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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #40 on: 07/04/2016 12:32 am »
Definitely a worthy cause for what could be an historic announcement.

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #41 on: 07/04/2016 12:41 am »
Looking at the IAF YouTube channel, I wonder whether the IAF is set up to handle all of the interest in Musk's speech and the accompanying technical briefing.

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #42 on: 07/04/2016 03:23 am »
Hiya folks, this'll be my first post here. Long time reader/lurker, purchased my L2 Subscription just a few days ago.  ;) Pleasure to meet you all.

I've kicked in some fundage to help represent NSF also. Hope it helps out!
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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #43 on: 07/04/2016 03:24 am »
Looking at the IAF YouTube channel, I wonder whether the IAF is set up to handle all of the interest in Musk's speech and the accompanying technical briefing.

Someone should give them a heads up. Not that they will believe it.... but when they say "we know, it's going to be large interest and a high bandwidth thing" the thing to say is "you're probably underestimating by at least an order of magnitude"...
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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #44 on: 07/04/2016 12:17 pm »
Pitched something in, for drinks and stuff - also important :D. Have fun Helodriver !
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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #45 on: 07/04/2016 04:29 pm »
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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #46 on: 07/04/2016 04:48 pm »
Looking at the IAF YouTube channel, I wonder whether the IAF is set up to handle all of the interest in Musk's speech and the accompanying technical briefing.

Someone should give them a heads up. Not that they will believe it.... but when they say "we know, it's going to be large interest and a high bandwidth thing" the thing to say is "you're probably underestimating by at least an order of magnitude"...

The thing to do would be to have Chris contact them about hosting the web stream ... or at least, point them at SpaceX' streaming site for an order of magnitude bandwidth estimate of potential interest.

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #47 on: 07/04/2016 04:58 pm »
Looking at the IAF YouTube channel, I wonder whether the IAF is set up to handle all of the interest in Musk's speech and the accompanying technical briefing.

Someone should give them a heads up. Not that they will believe it.... but when they say "we know, it's going to be large interest and a high bandwidth thing" the thing to say is "you're probably underestimating by at least an order of magnitude"...

The thing to do would be to have Chris contact them about hosting the web stream ... or at least, point them at SpaceX' streaming site for an order of magnitude bandwidth estimate of potential interest.

What's wrong with YouTube hosting it?

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #48 on: 07/04/2016 05:03 pm »
Looking at the IAF YouTube channel, I wonder whether the IAF is set up to handle all of the interest in Musk's speech and the accompanying technical briefing.

Someone should give them a heads up. Not that they will believe it.... but when they say "we know, it's going to be large interest and a high bandwidth thing" the thing to say is "you're probably underestimating by at least an order of magnitude"...

The thing to do would be to have Chris contact them about hosting the web stream ... or at least, point them at SpaceX' streaming site for an order of magnitude bandwidth estimate of potential interest.

What's wrong with YouTube hosting it?

It does seem like Google has more resources than NSF.

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #49 on: 07/04/2016 05:17 pm »
Just added my contribution. Helodriver, have a safer trip than MCT to Mars. :)
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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #50 on: 07/04/2016 07:03 pm »
Looking at the IAF YouTube channel, I wonder whether the IAF is set up to handle all of the interest in Musk's speech and the accompanying technical briefing.

Someone should give them a heads up. Not that they will believe it.... but when they say "we know, it's going to be large interest and a high bandwidth thing" the thing to say is "you're probably underestimating by at least an order of magnitude"...

The thing to do would be to have Chris contact them about hosting the web stream ... or at least, point them at SpaceX' streaming site for an order of magnitude bandwidth estimate of potential interest.

What's wrong with YouTube hosting it?

You're right - if they're using Youtube or another major streaming site, no issues.  I just know NSF site has had to beef up its game to handle peak traffic, and that's really what I was thinking about.

I'm hoping there'll be live stream of the conference, or at least of the SpaceX presentations ...

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #51 on: 07/04/2016 09:38 pm »
I put some in too. I think it might make sense to set up a thread to start crafting suggested questions. Helodriver is highly competent and probably doesn't need help but it can't hurt...

Yeah, anyone who contributed will get put into a special access thread for that. I'll also be throwing in an extra surprise for those folk just ahead of when Elon takes the stage.  :o ;D

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #52 on: 07/04/2016 09:49 pm »
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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #53 on: 07/05/2016 12:13 pm »
I knew I was joining a top-tier Community when I subbed, but *wow*! You folks have truly impressed me and I'm pleased to have been able to help out. :) Hope it's just the beginning.

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #54 on: 07/05/2016 06:14 pm »
Lifetime member, just chipped in. Thank you Helodriver for the excellent coverage and NSF for being an oasis for us space geeks!

Same here.

If things go like the Dragon 2 Reveal, Helodriver will be getting some good questions in, to Elon.

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #55 on: 07/07/2016 07:50 pm »
I just donated, have a good trip Helodriver!
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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #56 on: 07/07/2016 08:02 pm »

Just stumbled across this thread.  Money sent--thanks for your effort on this, Helodriver, and as always, thanks to NSF for the excellent coverage and conversation about all things space!

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #57 on: 07/07/2016 11:45 pm »
 I hope Helodriver spends more time at the actual convention than I did at those electronics shows the company use to send me to Vegas for.
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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #58 on: 07/09/2016 11:01 am »
I can't find info on the lifetime membership, but I'm interested. Could anybody pm me details if you can't just post it here?

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Re: NSF at IAC Mexico for the SpaceX Mars Announcement.
« Reply #59 on: 07/09/2016 01:50 pm »
I can't find info on the lifetime membership, but I'm interested. Could anybody pm me details if you can't just post it here?

I hope someone else can give a better answer. But I could see that option only after my first subscription which was for one year.

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