NSEP

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    Word Evolution

    Rules: You can only change one character of the word in the post above, you can also remove a character or add one. (you can not swap characters since that requires altering two characters) Please respect the forum rules, no swearwords. Everyone takes one turn, wait untill the next player has posted untill you post again, posting more than 1 time in a row is not allowed. It can also evolve into longer sentences, that is ok. Example: User 1: Apple User 2: Aeple User 3: A eple User 4: A ple User 5: A plen and so on. Ok, lets begin: Bees
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    Who will be next to land people on the Moon?

    SpaceX and Blue Origin are the most likely i think. Commercial spaceflight doesn't have the same amount of budget cuts and political stuff going on that could slow down their development. I think China might have the first governmental Moon Landing. Their space program, suggesting from recent events is going quite smoothly. NASA, maybe, but not without the help of commercial spaceflight.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I support this idea. Starship should already have solar panels, a micrometeorite shield, and thermal protection from the sun already, so converting it into a space station shouldn't be that hard, just send another Starship or other spacecraft there with equipment and furnite and you have 2000+ cubic meters of volume to play with.
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    Show off your drawings!

    Oi m8! So i was wondering what everybody could draw using their drawing skills. It does not matter if its good or bad. Just show me a drawing that you made. So ppl can give you feedback and tips! Have fun bois and gurls!
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    HOLD ON? HEX TILES? THIS THING IS COOLER THAN I THOUGH! I absolutely love it when Elon tweets about Starship.
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    NASA SLS/Orion/Payloads

    It can, but it has to use the fuel if the Orion SM to kick it into a higher orbit, which means it doesn't have enough fuel to get into orbit, but EM1 and EM2 don't need to do that anyways. I already posted it in the SpaceX thread, but i tried it in Kerbal Space Program (Realism Overhaul of course) As you can see here it has around 12.8km/s of Delta-V, which is enough for a circumlunar mission. You need around 12.7km/s (9.5 for orbit and 3.2 for TLI burn) to go to the Moon so we have 100m/s left.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Probably three, but they are going to use just one right now just for testing, i assume. Also, some special juice has arrived. (photo by Bocachicagal on the NSF forum)
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I tested the concept of using an Expendable Falcon Heavy and the Orion SM to boost it to do a lunar flyby in RO/RSS, and geuss what, it works! You can see here the Delta-V of an expendable FH carrying an Orion spacecraft would be 12.8km/s while you need around 12.7km/s to reach TLI from the surface (9.5 is for orbit, 3.2 is for the TLI burn). I ended up with around 100m/s left in my fuel tanks to spend on correction burns, wich is more than enough. This is just speculation, its still sort of a crazy idea but i just couldn't resist.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Hmmmm *Opens RSS/RO* I think i did a Falcon Heavy/Orion in RSS/RO once, but i will have to redo it, maybe make a YouTube video.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Doesn't the Orion SM only push the spacecraft 1.8km/s of Delta-V? The Apollo SM gives a 2.8km/s kick though. Anyways this wouldn't make much of a difference for the extra orbital kick.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    If SpaceX would launch Orion on Starship it would be the biggest joke in spaceflight history. Probably not going to happend.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Something is happending!
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    In awe at the size of this thing. Absolute unit.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Thanks to stainless steel, Elon time doesn't apply anymore. At least with Starhopper. Starship Time?
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    Commercial Space Station Design

    Having Starship wouldn't have a big advantage for a tourism station, it would have an immense advantage. A wet workshop Starship can give you around 2000m^3 in a single launch. That is more than enough to house 100 tourist comfortably at a time for a week stay, perhaps even 200 people. Heck, even as a bonus if Super Heavy is capable of doing SSTO flights, and we would do a wet workshop mission on the empty booster (with not much payload) in orbit, that will give us around 4000m^3 of volume to mess around with, then also turn the Starship used to send cargo to the empty Super Heavy vehicle and turn that into a wet workshop as well. Double Bonus. 6000m^3, enough for 300-600 tourists. (maybe just launching seperate more conventional modules will turn out to be more cost effective, however, but we will see i geuss) All we have to do now is add power, air conditioning, radiators, and all that kind of stuff that will make you go ''oh its still going to be extremely expensive and complex'' and there you go boom. An important thing about space hotels is cost. In order to make space tourism in orbit affordable for the common public, you need tens of thousands of tourists costumers coming to a cheap tin can space station every year. Its sort of like the ''Cost per KG'' thing, the best way to lower the cost is to make stuff bigger and dumber, although ''dumb'' might not go that well with manned spaceflight.
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    Show off your drawings!

    I havent posted in a while, here are some things i made: By the way, here is a tip, if you want to make full on, clean looking drawings with a pen or non-erasable drawing tool of any kind, you can draw a fine messy sketch with a pencil, make the rest of the drawing with pen or whatever, and later erase the pencil layer to reveal line-art that isn't that messy. You can also use a blue/red pencil for the sketch if you want to remove it digitaly, or if you are going completely digital, just use layers. I used it in these drawings. (yes, the differnce in proportions in the drawings is bothering me too.) Here is it in action: The ugly messy sketch. The lineart (i didn't quite remove the sketch).
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    No, cowboys.
  18. Crew Dragon undocked when i left home for school and splashed down when i arrived back home. Pretty cool. I followed and watched nearly major every event of the DM1 live. Everything was right in time for me to be awake and aware when it was happending.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Just after Crew Dragon landed and the party is pretty much over, some 'activities' are happending in Boca Chica. Perfect timing.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Its going to deorbit in about 40 minutes and should splash down around 90 minutes from now
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Im going to depart from my home to school at nearly the same time Dragon 2 will depart from the ISS, so i can't watch it.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Oh boy the ISS crew must be pretty lonely up there The Zero-G indicator is doing well in the ISS it seems!
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    *correction, Soyuz TM-16 Soyuz with an APAS docking system looks weird though. Never thought of it.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    The first spacecraft with a beautiful, sleek, spacious and smooth design arriving at the ISS? Lame, they could've done that in 60s, meh.