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2018-03-06 08:40:36 PM  
That's beyond Barbie's ken.
 
2018-03-06 08:50:11 PM  

Farkspeare: That's beyond Barbie's ken.


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2018-03-06 10:16:09 PM  
Aerodynamic physics, or, as people who know what they are talking about would say, aerodynamics.
 
2018-03-06 10:32:37 PM  
Does not come with the miniature of the Friden calculator seen in the promo.
 
2018-03-06 10:38:40 PM  
Would hit.

/reported
 
2018-03-06 10:43:12 PM  
I will be in my bunk.

/thinking about astrodynamics.
//and, you know, stuff.
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2018-03-06 10:49:34 PM  

aaronx: I will be in my bunk.

/thinking about astrodynamics.
//and, you know, stuff.
///


What an astrodynamacist might look like:
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2018-03-06 11:32:17 PM  

whatisaidwas: Would hit.

/reported


I'd let her do the math, then I'd show her one hell of an apogee.
 
2018-03-07 12:00:21 AM  

RogermcAllen: aaronx: I will be in my bunk.

/thinking about astrodynamics.
//and, you know, stuff.
///

What an astrodynamacist might look like:
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What one (former, now VP of Engineering) aerodynamicist actually looks like:
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2018-03-07 01:52:30 AM  
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2018-03-07 03:21:10 AM  
What they need is a movie about a woman who was probably the smartest woman who ever lived. She got cheated on a Nobel Prize. But having an element named after you is more than adequate compensation. Plus she has craters on the Moon and Venus named after her, as well as an asteroid. But almost no one knows her name, or what she did.

Lise Meitner
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2018-03-07 08:15:03 AM  

FormlessOne: whatisaidwas: Would hit.

/reported

I'd let her do the math, then I'd show her one hell of an apogee.


I'd do the math. I'd also deliberately miscalculate something so obvious, she goes into full school teacher meltdown mode and gives me a proper 60's-style caning, and...


ermm...

/brb
 
2018-03-07 08:21:45 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: What they need is a movie about a woman who was probably the smartest woman who ever lived. She got cheated on a Nobel Prize. But having an element named after you is more than adequate compensation. Plus she has craters on the Moon and Venus named after her, as well as an asteroid. But almost no one knows her name, or what she did.

Lise Meitner
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As opposed to Curie?
 
2018-03-07 10:37:35 AM  

This text is now purple: Pointy Tail of Satan: What they need is a movie about a woman who was probably the smartest woman who ever lived. She got cheated on a Nobel Prize. But having an element named after you is more than adequate compensation. Plus she has craters on the Moon and Venus named after her, as well as an asteroid. But almost no one knows her name, or what she did.

Lise Meitner
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As opposed to Curie?


Curie was a genius, no doubt, and deserves every honor.  However, she's also the only female physical scientist most non-technically educated people can name (and outside of Jane Goodall, perhaps the only female scientist they know of, period).

It's nice to see more names start to work their way into public consciousness.
 
2018-03-07 10:49:44 AM  

FormlessOne: whatisaidwas: Would hit.

/reported

I'd let her do the math, then I'd show her one hell of an apogee.


I'd show my work, if you know what I mean.
/ Not sure if I know what I mean.
 
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