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I love space but there is no space thread here so let's change that.
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>>848161
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>>848166
need space odyssey ost in this
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I like this thread already!
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>>848312
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>>848314
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>>848314
>>848312
Fate of CRS 7
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>>848322
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>>848168
the earth is like swiggity swiggity swooty
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>>848168
I always assumed the Earth would sit in a mostly fixed point in the Moon's sky. I know there's libration, but I didn't think that would mean the Earth would move around that much

Although now that I think about it, it only seems like it's moving a lot because we can see the whole moon. If the camera in this webm was on the surface of the moon, the Earth would still be doing pretty much the same thing...
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>>848362
the earth and the moon are orbiting each other while orbiting the sun
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>>848362
>I know there's libration, but I didn't think that would mean the Earth would move around that much

You can't actually tell how much the earth is moving around, because you can't tell how zoomed in or zoomed out that video is taken from. It could be very far away from the moon but just very very zoomed in.
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>you will never get to watch a saturn v launch
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>>850653
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>>848288
i dream of a slowmo of that pantyshot
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>>850662
durr, i'm stupid .. just found it.
https://youtu.be/wlz5u1OBe_c?t=3m59s
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>>850657
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Sorry about the number of cuts to CG, this is just what I had on hand to transcode.
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I probably shouldn't laugh at this.
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fun fact: The first space shuttle was to be named “Constitution”, but after a major letter writing campaign by Star Trek fans, its name was affectionately changed to “Enterprise”
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>>851122
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>>848314
Can someone tell me what is all that white pieces of stuff that fall from the rocket when they are being launched ?
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>>851200

It's ice. In order to stay as a liquid, the fuel has to be kept incredibly cold and this causes a layer of frost to form around the lower stages of the rocket while it's sitting on the launchpad.
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>>851231
Thanks !
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>>848322
God, that was such a shame. They had such a nice success streak going, too.
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>>851122
see it all up close in Elite:Dangerous!

also, dubs checked
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I meant to post these last night, but fell asleep.
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Short video, because it was cloudy and those Vega rockets are damn fast.
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First of a two parter, because it was a pretty launch.
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Second half.
The ground camera actually captures the fairing separation at about +03:28.
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>>848161
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>>848362
American detected
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>>853195
I watched this live. It was visible from where I live 100 miles away.
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>>853792
That sounds pretty neat.
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>>851122
Why did they skip Uranus?
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>>855259
holy fuck this is scary.. no really!
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>>855365
Shit-tier planet
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>>848362
Well the moon is tidaly locked to the earth. If you were on the surface of the moon, the position of the earth would never change for you.
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>>853407
I remember watching this via livestream and then wondering if he passed out when he started tumbling end over end
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>>848288
What are those circular things next to the main engines that are getting ripped apart?
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>>848288
holy shit, humans made that
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>>856315
Coverings for the RCS jets. They're protected by some sort of fabric that gets shredded at ignition and ascent, and the remainder when the jets are first fired.
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>>856271
Are you dumb? We JUST saw the earth move around the sky from a fixed lunar position.
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Posted this in another thread but thought it'd fit here too
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>>856410
I fucking hate it when people say, "humans are the worst, they do so many bad things. Animals are better!"
Humans are fucking incredible. All of the things that we have accomplished, it's almost unbelievable.
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>>848344
Ha, I thought the exact same thing.
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>>856998
what is this???
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>>857022
space x attempting to land a rocket so parts can be reused.
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>>857213
Man, the way people walk in that looks so wrong for a spacecraft. Their shoulders move with their steps, and they put weight through their legs. They even stand straight, rather than the "microgravity slouch".
I know it's an unfair criticism, but it's weird to see that when you're used seeing how people walk, stand, and move on the ISS.
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>>855259
saturn ringus
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>>856271
You have it the wrong way around. That's not what tidally locked means. The Moon is tidally locked to Earth, not the other way around. Standing on the Earth, you side of the moon would never change for you.
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>>857338
Nah, he has it the right way around. There are areas on the moon where the Earth never sets. There are no areas on the Earth where the moon never sets.
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>>856998
Rocket science is like the one thing that comes closest to old Hollywood movies - as soon as something goes slightly wrong everything explodes
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>>857224
I mean, cut it some slack, the movie was made before the moon landings
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>>857527
I know it's unfair, and I'm not really judging the movie for it.
I guess I'd just never noticed how differently people move in space.
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>>857224
That's because they have magnets on their shoes to anchor them.
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>>848364
I wish news reporters could get this genuinely amazed at things these days... or that the news could talk about mankinds great achievements and not just war and murder and celebrities
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>>857957
>That's because they have magnets on their shoes to anchor them.
I thought it was velcro?
Anyway, having your feet stick to the floor isn't enough to walk. Walking isn't just pulling yourself along with the soles of your feet, we push off against the ground and coast over in a double pendulum movement. None of that would work without gravity.

>>858002
Other than a very brief mention of New Horizons, I can't remember the last time I heard about space exploration on the news.
It's kinda depressing really - there's all this neat stuff out there, but we think the world's going to shit because that's all that people want to focus on. There are real problems out there, but hopelessness won't fix them.
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>>855259
sauce =?
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>>857224
I've been reading some Clarke lately, and this comes up all the time. People using systems that let them walk in microgravity, I mean. I wonder why he thought that would be such a big deal.
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>>858557
It will be necessary for long space voyages to avoid muscle breakdown.

Ditch that Clarke and read some Cherryh.
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>>850653
>you will never get to watch any launch
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>>855365
to make way for shitty puns.
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>>857022
the closest anyone has ever come to recovering an orbital booster.

tune in Jan. 8th for another attempt.
(orbcomm mission, date actually hasent been confirmed and im not sure there is fuel capacity for a recovery attempt on that one actually.)
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>>848161
What mission is that from?
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>>848161
damn that got way the fuck up there
Ive never seen a rocket achieve such a height as to get to such low gravity
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>>855365
it's so big they couldn't show it
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>>848364

listen to the enthusiasm in his voice

It's crazy that we have gotten to the point that most space launches are now conidered mundane
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>>860178
Some sounding rocket launch a few days ago
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/features/rocket_demonstrates_new_capability.html
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>>850893
Whats that sound at the start?
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>>848161
Imagine the tethers are arms reaching out. Saddest shit I've seen in years.
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>>864430
Whats this?
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>>865554
An Atlas V rocket.
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>>848166
The astronauts said that since the moon is a lot smaller, the horizon really disoriented them.
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>>865320
It's the sound of a probe bouncing off of a comet.
I vaguely recall seeing some information about how the noise was constructed on the ESA website, but I can't find it now.
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>>848315
so powerful
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>>848315
>>848314
>>848312
is there any modern launch webm with sound in them?
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>>866415
Here you go mate.
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>>848166
fun fact: the distance between the moon and the earth is so vast that all the planets in the solar system can fit in between
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>>866913
oh fuck hes right
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>>848305
ask and ye shall receive
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>>866913
For a second I thought you meant the actual distances between the planets in space, but then I realized you just meant the diameters stacked together.

That's interesting, but not unreasonable, considering the radius of the sun is something like twice the distance to the moon, and I know the rest of the planets are all just tiny fractions of the sun's size.
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>>850893
This was a huge deal.
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>>860593
To be fair, the Saturn V is still the xbox hueg of rockets. Most rocket launches today are small compared to it.
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>>855259
7 days
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>>858002
>>860593
I'm sure even today seeing and feeling a Saturn V take off would stir up some emotions.
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>>870517
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>>870686
Fucking kill yourself
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>>848362
Remember as well that the moon is rotating here; the satellite/camera is in a geostationary orbit of the moon.
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>>850653
Saw a rocket land itself the other day though. Fix'd
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>>858002
Yeah? Watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bTbVbe4e4
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>>848168
>earth losing its shit in the background
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>>856996
whats the story behind this?
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>>876079
looks like this event: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antares_(rocket)#October_2014_incident

Rocket was made by american consortium ULA. They used old Russian rockets that were originally built for the russian moon rocket, but were never used since that project was scrapped. Turns they are prone to exploding.
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>>857345
thats not a tidal lock
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>>858098
YOu could just do the inverse, use the velcro to pull yourself down with the attached foot so you can bring the other down, itd be slower though
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>>866409
the falcon 9 heavy is going to make your dick so hard
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>>876728
How not?

>>876731
>use the velcro to pull yourself down with the attached foot so you can bring the other down
You could, but you wouldn't actually be walking. If you're going to be weightless anyway, you may as well just float around. It's the most convenient way of moving, and it's no more alien than anything else you could do.
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>>856890
yeah we can build stuff but u know it isnt smart to like, destroy your own planet and stuff :/
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>>876734
2 boosters landing in tandem is going to make my dick so hard.
the third shortly after will be orgasm inducing.
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>>877228
but 27 merlin c's
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>>853407
I would do that in a heartbeat.
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>no one has posted the Falcon 9 landing ITT yet
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>>860593

What's really crazy is that you have to remember that the dude speaking is Walter Fucking Cronkite; He kept his shit more or less together while breaking the news of the assassination of John F Kennedy to the country at large.
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>>848314
clearly says falcon 9
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>>850653
work in aerospace.. fixd
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>>878619
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCBE8ocOkAQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B6oiLNyKKI
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>>881473
Pfft, from they way they were yelling you'd think the rocket won american idol or something important.
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>>881511
>american idol or something important
>thinking that american idol is important while landing a rocket back on the ground, which will make spaceflight 90% cheaper, isn't important
Fuck you
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>>850893
Can someone edit that with WASTED on it?
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This is pretty cool, wish I had it as two webms.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPQvTgD2quQ
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>>881542
I believe that poster was posting what is known as a “joke”.
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>>881548
I'll transcode it when I wake up.
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>>850671
this is probably my favorite webm of all, i mean, look at the fucking intensity of the thrust after lift-off
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Fwoosh
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>>888661
Absolutely god tier movie. Everyone should watch it at least once.
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>>850653
>Took 14 seconds for the sound to reach them in that video
>Sound travels at around 340.29 m / s
>They were 4764 meters away or almost ~3 miles.
>Still so deafeningly loud

Holy shit is right.
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>>888686
Rocket/shuttle launches are the coolest. I was once at cocoa beach with my family and we saw the space shuttle launch miles away. As it was clearing the stratosphere (?) a hearty boom hit us. I'd like to live closer to cape Canaveral one of these days as the space industry kicks into gear.
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I always wonder why they don't bolt down the pool chairs
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>>888679
YOU CANT SAY THIS AND NOT GIVE THE SOURCE
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>>888695
Damn, it's such a shame they cancelled the shuttle program. If you read about what caused them to fail they were both quite avoidable, one was just because they were pressured to launch when it was too cold.
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>>890951
Koyaanisqatsi
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>>891066
Sorry to disagree but that movie was shit. It smacked so hard of a contrived art project. We watched it in a creative writing course in college. She asked us what we thought and this old guy in the back of the room that looks like William Burroughs said, and I quote, "It felt like that movie was de-creating me." Such an apt review.
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>>891073
you're shit

t͏bh I didn't really like the film itself but the music is absolutely godly
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>>891345
Music does not a movie make. If I can save one of these anons from wasting time on it I will be satisfied. Save your self some time and go get a Philip Glass record.
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>>848288
>after eating at Arby's
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>>891971
More like >>850668 tb͏h
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>>851129
FUUUUUUUCK
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>>888705
wait a second.
is there a thunderbirds remake or something.
googling now.
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>>848288

wow!!!
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>>850672
the fueltank returns on the Earth?
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>>865803
The rocket itself? Or the payload reentering?
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>TFW no webm of Spacex's latest booster landing
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>>894939
Yeah, but not in one piece.
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>>895335
>no sound
The sound was half the point
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>>865554
>>865803
Actually it was a Polaris missile test.
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>>876152
>Rocket was made by american consortium ULA.
no, it was famed rocket integrator Orbital Sciences. Their main products are satellites, but they also refurbish ICBMs for small government launches, as well as the only air-launched orbital rocket, Pegasus.

The Antares was even more of an integration job: two surplus Russian moon rocket engines (NK-33), a Ukrainian rocket body, American solid fuel upper stage, Italian cargo capsule.
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>>891925
save yourself more time and listen to five seconds of a Philip Glass song. The rest is just repetition.
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>>895562
Nope, this was an earlier one from florida:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LvcquEQoqU
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>>848362
>>848168
>>848390
>>849258
>>853440
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>>874915
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jUpX7J7ySo
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>>848288
how fast would that melt your face?
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>>865554
NRO (spy)satellite launch.
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>>866913
Still so fucking hard to imagine.
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>>899009
Yes
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>>856218
I get it
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"Hey Bob, are you sure the Shuttle is properly secured?"
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>>867715
Ah yes, the aptly named erector
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>>901896

Dont you realize what they are doing here??
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>>901933
Dont you know what a joke is??
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>>877168
You don't need to bring it up whenever someone admits any kind of pride for our species
Not saying you'd do that
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>>858743
are you stupid
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>>901970
Maybe he doesn't have eyes, chill bro.
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>>890954
The Merlin engines are belong to Musky and SpaceX. They power the Falcon rockets.
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>>901975
Did you not even read his comment.
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>>865806
Also the lack of atmosphere makes hills hundred of kilometers away appear as if they were much closer.
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>>895335
>>895342
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>>901973
Do Any Of Us Really Have Eyes Though?
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>On December 21, 2015, SpaceX's Falcon 9 delivered 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit and landed the first stage of the rocket back on land.
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>>858549
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srLlka2C7FM
There's a lot of videos like this but I'm not sure if this is the exact source
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>>848322
would of been quicker to just set a 100 million dollars on fire
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>>902628
kekus maximus
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>>902786
>Launching a Saturn V from inside a building
>Needing a Saturn V at all when they already have the capability for building a reusable SSTO craft.
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>>902212
I can't even imagine how incredible it must have felt to be there, to say nothing of actually being on the SpaceX team.

I was watching from home and it was still hype as fuck. I think it was actually slightly more exciting than the Curiosity landing back in 2012.
Christ, can't believe it's almost been 4 years since that.
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>>904389
That was only four years ago? Thought it was longer than that.
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>>904402
August 12, 2012
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>>853407
"I'm hauling ass!" - Felix Baumgartner
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>>866913
Wow, I was about to call you a retard, but you are, in fact, not a retard.
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>>902063
That seems to be at least two landing legs too few...
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>>904376
They did it to save fuel
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>>848161

Absolutely related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FaziD_7i24&feature=youtu.be
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>>902063
>those fuzzy dice tho
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>>850718
Orbiter Space Flight Simulator? The graphics seem like it.
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>>856881
Do you have more space nuclear detonation WebMs?
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>>866913

WHAT KIND OF SORCERY IS THIS?
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>>901933

They're launching a space shuttle idiot.

It can take off from a plane and go into space, there were other planes that could do it too.
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>>867058
not inculding the sun
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>>905443
lmao. The Enterprise shuttle was built solely to demonstrate the subsonic gliding capabilities of the vehicle, the shrouds on the engines would be a tip-off if you didn't know that.

>It can take off from a plane and go into space, there were other planes that could do it too.

No, there weren't. There are no Single-stage to orbit (SSTO) vehicles yet because of the engineering challenges on building such a thing. Even the Space Ship One requires some sort of booster vehicle to get it from the ground and fly it to an altitude where its rocket engines can operate. The closest thing ATM is the Pegasus rocket which is launched by a 747, it can put 0.5 ton payloads in Low Earth Orbit, less than a subcompact car.
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>>905443
I can't tell if this is bait or if you're legitimately that dumb
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>>865554
A weather baloon
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>>881546
this
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>>905151
For some reason, they decide to just use a sled for the front landing gear
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>>858549
https://youtu.be/KNmgiinYY-M
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>>906038
I wish I was in space away from you autismos
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>>898996
interesting stuff, thanks anon
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>>905151
the left landing gear failed to deploy
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related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FaziD_7i24
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>>855259
Watch this with this in the back ground too spooky4me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsMZKD2sW8c
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>>908771
God that's such a shame. They had it. They fucking HAD it.
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>>908771

That must have been so disappointing, it looked like a 5/5 landing and I wouldn't be surprised if people were already cheering when they saw it touch down.

How come the landing leg just gave away like that?
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>>909160
>How come the landing leg just gave away like that?

Wasn't a good landing. Came in too fast.
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>>909160
>I wouldn't be surprised if people were already cheering when they saw it touch down.

The live feed froze a few seconds before touchdown. They didn't recover that video until loss of contact had already indicated failure.
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>>908771

I just don't get it, how is this any better than just strapping parachutes to the rocket? NASA used to do this all the time with the spent booster rockets from the shuttle, and they were reusable as well.

This is what SpaceX is aiming to do;

>Launch rocket
>It lands on a barge in the ocean
>Gets picked up and shipped back
>Inspected for damage, repairs made
>Reused

Compared to what NASA were doing decades ago

>Launch shuttle
>Boosters land in the water
>Get picked up and shipped back
>Inspects for damage, repairs made
>Reused

How is the latter any worse?
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>>905439
Astrophysics. My favourite kind of sorcery.
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>>908771
I'd suggest increasing legs to four and make them more robust.
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>>909178

There are a few benefits. Enough parachutes to slow down a rocket is quite a significant mass itself, whereas engines are already attached to the rocket and incur no extra weight penalty. Using the engines also allows you to control where the rocket lands, allowing you to drop it gently near the refurbishment plant, rather than delicate-bits first into a saltwater bath where it soaks for a few hours until your expensive specialist boat gets to it and retrieves it.
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>>909160
>>909168
Nope, spacex twitter said one of the landing legs failed to lock in the extended position, causing it to simply swivel up on touchdown.
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>>909515
it has 4 legs
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>>909178
1. Parachutes count as part of your payload. Every extra pound of payload mass you attach to the rocket has to be made up for by anywhere from five to fifteen pounds of extra fuel. Increasing your payload even marginally increases your total rocket size exponentially. By contrast, it only takes a little bit of extra fuel, and thus a little bit of extra rocket size, in order to perform a powered landing.

2. Saltwater destroys rocket engines almost irreparably. It costs a fortune to refurbish them. You need to be able to land the rocket on a solid surface, to prevent that damage.
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>>910024
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It's not strictly space, but it's related and I wanted to contribute.
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>>867008
yeah dats it. dats da spot
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>>888686
I was 5 or so (20 now) and me and my dad went to watch a shuttle lift off in Cape Canaveral. We snuck onto a privately owned beach like 3-4 miles from the lift-off site.

I was playing around in the waves since I lived on the Gulf Coast and there aren't big waves, but when the rocket lifted off, (it took a couple of seconds for the sound to reach us), it felt like an earthquake, and actually pushed the tide back a couple of inches from the vibrations.

Collapsed a sand castle we made too.
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>>910028
is that tom cruise narrating?
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>>910080
I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite video on thrust vectoring.
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>>910024
>TFW you'll never get to watch a Saturn V launch

The Falcon Heavy might be of comparable size and power, but it just won't be the same.
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>>910034
God, alkane rockets produce such fucking beautiful plumes. I've been wanting to build an amateur propane rocket of my own for a while, but I'll probably never have the spare time or disposible income.
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>>910368
Wait for the BFR.
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>>895335
Holy fuck, they got landing working?
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>>905454
That isn't really SSTO, though. The 747 would be the first stage.
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>>909178
- launch rocket which has half the payload capability but more than 20 times cheaper.
- land on land or a barge
- picked up
- check engines and such
- reused

- launch 7 astronauts in an unsafe vehicle costing more than 1 billion dollars per flight, using solid rocket boosters that preclude use of any meaningful launch escape system in the first 2 minutes of flight.
- boosters land in salt water, with enough speed to potentially damage the booster
- picked up after soaking in a salt bath for a few hours
- dismantled, sent half way across america to be refurbished
- refurbishment costs more than making a new booster
- takes months
- some small part of the dismantled rocket may be reused in another booster that is 75% new parts.
- Claim reusability while in reality you are desperate to drop the thing as soon as possible so you are not strapped to one of the greatest missteps in technological development.

The shuttle concept as first proposed was not bad, once the Nixon administration got hold of it along with the airforce it was turning into something it should never have been and then kept running despite its severe failings for 30 years, as NASA simply could not get rid of it as every new president cancelled the replacement rocket and/or said that they were not allowed more money as they had the 'cheap' and 'reusable' shuttle.
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>>902063
>didn't fucking show the actual landing with only one wheel bay deployed

What cunts desu. I'm pissed.
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>>909570
That's clearly not the case.
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>>911027
it clearly is, the hydraulic on the collapsing leg is visually going back into the cylinder before the rocket falls, the leg didnt lock
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>>910368
itll have more actual lifting power(in theory, yes the falcon heavy has less, its also 10 times cheaper) , wont be as visually impressive
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>>911027
The landing was perfectly slow, man, the leg fucked up
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>>911143
All I want is to watch a single gigantic phallus pierce the heavens and fuck the gods in the ass. Is that so much to ask?

I ain't got time for this namby-pamby hermaphroditic three booster Mickey Mouse bullshit.
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ULA's strategy for "reusable" rockets.
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>>912958
Why is ULA so shit?
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(insert opinion here)
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>>912958
>can't even afford a decent animation team

Top kek.

I love how all the other launch companies are fucking panicking right now. Spacex has a fucking decade of research on them, and there's no way they can possibly catch up.
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>>912958
Because everything Cockheed Fartin touches turns to shit.
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>>911027
yeah! you don't need to be a rocket scientist to see . . . oh wait . . .
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>>913882
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>>858098
Same thing with video games. I didn't hear a single word that the ceo of the oldest and arguably largest video company had suddenly died one day.
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>>910676
Yep, they failed with the barge again just recently though.
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>>908771
You can hear that one rcs booster trying it's hardest to keep the rocket stable. Poor thing.
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>>913882
>7 days
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>>913989

FUCK
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>>855259
t. stanley kubrick
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>>895575
OHHH GOD

MUH FUCKIN DICK
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>>853440
fuck you too
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SpaceSEXY
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>>914317
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>>877168
>destroy your own planet and stuff

Things that aren't happening, the post.
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>>914538
Destroy is the wrong word
"Disrupt" is the one I'd use
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>>914558

That we suggest that we're doing things we were never meant to do, that we're disrupting the planet's processes. Being inhabitants of the planet renders this impossible as we are part of it's processes.
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>>914694
>>914695
>>914698
>>914699
Source on these?
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>>914737
A youtube channel called kurzgesagt
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>>914698

>400,000,000,000 suns in the Milky Way
>that's 10,000 suns for every grain of sand on earth

Thats pretty funny considering there are roughly 7 quintillion grains of beach sand on earth. That's not even including dirt sand or underground sediment.

This entire video is scientifically incorrect. Probably made by a children's tv show.
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>>914698
So what this video is saying is that we need to become the Reapers? Cause if so, sure, lets become the Reapers.
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>>914739
actually it's between 10^20 to 10^24 grains of sand on the earth and not 7.5x10^18
there are roughly 3x10^22 stars in the observable universe (about the same amount of molecules in a drop of water) that gives us a ratio varying from 0.2 to 4000 stars for every grain of sand on earth
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>>914574
That's a really pedantic thing to say.
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>>913989
What?
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>>914574
We weren't "meant" to do anything, nothing is.
That's a really arbitrary criteria.
The point is that our actions are effecting large-scale change in the climate system, change that will negatively impact other parts of the biosphere, and by extension, us, because we rely heavily on existing biospheres that are acclimated to the current climate regime.
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>>915141
Careful. Next he's going to argue that "negative" doesn't have an objective meaning in biology. Then, after you switch to using a different word, he'll argue that there's no fundamental chemical difference between a living organism and a dead one.

He's just some 2-deep-4-us 15 year old who's recently discovered philosophical relativism for the first time, and thinks he's got everything figured out.
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>>915191
Which is funny cause he's under the impression that just because "nothing really MEANS anything, man", nothing can hurt us or anything
Which probably comes with the territory of being 15, that sweet feeling of invincibility, like nothing can ever go seriously wrong
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>>915132
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkVlC2WgEwc
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>>908771

there is a clear design flaw whit the legs, though I assume, they had to be like this in order to launch in the first place.

they look to small for a body with a center of gravity that tall.
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>>851122
I wanted to put "your mom's dildo" to the end, but, nah...
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>>851231
Yeah, cool thing I noticed that the USA flag 'disappeared' at the moment of all the Saturn V launches... then I realised that this was because of the ice building around the first stage when it had just been fueled up.

Cool
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>>850671
I tear up when I watch the Saturn V; what it meant. Oh man.
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>>848168
so, how did they made this? a lunarstationary orbit? I didn't think that was feasible considering the lunar day is like 28 earth days, the satellite would have to be so fucking far away.
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>>848390
>>853440
>>856271
>>874915
low IQ peasants detected

>>849258
only correct answer
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>>856890
> it's almost unbelievable.
one could argue it IS unbelievable since so many people can't believe we went to the moon
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>>856881
detonating a nuke in space is a complete waste.

Nukes rely on the surrounding medium (water or air) to propagate the energy.

In outer space all the energy is basically contained within a few Kg of high kinetic alpha particles and protons. Oh, I forgot, you also get a bit of light from it, but that's about it. No shock-wave, no nothin. I think if you detonated a nuke like 1 km from a spaceship the spaceship wouldn't even suffer from it.
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>>881542
not being able to recognize sarcasm is a strong symptom of autism
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>>910028
>you will never be inside that cockpit

thank god
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>>917703
Actually, it produces a very strong EMP that can knock out electronics for hundreds of miles around, which was seen on this test:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_Prime

>Starfish Prime caused an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), which was far larger than expected, so much larger that it drove much of the instrumentation off scale, causing great difficulty in getting accurate measurements. The Starfish Prime electromagnetic pulse also made those effects known to the public by causing electrical damage in Hawaii, about 1,445 kilometres (898 mi) away from the detonation point, knocking out about 300 streetlights, setting off numerous burglar alarms and damaging a telephone company microwave link. The EMP damage to the microwave link shut down telephone calls from Kauai to the other Hawaiian islands

It also does some anti-satellite shit as well:
>While some of the energetic beta particles followed the Earth's magnetic field and illuminated the sky, other high-energy electrons became trapped and formed radiation belts around the earth. T...These man-made radiation belts eventually crippled one-third of all satellites in low Earth orbit. Seven satellites failed over the months following the test, as radiation damaged their solar arrays or electronics, including the first commercial relay communication satellite, Telstar, as well as the United Kingdom's first satellite, Ariel 1. Detectors on Telstar, TRAAC, Injun, and Ariel 1 were used to measure distribution of the radiation produced by the tests.

>I think if you detonated a nuke like 1 km from a spaceship the spaceship wouldn't even suffer from it.
It would, actually. The thermal radiation would likely damage the ship's surface, and the ionizing radiation could injure the crew.
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>>908647
Damn, that works. Space can be spooky
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>>919906
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIJiW8d_c68
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>>848338
pretty kewl, isn't it?
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>>920818
This thing hauled ass.
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>>912958
>l-look guys, w-we're relevant too
>please don't stop sending us money, air force
>w-we'll keep shilling how patriotic we are
God it's funny how far behind SpaceX everyone is
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>>895575
fun fact that's called a Korolev Cross
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>>920689
Could it have been prevented?
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>>917675
spaceengine
it's free
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>>923081
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>>923087
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>>923093
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>>923107
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>>923081
Meant to post this first
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>>923081

Damn that is a little surreal, the excitement in their voices when it exploded and they had no idea what really happened, that's really sad.
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>>923093
Just thinking about the space shuttle – and even worse, the fact that they continued using it for another thirty years after that – makes me fucking steaming mad. That they would put SEVEN of the greatest übermenschen on the planet in a vehicle and then try to send it into space without any form of safe launch abort system whatsoever is fucking criminal negligence of the highest, most unforgiveable order. Heads should have fucking rolled after Challenger, and a new vehicle should have been commissioned by the end of the decade.
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Happy 30 year anniversary, Challenger
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can someone convert this to a HQ webm?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAiwJS6CqNQ
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who has the webm that shows a view of the moon orbiting the earth from behind the moon? in the background you see the earth kirkin out while the moon chills
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>>851129
FUAAAAAAAARK

MUH DICK
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>>921399
>see ya later fuckers!
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>>923113
If you look just above the exhaust port on the right SRB you can see the leaking fuel from the bad O-ring, which caused the support between the SRB and the external tank to fail. The SRB then collided with the external tank and caused the "major malfunction"
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>>924591
You can see it a bit better on >>919906
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For those that haven't seen it, I present to you "Wanderers", my favorite short film of all time.
https://vimeo.com/108650530
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>>924633
Ah yeah, this is a good one.
Fucken Sagan, man, I wish we could still talk about him on 4chan, Redditors have ruined him for us
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>>905443

The Space Shuttle could not achieve orbit when "launched" from the back of the 747, it had no thrust capability whatsoever - the 747 itself had to be stripped clean to the bone, basically a flying gas tank, and so did the Shuttle itself in order for flight to even be possible.

Considering this, it's easy to see that since the Shuttle couldn't be carrying a full load of fuel on the back of the 747 that even if the engines weren't masked (for aerodynamics on the 747) it still wouldn't be able to get into orbit on its own. The Shutte was not capable of powered sub-orbital flight on it's own - it was a glider in our atmosphere which was by design.

Learn how this shit worked, son, before spouting off from the last place your Daddy fucked you.
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>>924791
Technically, it was never "launched" from a 747, ever, it was just there for transport.
Unless you knew that and that was the point of your post and I just missed it
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>>848288
this is so beautiful
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>>914772
What if our universe is just a drop of water...
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>>923081
"Hurr durr, the shuttle ISN'T supposed to vaporize and disintegrate?"

Shitheads. How the fuck do you not recognize whats happening? Do shuttle launches normally look that fuckin grim??
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Less rocket bullshit, MORE SPACE!!
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>>927783
Most people are incredibly uneducated
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>>927804
is that blackhole growing or is it coming closer?
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>>927801
yes, they are, friend.
[spoiler];^)[/spoiler]
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>>927895
The camera is getting closer to the black hole
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>>866913
Wait, there"s always been this thing I saw on scientific facts shows about how your dna strings being put one after another would be longer than the distance from Earth to the moon.

Would that mean that you dna is basically longer than the diameters of all the planets put together.

That can't be possible right?
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