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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:05 pm



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by Preezy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:29 pm

Absolutely incredible stuff. So there’s now a Tesla hurtling through space, this is now a thing :lol:

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:55 pm

That will be a bugger to repair if it breaks down.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Dblock » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:56 pm

Space is fake, flatearth is the truth!

''Saying it's because I was controlling you and making you sad when actually I just asked you to wear some trousers'' :lol: :lol:
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by Peter Crisp » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:57 pm

Dblock wrote:Space is fake, flatearth is the truth!


Yep, where are the turtles for a start.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:01 pm

Dblock wrote:Space is fake, flatearth is the truth!


The trouble with you Dblock is I actually think you believe that. :lol:

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by Xeno » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:03 pm

You would have thought this would be the ideal time to start reading HHGTTG.

So is the suit hooked up to monitoring equiptment to test it long term or is it fake?

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by Alvin Flummux » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:43 am

Preezy wrote:Absolutely incredible stuff. So there’s now a Tesla hurtling through space, this is now a thing :lol:


It's going to Mars too. :lol:

Elon Musk has to be the leading contender for Man of the Century so far.


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:wub: Epic. Awesome. Spectacular.

Shame the central core didn't make it, but damn that was exciting to watch.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:34 am

I don't know why it makes me so happy, but every photo I have seen of the Tesla car in space has made me smile and feel all gooey inside. :lol:

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by Rax » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:35 am

Incredible scenes. Space is awesome.

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by Squinty » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:15 am

I thought that rocket was in reverse. That's quite an achievement.

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by OrangeReindeer » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:41 am

This is goddamn incredible

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:00 am

OrangeRakoon wrote:This is goddamn incredible


It really is and private space flight is developing at an astonishing rate. It was less than 15 years ago that SpaceShip One became the first private craft to go into space, now we have the Falcon Heavy, a craft that can carry enormous loads into space and can vertically land its boosters.

Astonishing progress!

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by Eat it Harvey » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:05 am

It's quite damning that it's taken this long to reach this point. Private companies shouldn't have to be the ones who are taking up the slack left behind by NASA who've spent decades pottering about in the back yard rather than pushing things to their next step. Admittedly that's most likely due to funding, but they should have been developing and driving down the cost of this stuff long ago.

Finally good to see some progress being made though. Exciting times.

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by Preezy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:12 am

They really should paint the booster rockets so they look like Thunderbird 1.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:15 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:It's quite damning that it's taken this long to reach this point. Private companies shouldn't have to be the ones who are taking up the slack left behind by NASA who've spent decades pottering about in the back yard rather than pushing things to their next step. Admittedly that's most likely due to funding, but they should have been developing and driving down the cost of this stuff long ago.

Finally good to see some progress being made though. Exciting times.


We would see amazing progress if we told Trump that we would change the name of Mars to “Trump Planet” if he gave NASA the funding to land people there.

Although he’d probably want to paint the whole planet gold.

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by Rax » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:25 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:It's quite damning that it's taken this long to reach this point. Private companies shouldn't have to be the ones who are taking up the slack left behind by NASA who've spent decades pottering about in the back yard rather than pushing things to their next step. Admittedly that's most likely due to funding, but they should have been developing and driving down the cost of this stuff long ago.

Finally good to see some progress being made though. Exciting times.

Nasa has suffered from funding cuts as well as constant changing of its focus. Their heyday was undoubtedly the 60s and 70s, when they had one goal, put people on the moon, it doesnt matter what it costs, get it done. Since then different administrations have slashed budgets and their focus has been moved from exploring deeper space, going to the moon again, focus on space stations, going to Mars, replacing the shuttle etc etc. SpaceX do incredible work and its because they are a singularly focused company, Musk has Mars in his sights and everything they have done has been with that goal in mind, Falcon heavy is very impressive but it is built on their existing work and it is just the next step in getting to Mars. Nasa is hamstrung by the fact that Space is seen as "sexy" by a lot of Americans so politicians wont give it more funding, its a terrible shame as the people who work there are probably incredibly passionate about what they do, the red tape just strawberry floats things up for them.

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by Eat it Harvey » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:32 am

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Cheeky Devlin wrote:It's quite damning that it's taken this long to reach this point. Private companies shouldn't have to be the ones who are taking up the slack left behind by NASA who've spent decades pottering about in the back yard rather than pushing things to their next step. Admittedly that's most likely due to funding, but they should have been developing and driving down the cost of this stuff long ago.

Finally good to see some progress being made though. Exciting times.

Nasa has suffered from funding cuts as well as constant changing of its focus. Their heyday was undoubtedly the 60s and 70s, when they had one goal, put people on the moon, it doesnt matter what it costs, get it done. Since then different administrations have slashed budgets and their focus has been moved from exploring deeper space, going to the moon again, focus on space stations, going to Mars, replacing the shuttle etc etc. SpaceX do incredible work and its because they are a singularly focused company, Musk has Mars in his sights and everything they have done has been with that goal in mind, Falcon heavy is very impressive but it is built on their existing work and it is just the next step in getting to Mars. Nasa is hamstrung by the fact that Space is seen as "sexy" by a lot of Americans so politicians wont give it more funding, its a terrible shame as the people who work there are probably incredibly passionate about what they do, the red tape just strawberry floats things up for them.

100% this.

Just a shame that after such a promising (And extremely fast) ramp up in the 60's/70's they had to scale back. I'd guess that half the reason for it not being seen as "sexy" by the public is that they weren't doing anything that grabbed the imagination like the Moon landing. Hopefully putting people on Mars will do the job. :D

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by Preezy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:35 am

It's probably more likely that NASA got dumped with a load of covert military and intelligence jobs so couldn't put as much focus on the bigger "humanity" projects. Bloody Air Force :roll:

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