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(Ars Technica)   South Korea surrenders, Rocket Lab fixes its rocket, Sir Richard must wait longer to get into space, space bees, flying grain elevator, Rocket Lab ups how much it can launch, ULA wins a commercial launch contract, and dimmer Starlinks 🚀   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Atlas V, Rocket, world of small launch, Ariane 5, Spacecraft propulsion, Rocket Report, Launch vehicle, Falcon 9  
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2020-08-07 10:47:34 PM  
Flying grain silos are impressive things.
...and remember this is just the payload, not the entire rocket.

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2020-08-08 12:27:31 AM  
I'm still pissed that there was no Fark thread for the Starlink launch last night.

SpaceX pulls off one HELL of a trifecta within One Week (Crew Dragon splashdown, Starship test hop, and a Falcon 9 Starlink launch), and Fark doesn't even run a thread for Starlink.

Back in the days of the Space Shuttle, launches were Big Deals, and people flocked to watch.  Then they started happening a little more often, and got a little more reliable, and people started tuning out.  "Oh, is there a Shuttle up?  I didn't know."  Saw that reaction more than once.

But eventually the crowds came flooding back to watch.  All it took was the Challenger disaster.

I'm not fool enough to think there's any kind of cause and effect relationship there - I'm just annoyed at human nature, predictably losing interest once the 'new' wears off.
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