win ‘Dreams in the Witch House: A Lovecraftian Rock Opera’ by Dreams in the Witch House: A Lovecraftian Rock Opera Giveaway | Just Sweephttp://kryptonradio.com/2014/10/30/enter-to-win-dreams-in-the-witch-house-a-lovecraftian-rock-opera/#comment-1183 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:05:10 +0000 http://kryptonradio.com/?p=24111#comment-1183 […] CLICK TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY! –> […]

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Comment on VIrgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Scene by Reginahttp://kryptonradio.com/2014/10/31/virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo-crash-scene/#comment-1182 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16:55:13 +0000 http://kryptonradio.com/?p=24252#comment-1182 Laura, Thank you for this insightful coverage. It is far less sterile than most of the other “official” sources of news.
Gene, I appreciate your making this available!

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