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"I am going to bring artists with me to the moon"

Everyone on ksp forum: buys paint

 

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8 minutes ago, tater said:

The thrust might be the engine tested.

Flight engine? Hopefully. I wonder how many seconds of test firing they are at....

Moon guy has been smoking blunts with Elon.

Edited by RedKraken

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1 minute ago, IncongruousGoat said:

The website (dearmoon.earth) is already live. No need to wait until the end of the presentation.

Blocked by the school! Of course!  

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New SpaceX timeline:

2019: Hops

2020-21: Orbital flight

2022: Unmanned moon and mars flights?

2023: The manned moon flyby

It seems the manned Mars missions have been pushed back a few years :(

 

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3 minutes ago, razark said:

Who?

Yusaku Maezawa, an art collector and philanthropist. He's inviting 6-8 artists to accompany him.

Edited by Mitchz95

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Inviting artists, musicians, and film makers along is fiendishly clever!  How better to reach into the dreams & aspirations of the masses than by co-opting the very people who already control what we see and hear all day long?

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Just now, Mitchz95 said:

Yusaku Maezawa, an art collector. He's inviting 6-8 artists to accompany him.

Ah, thanks.

 

(And, after seeing the name, I still say "Who?"  Never heard of this person.  Taking artists, though.  Interesting.)

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Just now, Blasty McBlastblast said:

Inviting artists, musicians, and film makers along is fiendishly clever!  How better to reach into the dreams & aspirations of the masses than by co-opting the very people who already control what we see and hear all day long?

Hey, if it gets the public interested in space again, more power to them! :D

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5 minutes ago, DAL59 said:

2023: The manned moon flyby

Well, have to check the board at work and see who won that bet.

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First orbital flight in 2-3 years!

Will "probably" try an unmanned lunar flyby before sending people.

Edited by Mitchz95

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Just now, Mitchz95 said:

First orbital flight in 2-3 years!

Didn't he say that in 2016?  Please don't be a JWST...

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1 minute ago, DAL59 said:

Please don't be a JWST...

Run tap water over burned area.

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Maezawa is just nodding with everything Musk says and I find that extremely amusing for some reason.

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I may have misheard, but I think Elon just confirmed that Yasuka was one of the two people who commissioned the Dragon 2 moonshot.

Edited by Mitchz95

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1 minute ago, James Kerman said:

Will Elon be on the flight?

No.

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"moon mission spare parts ... just in case"   .....the musicians can do some quick repairs....fire up the lem.

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Just now, RedKraken said:

"moon mission spare parts ... just in case"   .....the musicians can do some quick repairs....fire up the lem.

They'll probably do basic training. Plenty of time to learn the basic systems of everything.

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