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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #250 on: February 16, 2021, 08:24:18 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #251 on: February 16, 2021, 11:21:49 AM »

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1361711665864130563

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #252 on: February 16, 2021, 12:26:35 PM »

Be patient.  His team has already signaled that they intend to shut down the Artemis program.

Shut down the Artemis program? Are you sure?
What for? Why, then, is NASA selecting contractors for this program?
It's good that Preservance is almost on Mars. Now it cannot be postponed, rescheduled or closed.
Will JWST be cancelled too?

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #253 on: February 16, 2021, 05:34:39 PM »

Shut down the Artemis program? Are you sure?
What for? Why, then, is NASA selecting contractors for this program?

Yes, I am sure.  Read the article a few days ago where the OBiden administration stated they are "re-evaluating" the program.  That's typical political speak for impending cancellation.
NASA is still selecting contractors solely because of bureaucratic inertia as the program has not been officially cancelled yet.

Edited to add:

Well, I have to dine on some crow it seems.  The Obiden administration has now signaled they will continue supporting NASA's Artemis program.  This is a surprising development given that Biden has been dismantling everything else labeled Trump since he took office.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/02/04/White-House-Biden-supports-NASA-program-to-send-astronauts-to-moon/9021612463940/
« Last Edit: February 16, 2021, 05:46:45 PM by RocketMan »
If there really was intelligent life on other planets, we'd be sending them foreign aid.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #254 on: February 16, 2021, 05:53:48 PM »

Yes, I am sure.  Read the article a few days ago where the OBiden administration stated they are "re-evaluating" the program.  That's typical political speak for impending cancellation.
NASA is still selecting contractors solely because of bureaucratic inertia as the program has not been officially cancelled yet.

Edited to add:

Well, I have to dine on some crow it seems.  The Obiden administration has now signaled they will continue supporting NASA's Artemis program.  This is a surprising development given that Biden has been dismantling everything else labeled Trump since he took office.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/02/04/White-House-Biden-supports-NASA-program-to-send-astronauts-to-moon/9021612463940/

How else are they going to get the first trans-handicapped-illegal alien-elementary school drop out-POC on the moon to plant the BLM flag for all of man flexible gender kind?
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #255 on: February 16, 2021, 06:28:02 PM »

Yes, I am sure.  Read the article a few days ago where the OBiden administration stated they are "re-evaluating" the program.  That's typical political speak for impending cancellation.
NASA is still selecting contractors solely because of bureaucratic inertia as the program has not been officially cancelled yet.

Edited to add:

Well, I have to dine on some crow it seems.  The Obiden administration has now signaled they will continue supporting NASA's Artemis program.  This is a surprising development given that Biden has been dismantling everything else labeled Trump since he took office.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/02/04/White-House-Biden-supports-NASA-program-to-send-astronauts-to-moon/9021612463940/

I think The Angry Astronaut covered the politics of this.  In short it's an easy PR and cash grab for everyone hence not killing it.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #256 on: February 16, 2021, 06:52:25 PM »


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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #257 on: February 16, 2021, 07:03:33 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #258 on: February 17, 2021, 10:42:24 AM »

A bit offtopic. But will someone be watching the landing of Preservance?
Could something go wrong? (I hope not)
Are any of you on the list of 11 million names that will be delivered to Mars?

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #259 on: February 17, 2021, 10:49:01 AM »

A bit offtopic. But will someone be watching the landing of Preservance?
Could something go wrong? (I hope not)
Are any of you on the list of 11 million names that will be delivered to Mars?

Actually I was thinking I should have named this thread Space News and not just limit it to SpaceX. Guess I still can right?

Watching the landing? Was planning on it.

And I'm not.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #260 on: February 18, 2021, 03:06:39 PM »

Less than an hour away

LIVE: NASA's Perseverance rover attempts to land on Mars!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sty0e6l3Y3Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm0b_ijaYMQ
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #261 on: February 18, 2021, 03:57:51 PM »

Mars touchdown confirmed!
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #262 on: February 18, 2021, 04:02:59 PM »

WOOT!!

Hell, I'm still geeked out about the first time they pulled this trick off.


Will NASA get canceled for using all that racist math to make this happen?
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #263 on: February 18, 2021, 04:04:07 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #264 on: February 18, 2021, 06:32:05 PM »

I was working and missed it.
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And sometimes goes on and on and on.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #265 on: February 18, 2021, 06:44:02 PM »

I was working and missed it.

You didn't miss anything.  The only video is of the control room.  Not very exciting.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #266 on: February 19, 2021, 06:28:51 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #267 on: February 19, 2021, 11:55:09 PM »

Anyone else considered the the fact that Mars is (so far as we know) populated entirely by semiautonomous robots?
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #268 on: February 20, 2021, 12:21:06 AM »

Anyone else considered the the fact that Mars is (so far as we know) populated entirely by semiautonomous robots?
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Hopefully they don't start reproducing. 
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #269 on: February 20, 2021, 08:07:11 AM »

Anyone else considered the the fact that Mars is (so far as we know) populated entirely by semiautonomous robots?
 :rofl:

Hopefully the Asgard don't try and contain them in a time dilation bubble that the robots then reverse so they advance a year for every day that goes by in normal space and then the next thing you know you have molecular super robots that can stick their hands in your brain.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #270 on: February 20, 2021, 10:41:04 AM »

Hopefully the Asgard don't try and contain them in a time dilation bubble that the robots then reverse so they advance a year for every day that goes by in normal space and then the next thing you know you have molecular super robots that can stick their hands in your brain.

Don't give the lefties any ideas.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #271 on: February 20, 2021, 11:20:39 AM »

Hopefully the Asgard don't try and contain them in a time dilation bubble that the robots then reverse so they advance a year for every day that goes by in normal space and then the next thing you know you have molecular super robots that can stick their hands in your brain.

If they were nice robots, that'd damn handy.

Implants so I could surf APS without a computer or phone.

If they were not nice robots, I doubt there would be anything I could do about it anyway.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #272 on: February 20, 2021, 05:30:57 PM »

Uh Oh

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #273 on: February 22, 2021, 08:47:35 AM »

Road closures for today, could indicate static fire tests.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #274 on: February 22, 2021, 06:22:39 PM »

Tank Farm activity
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