Ultimate Steve

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  • Location Wishing I was in Switzerland
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  1. Ultimate Steve

    Stratolaunch Problems

    Pictures of the ship and a description of what exactly is happening would be helpful.
  2. Well, then. I've got Innsbruck's Olympic rings and part of Innsbruck. I guess I can fortify the town and use it for supplies, but other than that, not much.
  3. How many brown and yellow foxes are there, though?
  4. At this point the question becomes do we really need new ICMBs?
  5. Ultimate Steve

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I guess I need to get myself a VR headset by 2023 then!
  6. Ultimate Steve

    Kerbal Space Program Unofficial Model Rocketry Megathread

    I did that. Only one ignited. Learned that the hard way, rocket took off at T-3. A few flights later I told my sister "Hey don't press the button, these are the weak igniters." And guess what she did while I was inches from the rocket, trying to arm the onboard camera.
  7. Ultimate Steve

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    1. This is probably mostly because of the lack of vacuum raptors, we might see the payload jump back up on Block II or if the engines are changed again. Since it's effectively the same rocket but with less efficient nozzles I don't expect cost to scale down. Also these numbers may have been for the crew version (and the cabin has been extended). We have yet to see numbers for the updated cargo and tanker variants. 2. Apollo made it in ~3 according to random googling, 2 shouldn't be that difficult, a small increase in Delta-V at the start of the burn can decrease the travel time non linearly since the top of the orbit takes the most time, and by encountering the moon before the top you're effectively eliminating the top. Ish. An extreme example of time reduction is New Horizons which passed the Moon's orbit in <9 hours although this will obviously not be the same profile any standard lunar mission would take. In short, not much extra Delta-V. If I remember I could do some tests in RSS tomorrow. 3. Not me! I believe the gear extends from the fins, but you may be right. I doubt it. This is already the MFR, down from the 12m ITS. A separate version at this point would probably not have a huge advantage IMO.
  8. Ultimate Steve

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Given that we are space geeks and are generally creative, and come from non-poor countries, most of us are probably in the top 0.1% of the people considered for this mission. If only a quarter of that top 0.1% want to go, that's still about 2 million people. There are eight available seats, so any one of us has a 1 in 250,000 chance of making it in. There are about 300 users online right now, and assuming that 3 times that are active but 1/3 are candidates, that's a 300/250,000 chance for a forumer to be on the mission is 1 in 833, or about 0.1%. And 0.1% is waaaaaay better than no chance, although I wouldn't bet on it.
  9. Ultimate Steve

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    5bn dollar dev cost, down from 10bn! He doesn't think it's more than 10 or less than 2.
  10. Ultimate Steve

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    He's the same person that bought the Dragon mission around the Moon!
  11. Ultimate Steve

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Blocked by the school! Of course!
  12. Ultimate Steve

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Well, enjoy! I'll have to rewatch later.
  13. Ultimate Steve

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Anyone have a non-YouTube stream mirror by any chance? It's that time of year, I'll be asking this... I'm not doing much at play practice just yet, but given my luck we'll start rehearsing my part exactly at 8.