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  1. SuperFastJellyfish

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I think they are having trouble because the fairing itself is flopping around all the way down. A rigid body spacecraft with fins and a parafoil is a piece of cake. The X-38 used one.
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    What would it take to directly image smaller exoplanets? A discussion...

    https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2006/08/18/the-focal-mission-to-the-suns-gravity-lens/ https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2009/11/06/the-gravitational-lens-and-communications/ https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2016/04/25/starshot-and-the-gravitational-lens/ https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2016/04/26/gravitational-lensing-with-planets/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOCAL_(spacecraft) https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1604/1604.06351.pdf Here's a handful of links for some interesting info on gravitational lensing telescopes(the comments on the centauri dreams were worth reading, if I remember correctly...it's been awhile since I've been to these pages). I've read that we might be able to resolve continents on exoplanets using our sun, but there are plenty of problems that come along with the nature of the technique.
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    For Questions That Don't Merit Their Own Thread

    There is a button for 'action groups' in the VAB.
  4. The parachute is ready for Mars. Not super exciting, but I haven't heard anything about this mission in awhile. https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8380/third-aspire-test-confirms-mars-2020-parachute-a-go/
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    NASA SLS/Orion/Payloads

    I didn't realize that ATV was that big.
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    The end of NASA

    All space stations aren't created equal. The ISS is immense compared to Tiangong.
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    Best "artsy" photos Titan

    This seems like it would be helpful to you. Edit: I dig this one because of the lesson in atmospheric refraction.
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    Astra Space Inc. (formerly Ventions) Launch

    It doesn't make it look quite like a rowboat, but...
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    Bad science in fiction Hall of Shame

    I'm sure you're right. I haven't seen it yet. I meant Post-Disney canon is a mess in general. Don't mind me, I'm terrible with words.
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    Bad science in fiction Hall of Shame

    This is what it was in the pre-Disney canon: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kessel_Run/Legends Post-Disney canon is a mess, and not worth worrying about. :p
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    Arianespace launch thread

    Decollage!
  12. SuperFastJellyfish

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    The reimagined BFS from the image above appears to have canards near the nose similarly positioned where Falcon 9's grid fins are.
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    fake archeology?!

    https://www.livescience.com/36292-red-food-dye-bugs-cochineal-carmine.html Edit: I just checked a few ingredient lists in my fridge, and my yogurt has bugs in it. Take this knowledge back! lol
  14. SuperFastJellyfish

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    ...with...real...fins...
  15. SuperFastJellyfish

    ULA launch thread

    I'm sure most of you have already seen it, but here's a pretty good Scott Manley video about dual engine Centaur and the CST-100 Starliner: