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Offline JoeAlvord

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #200 on: 04/03/2017 07:56 PM »
I vote for the school bus.  The cowboy could wear a frizzly wig instead of the cowboy hat.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #201 on: 04/03/2017 09:35 PM »
Going with the theme of inflatable farm animals, I believe sending a large inflatable cow around the moon would serve many purposes, all noble.

A cow would be noble at all ... just don't forget the aerobraking (or should that be aero-baking?) thing on the way back.  ;)

Build the inflatable cow out of thin PBO or PIBO and make it large enough, and it may well actually survive entry  ;)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #202 on: 04/03/2017 09:57 PM »
Going with the theme of inflatable farm animals, I believe sending a large inflatable cow around the moon would serve many purposes, all noble.

A cow would be noble at all ... just don't forget the aerobraking (or should that be aero-baking?) thing on the way back.  ;)



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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #203 on: 04/03/2017 10:09 PM »
If we assume a spherical cow[1], then we don't have the proper lifting body shape so we're looking at no chance for aerobraking. However if it's sufficiently "fluffy"[2] there may be a way to survive reentry anyway.


1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spherical_cow
2 - who names their cows Fluffy anyway, that's a cat's name. But cats don't have reentry problems[3]
3 - as long as you strap buttered toast, buttered side up, to their back
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #204 on: 04/03/2017 10:18 PM »
I'm still hoping for the Bob's Big Boy® statue.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #205 on: 04/03/2017 10:27 PM »
Fluffy cows can approach sphericality, when viewed from a certain direction. They also come with built in deflation devices. I'll leave it to the reader to attach buttered cats.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #206 on: 04/03/2017 10:44 PM »
Going with the theme of inflatable farm animals, I believe sending a large inflatable cow around the moon would serve many purposes, all noble.

A cow would be noble at all ... just don't forget the aerobraking (or should that be aero-baking?) thing on the way back.  ;)



Noble, or No Bull? :)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #207 on: 04/04/2017 03:49 AM »
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Fluffy cows can approach sphericality, when viewed from a certain direction. They also come with built in deflation devices. I'll leave it to the reader to attach buttered cats.

Apparently Tribbles will mate with anything.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #208 on: 04/04/2017 04:09 AM »
Perhaps SpaceX will experiment with a new ablative tps? An upgrade from spam perhaps?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #209 on: 04/04/2017 11:07 AM »
Sure that's TPS and not tips? We are talking steak after all...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #210 on: 04/04/2017 02:09 PM »
If you read this thread backwards from the new posts after being away around 12 hours it is REALLY CONFUSING!..  Buttered Cats? Spherical COWS!  WHAT IS GOING ON???
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #211 on: 04/04/2017 02:18 PM »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #212 on: 04/04/2017 02:30 PM »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #213 on: 04/04/2017 02:32 PM »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #214 on: 04/04/2017 02:40 PM »
You know that feeling, when you come to a party a few hours late and everyone is hanging around in the chillout zone with dilated eyes, drooling and making weird confusing noises or words that make no sense, while there's this odd smell in the air?

this thread, right, now ;)


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #215 on: 04/04/2017 03:21 PM »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #216 on: 04/04/2017 03:54 PM »
Another nomination for the FH demo silly payload:

    A bowl of petunias.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #217 on: 04/04/2017 04:42 PM »
The Party Thread is reversible, but time is not.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #218 on: 04/04/2017 06:03 PM »
Another nomination for the FH demo silly payload:

    A bowl of petunias.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #219 on: 04/04/2017 09:22 PM »
Any determination on landing bingo yet? I'd like to submit this evidence.  ;)

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42544.msg1663489#msg1663489

That looks tantalizingly close to my M-22 bingo spot!  :D

BTW, just some incredible photos there.

Edit: Irrefutable evidence puts the F9 center just two squares diagonally further from the center. My closest result yet though!
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