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A lot of suggestions, some around the above theme. AncientU with the credit for the one that works. :)

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Re: The CRS-6/SpX-6 There and Back Again Party Thread
« Reply #1 on: 03/22/2015 03:05 PM »
A lot of suggestions, some around the above theme. AncientU with the credit for the one that works. :)

This *is* getting to be a hobbit, isn't it?  Thanks, Chris!  :D

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Re: The CRS-6/SpX-6 There and Back Again Party Thread
« Reply #2 on: 03/22/2015 04:22 PM »
An unexpected party thread?

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Re: The CRS-6/SpX-6 There and Back Again Party Thread
« Reply #3 on: 03/22/2015 05:06 PM »
Benedict Cumberbatch as CRS-6 Dragon?

Well, his costume is superb.  ;D

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« Reply #4 on: 03/22/2015 06:36 PM »
Hopefully this dragon comes out better in the end.

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Re: The CRS-6/SpX-6 There and Back Again Party Thread
« Reply #5 on: 03/22/2015 08:03 PM »
Musk is in full Doctor Evil mode. Check out his current twitter avatar.  :o

Musk's twitter page

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« Reply #6 on: 03/22/2015 08:42 PM »
Musk is in full Doctor Evil mode. Check out his current twitter avatar.  :o

Musk's twitter page

At the time I checked out his Twitter page, this was his most recent post:

"Reading Look to Windward by Banks. He is an amazing writer. Pantheon level."

Looking at the list of Culture ships in Look to Windward, I see the following intriguing names:

Resistance Is Character-Forming
Poke It With A Stick
All The Same, I Saw It First
Zero Credibility
Awkward Customer
Thorough But... Unreliable
Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory
Conventional Wisdom
Fine Till You Came Along
I Blame The Parents
A Momentary Lapse Of Sanity
Experiencing A Significant Gravitas Shortfall

I don't know if there will be more than the two announced ASDS vessels built, but maybe once we start seeing F9 stages being reused multiple times (perhaps ultimately into the hundreds of launches?), they might also be given individual  names from the Culture series.

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« Reply #7 on: 03/22/2015 08:45 PM »
Musk is in full Doctor Evil mode. Check out his current twitter avatar.  :o

Musk's twitter page

Oh crap! That means he will only launch cargo to the station for.

*dramatic music*

one MILLLION dollars!!!

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« Reply #8 on: 03/22/2015 10:30 PM »
Musk is in full Doctor Evil mode. Check out his current twitter avatar.  :o

Musk's twitter page

Hrmmm... just the other day, a friend of mine was saying that, in his opinion, SpaceX might launch the BRF suborbitally from the Hawthorne plant where F9 is built, as way to get it to Brownsville or the Cape.   I was so sure he was wrong, my reply was that I thought it about as likely as Elon Musk using his Dr. Evil pic for his profile pic.  :o :o :o :-[

So, um, maybe they really will launch BFR from the SpaceX parking lot in Hawthorne?  I don't see how it's possible though; that much thrust would surely scorch the painted lines that denote the parking spaces.


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« Reply #9 on: 03/22/2015 10:59 PM »
Musk is in full Doctor Evil mode. Check out his current twitter avatar.  :o

Musk's twitter page

Hrmmm... just the other day, a friend of mine was saying that, in his opinion, SpaceX might launch the BRF suborbitally from the Hawthorne plant where F9 is built, as way to get it to Brownsville or the Cape.   I was so sure he was wrong, my reply was that I thought it about as likely as Elon Musk using his Dr. Evil pic for his profile pic.  :o :o :o :-[

So, um, maybe they really will launch BFR from the SpaceX parking lot in Hawthorne?  I don't see how it's possible though; that much thrust would surely scorch the painted lines that denote the parking spaces.

But think of the gained efficiency of the solar panels on top of the covered parking spots. 
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« Reply #10 on: 03/22/2015 11:10 PM »
Musk is in full Doctor Evil mode. Check out his current twitter avatar.  :o

Musk's twitter page

At the time I checked out his Twitter page, this was his most recent post:

"Reading Look to Windward by Banks. He is an amazing writer. Pantheon level."

Looking at the list of Culture ships in Look to Windward, I see the following intriguing names:

Resistance Is Character-Forming
Poke It With A Stick
All The Same, I Saw It First
Zero Credibility
Awkward Customer
Thorough But... Unreliable
Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory
Conventional Wisdom
Fine Till You Came Along
I Blame The Parents
A Momentary Lapse Of Sanity
Experiencing A Significant Gravitas Shortfall

I don't know if there will be more than the two announced ASDS vessels built, but maybe once we start seeing F9 stages being reused multiple times (perhaps ultimately into the hundreds of launches?), they might also be given individual  names from the Culture series.

some better reading....sound like anyone we know?

http://www.maebrussell.com/Articles%20and%20Notes/Howard%2C%20The%20Amazing%20Mr.%20Hughes.html
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« Reply #11 on: 03/22/2015 11:13 PM »
So should we be looking for dragon eggs?
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« Reply #12 on: 03/22/2015 11:51 PM »
Musk is in full Doctor Evil mode. Check out his current twitter avatar.  :o

Musk's twitter page

Hrmmm... just the other day, a friend of mine was saying that, in his opinion, SpaceX might launch the BRF suborbitally from the Hawthorne plant where F9 is built, as way to get it to Brownsville or the Cape.   I was so sure he was wrong, my reply was that I thought it about as likely as Elon Musk using his Dr. Evil pic for his profile pic.  :o :o :o :-[

So, um, maybe they really will launch BFR from the SpaceX parking lot in Hawthorne?  I don't see how it's possible though; that much thrust would surely scorch the painted lines that denote the parking spaces.
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« Reply #13 on: 03/22/2015 11:53 PM »
So should we be looking for dragon eggs?

Easter gets more and more interesting....
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« Reply #14 on: 03/23/2015 12:02 AM »
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Oh look!! Flying Teslas... ;D

You can get a Tesla in any color you want, as long as you want it in charcoal brown.  ;)

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Re: The CRS-6/SpX-6 There and Back Again Party Thread
« Reply #15 on: 03/23/2015 12:06 AM »
Musk is in full Doctor Evil mode. Check out his current twitter avatar.  :o

Musk's twitter page

Perhaps he's cooking something up again. He sometimes does something random, like a tweet that doesn't say anything, or a picture - they posts how he's worked out how to travel faster than light, or something ;D

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« Reply #16 on: 03/23/2015 12:36 AM »
Well if this story starts with a 'hole in the ground', are we to assume this to be the flame trench?  ;)
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« Reply #17 on: 03/23/2015 02:16 AM »
Well if this story starts with a 'hole in the ground', are we to assume this to be the flame trench?  ;)

No.  That's where the unicorns are.
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« Reply #18 on: 03/23/2015 02:43 AM »
I just finished Iain M. Banks' Consider Phlebas this morning.  Seeing as it was raining, I couldn't help but continue right into The Player of Games, and yes, I  had to smile a bit extra at "The Of Course I Still Love You and the Just Read the Instructions."

Actually, I just finished The Player of Games.  (Apparently, it was rather good.)  Guess I should get my party sleep before starting the next one.  ;D

(And thanks to SpaceX for nudging me to get around to the Culture series.  It's been on my list for quite some time.)

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« Reply #19 on: 03/24/2015 05:37 PM »
I just finished Iain M. Banks' Consider Phlebas this morning.  Seeing as it was raining, I couldn't help but continue right into The Player of Games, and yes, I  had to smile a bit extra at "The Of Course I Still Love You and the Just Read the Instructions."

Actually, I just finished The Player of Games.  (Apparently, it was rather good.)  Guess I should get my party sleep before starting the next one.  ;D

(And thanks to SpaceX for nudging me to get around to the Culture series.  It's been on my list for quite some time.)

Agree with all...I've worked my way back through the series since the naming, and I'm now on a go slow, since I only have half of Surface Detail and The Hydrogen Sonata to go...great books, and thoroughly enjoyable to read (unlike some of Mr Tolkein's - to bring this somewhat back to topic - no wait, this is the party thread! 8))

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