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  1. Got mail-order steaks the other day. So of course, we had to play with the dry ice… …and torture silverware.
  2. Do you want to summon the Kraken? Because that’s literally how you summon the Kraken… maybe if it brings a Giant Meteor along too… Better name: I… don’t think so. And I don’t have much to back that up, but I could swear I saw a thing in the lead up to Demo 2 detailing the 8 or so abort modes that said otherwise. Some of the late-flight modes call for multiple SuperDrake burns, both prograde and retrograde to hit the right target. I think maybe that burst disc is just a replacement for the “master valve” that allows fuel into the system, there’s other valve down the line for actually controlling the engines. The aborts call for some pretty specific targeting, so they’ve gotta at least be able to stop the engines under control even if they can’t re-light them. Anyways, here’s the best I could find. It does mention a “series” of SuperDrake burns during Mode 2a: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/05/examining-crew-dragons-launch-abort-modes-and-splashdown-locations/
  3. Heh, first footprints on Mars may be from a robot.
  4. Elon gonna Elon. But Shotwell is says it will work, and I’ll take her word until I have concrete reason not to.
  5. Hey guys, dumb, and (hopefully) quick question here: I'm just to the point in my progression where I'm getting to EVAs, only the EVA doesn't have nitrogen or apparently any RCS? Yes, he's got a jetpack & chute. Added N2 tank to the craft, filled it with N2... but it completely disappears when an EVA leaves, even though it's more than one Kerbal's worth. The tech tree has thrown me plenty of curves so far, am I just missing something painfully obvious here?
  6. … and won. Heh, “school” and I never really jived, too structured. Anything math was all out war, English/composition was zero-effort A’s.
  7. I am an old fart and yet not a single day goes by that I am not exuberant that I never have to go through that stuff ever again. Hang in there.
  8. Heh, why am I not surprised? But you’ll fit right in around here.
  9. That has got to be the most New Mexican room I’ve ever seen.
  10. Why stop there? Dioxygen difluoride & hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane. Go big or go home.
  11. Couldn’t tell you with any accuracy, but just for comparison, the Soyuz T-10 pad abort was 14-17g, according to Wiki YMGMV.
  12. Someone’s probably busy deleting it. or deleting the person who deleted it…
  13. I was squinting at the screen, half awake after dragging myself from bed for the day, since it just happened to be on, and I was all like “wait, did that just happen? Am I actually awake yet?”
  14. I’m a little behind the times, but TIL you can buy a 13-lb utility bucket of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Like one of those big Home Depot 5-gallon buckets of like paint, or glue…. but filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It even has a graphic warning on the side not to dive in head first. How truly absurd. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go give my diabeetus’ diabeetus diabeetus.
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