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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckshot View Post
    OK 1320. Where does electricity come from?

    Ask Google says- "About 65% of this electricity generation was from fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, petroleum, and other gases), about 20% was from nuclear energy, and about 15% was from renewable energy sources.Apr 18, 2017"

    Edited to add link- https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3
    I was just trying to clarify that the Tesla is an electric battery car versus an internal combustion "coal burner" fossil fuel type car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterScoop View Post
    I donít belive it! I really I think itís BS. NASA cant make it back to the Moon because they say they ďlostĒ the telemetry data and 100 % of all information to do so for the most important event in human history...but they can make it to Mars? Sorry I donít buy it.
    They didn't lose any tech. Its simply cost too much money to do things the old way, Especially with most parts being a one time use like the boosters and such. It Also wasn't reliable enough, hence the number of rocket crashes over the past 50 years. You simply must apply logic to your thinking to see that saying we lost technology when the real problem was making this tech reusable, more powerful for larger pay loads and most importantly financially viable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    I had to pull over on the side of the interstate to watch this live, what an incredible event. Anyone that thinks this is CGA is well....fill in the blank.

    The launch sequence starts at 21:50, the booster decent at 29:00 for those that just want the meat and potatoes. Well worth the time to watch it start to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpmetal View Post
    They didn't lose any tech. Its simply cost too much money to do things the old way, Especially with most parts being a one time use like the boosters and such. It Also wasn't reliable enough, hence the number of rocket crashes over the past 50 years. You simply must apply logic to your thinking to see that saying we lost technology when the real problem was making this tech reusable, more powerful for larger pay loads and most importantly financially viable.
    SpaceX Rocket Launch: $57 Million, Competition: $380 million. Topped off by controlled landings of boosters that can be reused, classic example of dollars making sense. And oh, 93% success rate....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    Thanks for bringing this thread back on topic TH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterScoop View Post
    I mentioned freedom of speech because I didnít agree with your point of view. I was only using it to make a point of how Awesome it is to live in this great country.

    I donít believe numerous NASA accounts of many past events. Their excuse of not having any of the telemetry information that got them to the moon and back is all I needed to hear to lose 100% faith in what they say and do.

    NASA budget Is over 50 million dollars a day. YES YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY .You think with that kind of budget they could preserve the information tha got them to the moon and back.

    Thank you and all the veterans for your service to this great country that gave me the right to express my opinion without ever feeling that I would be persecuted for my beliefs.


    I will not say anything about this subject further.

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    You simply are refusing to apply logic to your thinking, again no info or tech was lost, just deemed inefficient, unreliable, and too expensive. Literally you think nasa just up and forgot how to get to the moon? Also consider that nasa in 2017 had a budget of 19.6 billion or something like that, yes thats a lot of money I agree. Then if you logically think about its expenses you make up for that money very quickly. Just paying employees takes a huge chunk with 17,381 employees. So easily right off the bat there is at least 1+ billion just in wages(conservitive estimate since the average wage at nasa is 90,000a year with a range of 50,000-150,000 per year for the majority, some landing higher). Then you look at benefits and healthcare, then you look at facilities cost, computers and monitoring equipment and so on, then you look at the cost of building what they build. I have left out literally hundreds of expenses here, It adds up rapidly. So your money point doesn't add up. Please make the effort to educate yourself, as there is so much proof in the opposite side from yours, yet you only bring speculation to the table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1320 View Post
    SpaceX Rocket Launch: $57 Million, Competition: $380 million. Topped off by controlled landings of boosters that can be reused, classic example of dollars making sense. And oh, 93% success rate....
    Yup looking good now, musk is making great progress.
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    Just saw a news story on Musk's next advance. Calling it the BFR, or Big F****** Rocket! This is no joke! Glad to see a billionaire with a sense of humor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeabeeRon View Post
    Just saw a news story on Musk's next advance. Calling it the BFR, or Big F****** Rocket! This is no joke! Glad to see a billionaire with a sense of humor!
    The first time I read about BFR, the media called it Big Falcon Rocket.....we all knew better.....lol
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    I do like the display on the dashboard NAV screen on the Roadstar: "Don't Panic". A nod to Douglas Adams.
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    Putting the Tesla into space with a fully suited mannequin was not just for show. Data from sensors attached to and embedded in the suit will be used to aid SpaceX in improving suit design.

    Time for more coffee.
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    There's only one little thing that I can say about the launch and the landing of the booster rockets, was I felt that tingly sensation go up and through my body. Frigging amazing!

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    The two boosters landing simultaneously a short distance from each other . . . gooseflesh.

    I'll give Elon Musk this - he's doing it with style.

    Initially I was miffed he couldn't have found some science experiment that would have taken the space and weight of the Tesla's place for better use . . . but then again. NASA is so frinin dry maybe this is what we needed.

    I recall the image of the earth from the moon -

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    Almost got Bill Anders in trouble because it was not in the plan for pre-approved images. Borman (mission commander) claimed afterwards that he was just joking when he told Anders not to take the image because it was not scheduled.

    The potential for privatized mining in the asteroids may get us further than scientific advancement on Mars. Go private space interests!
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    There's a report out this morning that NASA and the US Air Force declined to put anything on board. Musk offered this to both agencies for no charge. The Tesla was an idea that he scrambled to put together as a back up plan. He really wanted something scientifically useful on board. The publicity stunt is probably worth millions to him now. Who knows what kind of "mileage" he, SpaceX and Tesla will receive over the years, could be in the billions. The timing of the flight couldn't have been better from a media standpoint as nothing remotely interesting was making headlines Tuesday, it received maximum coverage. It may be fair to compare this launch with NASCAR's fist fight in the infield in 1979. What a better way to get American and most likely the world interested in space again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1320 View Post
    There's a report out this morning that NASA and the US Air Force declined to put anything on board. Musk offered this to both agencies for no charge. The Tesla was an idea that he scrambled to put together as a back up plan. He really wanted something scientifically useful on board. The publicity stunt is probably worth millions to him now. Who knows what kind of "mileage" he, SpaceX and Tesla will receive over the years, could be in the billions. The timing of the flight couldn't have been better from a media standpoint as nothing remotely interesting was making headlines Tuesday, it received maximum coverage. It may be fair to compare this launch with NASCAR's fist fight in the infield in 1979. What a better way to get American and most likely the world interested in space again.
    was the report by a news agency, or from another source? It's got the cool factor written all over it, and I agree that it has sparked the interest once again.

 

 
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