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Offline Rhino

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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2018, 06:56:07 am »
Thanks Conrad. Cool that an amateur using and online telescope did this.

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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2018, 02:19:42 pm »

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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2018, 03:41:07 pm »
What's the UN and why should I care what it's standards are?
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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2018, 07:31:35 am »
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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2018, 11:23:36 am »
Tesla in space!

Here's the latest pic of the world's fastest car (8,300mph).

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At the time, the car was 493,000 km (306,000) away, not far beyond the orbit of the Moon, receding from Earth about 3.7 km/s (8,300 mph). Reflecting sunlight, it shone about as brightly as a 16th magnitude star.


Very nice, thanks Conrad.

So did I pick out the correct light blob below?


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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2018, 07:04:56 am »
Very nice, thanks Conrad.

So did I pick out the correct light blob below?


Nope, it's the one just to the left of that. The right turn signal has unknowingly been left on by mistake and it'll be signaling a right turn for eternity (or until the battery goes dead).  ;)
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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2018, 04:38:27 pm »
So it's going to go all around the universe to the right?
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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2018, 04:53:36 am »
So it's going to go all around the universe to the right?


You know, like Blinker Boy


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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2018, 06:03:48 am »
They were posting speed and altitude in metric.  Metric doesn't mean s**t to me. 

Maybe this has something to do with the specs being metric....... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
It is what it is....If not, it must be something else.
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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2018, 06:35:29 am »
Since he claims to not be American his ass should be deported and his assets confiscated and returned to the American taxpayers.  8)
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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2018, 07:28:23 am »
Well, he was born in the Transvaal, South Africa.  He has South African, Canadian, and US citizenship (as of 2002).  So I'm thinking that your suggestion on deporting and seizing his assets probably won't work. 


Personally I don't think he's any worse than any business entity these days.   Yes, he does get tax incentives but then quite a few other businesses wanting to build their plants in different states do as well.


Whatever he's doing for the space program and the US in general is ok by me.  Cost of the Falcon 9 Heavy launch is less than a 100 Million dollars.  Cost of one shuttle launch is nearly a Billion.
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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2018, 09:00:37 am »
Maybe this has something to do with the specs being metric....... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:




:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2018, 12:00:32 pm »
Yes it is funny, but Elon Musk didn't actually send the second tweet shown.  But still it is funny.

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Re: Congrats to SpaceX!
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2018, 02:48:23 pm »
Ah, the best part about todays' "news" is that it is free and unfettered by any of those pesky facts.

Brian

Yes it is funny, but Elon Musk didn't actually send the second tweet shown.  But still it is funny.

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