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« on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 21:40:11 »

Anyone interested, this will be taking off around 5 mins time. Thread already running.

http://www.spacex.com/webcast
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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 21:51:44 »

That was many times more awesome than being 1-0 down vs Accrington.
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 21:55:45 »

yup, good launch!
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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 21:58:03 »

Wouldnt work for me.
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 21:59:06 »

That was nuts. The way those boosters landed was full on star wars type stuff. It seems we're just a couple of generations or so away from a period of serious space exploration.

What a great time to be alive or, at least, it will be for our grand/great grandchildren.
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 22:00:10 »

That was fucking amazing. Not so much the launch but the return of the side boosters. Phenomenal science and engineering. Just the core booster to be confirmed too. Should be proud, 27 merlin engines too. My grandad would've loved this.
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 22:08:04 »

Awesome, thanks for sharing. Like the 'Don't Panic' on the dashboard.

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 22:12:04 »

Awesome, thanks for sharing. Like the 'Don't Panic' on the dashboard.



 
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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 22:56:25 »

Nice nod to Douglas Adams and HGTTG  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 23:32:20 »

If anyone missed it or just wants to watch it again. You can watch at the address posted or via this link;

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 23:39:37 »

The world, well not technically the world in the instance, is changing but Im a NASA fanboy so will take me time to get excited by the commercialisation of space travel
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 10:50:30 »

The world, well not technically the world in the instance, is changing but Im a NASA fanboy so will take me time to get excited by the commercialisation of space travel

NASA is dead as far as rockets go, it's cheaper for them to piggyback their payloads on third party vehicles. The only way we'll see real progress is through the commercial space programmes.
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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 11:42:56 »

The live stream is pretty awesome
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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12:07:30 »

NASA is dead as far as rockets go, it's cheaper for them to piggyback their payloads on third party vehicles. The only way we'll see real progress is through the commercial space programmes.

Apparently, the falcon heavy costs about 1/3rd the amount to launch than the shuttle did. It will still cost several million, but it'll make it more feasible for commercial ventures.

I read somewhere that your average asteroid will bear rare materials to the value of around 20 trillion dollars. What mining these could do for the planet's economy will be extraordinary. It'll happen. Maybe not in our lifetime but, if we don't kill everybody until then, it will happen.
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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12:54:34 »

I remember the space race vividly, it was so exciting when the Soviets launched Sputnik, Yuri Gagarin and then Valentina Tereshkova were heroes of mine.

Then the Yanks got involved, and to be fair they did seem to have sexier kit, I suppose the advantages of getting Werner Von Braun and his Nazi chums on board.

We also had a 50's, 60's space program, more British, but our early 70's economic demise which saw the Tories move to join the incipient EU, put paid to it.  Some of our stuff is in store up at Wroughton....

I recently had a decent debate with a couple of youngish lads, about whether the whole US moon landing campaign was faked, a conspiracy.  I was sufficiently impressed by their case to move to major scepticism... knowing now of how America's political/industrial/military complex works adds fuel to that fire.  What say you Flasher  Hmmm
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