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(io9)   One small hop for SpaceX, a giant leap towards rocket reusability   (io9.com) divider line 4
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3753 clicks; posted to Geek » on 25 Dec 2012 at 3:46 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-26 02:50:01 AM  
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lokisbong: Sweet! thanks for the link. I learned a bit more than I planned on today. and that's almost always a good thing.


yah, I had found that link a few months ago and really liked it
god I hate the internets, stupid learning new things everyday??
I WAS TOLD THERE WOULD BE NO MATHS
2012-12-26 02:48:16 AM  
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namatad: lokisbong: Probably but I don't know for sure. I have not done the research or the math. Either way I like Mr Musks style.

Link
claims that it was about half the cost/kg of the shuttle
a little more than the proton-M
much less than the other current launch systems
and predicting that future systems will continue to come down lower in price

strange market thingy could continue to happen
any competition could further lower costs and a private company has incentives to continuously improve launch systems to lower costs and improve profits.

only took us 50 years to get here but it looks like commercial space flight is taking off
sigh
too lazy to rewrite that


Sweet! thanks for the link. I learned a bit more than I planned on today. and that's almost always a good thing.
2012-12-26 12:07:15 AM  
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maltedmothball: Quantum Apostrophe: We've already tried reusable rockets. Didn't work. We are here. We will always be here. No amount of sci-fi go-go cheerleading will change that.

cynical, but succinct. I can respect that.


Powered flight was tried many times and didn't work. That's why airplanes don't exist today.
2012-12-25 11:31:03 PM  
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BolloxReader: Quantum Apostrophe: We've already tried reusable rockets. Didn't work. We are here. We will always be here. No amount of sci-fi go-go cheerleading will change that.

I think I understand. You are roleplaying Marvin, aren't you? Do you cosplay him as well? And did you start before or after the 2005 movie? How did the Marvin portrayed there impact your view of the character?


He just wants to protect us from the terrible secret of space.
 
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