Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
(a time lapse of a succesful Falcon-9 satellite launch in California on October 8, 2018, seen from the LA area)
And other science-y things too.
So how about that Soyuz launch that failed the other day? The crew was unharmed thanks to the Soyuz's escape system, but the International Space Station now has a problem in that there are currently no backup rockets capable of carrying crew to and from the ISS ready to launch, and the Soyuz vehicle that's currently up there has maneuvering fuel that will start expiring in a few months, so they either need to scramble together a new launch to get a new return vehicle to swap in at the station soon, or they need to abandon the station for a little while as they bring the current crew down on the Soyuz vehicle that's up there right now and wait for a new launch to be sorted out, which is a problem because the ISS needs pretty constant manual maintenance.