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Considering the Death Star Planet or whatever they called it, shot multiple beams that were all visible from a planet that was not a target of it, and then hit multiple other planets, we can assume that not only were all the planets in the same system, they were likely all moons of the same gas giant.

Of course, that gas giant would also have to be orbiting two suns and not mind one of them going away, but hey I don't write the stuff.

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1 hour ago, p1t1o said:

Like, what, in StarWars *IS* scientifically accurate? Food, they need food and drink, so thats correct, and....buildings, they live in buildings, thats pretty accurate, shelter is a very real survival necessity....and I guess they sorta peripherally hint that humans cant breathe vacuum, cant really think of much else to be honest.

There’s a serious discrepancy between crossections on whether the Millenium Falcon has a toilet or not.

I’m not kidding.

2 hours ago, 5thHorseman said:

Considering the Death Star Planet or whatever they called it, shot multiple beams that were all visible from a planet that was not a target of it, and then hit multiple other planets, we can assume that not only were all the planets in the same system, they were likely all moons of the same gas giant.

Of course, that gas giant would also have to be orbiting two suns and not mind one of them going away, but hey I don't write the stuff.

Don’t think too hard about this. JJ has declared that the weapon was so powerful it allowed temporary viewing across the galaxy at FTL speeds.

A very neat way to recycle a nuTrek scene.

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24 minutes ago, DDE said:

There’s a serious discrepancy between crossections on whether the Millenium Falcon has a toilet or not.

Yes and no.

They had a nervous life. The toilet suddenly was at any place where a thunder of plasma hit caught everybody of them. So, no need in special cabin.

 

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My dad bought a DVD of Gravity, and we're going to go through it and write down every scientific discrepancy we find :P

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3 hours ago, RealKerbal3x said:

My dad bought a DVD of Gravity, and we're going to go through it and write down every scientific discrepancy we find :P

To your dad's dismay or is he joining in on the fun?

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Just now, Delay said:

To your dad's dismay or is he joining in on the fun?

He’s joining in :P

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3 hours ago, RealKerbal3x said:

My dad bought a DVD of Gravity, and we're going to go through it and write down every scientific discrepancy we find :P

You need more hard drive space :)
https://www.amazon.com/HGST-Western-Digital-Company-0F22790/dp/B00NP690OS/ref=sr_1_71?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1544129370&sr=1-71&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_four_browse-bin%3A8067154011
Buy muliple if you include video. 

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Just now, magnemoe said:

Nah, good old paper and pen for us. We’ll only be limited by the number of trees on the Earth :P

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20 hours ago, RealKerbal3x said:

My dad bought a DVD of Gravity, and we're going to go through it and write down every scientific discrepancy we find :P

"#1: no way astronauts are that goodlooking"

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20 hours ago, RealKerbal3x said:

My dad bought a DVD of Gravity, and we're going to go through it and write down every scientific discrepancy we find

Don't forget to buy a thick moleskin. (multininja'd)

17 hours ago, RealKerbal3x said:
17 hours ago, Delay said:

To your dad's dismay or is he joining in on the fun?

He’s joining in :P

Everything is good to avoid the home chores.

5 minutes ago, p1t1o said:

"#1: no way astronauts are that goodlooking"

#2: no way a Sandra Bullock type person could become an astronaut

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Shamelessly self-promoting a related thread

 

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On 12/7/2018 at 8:54 AM, p1t1o said:

"#1: no way astronauts are that goodlooking"

On 12/7/2018 at 9:00 AM, kerbiloid said:

#2: no way a Sandra Bullock type person could become an astronaut

You know.... I took the liberty of googling "hot female astronauts" (go ahead and yell at me for my chauvinism), but I will say, yes, some of them are. 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Gargamel said:

I took the liberty of googling "hot female astronauts"

I don't mean "hot". I mean "hysteric".

Upd: and of course not the actress but her characters.

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1 minute ago, kerbiloid said:

I don't mean "hot". I mean "hysteric".

Oh, well there's that too.... so yeah, I'll agree on that. 

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17 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

I don't mean "hot". I mean "hysteric".

Yeah, astronauts are known to be extremely stable.

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12 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

Yes, a woman with steel nerves.

Mission Specialist, @razark. I had to check if those even got astronaut wings, and apparently NASA gives them some sort of a derpier version. “Engineer in a spacesuit”, to quote the not-Dzhanibekov from Salyut 7.

Thing is, this is going to become more and more common if, or rather as, the number of space fliers increases. With the Shuttle’s crew of seven, NASA went well outside the original all-military recruitment pool (and Gene Cernan), and something like this was going to happen sooner or later - or at least much sooner were the recruitment pool limited to fast jet pilots.

Hell, in case of the Soviets, excrements, or rather, vomit hit the fan the very first time they changed their recruitment pool - if even half of the gossip about Tereshkova is true, she botched the flight, from lost pencils and fabricated flight logs, to eating unauthorized food before the medics got their hands on her, to actually leaking info about the Vostok ejection sequence that would invalidate the first space flight claim under ICAO definition.

So we may actually end up with the thoroughly unprofessional civilian astronauts of sci-fi.

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10 minutes ago, DDE said:

we may actually end up with the thoroughly unprofessional civilian astronauts of sci-fi.

Why so pessimistically? Not "end", but ""begin" with space freelancers.

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14 hours ago, Gargamel said:

hot female astronauts

If they don't show any heat signatures then you've got a case of M.I.A on board.

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1 hour ago, YNM said:

If they don't show any heat signatures then you've got a case of M.I.A on board.

Did you just assume their humanity!?

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Andromeda.
We should have a topic "Real history and mythology in fantasy Hall of Fame", with Xena and Hercules.

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1 hour ago, DDE said:

Did you just assume their humanity!?

Missing in Action ?

But yeah, unless you get superconductors I guess it'll still be pretty hot wrt space.

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7 hours ago, DDE said:

Mission Specialist, @razark.

Which is a type of astronaut.

7 hours ago, DDE said:

NASA went well outside the original all-military recruitment pool (and Gene Cernan), and something like this was going to happen sooner or later - or at least much sooner were the recruitment pool limited to fast jet pilots.

Oh, yeah.  The original astronauts at NASA were well known as being restrained, reserved fellows that never got into any trouble.

 

7 hours ago, DDE said:

(and Gene Cernan)

You misspelled his name.  It's properly spelled "Harrison Schmitt".

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2 hours ago, razark said:

The original astronauts at NASA were well known as being restrained, reserved fellows that never got into any trouble.

Unauthorized sandwiches aren't comparable to attempted murder, don't you think?

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Probably we should distinguish two rather different things:

  • an emotial motivation causing an inappropriate decision (though with rational and cold-blooded implementation)
  • a hysterical reaction (crying, hallucinations)

Nobody is guaranteed from the first one, but the second one looks absolutely inappropriate for a spacehuman.

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