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Discussion in 'General' started by VipersGratitude, 1 May 2009.

  1. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    I was just about to call you out on that.

    Bloody patreon elitist scumbag. :lol:
     
  2. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    I have a new favourite thing

     
  3. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Been forgetting to post this.
     
  4. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 ^It was funny when I was 12

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    Edit: SCRUB, next opportunity Sept 2nd

    Official NASA


    Everyday Astronaut


    NASASpaceflight.com
     
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  5. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Something to watch after Sandman?

     
  6. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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  7. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    Bound to be teething problems with something so complex.
     
  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    It's time for a 100% (in)accurate biopic

     
  9. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 ^It was funny when I was 12

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    Yeah, only problem is that phrase has been repeated ad nauseam for the past 8 years. It's really time to deliver something.
     
  10. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Have to agree but I also can't argue with the logic that
    (can't remember who said it today) in years to come people won't remember a delay of a few days but they would remember an exploding rocket.

    Is the manned mission planned for a couple of years time?
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    it's a load of shuttle-era parts cobbled together.... the gaffer tape probably came loose...
     
  12. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    It's not about the spaceflight, it's about all those lovely, expensive pork barrels! :rolleyes:
     
  13. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    I saw that interview and, I can’t remember who he was either. He was addressed as Dr. though, so methinks reasonable to assume he was someone who knows what he’s talking about.
     
  14. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus On the jazz.

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    I still have a very clear mental image of the classroom that I was sitting in listening to the radio when the Challenger exploded in January of '86...
     
  15. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    I understand what you’re saying but, consider the amount of effort car manufacturers put in to making sure a new model is problem free, then they still have to issue product recalls, after the cars come to market. Even a high-end modern car is simple compared to Artemis.
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Appeal to authority: always remember, people addressed Gillian "LET ME LOOK AT YOUR TURDS" McKeith as doctor too... until it turned out her PhD was from the American Holistic College of Nutrition (which rebranded to the Clayton College of Natural Health before skipping out on the lawsuits and closing down) and basically involved sending a cheque and waiting.

    Even if they're an actual doctor, that's no guarantee they're not chatting you-know-what: Andrew Wakefield was an actual honest-to-goodness legit doctor - a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, no less - and... well.
     
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  17. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 ^It was funny when I was 12

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    As already pointed out, there is very little new stuff in SLS:

    Solid boosters are same as shuttle with an additional segment
    Main tank is a modified version of the shuttle tank
    Main engines are actual flight hardware taken off the shuttles after retirement
    Upper stage is from the Delta IV*
    Orion was originally part of the Constellation program
    The service module is a modified version of a European cargo vehicle
    Mobile launch tower and ground support equipment was originally part of the Constellation program (probably with some leftovers from the shuttle as well)


    *Will be replaced with the exploration upper stage, which requires a new f*%$ing mobile launch tower.
     
  18. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 ^It was funny when I was 12

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    Sad but true. Dispite all the handouts, Boeing has now managed to f*$& up SLS, Starliner, 737 Max and parts of the 787 program all in the span of less than a decade.
     
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    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  20. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Love me some IMSAI.

    Not that I'll watch the video, mind: staged picture of yourself in the thumbnail? That's a no from me.

    At least he's not pointing at anything, I'll give him that...
     

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