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  1. Good luck explaining that to the police squad when they catch you outside.
  2. A 20t craft smashing into the Moon from high orbit will have ~5.7 GJ of kinetic energy. 135t of TNT equivalent if that energy is released as heat.
  3. Where else will it go from the Gateway? Crash into the Moon? IMO it has to return to Earth (and burn up).
  4. I think it’s pictured right after the TLI burn, decoupling from the upper stage. The docking port seems to be facing back towards the stage.
  5. It’s likely the former because the render came from SpaceX. A boring, dirt-cheap non-reusable cylinder. If Starship doesn’t work, SpaceX will keep improving it until it works or they run out of money. It’s required for Mars, and Mars is the reason why SpaceX was created.
  6. It may have a disposable nose cone (Dragon 1 style) and no fairing.
  7. Well, when you put it that way, doesn’t sound so bad. Maybe a home quarantine for people over 65 (and people with preexisting conditions) until everyone else gets the immunity is the right way. In China, they might have stopped the epidemic in Wuhan. But the rest of the country is still susceptible to the virus since there’s a global pandemic. They’ll need to either keep the borders closed indefinitely (and risk getting more outbreaks) or let the virus spread in a controlled way, keeping the vulnerable groups under home lockdown.
  8. Amazing read: Summary of the article: Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn’t be a big peak of infections afterwards, and it can all be done for a reasonable cost to society, saving millions of lives along the way. If we don’t take these measures, tens of millions will be infected, many will die, along with anybody else that requires intensive care, because the healthcare system will have collapsed.
  9. Typical lies and western propaganda. My brother in the police said they could only get 300 lions, and most of them were too lazy to go on patrol duty, sleeping 18 hours a day, etc. I bet there’s less than a hundred lions actually on the streets right now.
  10. Also, saw this today and took a photo. This is starting to look ridiculous...
  11. Broke already? But they haven’t even started the business yet. That’s very sad.
  12. Any signs of slowing down?