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by flyingturtle
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 31745

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

RJMAZ wrote:
wide angle lense on the cockpit camera


Oh, yes. Good observation!

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by flyingturtle
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 92
Views: 15208

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

KFLLCFII wrote:
Coldest month of the year for the first all-up test. :ziplip:


Naaah, no O rings this time. 0 rings.

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by flyingturtle
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 31745

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

RJMAZ wrote:
https://youtu.be/RXmM9jTl58A

It is performing well


I can't really compare to other fighter jets, but the T-7 cockpit looks spacious!

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by flyingturtle
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMOC Ocean Currents Near a Tipping Point
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: AMOC Ocean Currents Near a Tipping Point

The science of the gigantic ocean currents goes back and forth on this. I understand there are no adequate mathematical models, and even data is more sparse than needed. Lots of work being done on this, of course. I'm not specialized in climate change, but in science there is usually little debate....

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 92
Views: 15208

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

Nomadd wrote:
That's not how you do it. You're supposed to use a rusty crane in the middle of a field.


:praise:

In the end, you will build rokkits with the things you have on Mars, not with the things you wish to have on Mars... :fluffy:

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 86
Views: 6983

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

...there was a time when parents sold drawings of their children for a few bitcoins... years and years and years ago. In other news, Hindenburg Research is offering a one million dollar reward for information on how Tether's value is backed... if it actually is. Until now, it's a stable coin... Spo...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 86
Views: 6983

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

...there was a time when parents sold drawings of their children for a few bitcoins... years and years and years ago.

In other news, Hindenburg Research is offering a one million dollar reward for information on how Tether's value is backed... if it actually is. Until now, it's a stable coin...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 2068

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I've watched NTTD twice. The first time around I was very sleepy... suffered from insomnia the entire night before. Good: - visuals - camera work - the long intro sequence - the title, picking up details from a few previous films - those reprises of Louis Armstrong's last song Bad: - No, that nanobo...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4934

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

This whole fiasco has convinced me that... ...Congress should simply indicate the goals, designate a budget and appoint something like a Space General. The General is both above and outside of politics, like every military commander. Then, the General orders what he needs from SpaceX, ULA and other...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lucy on its way to the Trojans
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Lucy on its way to the Trojans

Lucy in the sky with her diamond...

Yes, one of her optical instruments contains a diamond beam splitter. Fascinating mission!

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Re: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread

I welcome this thread, too! The project that was selected because NASA "considered Boeing's proposal to be the strongest of all three proposals in terms of technical approach, management approach and past performance ... That's an old, and very fatal human flaw. People think that past performan...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35138

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Francoflier wrote:
flyingturtle wrote:
Maybe ULA should detonate a Starliner, and their chief execs should smoke weed on a live stream... :old:


Boeing, you mean?


Owww. Saahrrry!

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by flyingturtle
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35138

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Maybe ULA should detonate a Starliner, and their chief execs should smoke weed on a live stream... :old:

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by flyingturtle
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes
Replies: 23
Views: 1975

Re: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96A0wb1Ov9k
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A cool idea for the military cargo planes, for sure!

The USAF once launched a Minuteman ICBM from a flying C-5:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96A0wb1Ov9k

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by flyingturtle
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo
Replies: 16
Views: 3321

Re: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo

Ah, the raccoon face? Lots of Neos have them, but not all. Easyjet, for example, didn't bother getting them.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16550

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Josh the Engineer did a new video. This time, on the historical aspects of the building: ...... Wow based on that narrative the architect and town permitting officer sound criminally negligent . In Switzerland, there was once a serious construction flaw with an underground parking area. The enginee...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16550

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Josh the Engineer did a new video. This time, on the historical aspects of the building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk2hmytlDg8 Some keywords: - the owner of the building - and the company responsible for building it - were the same entity, making it easier to cut corners - at the time, town of...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 2751

Re: Favorite Song about aviation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irI2cNmF6yU
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I didn't find this on the Spotify list... weird:

Theme song from "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irI2cNmF6yU

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by flyingturtle
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2420

Re: Best multi-national program

The Concorde.

Financially, it was terribly inefficient. It was a costly prestige project of two governments. But organizing the project and the multinational collaboration among the engineers and manufacturers was a masterpiece. It also led to a lot of useful know-how.

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by flyingturtle
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 441
Views: 59785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Musk kicked in $50M towards the funding goal for St Judes. Earlier this evening it sounded to me like they were well short of their $200M goal. Maybe Isaacman could have met the funding goal by not going into space, putting everything into his charity instead... but then, he wouldn't get his astron...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 441
Views: 59785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

The four people are on the way down. I've watched a tiny bit of the live stream - which is on right now.

And one of the astronauts is watching "Spaceballs" on his iPad. :biggrin:

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by flyingturtle
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 441
Views: 59785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

FGITD wrote:

Either way it’s odd, make a huge spectacle of the fact that it’s the first all civilian mission, fundraiser etc etc and then once it’s up…total blackout


Yes. I've googled for news, but nothing. The silence is in a way... shocking.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 441
Views: 59785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

https://www.spacex.com/launches/
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In about five hours, a Crew Dragon lifts off for a sightseeing flight. The crew has been advised against trying to dock with the ISS.

The stream will be alive in forty minutes: https://www.spacex.com/launches/

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by flyingturtle
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

Re: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??

Seconds from Disaster is another investigative show. That show covers disasters in all situations and industries and is not relegated to just plane crashes. They really did a good job with the UA 232 and AA 191 episodes, better IMO than the Mayday/Air Crash Investigation versions. Yep, it's great. ...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

Re: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??

When watching a bunch of Mayday/Air Crash Investigation episodes, I made a comprehensive list... topic, quality of presentation, my rating... Here the list of those I found best. Season Episode Title Year of accident Description 7 2 Lockerbie Disaster 1988 Libyan terrorists... etc... 5 9 Fatal Distr...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 17945

Re: Texas abortion law

Another law to subjugate women - and especially the less well-off women. With enough money, any woman can travel to a place where a safe and medically supervised abortion is legal. If the wife of a Republican lawmaker needs an abortion, she will prolly seek one and medical privacy will take care of ...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52792

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

Has the Swiss government gone ahead in confirming on this basis: Seller: "We guarantee xyz." Buyer: "just what we wanted. We'll buy it on that basis." Seller: "Brilliant but just remember we don't guarantee to honour the guarantee." Remember that the Swiss Federal Coun...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52792

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

The Federal Council has one or two communication problems... They said they could get a fixed price for the F-35 from the US government, and that operating costs would be guaranteed during the first ten years of operations. This Germish article https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/beschaffung-neuer-kampf...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Plane spotting locations and tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: Plane spotting locations and tips?

You could always get a bus day pass for the area, some good snacks, shoes and comfortable clothing. Check out Flightradar24 and Google Maps to find out what could be a good spotting area, depending on the approach/departure paths and the accessibility (footpaths, bus stops...). Zurich Airport even h...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: The most 747s in a single photo
Replies: 23
Views: 6191

Re: The most 747s in a single photo

You mean, flying?

Image

US tanker refueling an Iranian tanker

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by flyingturtle
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Astra tests, launches and developments
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Astra tests, launches and developments

Astra is a newcomer to the business, and whatever is needed to launch the rocket - and the rocket itself - fits into a small number of shipping containers. In today's test of "Rocket 3" (naming their products is not their forte), the thing seemed to fall over... hovered a bit... and then a...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4934

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

Aesma wrote:
I'm sure who is not leaving Blue Origin's payroll are the lawyers...


Shhhh, just don't tell them that gravity has no legal basis... with that natural "law" overturned, Bezos might put something into orbit.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35138

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

The big problem is the same as their airliner development and production problems. Figuring out how such bonehead issues happen in the first place. And that seems to be beyond them. Interestingly, if you talk with people inside the organization, they can give you the hair, teeth and eyeballs of the...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35138

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Nomadd wrote:
It's one numbnuts emailing a Machinists union rep. I wouldn't take it too seriously.


The "numbnut" belongs to the ULA top ranks. And no matter the addressee, it's telling regarding the mindset of the sender.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35138

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/in-leaked-email-ula-official-calls-nasa-leadership-incompetent/ Excerpts: In leaked email, ULA official calls NASA leadership “incompetent” "Large NASA taxpayer investments are being thrown away due to the cozy relationship established by Trump political ...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10856

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

And unfortunately they have to be strict. Imagine you have empty space so you let a few hundred refugees on, and then last minute a bus load of your original manifested pax show up. Do you want to be the one to go back there and tell 50 of the refugees to get off? Think that’ll go down well and not...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10856

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

And before that, people died clambering to a C-17. I hope their souls will torment the German armed forces. Care to share your intelligence? I mean, with words like those you must have a pretty solid picture of the situation at the airport when the German plane was there. It's confirmed that the Ge...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10856

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

And the German Luftwaffle flew out seven civilians with an A400. Has that been officially confirmed? Yes. "German authorities have confirmed that a first Bundeswehr evacuation flight carried just seven people. But the Foreign Ministry said there were good reasons for that." https://www.dw...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10856

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

And the German Luftwaffle flew out seven civilians with an A400. Seven. At first, the military transport circled the airport for five hours. It was on the ground for 40 minutes. And because most of the 57 embassy employees and 88 German nationals were not present at the airport, it took off again......

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52792

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

Now it has come to light that Switzerland has used an new kind of evaluation process, which could be attacked legally. Usually, a government issues specifications, and then gives grades (A, B, C, ..., F) to each criterion of each offer. But now, they used the "Analytic Hierarchy Process", ...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10856

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

More bluntly, they didn't have the heart and guts to fight for their own country and have allowed their country to be dragged backwards yet again. The National Army was never able to shed the stigma of just being the junior partner of the NATO troops. They were never accepted and respected by the r...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10856

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

Does anyone else think that the withdraw[a]l could have been planned a bit better? I think pretty much the whole world agrees on that. As a requirement, the US should have stayed in Afghanistan longer - and with force - to properly hand the country over. And, actually testing, in maneuvers or actua...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10856

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

People reported falling from the sky while departing . Media report people was hanging outside the C-17 on takeoff. Oh my god. Indeed. Oh my God. C-17 rolling, with people on the landing gear fairing: https://twitter.com/TOLOnews/status/1427204278695997442 Blurry video of two people falling from a ...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16550

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Josh from Building Integrity posted a new, and quite long video. He presents evidence that some columns were only able to carry the dead load - but not any live loads (like cars, and removable objects like planters). Only safety margins prevented an earlier collapse. Between the original draft (1979...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 441
Views: 59785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Brilliant videos. What worries me, Elon comes across as being extremely tired. I talked with him till 1AM once. Remembering to sleep isn't one of his strong points when he has something to do or say. Yeah. There is still something to do... no matter the time. In all the videos, Musk comes across as...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 441
Views: 59785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Part 2 of Everyday Astronauts interview with Musk. https://youtu.be/SA8ZBJWo73E Wow, brilliant, thank you so much for sharing. Just watched part 1 and 2 in one go, so informative! Part 3 is also out by now. It mainly shows how Elon is interacting with SpaceX employees. There seems to be a lot of tr...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bell reveals high speed tilt rotor concept
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

Re: Bell reveals high speed tilt rotor concept

Reminds me a bit of the Dornier 31.

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by flyingturtle
Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 441
Views: 59785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Part 2 of Everyday Astronauts interview with Musk. https://youtu.be/SA8ZBJWo73E He's a nerd. A total nerd. I believe Elon can walk up to any SpaceX employee, and knows what the employee is doing, and why he's doing it. Managerial, financial, marketing and PR stuff can always be outsourced to other ...

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