Ambulance crew rushed to the scene after a child was injured in a water incident in Panmure. Photo / NZME
A 6 year old boy has been taken to Starship Hospital in serious condition after a water accident in the Auckland suburb of Panmure.
St John said the boy was taken from Lagoon Drive by ambulance to the hospital at around 3:35 p.m.
He is in stable condition this afternoon, said a spokesman for the Auckland District Health Council.
The Herald understands the incidents that took place at the Lagoon Pool and YMCA Entertainment Center in Panmure. A central supervisor will not speak to NZME.
Seven people have died in water accidents so far this year.
Water Safety New Zealand calls on everyone to make wise decisions around water.
“We know the Kiwis will continue to enjoy our beautiful aqueduct as the warm weather continues. We need everyone to be responsible and think about water safety,” said spokesman Sheridan Bruce.
“Even though our aqueducts are our playground, they can be very unforgiving.”
Key safety messages include always bringing friends, swimming between flags on patrolled beaches, constant active adult supervision of children around the water at all times, watching for rips and always wearing a life jacket on the boat and when fishing from rocks or fishing nets. .
Surf Life Saving’s northern region chief of operations Alan Gibson reiterated calls for people to take basic precautions to ensure daily events don’t end in tragedy.
“We asked if people went fishing so they put on a life jacket and told someone where they were going,” Gibson said.
“If they shower, never swim alone and if you get caught in a tear to ride them and raise their hands in the air and seek lifeguard assistance.”
Observers who witness the people in contention in the water should call 111 or get the coast guard’s attention if they are on a patrolled coastline, Gibson said.
“Unfortunately, in New Zealand, many observer rescues end in double or single tragedy for people who enter the water to save others.”
Last year 69 people drowned in New Zealand. Most of the deaths occurred in the upper North Island.
The complete prototype of SpaceX’s futuristic interplanetary rocket was launched from southern Texas on Wednesday during the most ambitious test flight of the program to date, ascended to the height of a passenger plane, then fell back to Earth and performed a tail-priority landing as planned try.
However, the 160-foot-tall prototype landed faster than expected and exploded in a spectacular fire, destroying the unmanned test vehicle. However, the successful climb to the planned height of approximately 41,000 feet, the active steering of the rocket during the descent and the sharp horizontal to vertical flip during landing are an important milestone for SpaceX.
“Mars, here we are!” After the test, Musk tweeted.
Musk said, “Starship” is a planned two-stage fully reusable rocket that represents the future of rocket manufacturers. Wednesday’s testing focused on the upper layer of the heavy booster, which the company said will one day transport astronauts and cargo to Earth’s orbit, the moon, and eventually Mars.
During the flight, Musk gave the test a one-third chance to meet all planned goals.
Due to engine suspension, the launch attempt on Tuesday was cancelled at the 1.3 second mark from T. In less than three minutes on Wednesday, there was another loop, but the SpaceX team fixed all the problems that stopped the countdown, and the starship sounded for life at 5:45 pm Eastern Time.
The 160-foot-tall rocket emitted flames from its three methane-fueled Raptor engines and immediately climbed into the blue sky. Hundreds of spectators and tourists watching from nearby South Padre Island were excited.
Before the vehicle reached its maximum height, one of the three engines was shut down, and the rest of the power unit followed up after a few minutes. Then, when the rocket begins to fall to Earth, tilt it on its side, using its top and bottom fins to keep the atmosphere reentering direction.
When approaching the ground, the two engines re-ignited as planned, and the rocket quickly flipped back to vertical before landing. Musk later said on Twitter that the low pressure in the fuel tank caused a higher landing speed than planned, causing an explosion or “RUD”, which is a joking acronym that means “unplanned quick disassembly.” .
Even so, Musk is still excited about the result of the six-minute flight of the prototype “starship” with serial number 8 for 42 seconds.
“SN8 is great!” He tweeted. “Even reaching the highest point (highest altitude) is great, so controlling everything to put the crater in the right place is epic!”
Garrett Reisman, a former astronaut who helped SpaceX develop its Crew Dragon space station ferry, tweeted: “This is amazing! It’s so fun to watch such a bold test-it’s a great example of how fast you can learn willingly Failure. Great job.”
Wednesday’s flight is SpaceX’s fifth flight using interstellar spacecraft technology. The stubby test vehicle named “Starhopper” equipped with a single Raptor engine flew three times in 2019 and finally reached an altitude of 490 feet. The eighth three-engine prototype also completed a 490-foot flight in August.
The missile launched on Wednesday was the first aircraft with a tapered nose and foldable wings, dubbed “Elonerons,” two on the top of the rocket and two large fins on the bottom. The wing is designed to move in flight to manage the entry of the atmosphere and help maneuver the ship to land.
SpaceX did not release any test targets prior to launch, but stated on its website that suborbital flight “is designed to test multiple targets, from the performance of the aircraft’s three Raptor engines to the aircraft’s overall aerodynamic entry capability (including its body). Flaps) to understand how the vehicle handles the propellant transition.”
The company warned: “Through such a test, success does not depend on the completion of specific goals, but on how much we can learn, which will provide information for SpaceX to quickly advance the development of Starship and increase the possibility of future success.”
SpaceX has a long history of rapid launch testing and innovation.
The company began flying operations with a single-engine Falcon 1 rocket in 2006. After five flights and the last two were successful, the company transitioned to Falcon 9, equipped with nine Merlin 1D first-stage engines and a second-stage powered by a single vacuum-rated Merlin.
As of December 8, SpaceX had launched 101 Falcon 9s, and they had an on-board failure and an unfortunate accident before launch. In addition, the company successfully launched 3 Falcon Heavy rockets, consisting of 3 Falcon 9 core stages, 27 engines and a single-engine second stage.
By perfecting the technology, SpaceX shocked the international aviation industry. The company can fly the first stage booster back to a rocket-powered landing, whether it is on shore or offshore drones for refurbishment and reuse.
The first stage of Falcon 9 is designed to fly 100 times. The company’s current “fleet leader” has flown six times, and the upcoming mission will use its seventh flight stage. As of December 8, SpaceX’s recovery record was 68 successful landings, 47 offshore drones, and 21 onshore.
Using the company’s products, SpaceX won a $3.04 billion NASA contract and will conduct 20 space station replenishment flights by 2020 Dragon Cargo Ship And using an upgraded version called “Dragon 2” for an unspecified number of contracts, at least 9 additional flights by 2024. The next generation “Dragon” was launched on Sunday at the Kennedy Space Center.
SpaceX also holds a NASA contract valued at $2.6 billion to build and launch the Crew Dragon capsule under test flight to transport astronauts to and from the space station. So far, three Crew Dragons have been docked at the station, two of which have astronauts in crew and the other without crew.
Dragon’s design goal is to reach the top of the Falcon 9 in the second phase. But Musk said that the “interplanetary spacecraft” is the rocket of the future, and the company is counting on such rockets to transport astronauts, private residents and large payloads to the moon and Mars.
No matter how you look at it, the interstellar spacecraft itself is a class.
According to current assumptions, it will consist of a 230-foot-tall “super-heavy” first stage, which generates 16 million pounds of thrust, more than twice that of NASA’s Saturn 5 lunar rocket, burning liquid methane and liquid oxygen. The Falcon 9 burns weaker kerosene and oxygen. The prototype of the first phase has not yet been completed.
The 160-foot second stage of the rocket, also known as the interplanetary spacecraft, will use six methane, oxygen and oxygen Raptor engines developed by SpaceX, capable of delivering 100 tons of payload to low Earth orbit. In comparison, the capacity of Falcon Heavy is about 30 tons.
Wednesday’s flight featured a prototype of the second phase of the interplanetary spacecraft, which used only three Raptor engines.
Imagine there are at least three versions of “interstellar spacecraft”: one for transporting heavy objects to the Earth’s orbit, the moon or Mars, one for carrying propellant for orbital refueling operations, and the other capable of carrying 100 passengers at a time.
To many observers, this sounds like science fiction, but even skeptics are reluctant to short the company because it has successfully perfected reusable first-stage boosters and nose cone fairings. technology.
SpaceX is one of three companies that signed a contract with NASA to develop a lunar lander design as part of the agency’s Artemis program. SpaceX’s proposal calls for the upper layer of the interstellar spacecraft to land vertically on the moon. Astronauts in the nose section will take an external cable lift to and from the ground.
Elon Musk said that SpaceX intends to use ISRU and Sabatier refueling method development for missions to Mars, and the technology will be used and tested “in one year.” The CEO of SpaceX will mainly rely on the next-generation spacecraft “interstellar spacecraft” as the ship of choice for making human life multi-planetary.
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The CEO plans to use the aerospace manufacturer and space technology company SpaceX to further advance human achievement by providing sustainable energy and fuel for Starship’s future missions. By 2021, SpaceX will tap and release other potential sources to give full play to its mission.
When Elon Musk talked about SpaceX going to the red planet and making life a “multi-planetary” future, he talked intensely, just like his previous statement A million dollars cheaper than space travel. SpaceX and Starship are designed to be unimaginable lengths to make commercial interstellar travel a reality.
Elon Musk: “The four basic elements that make life multi-planetary”
The Twitter discussion started with a video blog, Marcus House (@MarcusHouseGame), shared his video reactions and opinions, and described the funding of SpaceX and Starship to expand and expand the filling technology. Social media influencers talked about the importance of this technology for space travel innovation.
Fast and complete rocket reuse, low-cost propellant, orbital filling and propellant production at the destination are the four basic elements that enable multi-planetary life-Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2020
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) The answer is that there are four basic elements that make human life “multi-planetary”. These are fast and complete rocket reuse, low-cost propellants, orbital refueling, and destination propellant production.
These four elements are SpaceX’s future goals, as well as the company’s current and future development of space technology. In addition, these elements are SpaceX’s current adventure for the future mission of building a dome city on Mars using the flight capabilities of interstellar spacecraft.
Elon Musk: ISRU and Sabatier boost the development of Mars in 2021
Another Twitter influencer, Everyday Astronaut (@Erdayastronaut), to expand the scope of the discussion by asking when SpaceX will risk developing or using practices called ISRU and Sabatier refueling.
Maybe the year from now. Depends on the progress of the interstellar spacecraft. -Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2020
SpaceX CEO believes that by 2021, the company will begin to use ISRU and Sabatier fuel at the same time. All future craftsmanship and technology of SpaceX will largely depend on the development of the next-generation spaceship Starship.
according to NASA, ISRU stands for On-site Resource Utilization, and it mainly focuses on using existing materials in new areas to generate different demands, in this case fuel.
In addition, NASA noted Go Sabatier This is a process that uses a “catalyst” to convert carbon dioxide and hydrogen to produce water and methane on site. This process focuses on the resources that exist in the use environment (in this case, Mars).