Falcon 9 / Dragon

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    Two Dragons

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    I'll refrain from making any gay comments about two dragons docking
     
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    Space Docking if you will.
     
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    In Space No One Can Hear You Docking
     
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    John Kraus nails it again at the recent Inspiration4 launch;

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    This really was an extraordinarily well done half hour docco by Sarah Ferguson, not that she doesnt usually do a fabulous job. I felt it was even handed, explained all the complexity really well in a way that wouldnt put a layperson off, and... Well it just did the job, didnt it. Including airing the voices of some prominent critics, but without turning it into a crass ELON BAD thing.

    Though special shoutout to the wacky woman with the bells.
     
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    charlie bolden's storey is/was interesting. he sure wasnt a fan :D
     
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    I found his assertion that NASA could never get away with blowing rockets up like that disingenuous bordering on hilarious... I guess he's forgotten how many redstones, atlases and titan 2's the USAF blew up *FOR* them in the development of mercury and gemini :p. Complete with lots and lots of archival footage of the prospective astronauts looking on and appearing somewhat green around the gills lol
     
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    i'm also a bit lost on his neil armstrong comment
    i didnt realise armstrong was a rocket engineer
     
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    Back when space travel was a brand new thing they might have gotten away with it. These days not so much, especially when NASA's rockets cost $2B each. It'd take an awful lot of PR to shift the public to seeing NASA like they see SpaceX, where failure is a good thing.

    Armstrong was somewhat critical of commercial spaceflight...
    (from here).

    I think that he would take that back if he was still alive. Commercial launchers have been far cheaper and (at least in SpaceX's case) far quicker than NASA could have achieved for commercial crew. That looks to be continuing with HLS, and the outlook for the USA in space is brighter now than it has been for decades. Certainly nobody would dare to dispute the USA's leadership in space technology.
     
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    so just a case of old man yells get off my lawn
    that line of thinking is just what happens as we age.

    except me, im never getting old :D
     
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    multi-planetary species!!!!
    Elon's catchphrase.

    so. if i live long enough i might see some astronauts on mars. that would be pretty cool.

    astronomically expensive. but cool.

    i heard in one of the vids that musk expects to launch 40 000 satellites (IIRC?) into close earth orbit. holy. f. to fund his interplanetary japes. i guess there is no shortage of funding for these types of things.

    construct some bio domes on mars, grow some tomatoes or something. use human poop and water recyc. small nuclear generator's and solar...etc .
    but getting the materials to mars holy moly that is a mammoth task.

    and the polar caps of mars are like -200 c or something...if they want to get access to water. :wired:

    ROBOTS/drones might be useful for all sorts of tasks on mars. (asimov style ;) )
    mining operations? yeh. it's a long way off.
     
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    starlink
    theres still a few bucks to be made as an ISP
     
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    In one of the more bizarre crossovers to happen on my youtube subscription list, Grady from Practical Engineering, an awesome explain-it-like-I'm-fifteen civil engineering channel, has done a video on the importance of concrete to starship's pad design :p

    Video here:

     
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    I follow the same channels and yes, had the same reaction as you :)
     

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