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    Today, 09:56 AM
    Fast jet experience in itself cannot be translated to spaceflight (ok, perhaps it helps with manually sailing the STS Orbiter back to the landing...
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    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    And it's quite a useful learning experience to build your own traditional heavy lift booster before attempting to build something Starship-like.
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    2020-Nov-27, 08:06 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    They can also rather easily be turned into clean scrap steel. Not even painted.
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    2020-Nov-23, 07:17 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    As long as it's not for additional mission insurance... :D
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    2020-Nov-16, 12:31 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Acoustic analysis is a standard part of launcher design.
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    2020-Nov-14, 09:43 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Where the obvious huge style difference is that Thunderbirds were marionets, where Space 1999 was live action. And SpaceX is larger than life action.
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    2020-Nov-14, 06:35 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I'd say that this is the best possible moment -apart from the design phase- of discovering such secondary damage issue. There will be some delay to...
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    2020-Nov-10, 06:51 PM
    0.1mA? That's not a lot.
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    2020-Nov-08, 09:08 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    All this effort just because Musk wants his Roadster back... ;-)
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    2020-Nov-05, 10:51 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Oh sure. These days if you want a "cabin in the woods" you can go very far with solar panels and Starlink. Then it's "just" water to take care of.
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    2020-Nov-04, 09:13 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Thanks for the replies! The size of the user terminal antenna makes it a bit less handy to carry around on a hiking trip.
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    2020-Nov-03, 07:33 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    How come you can get good Starlink connection in a forest, but GPS reception tends to drop out underneath trees? Different frequency, better ground...
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    2020-Nov-03, 07:26 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    How come you can get good Starlink connection in a forest, but GPS reception tends to drop out underneath trees? Different frequency, better ground...
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    2020-Nov-01, 09:59 PM
    I only need one level of -fake!- thought control, and all it would require would be some fancy software running on the webcam: a simple eye tracker...
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    2020-Nov-01, 09:54 PM
    Where we live that wouldn't work. Unless she's had it since 1953. :)
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    2020-Nov-01, 07:05 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I'm glad to see this pioneering "fail fast" spirit -minus the risk of limb and life- having returned to spaceflight. Let them glow, let them blow,...
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