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  1. magnemoe

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    36 Km/h off-road work well, 100 will be very hard. You will anyway need an huge rover even for 36 km/h as the easiest way to make it ride smoother. Another problem is the solar panels for this, it need to be large as this will be an pretty power consuming way to travel and bumpy who the panels has to handle. An fun challenge but simply bracing the night will be way simpler.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Yes, I assumed so, also that they would need soyuz for the evacuating the astronauts who came up with the shuttle. After they stopped with the shuttle they only use soyuz. I guess they rotate however so the crew leaving will leave in the oldest.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Think the Dragon 2 will be docked to the station and works as life boat the same way Soyuz is used. I assume that they had spare Soyuz then they used the shuttle. Some rode up on Soyuz and down with shuttle so the Soyuz was left as an life boat.
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    SpaceX moon landing.

    It was lighter, did not know, on the other hand it was also less capable, an backup plan if docking around moon was too hard, don't think they had docked yet. It would also require an saturn 5, with docking in moon orbit you can brake up the payload into two parts.
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    SpaceX moon landing.

    That uses an gemini capsule however. Direct decent is always more expensive as you has to land and take of with you heat shield. Has been some speculations if you could do an Apollo type mission with two falcon heavy. You would need to replace the trunk of the dragon with an stage with storable fuel for getting into Moon orbit and back. Second falcon heavy holds an Apollo class lander, the one used was 16 ton but did not had to enter moon orbit by itself as the Apollo service module did that burn.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Totally possible, Orion has an plan like this, its however only something you will do with it for deep space operations or special abilities. The Orion asteroid capture mission planned to use it for airlock and extra space, probably some lab equipment to. Soyuz need it as its so cramped, as I understand it was also planned for Moon missions.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Soyuz has the top module for use in space, the return and accent capsule is cramped, its an way to maximize habitable volum for weight.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Many launches has however been three man, good chance they move the seat a bit together with two man to get more space for cargo. Same way dragon 2 is designed for 7 but will be flying with 4 on the planned launches.
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    Future of game visuals!!

    Yes, and this is an issue, personal I find it hard to notice lots of the eye candy even on screenshots, as in difference between high and ultra. Draw distance on the other hand is not only important for view but also for gameplay.
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    Making your own code

    Don't agree, yes you learn some bad habits but you also learn how to write software. Now to be completely confused write an web application with vb.net backend and java-script frontend.
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    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    We have long selected grain with short stalks, we don't want the plant to use a lot of energy growing an long stalk then all the plants in the field are the same. Ancient wheat was almost man high.
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    Dissolving the fermi paradoxon

    And that was an idiot lawsuit. The ape stole the camera and then managed to take an selfie to document the crime, if an human had done something like that could he claim the ovnership of the picture? Note that the purpose of the trip was to take pictures of apes. Could I claim ownership of the picture of me in an speed trap and refuse the police access to it? Its an picture I took of myself. i would rater demand statist salary for being filmed by surveillance cameras
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    Dissolving the fermi paradoxon

    And its some chance real politic will interfere here pretty hard and fast. its an good reason why crashed ufo at area 51 is popular, its very easy to imagine it would end up there.
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    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    Dont see the relevance, its just a few places you can grow multiple crops a year. USA is the largest food exporter and only do one. This is how you do it. Again, its less hunger than ever before on an dropping trend. In fact you might say food is too cheap as lot of areas who is more marginal is not used and its a lack of improve in others. Some above talked about vat grown meat, should probably work at least for ground meat and sausage and mixed with the oter stuff they make sausage of. However this is already pretty cheap so main marked is meat for vegetarians
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    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    Or you gear up it worked so far, famine and extreme poverty is way rarer now than 50 years ago, famines is pretty restricted to civil war zones. 150 years ago the last famine in western Europe. We live in an world there most adults has an mobile phone. Earth is not overpopulated now, it has been many times in the past, plague and famine is natures way to dealing with overpopulation. Remember you can move the goal posts, 10K years ago the carrying capillarity for humans was less than 10 millions, then we started farming yes, you can use gigant mirrors or comets instead first give long term heating second add more water. The problem is that even with the co2 the atmosphere is far to thin for us so you need to add lots of air. Hint Venus has too much. Moving it is an challenge however.