Aesma wrote:Yeah that's crazy. Didn't the first space tourist pay about 50mil, including a few days on the ISS ?
SpaceX basically gives billions to the US government...
...by not demanding the ULA fantasy prices. Amazon, on the other hand, heavily uses government-paid infrastructure for free, namely roads.
And I've not yet heard about a single SpaceX employee who has to live on food stamps.
Ho many people died from the fire in the Hindenburg disaster? Fred Not a good point... also because of this rarely known fact: Until the Hindenburg disaster, Germany operated hydrogen-filled airships with an excellent safety record. Before that disaster, there had been 1-2 severely injured people i...Jump to post
Airports and airlines need to start rethinking the boarding process outright. The infrastructure behind airports is so overdone, especially in the US. Nothing gets me going like watching European ULCCs boarding from the tarmac through the front and rear doors of the aircraft. Just ditch the jetbrid...Jump to post
Belarus nationals can still leave the country. But only if they can obtain a permanent staying permit in another country... But even scientists won't get a permanent permit at first, but usually a one-year permit. It seems Lukashenko is limiting the brain drain, while at the same time making sure th...Jump to post
Guys! Chinese rover took its first drive on Mars and made China the second nation that managed to drive a rover on Mars. It happened 3 days ago. That`s interesting! looking forward to getting to know something interesting from this Chinese rover. This is a great achievement for the Chinese space ex...Jump to post
In the Melchsee-Frutt region, a F-5 Tiger crashed on a training flight. The plane was carrying out training with a F/A-18. The plane is red-white, as it belongs to the Patrouille Suisse aerobatic team. The pilot was not injured. Amazingly, the plane crashed nearly intact. https://i2.paste.pics/d154c...Jump to post
In 2013, Austria forced the presidential jet of Evo Morales (Venezuela) to a landing, because the United States suspected Julian Assange to be on the plane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo_Moral ... g_incident
Airlines make a promise to deliver you safely to your destination. Otherwise, there wouldn't be the massive investments in training and maintenance.
This is piracy, plain and simple.
Elon tweeted he's on the side of crypto, he must have figured he pissed off many of his fans. He's absolutely free to manipulate crypto currencies. To benefit himself, or Tesla's crypto dealing. Cryptos are not regulated like securities. Shush. Elon Musk is both a troll and a genius. I just saw a c...Jump to post
Crypto currencies and blockchains are basically good ideas. But there is quite a cult surrounding both. Blockchain is mostly a solution in search of a problem. It solves only one problem, namely: You have to store data decentrally, and you cannot trust those who store the data. If data is stored cen...Jump to post
Update. The whole crypto market is taking a huge dump. Yay. China is imposing strict controls on crypto currencies... and it's the country where lots of those coins were mined, thanks to low energy prices. When prices crash, you can only sell when somebody else is willing to buy. So, your sell orde...Jump to post
Does anyone know what the plan is for stacking Starship on top of the booster is for the test flight since the integration tower won't be ready yet? I don't think even those massive cranes are tall enough... They are tall enough. They can be extended. Most of the Liebherr cranes can be extended. An...Jump to post
In between adjusting various crypto currencies and building an impressive collection of cranes in Boca Chica (two crawlers cranes for the full stack are currently being assembled), SpaceX is working towards an extended permit: The facility in Boca Chica was approved when SpaceX still had F9 and FH i...Jump to post
What if we launch a satellite to SSO? Can it be used for Earth observation? This thread is quite groan-worthy. One of the first satellites in SSO was TIROS-10. It observed the sunny part of earth with TV cameras, and was used for weather forecasts. TIROS-10 was launched on July 2, 1965. http://www....Jump to post
Hm, the reentry vehicles of ICBMs surely use ablative cooling. Aircraft can't use that.Jump to post
Spy sats, among others. If you have a sun-synchronous orbit, the satellite will overfly the same patch of land when the sunlight is hitting the terrain at the same angle. From the shadows cast by objects, you can easily and consistently calculate their height. When an underground facility is built,...Jump to post
One of the last times a C-17 flew to Geneva was when US SecState John Kerry went bicycling in France between US-Iran talks. He broke a leg, and was helicoptered to the Geneva University Hospital, and a day later to the airport where a C-17 from Ramstein picked him up. Using a plane from Ramstein wou...Jump to post
Spy sats, among others. If you have a sun-synchronous orbit, the satellite will overfly the same patch of land when the sunlight is hitting the terrain at the same angle. From the shadows cast by objects, you can easily and consistently calculate their height. When an underground facility is built, ...Jump to post
Regarding SpaceX' company culture - an interesting comment on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-jqHFKh70s "I work at SpaceX and I'll tell you, they are SERIOUS when it comes to process improvements. When you make a mistake most companies will focus their attention on what disciplinary ...Jump to post
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/space-junk-sleuths-track-down-the-rocket-chunks-that-lit-up-the-northwests-skies-last-month/ About a guy who hunted for the Falcon 9 upper stage debris when it landed in the northwestern United States... interesting stuff. (Partially relephant s...Jump to post
Why are you opening threads when going to researching the question by yourself? At least to hear people's opinion about it and, perhaps, learn some new information from those who know more about the subject. Why do you think it's bad? Yeah, thanks) I just wanted to start this thread to talk with yo...Jump to post
We have that since a veeeeeeeeeeery long time. It's basically photography at various wavelengths. Also, satellite-based radar is nowadays good enough to register soil erosion / deposition at centimeter precision. Observing Global Desertification with the Assistance of Space Technology is a very use...Jump to post
The sub and debris has been found, well below the survivable depth.
The oil slick doesn't sound good No it doesn't. but i am hopeful the detection of the object at 50-100m is the sub. Hopefully they can reach it in time. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56851487 A Swiss news portal said "Laut Marine-Stabschef Yudo Margono wurde in der Region ein metallische...Jump to post
We have that since a veeeeeeeeeeery long time. It's basically photography at various wavelengths. Also, satellite-based radar is nowadays good enough to register soil erosion / deposition at centimeter precision.Jump to post
What about aircraft such as the C27J? Was it considered? It would have seemed a strong choice, with its large cargo capacity, good speed, pressurization (unlike the V22) and with its rugged construction modifying it with a tail hook and folding wings wouldn’t have been too difficult Seems like a ve...Jump to post
I just wondered about this thingy here...
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... orizon.jpg
What does the
scale on the left mean?
My guess is "Fast - Slow", but that can't be...
Keep in mind that cops in Germany and Switzerland are trained for two years before they're sworn in as officers. And in order to qualify for cop training, they need to show a three-year professional education. When they start police training, they already are qualified hairdressers, gardeners, carpe...Jump to post
Never had an issue. Turn car off, Put keys on dash, hands on wheel and follow their directions you will never have a problem. Be a white male... Had Floyd or Garner done what he suggested or the equivalent for the situation, they’d be alive today. Fight back and you’ll have a long day or night, I d...Jump to post
Not really the police, but merely security goons... I took my tripod and my camera on a walk in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. And I progressed to make a high-res photo of the US Embassy. A private security contractor told me it's okay, as long as no person is recognizable on the pictures. A seco...Jump to post
Silence a week after finding the cvr? I was thinking we may hear something by now. Under ICAO rules, a month after the accident, a preliminary report is due. 12 month after the accident, the final report. If a final report is not possible, then there will be yearly updates on the investigation. The...Jump to post
I don't think it will ever pay off. A Falcon 9 launch uses as much fuel as a fully tanked Boeing 777. The kind of kerosene used for fireworks and rocketry is not that expensive, and not such a scarce resource. If we wanted to save fossil fuels, there are more sensible avenues. I think the intention ...Jump to post
I've begun a similar thing with a Cessna Slowtation. Switzerland - Greece has taken me a few days. I like doing shorter hops, because the biggest fun in flying is trying to land at every suitable airfield along the way - under the real weather conditions. I never check the weather at the destination...Jump to post
Well. The only beauty pageant I'll take serious is the one where Mr. [insert country name] must copulate with Ms. [insert country name], and raise children for a national breeding programme.
Otherwise, I have no idea what the meaning of such a "contest" is.
Nomadd wrote:flyingturtle wrote:Maybe we could create a giant orbiting sunshade out of our copious space junk...
Maybe we could create a giant orbiting sunshade out of our copious space junk...Jump to post