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Andrij

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #100 on: 09 February, 2018, 01:23:57 pm »
Perhaps a better comparison would be Falcon Heavy and NASA's SLS?
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #101 on: 09 February, 2018, 11:51:32 pm »
Sls vs bfr.

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #102 on: 10 February, 2018, 09:24:52 am »
Just a thought that ocurred.

Can we send all the flat-earthers to Mars? Or will that create a ship full of security guards, tired TV producers and telephone sanitisers?

I'd love them to go, just so that after the ship has landed Elon can deliver an inspirational message:

'NYAA NYAA NA NAAA NAAAAA!!!!!'
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #103 on: 10 February, 2018, 12:33:14 pm »
Apropos of not a lot, great quote from Tony Stark Elon Musk I read yesterday.

'I want to die on Mars. Just not on impact...'

What I like is the sheer bollocks of the man. NASA spent a decade getting to the Moon (I understand they had to do all the R&D and that the USA system of contracting with top heavy management is clunky in the extreme) but this guy just thought it up and did it. In public.

He is either the Messiah or a very naughty boy . . .
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #104 on: 10 February, 2018, 01:10:51 pm »
Maybe Ed Harris could sub.
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #105 on: 10 February, 2018, 02:15:00 pm »
It's John Aaron you really want when things go wrong, anyway.  I'm sure you could lure him back with some spurious telemetry readings and a couple of roles of duct tape.

fuzzy

Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #106 on: 11 February, 2018, 11:14:19 pm »
It's John Aaron you really want when things go wrong, anyway.  I'm sure you could lure him back with some spurious telemetry readings and a couple of roles of duct tape.

There may be a room full of very tired engineers and techies armed with a box of NASA detritus and gaffer tape who might take exception to that....


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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #107 on: 11 February, 2018, 11:19:11 pm »
It's John Aaron you really want when things go wrong, anyway.  I'm sure you could lure him back with some spurious telemetry readings and a couple of roles of duct tape.

There may be a room full of very tired engineers and techies armed with a box of NASA detritus and gaffer tape who might take exception to that....

They're the ones who declared him to be a steely-eyed missile man in the first place.  While the Apollo 13 rescue was a spectacular team effort, he single-handedly saved the Apollo 12 mission by being a massive nerd.

fuzzy

Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #108 on: 11 February, 2018, 11:26:53 pm »
 ;D

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #109 on: 11 February, 2018, 11:37:38 pm »
The Apollo 12 transcript is brilliant.  They clear the problem and the crew literally laugh all the way to orbit:  https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/mission_trans/AS12_CM.PDF

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #110 on: 12 February, 2018, 07:09:29 pm »
John Arron wasn't on Team Duct Tape on 13, he was too busy getting a quarts worth of voles out of a pint sized battery.
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #111 on: 12 February, 2018, 08:17:56 pm »
AIUI there was no Team Duct Tape as it's portrayed in the film.  The astronauts had solved the square-peg-into-round-hole problem during simulations of the LEM-as-lifeboat scenario for one of the previous Apollo missions, so they just worked out a procedure that re-created that.  Similarly, using the descent engine in the event of service module engine failure was part of the original design spec.  NASA were (still are) very, very, good at "what could possibly go wrong?"

Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #112 on: 12 February, 2018, 09:55:19 pm »
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #113 on: 22 February, 2018, 02:15:04 pm »
Today, they're going to try recovering the fairing...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfgHKDNAplx/

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #114 on: 22 February, 2018, 02:21:12 pm »
Today, they're going to try recovering the fairing...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfgHKDNAplx/

I look forward to the video.
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #115 on: 22 February, 2018, 03:17:17 pm »
AIUI there was no Team Duct Tape as it's portrayed in the film.  The astronauts had solved the square-peg-into-round-hole problem during simulations of the LEM-as-lifeboat scenario for one of the previous Apollo missions, so they just worked out a procedure that re-created that.  Similarly, using the descent engine in the event of service module engine failure was part of the original design spec.  NASA were (still are) very, very, good at "what could possibly go wrong?"
The laughable thing is that Apollo 13 (the film of the events) has been shown at this locale <fx:looks out of the window and waves hand vaguely> as an inspirational example of "Disaster Recovery and it's mitigations". The irony being that when the time and money are asked for to do a) the deep analysis of WCPGW and b) putting in the systems and processes to mitigate against WCPGW we are repeatedly told that there isn't sufficient money and in any case those are all 1 in a million chances (even the ones we're able to quantify as once in a hundred years) 
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #116 on: 22 February, 2018, 03:18:44 pm »
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Missed by a few hundred meters, but fairing landed intact in water. Should be able catch it with slightly bigger chutes to slow down descent.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966692641533390848

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #117 on: 22 February, 2018, 04:52:39 pm »
Oooh. Lego.

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/1abc6458-52e8-4e7d-a04c-04ba917b6e5b

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #118 on: 22 February, 2018, 04:54:34 pm »
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #119 on: 22 February, 2018, 05:08:03 pm »
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This launch vehicle is even capable of performing a rapid unscheduled disassembly (RUD) when dropped onto hard surfaces.

 :D

essexian

Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #120 on: 08 March, 2019, 01:24:22 pm »
Anyone else watching the return of Crew Dragon..... I know its unstaffed but I am looking forward to seeing if it works.

Now live on Youtube with a landing due at 13.45 UK time.



Phil W

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« Reply #121 on: 08 March, 2019, 01:32:25 pm »
Will an alien have sneaked on board? That would be a great prank from the ISS crew.

essexian

Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #122 on: 08 March, 2019, 01:38:45 pm »
Will an alien have sneaked on board? That would be a great prank from the ISS crew.

 ;D

I would love it if they did!

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #123 on: 09 March, 2019, 10:45:32 am »
Will an alien have sneaked on board? That would be a great prank from the ISS crew.

I'd have made a facehugger and stuck it to the dummy's head.
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #124 on: 09 March, 2019, 01:09:35 pm »
Will an alien have sneaked on board? That would be a great prank from the ISS crew.

I'd have made a facehugger and stuck it to the dummy's head.

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