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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #300 on: 04/17/2017 01:47 AM »
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There HAS to be a story there. Why? Don't duck answering our questions....

So, Elon Musk and a 40 ft tall rubber duck walk into a bar.......

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #301 on: 04/17/2017 05:58 AM »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #302 on: 04/17/2017 07:28 AM »
Dial the snark back please.

Sometimes snark is the only appropriate response.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/33/8b/2c/338b2cb01c2cdc321a3d8900634f2241.jpg

But you see, it's been dialled back. It doesn't have a nuclear warhead.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #303 on: 04/17/2017 01:24 PM »
I came to the Cape to sit on a beach and watch a Falcon 9 launch and land, and all I go to see was this. ;-)

Actually I also saw a wrapped (used?) S1 sitting besides the road in front of hangar A0. What flight was this?


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #304 on: 04/17/2017 01:26 PM »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #305 on: 04/17/2017 02:19 PM »
So Elon said a silly payload would go in the Falcon Heavy to orbit. Let me guess: an enormous banner with signatures of all SpaceX employees. Or a preserved Commodore 64. (for some reason the C64 came to mind first, I had one in my youth)

SpaceX is capitalist, they don't launch commies.... (although actually isn't that how Musk got his start, writing a game for a commie??)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #306 on: 04/17/2017 05:07 PM »
So Elon said a silly payload would go in the Falcon Heavy to orbit. Let me guess: an enormous banner with signatures of all SpaceX employees. Or a preserved Commodore 64. (for some reason the C64 came to mind first, I had one in my youth)

SpaceX is capitalist, they don't launch commies.... (although actually isn't that how Musk got his start, writing a game for a commie??)

"Behind The Commie Door", wasn't it?  Or was that a movie ... ;)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #307 on: 04/17/2017 05:20 PM »
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There HAS to be a story there. Why? Don't duck answering our questions....

So, Elon Musk and a 40 ft tall rubber duck walk into a bar.......

The bartender says, "We don't allow people in here that can touch outer space!"

Elon Musk says, "Don't worry, I'm using him as a landing platform!"
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #308 on: 04/17/2017 07:10 PM »
You can see that in it "kneeled" position, the frame is down on the deck and the tracks are more proud.

Matthew

Well of course they're proud, they know they're going to be making history soon

Musk did say something silly... I'm thinking half mile in size should be nicely visible.
Gotta get back to work.  Having way too much fun on this stuff.  ;D



Edit: Sentence that could be taken extremely the wrong way deleted.

I'm not even joking, we have a 40' one in our warehouse if Musk wants it...

There HAS to be a story there. Why? Don't duck answering our questions....


 Are they currently manufacturing a sister copy followed of course in fast order by...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #309 on: 04/17/2017 07:20 PM »
Those are boosters on the side I think?

Ducks? sure.
Geese? sure.
Just no black swans please, we have had AMOS enough of those.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #310 on: 04/17/2017 10:00 PM »
From the Red Dragon discussion referred above.

Dial the snark back please.
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1 - Protip: Don't argue with moderators. Even if you're sure you're right. Even if you're sure you're being really funny. It's not usually a good idea. At all.


"dialing back the snark" made me think of  "Jump the Shark".  I had no clue what the expression meant, so I researched it.

""Jumping the shark" is attempting to draw attention to or create publicity for something that is perceived as not warranting the attention, especially something that is believed to be past its peak in quality or relevance. The idiom "jumping the shark" is almost always used in a pejorative sense."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_shark

This expression came into existence when the character Fonzie on the show Happy Days "Jumped the Shark" while water skiing.  Apparently after the show was on the air for a really LONNNNNNG time. (ehhhhhhYYYYYYYYY) 8)


With that brief history lesson complete, the question for us all... Is the party thread itself an example of Jumping the Snark?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #311 on: 04/18/2017 03:24 AM »
« Last Edit: 04/18/2017 03:24 AM by Lar »
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #312 on: 04/18/2017 04:57 PM »
Okay you sluggards.  Launch is over.  Back to work!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #313 on: 04/18/2017 07:50 PM »
Speaking of FH demo payloads...  ???

12ft diameter concrete cylinder with S1 grid fins and avionics at top...
Size it weight wise to whatever it can do...
Enclosed in the standard payload fairing...

Launch into orbit... leave S2 attached to payload... make it permanent in fact...

Flip stack over and do a deorbit burn with Mvac...
Then do a reentry burn, as it hits the atmosphere... with Mvac...  :o
IF it makes it transonic in one piece... call it job done...  8)

Oh...  did I mention the landing zone target is some guys palace in North Korea....  ;D
The grid fins are to make sure the MOAR hits the landing zone...  ;)

On edit... it will not work... too top heavy I think...
« Last Edit: 04/18/2017 08:17 PM by John Alan »

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #314 on: 04/19/2017 04:06 AM »
So Elon said a silly payload would go in the Falcon Heavy to orbit. Let me guess: an enormous banner with signatures of all SpaceX employees. Or a preserved Commodore 64. (for some reason the C64 came to mind first, I had one in my youth)

I had a Vic 20 AND a tape drive.  If I could have launched them into space I would have!  Right this moment I've got a balky dishwasher Musk could have.  It would enjoy a ride uphill! :P
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #315 on: 04/19/2017 02:35 PM »
I have realized the ultimate silly thing to send to space.. How about a 45 foot long sculpture of a large hollow horse with Wheels?

Inside, they can place the cowboy in a Dragon 2 space suit and some cheese, and/or a whole lot of very light toys that disperse when the "vehicle" reenters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_Horse 
  and  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi%C3%B1ata


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #316 on: 04/19/2017 11:55 PM »
Or maybe a large wooden badger.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #317 on: 04/20/2017 02:49 AM »
​Back to the duck for a moment... It would of course have to be reusable to keep the cost down.  Here is the re-entry analysis and image of the landing burn.   ;D
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #318 on: 04/20/2017 07:44 AM »
Add 3% habanero to the duck's feed for a hotter burn?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #319 on: 04/20/2017 06:27 PM »
Why bother with LZ-1? Just let it splashdown - it will float after all.......and use the "landing legs" to paddle to shore.
​Back to the duck for a moment... It would of course have to be reusable to keep the cost down.  Here is the re-entry analysis and image of the landing burn.   ;D
« Last Edit: 04/20/2017 06:28 PM by Zardar »

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