Launch News SpaceX Falcon Heavy Demo Mission (1330-1630 EST 6th Feb. 2018)

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Exactly. Something is wrong, the universe is out of balance.

We should launch a Dodge Monaco labelled "Space Police" into the same orbit with slightly different true anomaly to fix it at the next opportunity.

"It's got a cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters, so it'll run good on regular gas."

Go for "Space Patrol", its been done before...


N.:)
 

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Exactly. Something is wrong, the universe is out of balance.

We should launch a Dodge Monaco labelled "Space Police" into the same orbit with slightly different true anomaly to fix it at the next opportunity.

"It's got a cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters, so it'll run good on regular gas."

Fix the lighter.
 

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I was thinking:
how can it be possible, in a super technological area (space launches) where everything is maniacally pre-calculated, to have such a surplus in dV that instead of intercepting Mars' orbit, you go for the asteroid's belt instead?

HORIZONS latest ephemeris (the Tesla is target body -143205, negative sign required there) shows the Tesla's aphelion at about 1.66AU, so somewhat short of the asteroid belt and not actually that much beyond mars (1.524 AU). It was probably only a couple hundred extra m/s of delta-V.
 

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I don't know if this was already posted, but this is the most amazing thing! I'm sure it's still not EXACTLY the same as being there, but I was actually shocked, completely shocked at how much different this is than any recording I've ever heard. You have to wear some decent headphones. I swear you can hear the rocket land through the ground long before the sonic booms hit... :idk:

 

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.And maybe, before the end of the year, Space X launch the crew capsule, Crew Dragon, Dragon V2, although it is not red or convertible, hehe, I could not wait to make a flight

dragonv2orbit.jpg
 

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Here's a time lapse of the Tesla in deep space along with my calculation of its approximate orbit.


---------- Post added at 01:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:45 PM ----------


Mind. Blown. I didn't realize until now that it was David Bowie playing Tesla in The Prestige.
 

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Anyone remember that episode of Star Trek TNG where they found an old Ford truck floating around in space and, after bringing it aboard the hangar deck, LaForge managed to start the engine up?
 

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close, it was Star trek voyager. Season 2 episode 1 "The 37'S"
 
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In contrast to the modern electric Tesla - whose accumulators should be depleted after centuries - an old fossil fueled car might even work. I guess gasoline might vaporize and escape, but diesel fuel could still be intact.
 

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In contrast to the modern electric Tesla - whose accumulators should be depleted after centuries - an old fossil fueled car might even work. I guess gasoline might vaporize and escape, but diesel fuel could still be intact.

Just don't mention that liquid lubricants don't work in space and that starting the engine without disassembling, cleaning and rebuilding it first would end in mechanically welding the piston into the engine block...
 

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Just don't mention that liquid lubricants don't work in space and that starting the engine without disassembling, cleaning and rebuilding it first would end in mechanically welding the piston into the engine block...

True that. At least it will run for a few seconds, then. :lol:
 

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Just don't mention that liquid lubricants don't work in space and that starting the engine without disassembling, cleaning and rebuilding it first would end in mechanically welding the piston into the engine block...

Tell that to the voyager crew!

 

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Thats even an argument? Come on, this isn't like Star Wars having a prequel....

Seriously OT, which is unforgivable for me, but I enjoy all Trek except ENT - never could get into that series.
 
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Seriously OT, which is unforgivable for me, but I enjoy all Trek except ENT - never could get into that series.
DS9 is the one i never could get into.
ENT is actually rather good, it got a certain DIY charm to it.
 

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Star Trek is weird... everybody loves the first two series, then everybody disagrees about which one broke the franchise.

I thought DS9 was very decent, if you phase out the whole wraith-plot even quite good, with a few brilliant episodes here and there.

I found enterprise to be a lot better than I'd expected after all the criticism it received. Not great, but mostly watchable. It had an uncomfortable feeling of constantly being ready to jump the shark, and sometimes even taking the leap, but somehow it always found back to its core and to being decent again.

It's Voyager that I consider the absolute low of the franchise. Bland characters, way too many plots that only revolve around nonsensical technobabble, and the frankly blatant (and apparently successful) attempt to save the show with boobs.

And now there's discovery, and I'm not yet quite sure what to make of it... The whole spore drive thing is ridiculously contrieved for no good reason, I'm not sure why another Klingon redesign was neccessary, and getting them stuck in the evil parallel universe was just about the bloody most stupid thing they could have done. I'm kinda enjoying it for now as a generic scifi show, but I'm not getting any star trek vibes at all from it.
 
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