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Offline Patchouli

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #20 on: 11/29/2011 07:09 PM »
Maybe explain it as station modules.
SLS could lift 9 Destiny type ISS modules.

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #21 on: 11/29/2011 07:11 PM »
Here is how I would explain it to my fellow Americans:


"This rocket will be capable of launching 601,900 Big Mac's into orbit around the earth."


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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #22 on: 11/29/2011 07:20 PM »
Latest gem from PAO is:

"How much do 40 SUVs weigh? Imagine pushing that much weight into space. NASA's SLS will do it in 2017!"

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #23 on: 11/29/2011 07:20 PM »
Best one on twitter in reaction was:

"SLS will be able to launch 287 adolesent ponies into LEO" :D

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #24 on: 11/29/2011 07:37 PM »
We wouldn't need that if we just had an Elephant Depot......

There ya go!  Just what we need -- we can launch 'em in chunks and assemble 'em on-orbit ... no, wait ... ;)

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #25 on: 11/29/2011 08:37 PM »
which is equal to 21 fully grown elephants"

Hmm, I wonder how much that is in ponies or in unicorns. Or in angels.
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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #26 on: 11/29/2011 08:38 PM »
We wouldn't need that if we just had an Elephant Depot......

Or if we launched them four at a time...
We will be vic-toooooo-ri-ous!!!

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #27 on: 11/30/2011 01:30 AM »
You can also trade mass to orbit for speed.  Instead of sending up all those elephants, lets just send up Carrot Top as the only cargo and send him away really fast, preferably fast enough to enter a heliocentric orbit that intersects the solar disk. :P

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #28 on: 11/30/2011 01:35 AM »
wow, this is reminding me of that joke. heavier? a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers.

...water is life and it is out there, where we intend to go. I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man or machine on a body such as the Moon and harvest a cup of water for a human to drink or process into fuel for their craft.

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #29 on: 11/30/2011 01:36 AM »
How many elephants can be landed on Mars?  8)

Elephants to LEO doesn't excite me too much.

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #30 on: 11/30/2011 03:55 AM »
Approximately 1.3 billion dollars' worth of $10 bills.

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #31 on: 11/30/2011 04:00 AM »
Great. Its just big enough to launch the egos of the people on the hill into orbit, where we wouldn't have to worry about them anymore.


With their egos in orbit, they would then be able to settle down and get some real work done. We need to fast track this thing! :D
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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #32 on: 11/30/2011 08:01 AM »
What about a space blue whale ? or a cosmic argentinosaurus ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentinosaurus
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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #33 on: 11/30/2011 01:38 PM »
NASA do sound like they are talking to kids on twitter.
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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #34 on: 11/30/2011 02:04 PM »
Thats alot of elephants....it still does not explain how to go to the bathroom space.

With that much lift we could just put a 'bathroom' in space...solved!


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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #35 on: 11/30/2011 04:12 PM »
wow, this is reminding me of that joke. heavier? a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers.

In orbit? The feathers.

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #36 on: 11/30/2011 04:27 PM »
Thats alot of elephants....it still does not explain how to go to the bathroom space.

With that much lift we could just put a 'bathroom' in space...solved!



How many Port-a-Johns could we launch? Leave them in different orbits.. throw a couple out at L1 and L2 while you're at it.

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #37 on: 11/30/2011 04:40 PM »
We wouldn't need that if we just had an Elephant Depot......

Or if we launched them four at a time...

I though the animals were launched by two by two hurrah, HURRAH!!!

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Re: Explaining 130mt into space to the public
« Reply #38 on: 12/02/2011 07:35 PM »
I'm  not posting a single response on this thread.  So don't ask.
Sometimes I just flat out don't get it.

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