Watch, Elon Musk’s Starship SN10 High Altitude Flight Test

Watch, Elon Musk's Starship SN10 High Altitude Flight Test
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SpaceX – As early as Wednesday, March 3, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 10 (SN10) – our third high-altitude suborbital flight test of a Starship prototype from SpaceX’s site in Cameron County, Texas. Similar to the high-altitude flight tests of Starship SN8 and SN9, SN10 will be powered through ascent by three Raptor engines, each shutting down in sequence prior to the vehicle reaching apogee – approximately 10 km in altitude. SN10 will perform a propellant transition to the internal header tanks, which hold landing propellant, before reorienting itself for reentry and a controlled aerodynamic descent. The Starship prototype will descend under active aerodynamic control, accomplished by independent movement of two forward and two aft flaps on the vehicle. All four flaps are actuated by an onboard flight computer to control Starship’s attitude during flight and enable precise landing at the intended location. SN10’s Raptor engines will then reignite as the vehicle attempts a landing flip maneuver immediately before touching down on the landing pad adjacent to the launch mount. A controlled aerodynamic descent with body flaps and vertical landing capability, combined with in-space refilling, are critical to landing Starship at destinations across the solar system where prepared surfaces or runways do not exist, and returning to Earth. This capability will enable a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo on long-duration, interplanetary flights and help humanity return to the Moon, and travel to Mars and beyond.

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It looks like CGI, so incredible it’s hard to believe it’s real.

We just witnessed history being made. Amazing.





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Gene ADCOCK

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WHAT ARE STARBASE ADS FOR THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL?

·      A highly concentrated group of advertisements revolving around Elon Musk’s Starbase projects.

·      Ads will be dedicated to Musk enterprises, subcontractors and support operations.

·      Ads are expected to showcase state-of-art, futuristic endeavors, and projects leading to advances in human travel and logistics in near earth and space.

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

·      The military aviation industrial complex, with a focus on the Departments of Defense and State; United States Air Force, Space Command, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, NASA and other specialized agencies.  It is anticipated that foreign military sales to the same target group will generate 10% the historical book sales.

WHAT IS THE ANTICIPATED AD CONTENT?
·      State of the art equipment for space activities, including ground support equipment, flight vehicle development, launch and in space activities, rescue and recovery. In short, any space or near space related activity seeking contracts or contract support recognition.
ANTICIPATED ADVERTISING SPACE, SIZE AND COSTS.

·      The medium: CCT-The Eye of the Storm (EOS) will be a high-quality, leather-bound, coffee table book measuring 10.5”x14.75” inches and having approximately 750 pages. 

·      Ad space is limited and is based the book’s physical size and the number of pages allocated to advertising. Book sales are projected to exceed 5,000 copies, iBooks will triple the sum.

·      In many government offices and military organizations, the massive book will occupy a position of respect and be courteously exhibited for routine review and reference.

·      Dedicated advertising will be limited to approximately ten pages, typically at page breaks between the chapters.

·      Dedicated advertising dollars will go directly to the publisher as a project incentive. The objective is reducing book sales price for military members, families, and Gold Star relatives.

·      Full page ads will be limited to approximately 9.5” x 13” at a cost of $12,000.

·      Half page ads will be limited to approximately 4.0” x 6.0 at a cost of $ 6,000.

THIS PROJECT IS A ONE TIME EVENT AND WILL NEVER BE DUPLICATED BY THE COMBAT CONTROL SCHOOL HERITAGE FOUNDATION (CCSHF).

·      The Combat Control School Heritage Foundation (CCSHF) is a registered 501(c)3 tax free operation. All donations are tax exempt.

·      The CCSHF is an unfunded, civil operation chartered by the Pope Field MWR and licensed by North Carolina to support the Combat Control School’s museum and historical operations. Funding support is provided by contributions from professionals like you. 

·      This fundraising effort is designed to raise $100K+ to support the preproduction activities of the book, CCT-The Eye of the Storm (EOS).

·      Learn more about The Foundation at: https://www.ccshf.org/the-foundation/ .

·      Publishing details are still flexible and will likely be adjusted by the contracted publisher.

FINALLY, WHY WAS STARBASE TARGETED TO SPONSOR THE CCT BOOK PROJECT?

·      Money is a motivating factor, of course. However, deep-down Elon Musk is a hardened risk taker, ready to invest in projects that offers a reasonable return on investment.

·      USAF Combat Controllers fit the same mold; they just do not have the money.

·      First in battle, some of the military’s most difficult missions are carried out by USAF Combat Controllers (CCT) who operate in remote, often hostile areas. Acting as a one-man attachment to other special forces teams.  These highly specialized Airmen are trained in a wide range of skills, including scuba, parachuting, and snowmobiling, as well as being FAA-certified air traffic controllers qualified to establish and control airhead air traffic and deliver close air strikes on hostile forces all over the globe.  (USAF Recruiting Ad – 2020)

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file:///C:/Users/sylvi/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image005.jpgGeneral Bryan D. Brown, a previous commander of US Special Operations Command, said in a May 2011 interview with the publication: The Year in Special Operations, 2011-2012 Edition: “During this kind of warfare [Global War on Terror] the USAF combat controllers [CCT] carried an incredible load. Throughout the opening days in Afghanistan, we deployed some Special Forces (SF) teams without a CCT and the difference between those that had controllers and those that did not was dramatic. Quite frankly no one wants to go to war without them. They are admired, capable, and requested at a rate far greater than we could ever provide. Their efforts were critical in the early days of [Operation Enduring Freedom] and still are. Here is another force [whose] true impact on the battlefields around the world will never be known or appreciated. They are absolutely phenomenal.” 

Gene ADCOCK

My thanks to United Patriot News for publishing the CCSHF INFOMERCIAL. As a 501(c) 3 operation we needed a big push to get this job done. I think your push will go a long way toward achieving our goal.

Gene ADCOCK

We at the CCSHF really appreciate your support. If any of your readers are interested in supporting our fund raising efforts they can contribute here: https://www.ccshf.org/donate/

Gene ADCOCK

Thank you UNITED PATRIOT NEWS for your great support, it is appreciated. Visit https://www.ccshf.org/donate/ to support our book publication effort.

Gene ADCOCK

 

 

THE MOVIE, THE STORY, THE HISTORY OF COMBAT CONTROL TEAMS, A HISTORICAL TRIFECTA by the Combat Control School Historical Foundation

COMBAT CONTROL TEAM – THE MOVIE

IN WORK

Dan Shilling Facebook Post, March 19, 1012 – Well, this was scooped by Deadline, but now that it is out in the wild (prematurely), so incredibly pleased to share that Jake Gyllenaal and Sam Hargrave are set to bring John Chapman’s story to the big screen in conjunction with MG, The Hideaway Entertainment and Thruline Entertainment.

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MGM Nearing Deal for Hot Package ‘Combat Control’ With Jake Gyllenhaal Attached to Play Medal of Honor

 

COMBAT CONTROL TEAM –THE STORY

RELEASED

ALONE AT DAWN: MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT JOHN CHAPMAN AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE by Dan Schilling  (Author), Lori Longfritz (Author)
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The New York Times bestselling true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of twenty-three comrades-in-arms.

 

In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,469-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al Qaeda fighters, Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of Navy SEALs struggled to take the summit in a desperate bid to find a lost teammate.

Chapman, leading the charge, was gravely wounded in the initial assault. Believing he was dead; his SEAL leader ordered a retreat. Chapman regained consciousness alone, with the enemy closing in on three sides.

 

 

John Chapman’s subsequent display of incredible valor — first saving the lives of his SEAL teammates and then, knowing he was mortally wounded, single-handedly engaging two dozen hardened fighters to save the lives of an incoming rescue squad — posthumously earned him the Medal of Honor. Chapman is the first airman in nearly fifty years to be given the distinction reserved for America’s greatest heroes.

Alone at Dawn is also a behind-the-scenes look at the Air Force Combat Controllers: the world’s deadliest and most versatile special operations force, whose members must not only exceed the qualifications of Navy SEAL and Army Delta Force teams but also act with sharp decisiveness and deft precision — even in the face of life-threatening danger. Drawing from firsthand accounts, classified documents, dramatic video footage, and extensive interviews with leaders and survivors of the operation, Alone at Dawn is the story of an extraordinary man’s brave last stand and the brotherhood that forged him.

 

COMBAT CONTROL TEAM – THE HISTORY

MANUSCRIPT SUBMITTED

DECEMBER 31, 2020 – THE COMBAT CONTROL SCHOOL HERITAGE FOUNDATION (CCSHF) is pleased to announce the completion and submission of a Combat Control history book titled CCT – The Eye of the Storm – Medal of Honor.

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iBook FOREMATTING – The 1,000+ page, 8.5×11” format size will be retained for an anticipated iBook publishing requirement.

 

The COFFEE TABLE BOOK is seen as a premier, keepsake version and will be reformatted to meet maximum size constraints.  The Coffee Table Book manuscript will be converted into a larger book format, with fewer pages. The goal is to publish a 10.5×14.75” book with approximately 750 pages. 

 

Coffee Table Book Hard Cover, soft sleeve design complete.

 

WHAT IS THE CCSHF: The CCSHF is a 501(c)3 tax free organization, registered in North Carolina. We lack the finances to support the Combat Control history book’s startup and early production costs. The manuscript is complete and has been submitted; it is expected there will be a substantial need for professional editing, formatting and associated startup costs that are not available from the foundation. The foundation expects to compensate the publisher with monies contributed by sponsors and from donations collected through: https://www.ccshf.org/donate/

The foundation is a three-man operation: Dr. Jim Lyons, CMSgt Retired is the Executive Director and CMSgt Gene Adcock is the President/Author. Together they have operated the organization for nearly twenty years. In addition, MSgt Retired Barry Gayles is the Director/Producer of the CCSHF website featured in blue-line links used herein.  Lyons and Adcock are not compensated and Gayles is reimbursed only for out-of-pocket website fees.

The CCT history book manuscript is complete; however last-minute tweaks will continue until transferred to a production editor. The first half of the book concentrates on CCT’s formative years from 1944 through 1990s. While the second half of the manuscript is an in-depth look at CCT operations in SW Asia. Most of the stories report CCT operations supporting SEALs, SF A-Teams, JSOC and other covert operators. The book is in the authors final draft format, with the anticipated need for professional editing and formatting. Here is an introduction to the bookhttps://www.ccshf.org/eye-of-the-storm-medal-of-honor/

 

Gene ADCOCK

COMBAT CONTROL: Jake Gyllenhaal & Director Sam Hargrave may bring Air Force CCT Chapman’s Story to Life for MGM
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Sam Hargrave Close to a Deal on Combat Control
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and director Sam Hargrave are close to closing a movie deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to bring the story of United States Air Force Combat Control Technician John A. Chapman’s story to life. If the deal is finalized, Gyllenhaal would play Air Force CCT Chapman and Hargrave would direct the film. No actress has been cast yet in the role of United States Air Force Captain Cora Alexander, who investigates the death of CCT Chapman and whether or not he is worthy of the Medal of Honor.
Michael Russell Gunn is writing the script for Combat Control. The film’s screenplay will be based on book by Dan Schilling and Lori Chapman Longfritz entitled Alone at Dawn.
Chapman’s Final Mission (the one for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor):
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Chapman’s final assignment was with the 24th Special Tactics Squadron at Pope Air Force Base.
On March 4, 2002, Chapman along with members of the United States Navy SEALs took part in Operation Anaconda.
A MH-47E Chinook, call-sign Razor 3 came under enemy fire, causing a Navy SEAL, PO1 Neil C. Roberts, to fall out during an insertion under fire. The helicopter landed 4.5 miles (7.2 km) away from where the SEAL was killed.
Once on the ground, Chapman provided directions to another helicopter to pick them up. After being rescued, Chapman and the team volunteered to rescue their missing team member from the enemy stronghold. Chapman charged forward, killing two enemy soldiers and advancing towards a defensive fighting position.
The team came under fire from three directions. Chapman exchanged fire from minimum personal cover and succumbed to multiple wounds. His engagement and destruction of the first enemy position and advancement to the second enabled his team to move to cover and break enemy contact. He is credited with saving the lives of the entire rescue team.
Following his death, no one imagined it would take over a decade for the truth of what really happened on that snowy mountainside to emerge. Fifteen years later, Air Force Captain Cora Alexander is tasked with the nearly impossible job of investigating whether Chapman is a worthy recipient of the medal, despite no eyewitnesses to his actions and the top-secret world surrounding clandestine operations. Alexander has to uncover the truth, and in revealing Chapman’s sacrifice to the world, she forges her own path to self-forgiveness and personal redemption.
When Chapman was awarded the military’s highest award on August 22, 2018, the U.S. government allowed the release of his story, and that of the classified Combat Controllers, to the public, giving the world a glimpse into the smallest, most secretive and most highly decorated unit in the U.S. military. The medal was the first awarded to a CCT in U.S. history and the first awarded to a member of the Air Force since Vietnam.
No production start date has been set for the film. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has not announced yet when the film will be released in theaters.