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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #420 on: 05/03/2017 02:15 PM »
This is Elon Musk. You know that there would be a Love Boat and a Gilligan.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #421 on: 05/03/2017 02:22 PM »
HMS Spanker ? it had to be a misprint, but when I looked at the relative page there it was, HMS Spanker, minesweeper. I turned back to the index and soon discovered that HMS Spanker was not the only warship to bear a silly name. A quick check unearthed the destroyers HMS Fairy and HMS Frolic, the light cruiser, HMS Sappho and the corvette, HMS Pansy.

(from https://www.reddit.com/r/Warships/comments/3bh5ze/a_humorous_read_about_rn_ship_names/ ... )

I saw (but failed to find again) a list of really silly RN ship names that all start with I (which weren't actually used) but these supposedly were.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #422 on: 05/03/2017 02:43 PM »
HMS Spanker ? it had to be a misprint, but when I looked at the relative page there it was, HMS Spanker, minesweeper. I turned back to the index and soon discovered that HMS Spanker was not the only warship to bear a silly name. A quick check unearthed the destroyers HMS Fairy and HMS Frolic, the light cruiser, HMS Sappho and the corvette, HMS Pansy.

(from https://www.reddit.com/r/Warships/comments/3bh5ze/a_humorous_read_about_rn_ship_names/ ... )

I saw (but failed to find again) a list of really silly RN ship names that all start with I (which weren't actually used) but these supposedly were.
Here's a list from 2003, all starting with "In", which is a mix:

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.puzzles/ZOFsCULp42I/Y-QVUMsBJgsJ

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #423 on: 05/03/2017 03:33 PM »
HMS Spanker ? it had to be a misprint, but when I looked at the relative page there it was, HMS Spanker, minesweeper. I turned back to the index and soon discovered that HMS Spanker was not the only warship to bear a silly name. A quick check unearthed the destroyers HMS Fairy and HMS Frolic, the light cruiser, HMS Sappho and the corvette, HMS Pansy.

(from https://www.reddit.com/r/Warships/comments/3bh5ze/a_humorous_read_about_rn_ship_names/ ... )

I saw (but failed to find again) a list of really silly RN ship names that all start with I (which weren't actually used) but these supposedly were.
Here's a list from 2003, all starting with "In", which is a mix:

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.puzzles/ZOFsCULp42I/Y-QVUMsBJgsJ

Hey, that list left off my favorite fake RN ship name, the HMS Insipid.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #424 on: 05/03/2017 03:39 PM »
This is Elon Musk. You know that there would be a Love Boat and a Gilligan.

Fairing McFairingface

I doubt fairings would ever be named but if they were I think it would be named as a couple like 'Ralph and Alice'
 'Romeo and Juliet' etc.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #425 on: 05/03/2017 03:45 PM »
In accordance with naming after British ships I would have to go with the Turbinia

Mainly due to it's demonstration to the Royal Navy.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #426 on: 05/03/2017 04:43 PM »
The NSF calendar currently has a NET date of 5/31 for SpX-11 a NET date of 6/1 for SpX-12.
They are probably going to be demonstrating full and rapid re-use of the same first stage :-)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #427 on: 05/03/2017 06:13 PM »
They could just use a speedboat with a winch on the back.
Hook on the the para-foil harness and bring it back like a para sailor.

Are we going to start naming fairings yet?
Bob.
Could we name it Bruce instead? Bob could be confusing. Bob is a palindrome though.
 
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #428 on: 05/03/2017 07:14 PM »
Are we going to start naming fairings yet?
Bob.

I doubt fairings would ever be named but if they were I think it would be named as a couple like 'Ralph and Alice'
 'Romeo and Juliet' etc.

Between Bob and fairings named after couples, I can't help but ask whether the second stage (hypothetically reusable) can get its own name, too.  Why?  Because I'd love to see Abby Garrett draw a comic where a second stage shows up to do a job and says:

"Hi, I'm Larry.  This is my fairing Darryl, and this is my other fairing Darryl."

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #429 on: 05/03/2017 07:16 PM »
"Hi, I'm Larry.  This is my fairing Darryl, and this is my other fairing Darryl."
Brilliant! Well played, sir!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #430 on: 05/03/2017 08:32 PM »
Plus, by then they'll need another pad set up for crew for the 12 flights around the moon each year.

So only when there is a full moon? ;D
Why would you want to go on a moon mission when it's only a crescent or worse a new moon when it's not even there!
To see if Gary Larson is on the Far Side.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #431 on: 05/03/2017 09:24 PM »
So we need a prefix... but how about

Better half
Other half
Splitter
Divided we fall
Half a mind to...

... you get the idea.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #432 on: 05/03/2017 09:27 PM »
Thing One

Thing Two

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #433 on: 05/04/2017 05:55 AM »
Shouldn't reality posts be in "Advanced concepts"?  --Nomadd

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #434 on: 05/04/2017 11:49 AM »
HMS Spanker ? it had to be a misprint, but when I looked at the relative page there it was, HMS Spanker, minesweeper. I turned back to the index and soon discovered that HMS Spanker was not the only warship to bear a silly name. A quick check unearthed the destroyers HMS Fairy and HMS Frolic, the light cruiser, HMS Sappho and the corvette, HMS Pansy.

(from https://www.reddit.com/r/Warships/comments/3bh5ze/a_humorous_read_about_rn_ship_names/ ... )

I saw (but failed to find again) a list of really silly RN ship names that all start with I (which weren't actually used) but these supposedly were.

I was saddened to discover that "HMS Humbug" was an invention of Patrick O'Brian but apparently his Spanish warship "Cacafuego" did have a name that had been used in fact.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #435 on: 05/04/2017 01:05 PM »
Mutt and Jeff
Thing 1 and Thing 2
George and Gracie
Fred and Ginger

Reality is unless they start marking them,
 or announcing which fairing came from where,
 we may never be able to track them
Colonize Mars!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #436 on: 05/04/2017 01:18 PM »
Well. We could start by giving first stages names other than core 1032. At least for those who can fly again and arn't flown away (you fly them and dont throw them).
If SpaceX doesn't do it officially it is their loss and maybe they catch on  :D 
Chris G could casually use our names at the next press conference when he asks a question to give the hint ;D

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #437 on: 05/04/2017 02:42 PM »
So, a poster idea if anyone skilled in the digital arts wants to run with it:  "They Were Expendable" with a flock of Falcons (or something else).  8)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #438 on: 05/04/2017 06:45 PM »
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Hansel and Gretel
Bacon and Eggs
Short and Squat
Dumb and Dumber
Cause and Effect
Needles and Pins
Blood and Guts
Stand and Be Counted

OK. I could go on, and on...

On and On
Here and There
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #439 on: 05/04/2017 07:13 PM »
HMS Spanker ? it had to be a misprint, but when I looked at the relative page there it was, HMS Spanker, minesweeper. I turned back to the index and soon discovered that HMS Spanker was not the only warship to bear a silly name. A quick check unearthed the destroyers HMS Fairy and HMS Frolic, the light cruiser, HMS Sappho and the corvette, HMS Pansy.

(from https://www.reddit.com/r/Warships/comments/3bh5ze/a_humorous_read_about_rn_ship_names/ ... )

I saw (but failed to find again) a list of really silly RN ship names that all start with I (which weren't actually used) but these supposedly were.

...you have been found guilty by the elders of the forum of a (imaginary) vendetta against Saint Elon - BLAAASPHEMER !

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