dock 11

Tomorrow this gal is turning 4. If you find yourself in the San Diego area, feel free to join us at Fiesta Island. We will be at the dock around 11 for swimming and food.

2

Red stars in orbit - Shenzhou-11 docks to Tiangong-2.

Two days after blasting off from the Gobi desert, the two man crew of Shenzhou-11 arrived at the Tiangong-2 space lab earlier today. Docking occurred at 3:24pm EDT, and 12 latches between the two vehicles created a hard dock seven minutes later.

Less than an hour and a half later, Commander Jing Haipeng opened the hatch between the two spacecraft, officially beginning the crew’s 30-day stay.

Tiangong-2 was originally designed to support three crewmembers for up to 20 days, but mission planners cut it down to two in order to better measure the effects of long-duration space travel travel.

Science experiments on the miniature space station include research into the space-based production of rice and lettuce, human physiology and psychology, and technology. Tiangong-2 also boasts the world’s first cold atomic clock to be launched into space, and will help control the laboratory’s systems. Additionally, quantum communications systems will be tested out.

All these technologies will help China refine the design of their future Tiangong-3 space station, a large, multi-module orbiting complex that will house up to eight people.

Shenzhou-11 will be the only crewed spacecraft to visit the mini space station. Spring of 2017 will see the first test flight of the unmanned Tianzhou cargo freighter, which will be used to resupply the future Tiangong-3 space station.

EU / UK, put your game face on! Tickets for the upcoming shows in November go on sale TOMORROW at 10am CEST / 9am. Brussels, you’ll be able to get tickets starting at 11am CEST.

4/11 - Milan, Italy @ Fabrique - (Tickets
6/11 - Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer - (Tickets)
7/11 - Munchen, Germany @ Tonhalle - (Tickets)
8/11 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s Neue Welt - (Tickets)
10/11 - Cologne, Germany @ Palladium - (Tickets)
12/11 - Paris, France @ Salle Pleyel - (Tickets)
13/11 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique - (Tickets)
14/11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall - (Tickets)
15/11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Docks - (Tickets)
17/11 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester O2 Apollo - (Tickets)
18/11 - Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Motorpoint Arena - (Tickets)
19/11 - London, UK @ London Alexandra Palace - (Tickets)

3

Apollo 7 Completes Transposition & Docking Procedures (11 Oct. 1968) — The expended Saturn S-IVB stage as photographed from the Apollo 7 spacecraft during transposition and docking maneuvers at an approximate altitude of 125 nautical miles, at ground elapsed time of three hours and 16 minutes (beginning of third revolution). This view is over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cape Kennedy, Florida. The Florida coastline from Flagler Beach southward to Vero Beach is clearly visible in picture. Much of the Florida peninsula can be seen. Behind the open panels is the Gulf of Mexico. Distance between the Apollo 7 spacecraft and the S-IVB is approximately 100 feet. The round, white disc inside the open panels of the S-IVB is a simulated docking target similar to that used on the Lunar Module (LM) for docking during lunar missions.

Schoolboy Q announces 3 month “Oxymoron" tour with Isaiah Rashad and Vince Staples.

You guys don’t wanna miss this one.

March 1: Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel — Providence, RI
March 2: Wilbur Theatre — Boston, MA
March 3: The Trocadero — Philadelphia, PA
March 4: Best Buy Theater — New York, NY
March 5: Starland Ballroom — Sayreville, NJ
March 6: Toad’s Place — New Haven, CT
March 7: The Fillmore — Silver Spring, MD
March 8: Newport Music Hall — Columbus, OH
March 9: House of Blues — Cleveland, OH
March 10: Bogart’s — Cincinnati, OH
March 17: Mekka — Miami, FL
March 18: Firestone Live — Orlando, FL
March 19: Jannus Live — St. Petersburg, FL
March 21: The White Rabbit — San Antonio, TX
March 22: Buku Music Festival — New Orleans, LA
March 23: South Side Music Hall — Dallas, TX
March 24: Scott Inn — Austin, TX
March 25: Warehouse Live — Houston, TX
March 27: Odgen Theatre — Denver, CO
March 28: Sunshine Theater — Albuquerque, NM
March 29: Tricky Falls — El Paso, TX
March 30: Celebrity Theatre — Phoenix, AZ
March 31: Rialto Theatre — Tucson, AZ
April 2: The Observatory — Santa Ana, CA
April 3: Ventura Theatre — Ventura, CA
April 4: Hard Rock Live — Las Vegas, NV
April 5: Balboa Park — San Diego, CA
April 6: Club Nokia — Los Angeles, CA
April 7: Catalyst — Santa Cruz, CA
April 8: Knitting Factory — Reno, NV
April 9: Ace of Spades — Sacramento, CA
April 10: The Regency Ballroom — San Francisco, CA
April 11: Senator Theatre — Chico, CA
April 12: Wow Hall — Eugene, OR
April 13: Crystal Ballroom — Portland, OR
April 14: Showbox At the Market — Seattle, WA
April 17: The Rave — Milwaukee, WI
April 18: St. Andrew’s Hall — Detroit, MI
April 19: Orbit Room — Grand Rapids, MI
April 20: Mill City Nights — Minneapolis, MN
April 22: Metro — Chicago, IL
April 23: Liberty Hall — Lawrence, KS
April 24: Libert Hall — Lawrence, KS
April 25: Countertpoint Festival — Atlanta, GA
April 26: Amos’ Southend Music Hall — Charlotte, NC
April 27: Soundstage — Baltimore, MD

May 1: Melkweg — Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 3: Gibson Club — Frankfurt, DE
May 6: Bataclan — Paris, France
May 7: La Laiterie — Strasbourg, France
May 8: LKA Longhorn — Stuttgart-Wangen, DE
May 9: Komplex 457 — Zurich, Switzerland
May 10: Les Docks — Lausanne, Switzerland
May 11: Tunnel Club — Milan, Milan, Italy
May 12: Le Transbordeur — Lyon, France
May 13: Feierwerk — Munich, Germany
May 13: Feierwerk — München, DE
May 15: C-Club — Berlin, DE
May 16: Essigfabrik — Köln, DE
May 17: Uebel und Gefährlich — Hamburg, DE
May 18: Vega Main Hall — Copenhagen, Denmark
May 20: Train — Aarhus, Denmark
May 21: Kulturbolaget — Malmö, SE
May 22: Debaser Strand — Stockholm, SE
May 23: Pustervik — Gothenburg, SE
May 24: Rockefeller — Oslo, Norway
May 25: Nosturi — Helsinki, FIN
May 27: Vicar Street — Dublin, Ireland
May 28: The Arches — Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 30: Koko — London, United Kingdom
May 31: The Library — Birmingham, United Kingdom

 

Tickets for our FULL U.S. HEADLINER with Knuckle Puck Crying and Somos available now!

http://www.modernbaseballpa.com/

additional support from:
Foxing *
Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra **
Cayetana ***

11/11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater*
11/12 - Buffalo - NY - Waiting Room*
11/13 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom*
11/14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop*
11/15 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge*
11/16 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater*
11/18 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater*
11/19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Loading Dock*
11/21 - Oakland, CA - 924 Gilman**
11/22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy** 
11/23 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction**
11/25 - San Diego, CA - The Epicenter**
11/26 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
11/28 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar
11/29 - Austin, TX - Red 7
11/30 - Houston, TX - Walters
12/2 - Nashville, TN - The End***
12/3 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade***
12/4 - Tampa, FL - Epic Problems***
12/5 - Margate, FL - O’Mally’s***
12/6 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth***
12/7 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly***
12/9 - Washington, DC - The Filmore***
12/10 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry*** 
12/11 - Philadelphia, PA - The TLA*
12/12 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater*
12/13 - Hamden, CT - The Space*
12/14 - Boston, MA - The Paradise*
12/15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*

youtube

We made a live music video for “Oak Street”. Check it out and share it with your friends! Hear us play this song on tour with Modern Baseball, Somos, Crying and more. 

Our tour with Modern Baseball, Crying, Somos this fall:

11/11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater*
11/12 - Buffalo - NY - Waiting Room*
11/13 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom*
11/14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop*
11/15 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge*
11/16 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater*
11/18 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater*
11/19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Loading Dock*
11/21 - Oakland, CA - 924 Gilman**
11/22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy** 
11/23 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction**
11/25 - San Diego, CA - The Epicenter**
11/26 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
11/28 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar
11/29 - Austin, TX - Red 7
11/30 - Houston, TX - Walters
12/2 - Nashville, TN - The End***
12/3 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade***
12/4 - Tampa, FL - Epic Problems***
12/5 - Margate, FL - O’Mally’s***
12/6 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth***
12/7 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly***
12/9 - Washington, DC - The Filmore***
12/10 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry*** 
12/11 - Philadelphia, PA - The TLA*
12/12 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater*
12/13 - Hamden, CT - The Space*
12/14 - Boston, MA - The Paradise*
12/15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*

* = FOXING
** = WALTER MITTY & HIS MAKESHIFT ORCHESTRA

Südwestwind 18 km/h. “Jedesmal wenn ich in Berlin bin – etwa 10 Mal im Jahr – bin ich auf der Tempelhofer Freiheit. Für mich ist dieser Park ein neu gewonnenes Stück Berlin, dass ich noch nie betreten durfte seit 74 Jahren. Für mich ist sehr wichtig, dass trotz der vielen konkurrierenden Absichten, der Platz so erhalten bleibt wie er ist, ohne zusätzliche Bebauung, ohne Parkverschönerung, aber zur vielfältigen sportlichen und Freizeitnutzung. Als einziges, von Weitem sichtbares Bauwerk würde ich eine Großwindanlage errichten, die sicher einen guten Energieertrag liefern würde.“ Dally, 75, Architekt, aus Lichterfelde, wohnt seit 46 Jahren in Weinheim, hat aber ein Studio in Prenzlauer Berg.

Dally kann von seinem Studio in Berlin vier Theater zu Fuß erreichen: Prater Saal, Dock 11, Theater unterm Dach, Volksbühne. Er kannte Berlin einst „wie seine Westentasche“, und ist zum Studium nach Heidelberg nicht vom Tempelhof geflogen, sondern mit seinem kleinen Käfer gefahren. Es gibt genügend Parks, genügend Gebäude in Berlin, meint er. Der Name Tempelhofer Freiheit sagt ziemlich gut, was hier sein sollte – eine leere Fläche. Park ist ein konventioneller Begriff. Der Flughafen war für Dally damals ohne Interesse, jetzt aber „geht sein Herz auf“, sagt er und zeigt er mir, dass wir da in der Ferne den Treptower Park sehen können. Hier kann man weiter schauen, wo anders in dieser Stadt würde man das schaffen, außer in unseren Vorstellungen?

 .

Southwest Wind 18 km/h. „Every time I am in Berlin – around 10 times a year – I’m on Tempelhofer Freiheit. This park is for me a new won part of Berlin, where I couldn’t enter for 74 years. For me it’s very important that despite the many competing interests, the place stays how it is now, without further constructions, without park aesthetics, but open for many sports and free use. As an exception I would construct a huge wind machine, which would be for sure an important energy source.’ Dally, 75, architect, from Lichterfelde, lives for 46 years in Weinheim, has a studio in Prenzlauer Berg.

Dally can reach by foot four theaters from his studio: Prater Saal, Dock 11, Theater unterm Dach, Volksbühne. He knew Berlin ‘like the inside of his pocket’ after his studies, so, he didn’t fly from Tempelhof, but drove his small Beetle to Heidelberg. There are enough parks, enough buildings in Berlin, he says, the name of Tempelhofer Freedom describes very well what should be here – an empty, free surface. The term of 'park’ is just a convention. The airport was once completely uninteresting for Dally, but today 'his heart opens’ here, and he shows me that in the distance we can see Treptower Park. One can see here far away, where else in this city could one do that, besides in our own imagination?

4

China poised to launch new era of spaceflight with Long March 5.

Just weeks after the successful launch and docking of the Shenzhou-11 manned mission, China is ready to take their next giant leap in spaceflight next week with the debut launch of the Long March 5 rocket.

Larger than any vehicle China has built before, Long March 5 is a heavy-lift rocket capable of bringing more than 53,000 pounds into low Earth orbit. By comparison, this is roughly as powerful as Europe’s Ariane 5 and America’s Delta IV Heavy. 

Until now, China has been lacking heavy-lift capability, which is crucial to launching large payloads such as space station modules and lunar hardware - both stated goals of the Chinese space program.

Long March 5 was rolled from the assembly building at the country’s new island spaceport of Wenchang in the South China Sea Friday morning, October 28. Reports are indicating launch is scheduled for sometime on November 3rd.

The rocket is the third in a series of vehicles the Chinese are developing to improve and modernize their launch vehicle fleet, which was developed in the latter half of the 20th century. The small-lift Long March 4 make its inaugural launch in November, 2015, while the medium-class Long March 7 first flew in June of 2016.

For the first time in their space program, Chinese state media will broadcast the docking of Shenzhou-11 to the Tiangong-2 space laboratory, which is just minutes away. Docking is projected to occur around 3:30pm EDT.

Unlike the previous two crewed missions to the earlier Tiangong-1, Shenzhou-11 will deploy a microsatellite that will photograph and record the orbital maneuvers. Banxing 2 will be deployed shortly before the spacecraft begins its final approach to the laboratory.

Watch the docking live here.

Progress 52 undocking

(3 Feb. 2014) – This close-up view shows the docking mechanism of the unpiloted Russian ISS Progress 52 resupply ship as it undocks from the International Space Station’s Pirs Docking Compartment at 11:21 a.m. (EST) on Feb. 3, 2014. The Progress backed away to a safe distance from the orbital complex to begin several days of tests to study thermal effects of space on its attitude control system. Filled with trash and other unneeded items, the Russian resupply ship will be commanded to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere Feb. 11 and disintegrate harmlessly over the Pacific Ocean.