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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #320 on: 03/11/2017 02:51 PM »
As someone who hates all the cutesy 'inspiring' names for probes and rockets, I suggest starting with ITS1. Then go to ITS2. I guess you can work out what comes next.

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #321 on: 03/12/2017 11:01 AM »
As someone who hates all the cutesy 'inspiring' names for probes and rockets, I suggest starting with ITS1. Then go to ITS2. I guess you can work out what comes next.

They would need to make that ITS00001, ITS00002.

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #322 on: 03/12/2017 11:14 AM »
That makes it sound like a sneeze.

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #323 on: 03/13/2017 12:21 AM »
And now... for something completely different.... ITS    _______ (cue the music)
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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #324 on: 03/14/2017 12:32 AM »
How about big birds like Condor, Harpee, Albatross. Or even bigger ones, like Ostrich and Emu?

Or perhaps a European or African Swallow? Or more seriously, the Arctic Tern, which migrates from the Arctic to the Antarctic every year, inspiration for Earth to Mars migration.

People are generally suggesting bird names inspired by size (Eagle, Albatross, etc.), but I like your suggestion for names inspired by long-distance migration. I would (tongue-somewhat-in-cheek) suggest that the appropriate inspiration not be bird size or distance champions, but champions of cost in the bird world, defined here by ubiquity. Pigeon 42 anyone? SpaceX Sparrow?

Or perhaps- Starling? It has a nice astronomic sound to it with the bonus of being a bird well known around the world for being successful invaders of new habitats.

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #325 on: 03/14/2017 07:51 AM »
As someone who hates all the cutesy 'inspiring' names for probes and rockets, I suggest starting with ITS1. Then go to ITS2. I guess you can work out what comes next.

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #326 on: 03/14/2017 08:07 AM »
How about the" Bad for Business" from the culture series. ::)

ITS Bad for Business :) Well, yeah, it is, kinda... and along the same lines:

ITS The Way of the Future
ITS Incredibly Expensive
ITS Only the Beginning
ITS Among the Stars
ITS Coming Back
etc.

If the name really stays "ITS", I think that could work... (there's the slight inconsistency that ITS refers to the entire system, whereas these names would refer to the space ship - but you could still read this as "interplanetary transport ship", while the boosters would become ITB-001, ITB-002 etc.)
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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #327 on: 03/14/2017 08:27 AM »
How about the" Bad for Business" from the culture series. ::)

ITS Bad for Business :) Well, yeah, it is, kinda... and along the same lines:

ITS The Way of the Future
ITS Incredibly Expensive
ITS Only the Beginning
ITS Among the Stars
ITS Coming Back
etc.

If the name really stays "ITS", I think that could work... (there's the slight inconsistency that ITS refers to the entire system, whereas these names would refer to the space ship - but you could still read this as "interplanetary transport ship", while the boosters would become ITB-001, ITB-002 etc.)

ITS Bird
ITS Plane
ITS Superman

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #328 on: 03/14/2017 01:14 PM »
I'm a little bit confused. I thought the name will be "Heart of Gold"?

Elon himself:

Quote from: Elon Musk
Heart of Gold spaceship flies to Mars loaded only with equipment to build the propellant plant.
« Last Edit: 03/14/2017 01:17 PM by jpo234 »
You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. That's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and believing the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than being out there among the stars.

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #329 on: 03/14/2017 01:28 PM »
I'm a little bit confused. I thought the name will be "Heart of Gold"?

Elon himself:

Quote from: Elon Musk
Heart of Gold spaceship flies to Mars loaded only with equipment to build the propellant plant.

Little things like "but Elon said X" don't stop the speculation here.
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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #330 on: 03/14/2017 04:10 PM »
Or follow Navy naming conventions

Heart of Gold = the lead ship in the class

Other ships get their own name/number, but are still Heart of Gold-class.
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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #331 on: 03/14/2017 05:32 PM »
Or follow Navy naming conventions

Heart of Gold = the lead ship in the class

Other ships get their own name/number, but are still Heart of Gold-class.
or if you abbreviate the class name HOG you have options to name the subsequent ships..

HOG Tied
HOG Heaven
HOG The conversation
HOG...

Maybe it is time we locked this one?
« Last Edit: 03/14/2017 05:32 PM by CraigLieb »
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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #332 on: 03/14/2017 07:37 PM »
I'm a little bit confused. I thought the name will be "Heart of Gold"?

Elon himself:

Quote from: Elon Musk
Heart of Gold spaceship flies to Mars loaded only with equipment to build the propellant plant.

Little things like "but Elon said X" don't stop the speculation here.

The name of the first one will be "Heart of Gold" - Elon said that, yes. Which confirms that the ships will have individual names. So then the question is what the subsequent ships will be named - and perhaps also what naming convention they will follow (given that SpaceX seems to like naming conventions).

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #333 on: 03/14/2017 07:39 PM »
I'm a little bit confused. I thought the name will be "Heart of Gold"?

Elon himself:

Quote from: Elon Musk
Heart of Gold spaceship flies to Mars loaded only with equipment to build the propellant plant.

Little things like "but Elon said X" don't stop the speculation here.

The name of the first one will be "Heart of Gold" - Elon said that, yes. Which confirms that the ships will have individual names. So then the question is what the subsequent ships will be named - and perhaps also what naming convention they will follow (given that SpaceX seems to like naming conventions).

SpaceX naming convention:

v1.1 -> Full Thrust -> Block 5

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #334 on: 03/15/2017 10:48 PM »
I'm a little bit confused. I thought the name will be "Heart of Gold"?

Elon himself:

Quote from: Elon Musk
Heart of Gold spaceship flies to Mars loaded only with equipment to build the propellant plant.

Little things like "but Elon said X" don't stop the speculation here.

The name of the first one will be "Heart of Gold" - Elon said that, yes. Which confirms that the ships will have individual names. So then the question is what the subsequent ships will be named - and perhaps also what naming convention they will follow (given that SpaceX seems to like naming conventions).

No. The first ITS Spaceship will be something other than the "Heart of Gold". Which will be the first ITS spaceship going to the Martian surface. There will undoubtedly a few precursors of some sort before the first Mars landfall flight. SX might want to test in cis-Lunar and on the Luna surface. As part of their plan to offer transportation service to customers before Amazon Blue does.

Once again we are playing by the "Golden Rule" when any SX vehicles get a name. Which is that the one with the most Gold get to make the rules. That means the one with the most SX voting stock. So that would be the SX CTO, I reckon. The "Goldrn Rule" is perfectly illustrated by @envy887's post.

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SpaceX naming convention:

v1.1 -> Full Thrust -> Block 5

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #335 on: 03/15/2017 11:21 PM »
Or follow Navy naming conventions

Heart of Gold = the lead ship in the class

Other ships get their own name/number, but are still Heart of Gold-class.
or if you abbreviate the class name HOG you have options to name the subsequent ships..

HOG Tied
HOG Heaven
HOG The conversation
HOG...

Maybe it is time we locked this one?

"The HOG bit, or There and Back Again", a traveler's memoirs.

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #336 on: 03/22/2017 04:52 PM »
I had an unusually vivid dream last night in which ITS was referred to as Kepler. Now that I'm awake, it still feels like a fitting name.

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #337 on: 03/22/2017 08:21 PM »
Nope, not Kepler or any 'traditional' naming scheme.
The sci-fi/whimsy naming scheme isn't going to suddenly go all historical.

Puff the Magic Dragon (music by P,P, &M)
Millenium Falcon (sci-fi Star Wars series)
Merlin (the mythical wizard)
Of Course I Still Love You (fiction I.M.Banks)
Just read the Instructions (fiction I.M.Banks)
Heart of Gold (fiction Douglas Adams)

The tribute to Science Fiction authors via using their characters will remain primary source of names IMO.

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #338 on: 03/22/2017 08:26 PM »
ITS-2 Two for the Show

ITS-3 Three to Get Ready

ITS-4 Four to Go

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Re: ITS (Formerly known as MCT) Names?
« Reply #339 on: 03/22/2017 08:37 PM »
The tribute to Science Fiction authors via using their characters will remain primary source of names IMO.

Kepler did write the very first sci-fi novel, so he's more in keeping with the naming scheme than your average historical scientist. I do mostly agree with you, though.

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