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(BBC)   As we lift off from the pad, And slip the surly bonds of Earth, I gaze upon my cameras galore, Outside of Maven is darkness...and nothing more   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 14
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2013-11-19 09:20:17 AM
go TJ!
 
2013-11-19 09:24:48 AM
Whew.
From this headline I thought the probe had died or something after launch. Glad to see this is just a repeat saying it launched okay.
 
2013-11-19 09:26:02 AM
I really want to say this is a repeat but the other link was supposed to be to the stream of the launch. Instead, the link was posted late and we found out it had already lifted off successfully.
 
2013-11-19 10:03:11 AM
If my KSP rockets accelerates that slow off the pad I just stick some SRBs on the outside to help punch it through the atmosphere. I wonder if NASA is hiring rocket surgeons.
 
2013-11-19 10:52:07 AM

MadMattressMack: If my KSP rockets accelerates that slow off the pad I just stick some SRBs on the outside to help punch it through the atmosphere. I wonder if NASA is hiring rocket surgeons.


I think "more boosters!" is pretty much the motto of KSP. You keep working at it until you realize that you've built a sixteen stage monstrosity that can lift a thousand tons straight into orbit. It's not pretty, it's not elegant, but by god is it powerful.
 
2013-11-19 11:25:49 AM
MadMattressMack
2013-11-19 10:03:11 AM


If my KSP rockets accelerates that slow off the pad I just stick some SRBs on the outside to help punch it through the atmosphere. I wonder if NASA is hiring rocket surgeons.

We've outsourced that too. Atlas V is lifted by russian rockets.
 
2013-11-19 11:47:23 AM

Slives: Whew.
From this headline I thought the probe had died or something after launch. Glad to see this is just a repeat saying it launched okay.


This....
 
2013-11-19 11:54:31 AM

Shrugging Atlas: Slives: Whew.
From this headline I thought the probe had died or something after launch. Glad to see this is just a repeat saying it launched okay.

This....


merely an attempt to capture the beauty of space
 
2013-11-19 12:44:39 PM

OnlyM3: We've outsourced that too. Atlas V is lifted by russian rockets.


so.. 1 engine of 1 stage of an American rocket otherwise comprised of American parts built by an American company and launched from a USAFB counts as outsourcing to the Russians. Gotcha.
 
2013-11-19 12:53:34 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: MadMattressMack: If my KSP rockets accelerates that slow off the pad I just stick some SRBs on the outside to help punch it through the atmosphere. I wonder if NASA is hiring rocket surgeons.

I think "more boosters!" is pretty much the motto of KSP. You keep working at it until you realize that you've built a sixteen stage monstrosity that can lift a thousand tons straight into orbit. It's not pretty, it's not elegant, but by god is it powerful.


So true but not sure how. I webbed together like 20 boosters once as a stage one...actually didn't have the thrust to lift off!

NASA shouldn't hire KSP players it would go badly.
 
2013-11-19 12:55:16 PM
They are going to launch another one soon from that launch site in Virginia.
 
2013-11-19 03:50:25 PM
www.onlineworldofwrestling.com

not amused
 
2013-11-19 05:25:02 PM
His spaceship knows which way to go?
 
2013-11-20 01:03:12 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: MadMattressMack: If my KSP rockets accelerates that slow off the pad I just stick some SRBs on the outside to help punch it through the atmosphere. I wonder if NASA is hiring rocket surgeons.

I think "more boosters!" is pretty much the motto of KSP. You keep working at it until you realize that you've built a sixteen stage monstrosity that can lift a thousand tons straight into orbit. It's not pretty, it's not elegant, but by god is it powerful.


And it beats assembling it in orbit. Docking can be a cast iron biatch.

Contribution Corsair: To The Escape Zeppelin!: MadMattressMack: If my KSP rockets accelerates that slow off the pad I just stick some SRBs on the outside to help punch it through the atmosphere. I wonder if NASA is hiring rocket surgeons.

I think "more boosters!" is pretty much the motto of KSP. You keep working at it until you realize that you've built a sixteen stage monstrosity that can lift a thousand tons straight into orbit. It's not pretty, it's not elegant, but by god is it powerful.

So true but not sure how. I webbed together like 20 boosters once as a stage one...actually didn't have the thrust to lift off!

NASA shouldn't hire KSP players it would go spectacularly bad.


FTFY. It would be like the Redstone and Vanguard programs all over again and would make for some great highlight reals.
 
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