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Quote from: zeebo on February 08, 2018, 01:01:20 AMWhen you guys get married, and retire to your solar-powered floating city, remember to reserve a small tree for me in the bio-dome gardens. I'm small and won't add much weight.
Quote from: albrecht on February 08, 2018, 12:17:34 AMSome questions:1) why so round? The earth isn't (I'm assuming no flat/hollow etc conspiracy here ) but why pics so round? Assuming the atmosphere gets "lighter," to use a science term, there should still be differences/variences with various gases, incoming objects, etc that would be interfered with by gravity, penetration, etc? But the pics look like a perfect sphere on the "space level" view? in most photos. To sell posters for co-eds?2) what about the "half-life" the coach used to tell me about in science class about nukes and the Commies? You can't divide into "half" forever? Or can you? Zeno paradox stuff that brainiacs, supposedly "solved?" I guess "quantum?" Logically unsound (how you half divide into nothing?), but, I guess that is the point, of that "fuzzy logic"or "quantum" stuff-at that point aren't you reducing to a new ager? Akaskic Records now?
Quote from: albrecht on February 08, 2018, 12:17:34 AM2) what about the "half-life" the coach used to tell me about in science class about nukes and the Commies? You can't divide into "half" forever? Or can you? Zeno paradox stuff that brainiacs, supposedly "solved?" I guess "quantum?" Logically unsound (how you half divide into nothing?), but, I guess that is the point, of that "fuzzy logic"or "quantum" stuff-at that point aren't you reducing to a new ager? Akaskic Records now?
Quote from: Lord Grantham on February 08, 2018, 12:25:00 PMThe brianiac that helped clear up Zeno's paradox was Issac Newton when he developed calculus.
Quote from: albrecht on February 08, 2018, 12:30:00 PMI thought that was Liebniz?
Quote from: Uncle Duke on February 08, 2018, 08:05:12 PMThe press about the Falcon Heavy reminded me of a program one of my professors told us about in the late 70s. It was a rocket ten times more powerful than the Saturn V of the day, and was to have been water launched to prevent rocket efflux damage to fixed launch fixtures and attenuate blast noise. Apparently this rocket was being looked at in the 60s for a Mars project, but funding to the project got cut. This sounds familiar to anyone?I don't remember if the prof was part of the project, but I do know he had been one of von Braun's "Paperclip" rocket engineers.
Quote from: Lord Grantham on February 09, 2018, 09:17:19 AMThis is why an important payload wasn't included in the Falcon Heavy test launch.https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/961083704230674438
Quote from: Gd5150 on February 09, 2018, 09:29:52 AMThatâ€™s a bit odd and misleading as thereâ€™s no way the vehicle has reached Mars. It takes 10 months. Cue the craft brewery full of drunk cheering white male millennials.
Quote from: Lord Grantham on February 09, 2018, 09:16:00 AMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e5B7EKVg48
Quote from: Uncle Duke on February 09, 2018, 12:07:10 PMThanks LG, that must be it. I don't remember the prof calling the rocket by a name, seems like he used a numeric designation or acronym when he talked about it. The launch of that big rascal would have been something to see!
Quote from: Jackstar on February 09, 2018, 12:31:49 PMhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Dragon_%28rocket%29This seems like a wicked cool design. I wonder how much any concern over the ongoing Cold War led to cancelling it?
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on February 09, 2018, 10:12:03 AMNo words.
Quote from: Jackstar on February 07, 2018, 01:46:48 PMIt is my belief that the Roadster was sent to Ceres on purpose as a gift, and that there are a shitload of humans on Mars, waiting for the story about "'Murica's Rockets" to become so widespread, that they can then come to Earth and live openly without having to carry some ridiculous sheepdip cover story about how they went to kindergarten at Sandy Hook.Laugh if you want. An alternative explanation for the mysterious lack of scientific progress in various fields--namely, antigravity and nuclear power--isn't any less inconceivable.
Quote from: Gd5150 on February 12, 2018, 10:46:42 AMSurprising thereâ€™s no footage of the crash
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on February 07, 2018, 11:37:29 PMSimple question: Why no stars? I'm sure the cam they're using is HD. The brightness of the moon's surface couldn't be occluding them. So, why no stars?
Quote from: Up All Night on February 12, 2018, 01:08:40 PMIn the early live streaming of the car in space, I did see stars, as the car turned and rotated...?As to the ISS --- Camera exposure setting has something to do with being able to see the pinpricks of stars or not. In that ISS video, the guy assumes the bright object is the sun.... it's not... it's the bright moon with an exposure setting to see the stars.