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  1. CatastrophicFailure

    The first Electron has arrived at the launch site

    Aaaaaaand we have a date!
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Ackchually... Going back to the original diagram of two identical ships tethered together, it becomes far less serious if they get separated... *pokepoke*
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    What did you do in KSP today?

    You need to land this on the other one. ಠ_ಠ or like... in it... or something... use a swarm of them to pull it into the air. ಠ_ಠ
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    Lol, yeah your post came up between when I hit the post button and when the screen refreshed.
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    SOSE?
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    wat.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I think the eventual plan is to use a Mars transfer that cuts the flight down to only 3 months or so instead of 6. Even at 6, it's possible for travelers to still be functional once they arrive there, especially if they have support waiting.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    IIRC he mentioned this around the time the first B5 launched, would most likely be some time next year I think.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    No, it’s the booster from the Zuma launch back in January. That first Block 5 has many weeks of inspections ahead before it flies again, if it ever does. Also, this:
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    A Thread for Writers to talk about Writing

    Capo... Sounds like all @KSK‘s fantasy is missing is a pony-tailed foul-mouthed comedian and a Sufficiently Advanced Phonebooth. And also the Grim Reaper and a bipartite alien with a most excellent Martian— er, anyways... But continuing the musical metaphor and the foul mouth too, I suppose I’m reminded of a quote from Dave Grohl: The same applies to any art, or any skill at all. You have to be bad before you can get good. When I think back to some of the cringe-worthy crap I wrote back in high school... And yet I still see the side of grin-worthiness in it, too. Sometimes it’s a challenge just to get over that fear of “this is crap, why am I bothering?” and put pen to paper, as it were. But that’s where everyone starts. Go back to any respected author’s earliest works and you’ll no doubt find a great heaping plate of suck. Stephen King’s The Gunslinger is one great example, especially the early unabridged edition. By all means a superb story, but oh, the adverbs!
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    It’s extremely difficult to judge the speed of an object coming directly, or nearly so, at you, and squirrels don’t have the best eyesight to begin with (attuned more to movement I think). Me? I’m sitting in the ER with my wife. Which is neither funny nor, thankfully I suppose, all that interesting. The nurse is Vlad. Vlad has the personality and beside manner of a damp sponge. I’d rather we had one of my Vlads. Any of them. Even the nutty one. Come to think of it, IIRC they’re all pretty nutty. What was that about squirrels?
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    The first Electron has arrived at the launch site

    Aw c’mon, Pete, if you know when you’re gonna announce it, you prolly know well enough what you’re gonna say, so just spill it already!
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Yay, time to be rid of those boring old Block 4’s...
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    What did you do in KSP today?

    Use the cheat menu...