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nacstate
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Every time I watch those booster landings I'm amazed.

4/19/2019 1:18:39 PM

shoot
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Amazing Carolina woman.

4/19/2019 3:11:58 PM

marko
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https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/amp27229261/spacex-crew-dragon-anomaly/

Welp, kick the can on that for a while.

[Edited on April 22, 2019 at 8:14 PM. Reason : +]

4/22/2019 8:14:21 PM

Wraith
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A shot of the Outer Banks shot by Christina Koch



https://myfox8.com/2019/04/23/north-carolina-native-christina-koch-snaps-photo-of-outer-banks-from-space-it-took-my-breath-away/?fbclid=IwAR34fOUKS9eyszpdSs6LN3GvmKU7uQRqWaM2mTB7T3t1567uKWNItS0uI8k

4/23/2019 2:02:12 PM

shoot
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I saw it on her facebook page. Breathtaking.

4/23/2019 2:52:46 PM

LastInACC
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Got a new job at Cape Canaveral. Signing up for prime launch watching spot.

6/25/2019 2:16:06 PM

Flyin Ryan
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The Orion capsule had a successful Ascent Abort test on July 2nd.

Also, at some point recently they gave the program a name, Artemis.

7/11/2019 11:39:08 AM

Flyin Ryan
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Going back and reading this thread.

Smc has a post in August 2011 saying "If anything, private space companies should be more safe. They know that one death will destroy them."

Virgin Galactic had a death in the time since the post, the company is not destroyed, and the design of their craft was criticized for not contemplating the possibility of human error.

[Edited on July 11, 2019 at 12:44 PM. Reason : .]

7/11/2019 12:31:19 PM

Wraith
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^smc has a lot of troll posts in this thread. It isn't worth your time to contemplate them.

7/11/2019 6:13:52 PM

LoneSnark
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I don't think you can say for certain which is "safer". Either private or public firms can have a culture that values safety or a culture that values everything else more. Democracy's wage war too, so it is clear they don't inherently value life. If we're in a race to beat the Russians then a few sacrifices along the way will be probably considered worth it. What matters is who's in charge and what they value. Same goes for Private firms. Maybe they have to face lawsuits if people die, but as with Airplanes, the cost of the settlements is probably comparable to the other costs associated with catastrophic failures (a billion dollar craft vs a billion dollars in settlements).

No, all we can say for sure is that private endeavors are cheaper and consume fewer resources because they're not spending other people's money in the same way public run endeavors do. Beyond that, safety culture is dependent upon everything else more, and not heavily influenced by public/private/etc.

7/20/2019 9:24:24 AM

Wraith
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Not manned spaceflight [yet] but the Mars 2020 rover just finished being assembled at JPL. After environmental testing, this guy will blast off on an Atlas V to collect some samples from the Martian soil and hopefully find some evidence of life. The amount of information we gather and the technology that is developed getting those tiny samples of Mars back to Earth will be instrumental in developing a manned mission one day.

8/5/2019 1:28:25 PM

Nighthawk
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If the return mission doesn't work, Elon will send a maintenance team a year or two later to check on it.

[Edited on August 6, 2019 at 8:22 PM. Reason : ]

8/6/2019 8:21:58 PM

Flyin Ryan
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^ He reminds me of CEOs I've worked for that shoot stuff out their asshole with no idea how anything to make it all actually happens works. I think the personality profile has been deemed by psychologists as "dreamers with zero knowledge on the technical aspects".

It's the complete opposite from the stereotypical engineer psychological profile.

[Edited on August 9, 2019 at 9:13 AM. Reason : /]

8/9/2019 9:12:16 AM

Wraith
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^I wouldn't go that far with him, as he is actually quite technically minded. His goals are way too ambitious though. I'm pretty sure he knows that though, as he likes to generate buzz. He could say "SpaceX will be on the moon next year" and every engineer knows that isn't happening, but the common person doesn't know that. It does generate a lot of publicity though, and even if he doesn't make the deadline, he's still go something in the works.

8/12/2019 9:23:26 AM

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^^^ He is an engineer at heart, so he has some idea what he's talking about. But like myself and many others, we won't know the difficulties until they arise. And we all might get lucky. If these starship things work out, it would be revolutionary. Revolutionary enough to allow for all the crap he's said.

8/19/2019 3:55:36 PM

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