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by Aero
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Is this a dumbed down version of the tri-alpha concept?
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: Is this a dumbed down version of the tri-alpha concept?

I take a slightly different view of this conceptual machine. Yes, there are several other FRC concepts under active study but as far as I know. none of them have actually generated power beyond, or even at "Break-Even." If this huge machine were to be constructed and shown to easily achie...
by Aero
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Is this a dumbed down version of the tri-alpha concept?
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: Is this a dumbed down version of the tri-alpha concept?

I take a slightly different view of this conceptual machine. Yes, there are several other FRC concepts under active study but as far as I know. none of them have actually generated power beyond, or even at "Break-Even." If this huge machine were to be constructed and shown to easily achiev...
by Aero
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2069
Views: 215315

Re: SpaceX News

Question. If you were SpaceX and you had many Falcon 9's with a range of launches left on their lifetime, and a few new BFR/BFS's rated at 50 launches per lifetime, how would you decide which vehicle to use? Obviously, each Falcon 9 launch preserves one launch of the big rocket for later use which m...
by Aero
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mark Duncan has passed ...
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Mark Duncan has passed ...

My condolences to all who knew him.

As for posting his work, that would be good to ensure that it is not lost to posterity.
by Aero
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2069
Views: 215315

Re: SpaceX News

What! How can a ballistic trajectory not be parabolic?
by Aero
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2069
Views: 215315

Re: SpaceX News

Selling used equipment? Only used item to sell is Bridges. I have several Tom, if you want to man you own toll booth. (Weak attempt at a joke!)
by Aero
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2069
Views: 215315

Re: SpaceX News

Not "re-used," its flight proven!
by Aero
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension

Yes, welcome. And thank you for your long years of service.
aero.
by Aero
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension

Congratulations! Remember from now on, every day that you wake up in the morning is a good day!
by Aero
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2069
Views: 215315

Re: SpaceX News

Just googled "length of falcon 9 first stage" and got 47.7 meters with interstage. That's ~156.5 feet.
by Aero
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 321
Views: 49186

Re: EMC2 news

I second that. NEVER let yourself believe that the simulation is reality. They are much more helpful after experiments, used to discover where the current understanding of reality is amiss.
by Aero
Wed May 17, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2069
Views: 215315

Re: SpaceX News

Does anyone suppose that the techniques developed for the return of the fairing would have any carry-over to the return of the second stage?
by Aero
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 752
Views: 85289

Re: Skynet is coming.

AI Telemarketers - They figure out who will buy, call, sell, then change the spiel and repeat.
by Aero
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 27401

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

It seems to me that almost everyone misses the point on global warming. The point is not so much that warming is happening, its the question of what is causing the warming? Is it people and our activities as is claimed - or is it partly or mostly a natural cycle that would be happening even if there...
by Aero
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2069
Views: 215315

Re: SpaceX News

And they found a reason for the event that was NOT sabotage. That is good ...

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