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  1. i mean robotic space travel does get debated although i feel like most of the concern from the general public stems from the money that it takes to run the industry, where most people have the misconception that way more money is getting spent on space related projects as it feels so distant and so big.
  2. I've had the pleasent surprise of going on twitter for the first time in ages and finding out the ammount of people that reckons space exploration is total hot garbage, with reasons ranging from the "pollution" to literally anything you could think of. This got me thinking, how would you provide a comprehensive explanation of the importance of investing in the aerospace industry and space travel in general? Like it's always occured to me that the average joe really doesn't think much of it. I'm sure you're all as passionate about space as I am so I challenge you all, discuss what part of space travel you think is objectivly the most important/inspiring to you and how on earth would you explain it to say your mother, who unlike us nerds really have 0 clue on what's going on!
  3. Hello all, I've been a pc player my entire life but i do have a xbox controller and i wish to use it when flying (i still prefer building with mouse and keyboard) so is there a way i can link my controller as like a joystick or something? I'm willing to install mods if needed im a modded player after all. Thanks!
  4. Yes, there's been a memorial challenge from a few years ago and here's my shot at it. One of my proudest missions tbh
  5. Not gonna lie this sounds like a challenge that needs a beefy computer...
  6. Sub has been constructed and tested. will record the whole trip to eve soon and make it into a vid
  7. I've got the mission planned I'll fly it when i get home from school
  8. @Jonda there's great tutorials on youtube by scott manley and other people who'll help you. i suggest you get the basic of the game (orbiting, rendezvous, docking and interplanetary stuff before you attempt these more complex structures. Having a good foundation of knowledge is they key to expanding to other, more complex stuff like this.
  9. well for the BFR there wouldn't be a second stage. there'd be a booster and the BFS which is a ship in itself (like the dragon) but that doesn't really matter because the BFR is so big that if they don't recover it, the cost could turn the BFR into the Apollo program where the cost of producing a new first and second stage every time it launched would overwhelm SpaceX or any company in general.
  10. source: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/technology/science/sorry-elon-science-just-crushed-your-dream/news-story/f7d50a0da6bdf8189f82112b5e3753fd Elon has recently spoken out about how carbon could be trapped in the actual soil and mars can still be terraformed. what do you guys think?
  11. you gotta consider if the second stage is even worth recovering because i'm not sure if recovering the second stage is even worth it. are they landing it?
  12. this challenge looks too easy to be true, add some challenges in it such as go to eeloo or something or no srbs or something like that
  13. Me(@everydayrocketry on instagram) and along with a bunch of other big instagram space accounts are teaming up to host a livestream for CRS-15 on youtube! We will start at around t-30 min and hopefully see quite some of you guys roll up! See you there! Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM80NHpUrMzpps_AJDQpI-w
  14. hey the rocket worked! need to learn off spacex with my ksp skills
  15. at school so i cant watch the webcast. what did i miss?
  16. Jeff Who is struggling to play career mode as for once, he does not have billions of dollars to fund his rocket. He's asking YOU to help him build, fly and land a cheaper version of New Shepherd for a few billion dollars in real life a tortoise badge! The Challenge: Build New Shepard and fly it past the Kármán line (70,000 meters in ksp) and land it on the launch pad as cheap as possible. Bonus: Build a New Glenn and fly it. Impress me. Rules: 1. No mods that change the physics/ add parts. Only mods that are allowed are Mechjeb,KER and other info mods unless specified. 2. NO ALT+F12 3. Must launch and land on launchpad. 4. Must carry at least 1 kerbal (Command seats are not allowed) 5. pod must land with parachutes. 6. Have fun! Leaderboard: Stock KSP: RSS (stock parts only!!!!!!!) kOS (use kOS for all mod so you can run it with your command pod) Badge coming soon!
  17. YOOOOOOOO is anyone here planning on going to the IAC 2018 in berlin? also the website is down so i think they're adding somethings to it, eg ticket prices and all that stuff. www.iac2018.org have a nice day, alan
  18. #nukethepoles i'd personally say that this is a goal for humanity to unite together and do something good for once. yes there will be challenges but hey we thought planes were impossible just a century back and now we're flying rockets into space like something you would do everyday. who knows, we could get to mars in about 10 years or so. i have high hopes since the presentation given by elon musk seems feasible and not impractical.
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