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Blue Origin Thread (merged)

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8 minutes ago, Ten Key said:

Am I the only one imagining what's going to happen if one of these people can't get back into their seat in time? 

Been wondering that myself, since it sounds like they're not gonna launch with a safety staff member onboard (which would be an AWESOME job!). Like @MaverickSawyer said, there'll probably be all sorts of warnings as well as very explicit ones during the day of training. And stacks of paperwork in lawyerese. 

But you just KNOW that sooner or later, sooner or later, there's gonna be that guy

pretty sure I met him today. Multiple times. SMH.

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IIRC there was a tongue-in-cheek explanation of this: first they give you a gentle reminder, then they give you a louder, less pleasant "buckle in or else", and then you get forcefully placed on the floor. By acceleration. But I doubt it would hurt you significantly. No worse than a fender-bender.

There's a week or two of training.

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I was on a flight once and the overhead bins had not been closed as we rolled out from the terminal to the end of the runway (747), and the stews were already in their jump seats. Another American guy up and across the aisle from me made eye contact, and the two of us closed the bins in our section, on our side, he went forward, I went aft. The seated stewardesses then got the %^$#^%$ up and did their job for the rest of the aircraft. Airline was Royal Air Maroc. 

Given the junk piled in the bins (including ceramics) someone would have needed stitches otherwise, lol.

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4 hours ago, sevenperforce said:

IIRC there was a tongue-in-cheek explanation of this: first they give you a gentle reminder, then they give you a louder, less pleasant "buckle in or else", and then you get forcefully placed on the floor. By acceleration. But I doubt it would hurt you significantly. No worse than a fender-bender.

There's a week or two of training.

Only two high g events first is parachute deployment, second is landing. 
It will be more like an slowly increasing g force as you brake because of air resistance. At this point you would no longer float around in 0 g and can just as well return to your seat. 
Even parachute deployment would not bee too rough and it will open well before touchdown so it would be plenty of time.

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True, but there is still the chance that you could get hurt.

 

I'm sure they've got a solution already in mind.

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48 minutes ago, MaverickSawyer said:

True, but there is still the chance that you could get hurt.

 

I'm sure they've got a solution already in mind.

Lawyers. 

Lots of lawyers. 

Kinda like that one scene in the Matrix, but instead of guns, they've got lawyers. 

3 hours ago, magnemoe said:

Only two high g events first is parachute deployment, second is landing. 
It will be more like an slowly increasing g force as you brake because of air resistance. At this point you would no lo

IIRC the website says reentry will get up around 5 Gs. 

Thay could be, er, unpleasant, if you're not lying down. 

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Also EM-1 delayed until at least early 2019 (which everyone already knew).

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1 hour ago, tater said:

Also EM-1 delayed until at least early 2019 (which everyone already knew).

Either they're going to fly EM-1 manned or the POTUS will cancel SLS. That's my verdict at this point.

 

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Where did this >300 pages Thread about Blue Origin come from? Looking at the posts it seems to be stiched together from several discussions...

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It appears the SpaceX, Orion, and Blue Origin threads have merged :mad:

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4 minutes ago, Frybert said:

It appears the SpaceX, Orion, and Blue Origin threads have merged :mad:

Ouch. Is there any way to fix this?

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11 minutes ago, Frybert said:

It appears the SpaceX, Orion, and Blue Origin threads have merged :mad:

So it appears.

Edit: just delete the monstrosity and start three new ones.

Edited by Green Baron

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3 minutes ago, TheEpicSquared said:

Ouch. Is there any way to fix this?

The only two ways to undo it would be

 

  1. Roll back the entire forum to the last backup before this happened (Sometime yesterday IIRC)
  2. Manually split 9,335 posts into the proper threads.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Frybert said:

It appears the SpaceX, Orion, and Blue Origin threads have merged :mad:

Why and how did this happen?
Oh well. This thread should be locked and new ones started.

Edited by _Augustus_

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Wow. The SpaceX thread has just quantum lapped its own tendency to go off topic. :mad:

oh well, someone please post the links to the new threads.

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 @Frybert @goldenpeach Should I wait with creating a SpaceX thread? Asking since @Skylon's attempt got locked. :) 

(I'm tagging you @goldenpeach since you seem to be the only moderator online right now :))

Edited by TheEpicSquared

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@Frybert Why are you locking the replacement threads? Someone/something ruined these three by merging them all.

Edited by _Augustus_

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Man.  That's a yuuge disappointment.  We spent years creating the Orion thread.  A labor of love intended to show the long, incremental process of making a space project happen, and now it's been merged and renamed into another thread.  That's enough to make me not return to the KSP forum.

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10 minutes ago, Aethon said:

Man.  That's a yuuge disappointment.  We spent years creating the Orion thread.  A labor of love intended to show the long, incremental process of making a space project happen, and now it's been merged and renamed into another thread.  That's enough to make me not return to the KSP forum.

Agreed. It's one thing for a bug like this to happen, but to lock any successor threads without a reason? Why?

Edited by _Augustus_

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2 minutes ago, Aethon said:

That's enough to make me not return to the KSP forum.

You're understandably upset, but isn't this a bit too drastic? :/ 

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Just now, monstah said:

You're understandably upset, but isn't this a bit too drastic? :/ 

I agree. 

Oh, and also:

37 minutes ago, TheEpicSquared said:

 Should I wait with creating a replacement SpaceX thread? Asking since @Skylon's attempt got locked. :) 

I'm very excited to make a SpaceX thread aren't I. :P 

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