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(Spaceflight Now)   Lockheed and Nanoracks are teaming up to launch a commercial space station called StarLab. The companies plan on blowing it up once it gets to orbit   (spaceflightnow.com) divider line
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2021-10-25 5:47:01 PM  
Maybe no one cares anymore. Especially not after a 90 year old Captain Kirk did it (ok, it technically wasn't outer space but again, who gives a fark).
 
2021-10-25 6:12:56 PM  
Blow it up?
Don't we have enough satellite flakes in orbit?
 
2021-10-25 6:14:29 PM  

Mugato: Maybe no one cares anymore. Especially not after a 90 year old Captain Kirk did it (ok, it technically wasn't outer space but again, who gives a fark).


Wrong thread.
 
2021-10-25 7:17:39 PM  
There's also a boeing-blue origin one for those interested in things that will never happen.
 
2021-10-25 7:57:05 PM  
"Since the beginning, Nanoracks has sought to own and operate a private space station to fully unlock market demand," said Jeff Manber, CEO and co-founder of Nanoracks

There is no market demand beyond space tourists, and they're going to be bored of smelling their own puke and farts after a few hours.  There ain't nothing to do up there but look out the windows.
 
2021-10-25 8:07:43 PM  

thehellisthis: There's also a boeing-blue origin one for those interested in things that will never happen.


I hope Blue Origin is handling the valves
 
2021-10-25 8:24:33 PM  

dionysusaur: Blow it up?
Don't we have enough satellite flakes in orbit?


It is an inflatable habitat.
 
2021-10-25 8:32:53 PM  

maniacbastard: dionysusaur: Blow it up?
Don't we have enough satellite flakes in orbit?

It is an inflatable habitat.


Oh.  Durable.
 
2021-10-25 8:44:14 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "Since the beginning, Nanoracks has sought to own and operate a private space station to fully unlock market demand," said Jeff Manber, CEO and co-founder of Nanoracks

There is no market demand beyond space tourists, and they're going to be bored of smelling their own puke and farts after a few hours.  There ain't nothing to do up there but look out the windows.


There are a *lot* of things that can be produced off planet in a lower gravity setting , of course , its getting the raw materials "up" .

The most important thing is getting 2 or 3 or 13 of these at high orbit , if nobody is gonna step up and commit to an actual Lunar base. Which , we do need. Not some boutique thing, but something the size of a city block , and damn soon. Because that is what China wants to do , and we know they will call "dibs" on Luna once they have a foothold. Ditto for Mars.
As much of a farkup the Western world has handled Terra , I really think it unwise to allow that to happen.
I want a joint ESA / JSA/ CSA/ NASA base. Or one controlled by the UN.
I doubt we will end up with anything like Antartica , but I hold out hope that we can.
Let the billionaires have a few orbitals. They will be assimilated by a bad actor nation or 2 in the long run.
 
2021-10-25 8:53:03 PM  
btw, word is Bork went straight to his private jet and flew home right after this segment
 
2021-10-25 8:53:35 PM  
I'm in the wrong thread
 
2021-10-25 9:28:11 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "Since the beginning, Nanoracks has sought to own and operate a private space station to fully unlock market demand," said Jeff Manber, CEO and co-founder of Nanoracks

There is no market demand beyond space tourists, and they're going to be bored of smelling their own puke and farts after a few hours.  There ain't nothing to do up there but look out the windows.


There's something else people will want to do, and it won't be easy to clean up in zero g.
 
2021-10-25 9:55:46 PM  
As much as I'd love to see space, no way in HAIL am I gonna sit in a big balloon.....But then again, it'll never happen, so......
 
2021-10-26 1:48:04 AM  
Any object that has been in space sells for big bucks. I saw it on Antiques Roadshow. They will be making space souvenirs.
 
2021-10-26 11:42:30 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: "Since the beginning, Nanoracks has sought to own and operate a private space station to fully unlock market demand," said Jeff Manber, CEO and co-founder of Nanoracks

There is no market demand RIGHT NOW beyond space tourists, and they're going to be bored of smelling their own puke and farts after a few hours.  There ain't nothing to do up there but look out the windows.


And, of course, that means that demand will *never* arise.

Besides, what kind of fool starts preparing in advance for things coming up in the near-to-mid-term future?
 
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