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Grasshopper Party Thread
« on: 05/02/2014 05:05 PM »
This thread is here so that the Grasshopper updates and discussion thread can regain its value...

We might also use it for nonsensical purposes like trying to name the vehicles otherwise known as F9R-dev1 and -dev2.

Cheers!
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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #1 on: 05/02/2014 05:11 PM »
This thread is here so that the Grasshopper updates and discussion thread can regain its value...

We might also use it for nonsensical purposes like trying to name the vehicles otherwise known as F9R-dev1 and -dev2.

Cheers!

F9R-dev1 - milkshake

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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #2 on: 05/03/2014 04:59 AM »
For the record:

-dev1:  Noisy Cricket
-dev2:  Tenacious Locust
-dev3:  Mantis Shrimp
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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #3 on: 05/03/2014 09:12 AM »
My son says call it TWISTER

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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #4 on: 05/03/2014 03:00 PM »
Sharknado?

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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #5 on: 05/03/2014 03:33 PM »
Sharknado?

Half of me hopes you have actually seen that movie, the other half hopes not...  :D

The trailer was entertaining enough for me :)

But yeah, Sharknado, or as the Urban Dictionary would say, "That incoming first stage is gonna kick up a real Sharknado when it hoverslams into those 20ft waves! We're gonna need a bigger boat or the Russians will capture it before we do"

EDIT: Shrimpnado will do for now, Sharknado should be reserved for when they test out BFR re-entry :p
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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #6 on: 05/04/2014 02:29 AM »
Okay, I'll bite on the name game.  :P

With Musk's ambitious plans for colonizing Mars, it's time for SpaceX to begin recognizing human exploration roads and byways, just as he already recognizes pioneers of spaceflight and rockets with his conference room names at SpaceX headquarters.

 - F9R Dev1 -- "Chisholm" -- in honor of the Chisholm Trail, an old 19th century cattle trail that ran through the McGregor, Texas area, and on which commerce moved from south Texas up through Oklahoma to Kansas City, Missouri, on the Missouri River.

 - F9R Dev2 -- "Padre" -- in honor of the many Padres sent by the Spanish king in the 1500s, who traversed El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro ("The Royal Road of the Interior Land"), which runs through the middle of Spaceport America.  They set up a chain of missions at various points from mid-Mexico up to Sante Fe.  (Remember, Sante Fe was a regional capital of New Spain in the so-called "New World" during the early centuries after the Europeans "discovered" North America; and where a formal dinner and dress ball was held at the governor's mansion, on the same day the Pilgrims stepped off the Mayflower at Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts in 1620.  In other words, it was pretty advanced for the time.)

With Musk doing a lot of trailblazing of his own, with self-funding the whole reusable launch system technology program SpaceX is working on, it's time to put some trail and human exploration and commerce themes into SpaceX names. 
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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #7 on: 05/04/2014 02:45 AM »
Tenacious Locust,
abstractly,
bows out.
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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #8 on: 05/04/2014 12:08 PM »
Hello cow,
running fast,
BBQ.
The pork must flow.

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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #9 on: 05/05/2014 05:44 PM »
Prairie Fire
I knew a girl by that name once...  (no I didn't)
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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #10 on: 05/06/2014 04:14 AM »
I would have liked to.
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Re: Grasshopper Party Thread
« Reply #11 on: 05/06/2014 08:36 PM »
Yin and Yang
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