StrandedonEarth

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  1. StrandedonEarth

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    I like it! ”Houston to MARS [Mars-bound Active Reactor Ship - on the return trip call it EARS], we show you approaching TMI, do you copy?” ”Roger, Houston, TED is primed and ready to percolate!” Just ignore that “Mr Fission” sticker on the side...
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    Are retrograde orbits bad in real life too?

    True enough
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    Are retrograde orbits bad in real life too?

    If you hit something going the opposite direction, then there’s twice orbital velocity wrecking things. One of the more effective ways to cripple modern communications would be to release a cloud of sand or ball bearings in a retrograde orbit at geostationary height, kicking off the Kessler Syndrome.
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    Kerbolev Sepratron (for Korolev Cross)

    The Soyuz-style side boosters in Making History have a solid separator motor built in
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    For Questions That Don't Merit Their Own Thread

    Pumping water to a high place. Unfortunately, to get to MJ/kg, you need a roughly 100 km height difference between storage and generator. So maybe not
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    Lockheed-Martin's re-usable Lunar Lander for LOP-G

    I’m given to understand that there’s plenty of perchlorates in the Martian regolith. Maybe that could be an export product for a Martian colony A bit of a long lead supply line though
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Did they have to make the tanks green? At first glance on mobile the lander looks like it’s stuffed full of kerbals
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    I compliment Squad on the insane of difficulty of Eve.

    My 2-seat Eve Ascender turned into a monster, with enough dV for Surface-to-Kerbin when you build to over 8km/s dV. Includes sacrificial landing legs. Mount them on the end of a truss and let them explode
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    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Touch tone phones were around in my area in the late 70’s, but you had to pay extra for the TT line as well as the phone.
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    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Yep
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    Thread to complain bout stuff

    As a kid, my brother would sometimes answer the phone with "City Morgue, You Stab'em, We Slab'em." Of course, the one time I answer the phone like that, it's my mom. She was not impressed. This was way back before call display, of course.
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    ULA launch thread

    Only if they signed up for BO Prime. Soon Amazon will be offering BE-4’s and surplus Merlin 1D’s...
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    For Questions That Don't Merit Their Own Thread

    I believe that’s true. I also read that the V2 could have been more destructive, but more powerful explosives were too sensitive and would be set off by the reentry heat, so it lobbed a ton of weaker explosives instead.
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    KSP Song Parodies

    Thanks. Believe me, I want to. Need to record it first( I think just subtitling it would be lame), then I need a proper video editor to make it like my vision, then record video clips... etc