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STS-125

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    There's a Japanese dude on the ISS

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    unacceptable

    [tiny]err, i mean ok that's coo[/tiny]

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I so want to zero-G bone Megan

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Weaver wrote: »
    I so want to zero-G bone Megan

    Space: making the double-helicopter possible since 1961

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Weaver wrote: »
    I so want to zero-G bone Megan

    Space: making the double-helicopter possible since 1961
    Space: where sexual restraints are a requirement!

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  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    edited May 2009
    they're over Borneo, and holy shit I love learning about this stuff

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  • BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Hahahahahaha

    "Mr. President we may have something else you might be interested in, a University of Illinois basketball from 1909"

    "I uh, uh...that's..uh...that's a bit of memorabilia right there, Illinois isn't, uh, uh, really known for its basketball teams, more for it's science programs - ANYWAYS"

    I can't believe that happened.

    You ever try and draw Falcor as a giant dong? No? It just ends up looking like a long cyclops.
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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Jesus christ
    How long until we get real space ships? No more of this crap that looks like they threw it together and hoped it'd fly.

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  • honey nut cheerioshoney nut cheerios __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2009
    Jesus christ
    How long until we get real space ships? No more of this crap that looks like they threw it together and hoped it'd fly.

    this

    OR

    this?

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  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Jesus christ
    How long until we get real space ships? No more of this crap that looks like they threw it together and hoped it'd fly.

    well, this is what we plan to go to the moon with

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    and what we plan to go to mars with will really just be a bigger version of that so

    probably not for awhile

    although virgin's spaceplanes look neat
    Spoiler:

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    ugh, we need to figure out better way to brand spaceships. THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE SEEN BY A TRAILER PARK, VIRGIN. It needs to be subtle and cool and neat. Not bullshit like that. Jesus christ.

    Honey Nut Cheerios - seriously either of those. I'm talking flush walls with hidden wiring. Sleek shiny paint jobs. Jesus goddamn christ, is it too much to ask for a space ship that doesn't look like it was put together as a school science project? Those motherfuckers don't even have proper seating.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2009
    Man, what?

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User
    edited May 2009
    He's saying that our space vehicles should look less like they were thrown together by orcs and more like they were assembled by elves.

    You ever try and draw Falcor as a giant dong? No? It just ends up looking like a long cyclops.
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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited May 2009
    man dudes megan isn't very good looking i gotta say

  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Scarlet they have seats in the shuttle, you just don't need them except for when taking off and landing because dude you can just float wherever

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  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Man, this ain't no Micheal Bay movie. For a science chick Megan is pretty darn hot and I wouldn't mind being stuck in a space capsule with her for two weeks.

    Also, this ain't no J.J. Abrahms movie. Shuttles are built for function before form and NASA isn't going to go build some awesome space hot rod that's 20% dead weight.

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  • fshavlakfshavlak Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Cristoval wrote: »
    Man, this ain't no Micheal Bay movie. For a science chick Megan is pretty darn hot and I wouldn't mind being stuck in a space capsule with her for two weeks.

    Also, this ain't no J.J. Abrahms movie. Shuttles are built for function before form and NASA isn't going to go build some awesome space hot rod that's 20% dead weight.

    Actually one of the biggest sources of problems on the shuttle is that it was built for form before function.

    Feynman on the Challenger. He talks about the liquid fuel engines in the shuttle having bad design decisions that were forced because the shape/size of their enclosures had already been decided.

  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Oh yes, there are certainly multiple design flaws in any of NASA's past space vehicles past or present. I guess what I meant to say is that no matter how advanced they get (at this current point) they are all going to look like a bunch of spare parts thrown together because I don't think NASA is willing to spend the extra scratch on an interior designer for something which sits atop 35 tons of rocket fuel.

    That's a pretty interestingly unsettling link.

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I still love that we landed on the moon with analog tech.

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  • fshavlakfshavlak Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Cristoval wrote: »
    Oh yes, there are certainly multiple design flaws in any of NASA's past space vehicles past or present. I guess what I meant to say is that no matter how advanced they get (at this current point) they are all going to look like a bunch of spare parts thrown together because I don't think NASA is willing to spend the extra scratch on an interior designer for something which sits atop 35 tons of rocket fuel.

    That's a pretty interestingly unsettling link.

    Yeah, I know what you meant. I had just remembered Feynman's thing and was looking for an excuse to post it.

  • honey nut cheerioshoney nut cheerios __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2009
    Weaver wrote: »
    I still love that we landed on the moon with analog tech.

    More computing power than the lunar lander!

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  • cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    jeez, you guys are killin me. we can make space airplanes when we have a manufacturing facility in orbit.

    until then, the payload sits on top of the large controlled explosion, farthest away from the hot bits not cantilevered off the side of a million-some pounds of lox and h2.

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  • honey nut cheerioshoney nut cheerios __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2009
    What we need then is an alternate way to get things into space.

    I suggest an elevator.

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    the space elevator is a horrible horrible idea

    one idiot clips it with a plane and whoops I just dropped this rig down a 300mile arc

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Would you be more comfortable with a space escalator?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Would you be more comfortable with a space escalator?

    It will never break. It will only become space stairs.

  • honey nut cheerioshoney nut cheerios __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2009
    How about getting back down from space?

    Space water slide.

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  • fshavlakfshavlak Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    How about getting back down from space?

    Space water slide.

    I propose every project NASA is working on be canceled and all resources be directed at building a space water slide.

  • MetacortexMetacortex The Prettiest Zombie Coeur d'CoeursRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    As long as this culminates in a giant game of Space Chutes and Ladders.

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  • Captain CthulhuCaptain Cthulhu Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Am I the only one who thinks launching shuttle vertically is an antiquated system that wastes tons of fuel in the most inefficient launching method possible? I mean I don't know a ton about it, so maybe there's a specific reason why they do it that way, but we can get planes pretty high, why can't we make a shuttle that flies like a plane, and just fires a burn to break through the atmosphere when it's at max altitude. Watching shuttles launch to me is like watching Ford Model T's race eachother.

  • fshavlakfshavlak Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Am I the only one who thinks launching shuttle vertically is an antiquated system that wastes tons of fuel in the most inefficient launching method possible? I mean I don't know a ton about it, so maybe there's a specific reason why they do it that way, but we can get planes pretty high, why can't we make a shuttle that flies like a plane, and just fires a burn to break through the atmosphere when it's at max altitude. Watching shuttles launch to me is like watching Ford Model T's race eachother.

    We can get a plane pretty high, but it's kinda insignificant when you're going 300 miles high.

    To get to an orbit like the Hubble's, the difference between launching vertically and flying up and then rocketing up would only be a small fraction of the total fuel, and the complexity of the system would be astronomically greater.

    For relatively low altitude trips to space (like Scaled Composites does) then yes, flying high before lighting off your rocket makes lots of sense and that's why they do it.

  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    edited May 2009
    that would be even more inefficient because it would have to take two different types of fuel/engines. Fuel and engines meant for atmospheric flight and rocket boosters with their fuel.

    I know there are a ton of other reasons, but fuck that noise, I gave you my two cents

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Hey get on nasa tv right now

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  • cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    the shuttle has really just been a big supply truck. it takes a lot of energy to throw that amount into orbit. for light loads, sub-orbital stuff, a horizontal take-off is feasible. we use a pegasus for that usually, unless we can save some cash and piggyback on another program.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited May 2009
    so i was at the bar over lunch and there was the STS crew on TV and Megan be hall staring at the camera with lemur eyes

    i mean they were HUGE

    i don't think she's always like that

    SPACE EYES

  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Spaaace Madnesss..

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  • cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    so i was at the bar over lunch and there was the STS crew on TV and Megan be hall staring at the camera with lemur eyes

    i mean they were HUGE

    i don't think she's always like that

    SPACE EYES

    ha lemur eyes all

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited May 2009
    she looked exactly like momo

    except she had a hat

  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Cristoval wrote: »
    Spaaace Madnesss..

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