Author Topic: Elon Musk FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)  (Read 5583 times)

Offline Rocket Science

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Re: Elon Musk FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
« Reply #20 on: 05/10/2018 04:07 PM »
Neither does an MBA make a businessman. Props to UK Royal Society for recognizing his contributions with reference to Luigi Galvani, and early 19th century.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/galvanize
"to stimulate by electricity"
Galvani was a great Italian scientist, MBAs are a dime a dozen...

MBAs used for making the quarterly results appear great are a dime a dozen.
MBAs starting businesses that employ tens of thousands (50k-ish at the moment), disrupt established industries, and open new futures are priceless.
Still don't need an MBA for that... Did Bill Gates have an MBA when he started Microsoft? Did Steve Jobs have an MBA when he started Apple? Did Mark Zuckerberg have an MBA when he started Facebook? Or in this case Elon's take on it..."I wouldn't recommend an MBA. I'd say no MBA needed. An MBA is a bad idea.""...I hire people in spite of an MBA, not because of one. If you look at the senior managers of my companies, you'll see very few MBAs there."

https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201311/profiles.cfm
« Last Edit: 05/10/2018 04:36 PM by Rocket Science »
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Re: Elon Musk FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
« Reply #21 on: 05/10/2018 05:41 PM »
So like Edison without the Elephant electrocution...

I hope you're right about that one. He could fit a lot of electrocuted elephants into a BFS.
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Re: Elon Musk FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
« Reply #22 on: 05/11/2018 03:17 AM »
If the loop is pumped down to a vacuum how possible is hypersonic ?
A true vacuum with literally no molecules is impossible. The standard hyperloop only reduces pressure by like a factor of 100, and there are definitely still aerodynamic effects, especially near Mach 1.

Hypersonic speeds would need a higher vacuum.
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Re: Elon Musk FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
« Reply #23 on: 05/13/2018 04:49 AM »
Although a technologist, and not a pure scientist, as father of the space revolution, his place will eventually be like Newton's <snip>

Ummm... really?  :o

He could be, if he is the first man who sets his foot on Mars. That and nice big statue would help.


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Re: Elon Musk FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
« Reply #24 on: 05/19/2018 12:10 AM »
If the loop is pumped down to a vacuum how possible is hypersonic ?
A true vacuum with literally no molecules is impossible. The standard hyperloop only reduces pressure by like a factor of 100, and there are definitely still aerodynamic effects, especially near Mach 1.

Hypersonic speeds would need a higher vacuum.

Does the nose impeller as pictured in the Hyperloop white paper reduced the aerodynamic effects enough to enable near hypersonic speed in a Hyperloop near vacuum tube?

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Re: Elon Musk FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
« Reply #25 on: 05/19/2018 02:56 AM »
No need to be concerned about hypersonic velocities. Hypersonic is generally referred to as speeds above Mach 5. Transonic might be a concern but since sonic velocity is 331.2 m/s the pod could go a long way in a very short time even at subsonic speeds.
For example, at 300 m/s (~90% of the speed of sound), the pod would be moving at 1080 kph or 671 mph. The distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco is 347 miles as the bird flies so travel time would be 31 minutes at 300 m/s speed. Take some time to accelerate and more time to decelerate and trip time approaches 35 minutes which sounds familiar.

Someone should check my arithmetic!
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Re: Elon Musk FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
« Reply #26 on: 05/19/2018 05:00 PM »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isambard_Kingdom_Brunel
In the tradition of Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS. The honor hasnít been exclusively about science.
« Last Edit: 05/19/2018 05:01 PM by Ludus »

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