PC-Forums


Space: The Final Front Ear

Wooster · 45 · 14436

richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #25 on: May 31, 2020, 03:01:58 PM
No, I didn't see it unfortunately, I was stuck watching it on YouTube


keasy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
    • Posts: 357
Reply #26 on: May 31, 2020, 04:34:39 PM
That was my thoughts when I saw them, Space Wellies

Though I guess they are only transit space suits. The old one looked cumbersome to say the least, I doubt if they would have been able to operate touch screens if they were still using them

With their feet?    :cheesy:


richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #27 on: May 31, 2020, 07:07:37 PM
Took them nearly 3 hours to get from docking to the ISS and eventually into the ISS. It looked like they were literally learning on the job, on of the personnel on the ISS was looking on their tablets learning how to open the hatch. First they were setting up all the cameras including still cameras


richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #28 on: August 02, 2020, 09:19:36 PM
Dragon Demo 2 crew returned to earth this even

Took them a long time to get out of the capsule when they docked with the ISS, and equally as long to get them out tonight, they had sensors detected some toxic fumes around the returning capsule.

Maybe they should also should invent paint that doesn't easily get burnt on re-entry as well. The capsule looked a mess


richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #29 on: August 05, 2020, 02:46:52 PM
A grain silo happened to lift off and move itself 150m



Not bad Elon


Wooster

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1458
Reply #30 on: August 06, 2020, 08:06:41 AM
What was that about? 😂
I assume it has a serious purpose.


[PCF]Falcs

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 527
Reply #31 on: August 06, 2020, 09:28:57 AM
Testing the rocket etc. for a mars landing


keasy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
    • Posts: 357
Reply #32 on: August 06, 2020, 10:05:37 AM
Essentially it's his Mars craft that they/he calls Starship.
It's the 1st test of the fuselage deliberately without a nose cone, fins and any other form of aerodynamics that manipulate stability. The idea was to test the ultra light material it's made from, a new alloy, for stresses. As well as testing the Raptor engine and it's software, to see if the could steer it through software and the engine alone. Which has to be said they did splendidly.

That one will be binned and the next one will have the nose cone, fins and three Raptor engines.


keasy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
    • Posts: 357
Reply #33 on: August 09, 2020, 05:40:31 PM
First man made object in space... German V2 rocket in 1944.

First man made object in space that was not a rocket...a manhole cover.

http://awesci.com/first-man-made-object-in-space-a-manhole-cover/

 :cheesy:


richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #34 on: August 09, 2020, 05:54:41 PM
They can argue, that they never intended to put the manhole cover into space, and that Sputnik was truly the first object in space with that intention


keasy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
    • Posts: 357
Reply #35 on: August 09, 2020, 05:59:42 PM
Well, no one knows if it actually made it to space, it's just a tidbit of trivia.
Sputnik was the first object (artificial) to orbit the Earth, it wasn't the first in space.
That's an argument reserved to if you believe it was the Germans in 1944 or the US in 1949.


richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #36 on: September 04, 2020, 08:41:18 AM
And Grain silo SN6 made a hop last night. Again only 150 m


richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #37 on: December 08, 2020, 10:26:39 PM
SN8 12.5Km flight is on tonight

21%3F

The quarterback will be toast


Wooster

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1458
Reply #38 on: December 08, 2020, 10:44:41 PM
Still looks like a flying grain silo, and moves about as much as one in that video. (Launch abort at 1.3s)


richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #39 on: December 08, 2020, 10:51:01 PM
They aborted it at 1.3 secs that was so close though


richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #40 on: December 09, 2020, 10:49:35 AM
Still looks like a flying grain silo, and moves about as much as one in that video. (Launch abort at 1.3s)

They're prototyping until around SN27. I think the whole problem with the early NASA regime was to build a fully fledged prototype test it, if it worked after a few tries, send people up in rockets regardless of the risk. Because the Space X is being built around going to Mars, a whole lot of things could and most probably will go wrong on the way to Mars. Hence to need to prototype on a smaller scale


richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #41 on: December 09, 2020, 08:15:52 PM
It might happen tonight


richietog

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 1059
Reply #42 on: December 09, 2020, 11:10:29 PM
If you saw it, you'll know why they build it like a grain silo at this stage


Jezreel

  • Jr. Member
  • **
    • Posts: 51
Reply #43 on: January 06, 2021, 12:00:05 PM
Didn't see it. I'll guess that it's because they've made a deal with grain loving Martians.


keasy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
    • Posts: 357
Reply #44 on: January 07, 2021, 07:55:25 AM
The Martians have learned how to make grain spirit.
Mat Damon brand vodka.