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(Washington Post)   NASA is sole-sourcing their lunar lander to SpaceX. The sound you just heard was Alabama congressional delegation crapping their pants   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2021-04-16 6:53:49 PM  
That bodes well for far fewer delays.
 
2021-04-16 7:54:10 PM  
1.  The Artimis program is getting less than a third of the funding that is required
2.  To keep the Senators happy, they are still using the SLS system with Orion to get to the moon.
Might as well call it the Pork Launch system
3.  Starship is going to be used as a Lunar Lander that Orion Docks with
 
2021-04-16 8:08:57 PM  
We need the equivalent of the ISS in lunar orbit, with docking for both transport and lander craft. I suppose mission time for each crew would need to be pretty long to justify travelling such a great distance but it seems necessary to finally move on from simply planting flags, picking up rocks and hitting golf balls.
 
2021-04-16 8:29:18 PM  
Seems like Blue Origin lowered their bid price a lot and undercut Dynetics. Then SpaceX, seeing the budget issues, simply said "give us what you can and we'll take care of the rest."

It's not a loss for SpaceX really as they were going to do it anyway.
 
2021-04-16 8:30:49 PM  

kkinnison: 1.  The Artimis program is getting less than a third of the funding that is required
2.  To keep the Senators happy, they are still using the SLS system with Orion to get to the moon.
Might as well call it the Pork Launch system
3.  Starship is going to be used as a Lunar Lander that Orion Docks with


It's Biden time. If they can shenanigan through Trillions in pork without any opposition help they could fund all of these.

Oh, wait, you want them funded, but healthcare for illegals comes first? Priorities kiddies, priorities. Can't have everything.
 
2021-04-16 8:46:11 PM  

fragMasterFlash: We need the equivalent of the ISS in lunar orbit, with docking for both transport and lander craft. I suppose mission time for each crew would need to be pretty long to justify travelling such a great distance but it seems necessary to finally move on from simply planting flags, picking up rocks and hitting golf balls.


1,000km Cable to the Stars - The Skyhook
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2021-04-16 9:12:23 PM  

zgrizz: kkinnison: 1.  The Artimis program is getting less than a third of the funding that is required
2.  To keep the Senators happy, they are still using the SLS system with Orion to get to the moon.
Might as well call it the Pork Launch system
3.  Starship is going to be used as a Lunar Lander that Orion Docks with

It's Biden time. If they can shenanigan through Trillions in pork without any opposition help they could fund all of these.

Oh, wait, you want them funded, but healthcare for illegals comes first? Priorities kiddies, priorities. Can't have everything.


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2021-04-16 9:34:32 PM  

Ecliptic: fragMasterFlash: We need the equivalent of the ISS in lunar orbit, with docking for both transport and lander craft. I suppose mission time for each crew would need to be pretty long to justify travelling such a great distance but it seems necessary to finally move on from simply planting flags, picking up rocks and hitting golf balls.

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Okay, that's ingenious! Makes the space elevator pretty much obsolete.

Would a station located at a LaGrange point help?
 
2021-04-16 10:27:30 PM  
Starship's tall layout gives me yht heebie-jeebies regarding lunar manned operations. Long way up and down for the one small step.
 
2021-04-16 10:29:37 PM  
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2021-04-16 10:50:05 PM  

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Yeah, because you are teh smrts and Karpathy, Keller, and Shotwell are teh dumbz.  Got it.
 
2021-04-16 11:13:46 PM  
AAAAGGGGHHHH and zgrizz in real life. Twins:

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2021-04-16 11:15:56 PM  
I don't remember. Who was the idiot troll that was 110% positive that Bezos would destroy Musk's SpaceX?
 
2021-04-16 11:59:45 PM  

fragMasterFlash: We need the equivalent of the ISS in lunar orbit, with docking for both transport and lander craft. I suppose mission time for each crew would need to be pretty long to justify travelling such a great distance but it seems necessary to finally move on from simply planting flags, picking up rocks and hitting golf balls.


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2021-04-17 12:18:38 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: [Fark user image 500x511]


That FEMALE is wearing clothes.
 
2021-04-17 8:43:30 AM  
Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.
 
2021-04-17 12:05:37 PM  

Linux_Yes: Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.


Are you high? SpaceX is the cheapest and most reliable contractor NASA has ever used. Say what you will about Musk (he's definitely an ass) but SpaceX has done more for the industry than any company in modern history.
 
2021-04-17 12:45:57 PM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.

Are you high? SpaceX is the cheapest and most reliable contractor NASA has ever used. Say what you will about Musk (he's definitely an ass) but SpaceX has done more for the industry than any company in modern history.


But the costs of sending humans into space is 10 times that of robots and everyone is anal abt sending humans to mars.

Meanwhile the nation is in severe deficit while the tax payer is paying for everything.

Murca wants the glory of sending man to mars but the public is the ones getting the gloryhole

We went to the moon to beat the russians not for science.

Dumb nation still dumb and never mind the Trillions spent on the pandemic relief.
 
2021-04-17 12:48:37 PM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.

Are you high? SpaceX is the cheapest and most reliable contractor NASA has ever used. Say what you will about Musk (he's definitely an ass) but SpaceX has done more for the industry than any company in modern history.


SpaceX has done wonders for their lazy stock owners too at 15 to 20% capital gains tax rates while labor pays twice that.
 
2021-04-17 1:59:20 PM  

bootman: AAAAGGGGHHHH: [Fark user image image 500x511]

Yeah, because you are teh smrts and Karpathy, Keller, and Shotwell are teh dumbz.  Got it.


Musk may have you goobs convinced that he's a RL Tony Stark, but all he is a rich trust fund brat who pays the actually smart people to build things he takes credit for (if they succeed).

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2021-04-17 3:44:39 PM  

Linux_Yes: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.

Are you high? SpaceX is the cheapest and most reliable contractor NASA has ever used. Say what you will about Musk (he's definitely an ass) but SpaceX has done more for the industry than any company in modern history.

But the costs of sending humans into space is 10 times that of robots and everyone is anal abt sending humans to mars.

Meanwhile the nation is in severe deficit while the tax payer is paying for everything.

Murca wants the glory of sending man to mars but the public is the ones getting the gloryhole

We went to the moon to beat the russians not for science.

Dumb nation still dumb and never mind the Trillions spent on the pandemic relief.


You could always take 10% from military funding to conquer space easily.

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2021-04-17 4:17:13 PM  

FalsePositive: Linux_Yes: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.

Are you high? SpaceX is the cheapest and most reliable contractor NASA has ever used. Say what you will about Musk (he's definitely an ass) but SpaceX has done more for the industry than any company in modern history.

But the costs of sending humans into space is 10 times that of robots and everyone is anal abt sending humans to mars.

Meanwhile the nation is in severe deficit while the tax payer is paying for everything.

Murca wants the glory of sending man to mars but the public is the ones getting the gloryhole

We went to the moon to beat the russians not for science.

Dumb nation still dumb and never mind the Trillions spent on the pandemic relief.

You could always take 10% from military funding to conquer space easily.

[Fark user image image 425x274]


Off with his head!!
 
2021-04-17 8:13:34 PM  

Linux_Yes: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.

Are you high? SpaceX is the cheapest and most reliable contractor NASA has ever used. Say what you will about Musk (he's definitely an ass) but SpaceX has done more for the industry than any company in modern history.

But the costs of sending humans into space is 10 times that of robots and everyone is anal abt sending humans to mars.

Meanwhile the nation is in severe deficit while the tax payer is paying for everything.

Murca wants the glory of sending man to mars but the public is the ones getting the gloryhole

We went to the moon to beat the russians not for science.

Dumb nation still dumb and never mind the Trillions spent on the pandemic relief.


I suspect you're just bitter because nobody outside of gen-x beardos gives a tenth of a shiat about Linux.

Also, humans landing on Mars will happen no matter how many problems there are on Earth. Humanity is capable of dealing with more than one problem at a time. Pull the stick out of your ass and work with the rest of us or get out of the way.
 
2021-04-17 8:28:59 PM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.

Are you high? SpaceX is the cheapest and most reliable contractor NASA has ever used. Say what you will about Musk (he's definitely an ass) but SpaceX has done more for the industry than any company in modern history.

But the costs of sending humans into space is 10 times that of robots and everyone is anal abt sending humans to mars.

Meanwhile the nation is in severe deficit while the tax payer is paying for everything.

Murca wants the glory of sending man to mars but the public is the ones getting the gloryhole

We went to the moon to beat the russians not for science.

Dumb nation still dumb and never mind the Trillions spent on the pandemic relief.

I suspect you're just bitter because nobody outside of gen-x beardos gives a tenth of a shiat about Linux.

Also, humans landing on Mars will happen no matter how many problems there are on Earth. Humanity is capable of dealing with more than one problem at a time. Pull the stick out of your ass and work with the rest of us or get out of the way.


Lolzz

Shouldnt you be doing your homework now??

You sound really young.
 
2021-04-17 8:43:32 PM  

Linux_Yes: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.

Are you high? SpaceX is the cheapest and most reliable contractor NASA has ever used. Say what you will about Musk (he's definitely an ass) but SpaceX has done more for the industry than any company in modern history.

But the costs of sending humans into space is 10 times that of robots and everyone is anal abt sending humans to mars.

Meanwhile the nation is in severe deficit while the tax payer is paying for everything.

Murca wants the glory of sending man to mars but the public is the ones getting the gloryhole

We went to the moon to beat the russians not for science.

Dumb nation still dumb and never mind the Trillions spent on the pandemic relief.

I suspect you're just bitter because nobody outside of gen-x beardos gives a tenth of a shiat about Linux.

Also, humans landing on Mars will happen no matter how many problems there are on Earth. Humanity is capable of dealing with more than one problem at a time. Pull the stick out of your ass and work with the rest of us or get out of the way.

Lolzz

Shouldnt you be doing your homework now??

You sound really young.


The great thing about the internet is that nobody knows how old you really are (unless you're a nation-state actor or L33T haxor, or just dumb enough to have a public Facebook or TikTok account) but my guess about you seems to have been dead on.

Once again, in case you have to pull the wax chunks out of your ears, Elon Musk is an ass. But SpaceX is the best value NASA has gotten in decades.

I know you are one of those people who thinks nobody should be allowed in space until Earth is a perfect utopia. Which means you are opposed to human space flight by any nation on principle. I'm just glad you have literally no power to stop the inevitable.
 
2021-04-17 9:40:03 PM  
Orion will never fly. Those nitwit "engineers" in Huntsville and specifically in and around Decatur have all inbred to the point of idiocracy.  Their grandparents were smart. Their parents...were OK. The new crop are pure Alabama nitwit.
 
2021-04-18 6:23:08 AM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.

Are you high? SpaceX is the cheapest and most reliable contractor NASA has ever used. Say what you will about Musk (he's definitely an ass) but SpaceX has done more for the industry than any company in modern history.

But the costs of sending humans into space is 10 times that of robots and everyone is anal abt sending humans to mars.

Meanwhile the nation is in severe deficit while the tax payer is paying for everything.

Murca wants the glory of sending man to mars but the public is the ones getting the gloryhole

We went to the moon to beat the russians not for science.

Dumb nation still dumb and never mind the Trillions spent on the pandemic relief.

I suspect you're just bitter because nobody outside of gen-x beardos gives a tenth of a shiat about Linux.

Also, humans landing on Mars will happen no matter how many problems there are on Earth. Humanity is capable of dealing with more than one problem at a time. Pull the stick out of your ass and work with the rest of us or get out of the way.

Lolzz

Shouldnt you be doing your homework now??

You sound really young.

The great thing about the internet is that nobody knows how old you really are (unless you're a nation-state actor or L33T haxor, or just dumb enough to have a public Facebook or TikTok account) but my guess about you seems to have been dead on.

Once again, in case you have to pull the wax chunks out of your ears, Elon Musk is an ass. But SpaceX is the best value NASA has gotten in decades.

I know you are one of those people who thinks nobody should be allowed in space until Earth is a perfect utopia. Which means you are opposed to human space flight by any nation on principle. I'm just glad you have literally no power to stop the inevitable.


You are correct.

As long as the big business owned "news" keeps pushing space and all the dreams it will make come true and as long as the big business owned congress ignores the bottom 80 or 90% of the population, then that free public money will continue to flow into these "private" space companies and their sit at home stock owners will continue to giggle.....

While Rome burns........

I never knew how much capitalists love Socialism.
 
2021-04-18 6:25:36 AM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Linux_Yes: Socialize the costs/liabilities
Privatize the profits for stock owners.

Are you high? SpaceX is the cheapest and most reliable contractor NASA has ever used. Say what you will about Musk (he's definitely an ass) but SpaceX has done more for the industry than any company in modern history.

But the costs of sending humans into space is 10 times that of robots and everyone is anal abt sending humans to mars.

Meanwhile the nation is in severe deficit while the tax payer is paying for everything.

Murca wants the glory of sending man to mars but the public is the ones getting the gloryhole

We went to the moon to beat the russians not for science.

Dumb nation still dumb and never mind the Trillions spent on the pandemic relief.

I suspect you're just bitter because nobody outside of gen-x beardos gives a tenth of a shiat about Linux.

Also, humans landing on Mars will happen no matter how many problems there are on Earth. Humanity is capable of dealing with more than one problem at a time. Pull the stick out of your ass and work with the rest of us or get out of the way.

Lolzz

Shouldnt you be doing your homework now??

You sound really young.

The great thing about the internet is that nobody knows how old you really are (unless you're a nation-state actor or L33T haxor, or just dumb enough to have a public Facebook or TikTok account) but my guess about you seems to have been dead on.

Once again, in case you have to pull the wax chunks out of your ears, Elon Musk is an ass. But SpaceX is the best value NASA has gotten in decades.

I know you are one of those people who thinks nobody should be allowed in space until Earth is a perfect utopia. Which means you are opposed to human space flight by any nation on principle. I'm just glad you have literally no power to stop the inevitable.


Btw
We landed on the moon to beat the russians, not for science and not for discovery..

Good luck, space man.
 
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