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About Ricktoberfest

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  1. And so how would this explain aircraft disappearing? Not that I believe in the Bermuda Triangle.
  2. Even NASA used Snoopy and Charlie Brown for an earlier Apollo mission (assuming Scott Manley is correct :)) before they started to worry about what the rest of the world would think of them. I can imagine it now "Houston, Charlie Brown has touched down... Finally!" (I know- it would have been Snoopy touching down, but that doesn't work as well)
  3. As opposed to "Boaty McBoatface" or whatever that ship was. I think some people take themselves way too seriously. Its that kind of institutionalized/traditional thinking that has kept the space race at a walk for the last several decades
  4. They’re probably self insuring so no nasty insurance company to please
  5. Could this be radiation shielding too? Solves another problem if so
  6. Ah. I saw where they said that but I didn’t realize what that meant (we are always in disagreement in my family but we don’t stop- just keep going!)
  7. just got a chance to watch the launch. Was neat to see the satellite correcting it’s tumble right at the end of the webcast (at least I think that’s what happened)
  8. Either way, the way they worded it was kind of like he knew there were more barriers to securing the funding than a simple shareholder vote. Several other things had to go right too and they weren’t a sure thing. That’s why they said they went after him
  9. That was 650 kilometers. About 400 miles. (Just for clarity)
  10. https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-falcon-heavy-launch-nosecone/ this is is where I saw the article.
  11. Pretty sure this is a picture from the Falcon Heavy test that has just resurfaced and people think it’s new (the nosecone picture). For some reason the quoted article is different than what showed when I quoted it
  12. It seems like if you had the technology to do this, why wouldn’t you just “catch” asteroids and harness their kinetic energy and their materials too. Way easier than launching a rock from Saturn. (As in not easy at all but if you can catch a rock why like that...) I think catching the rock would require as much energy as you’d harness from it slowing it down to earth orbital speeds maybe i I missed something cause I just skimmed through the idea
  13. Didn’t shuttle crews have to be on board for several hours before launch? Falcon 9 takes much less time to fill than that how do the Russians do it?