Space thread in celebration of SpaceX's successful landing of the Falcon 9.
Which one anime has a more realistic projection? Planetes, Space Brothers, or
>Still throwing away multi million dollar rockets
Elon Musk is going to make anime real.
we're celebrating landing a fucking used rocket stage vertically, nobody gives a damn about the satellites
it's an excuse, post more space
Those are ORBCOMM satellites, which provide vehicle and all other sorts of tracking for the government.
Posting most realistic portrayal of space travel.
Space is nice. Why isn't hard sci-fi more popular?
Space exploration is the future of mankind an all that jazz, so it should be something everyone cares about. Yet they don't.
>want to try to live on other celestial bodies
>when you won't be able to live on Earth soon
How does attempting to colonialize space make any sense? Do you think it's going to be easier to live on some dead rock?
>when you won't be able to live on Earth soon
What do you mean by "soon"? Also it's because Earth might be compromised that we need to be able to exist elsewhere.
>Also it's because Earth might be compromised that we need to be able to exist elsewhere.
You realize that even when multiple nuclear wars and a zombie apocalypse happen at the same time, Earth will still be more suited for human life than say Mars or some moon?
And I said something about moving to Mars or some moon where?
Don't go full retard now. You know it's for the better to find another suitable environment. You know that just because solving these problems now is impossible, it doesn't mean it will be in the future. Giving up completely because we can't move to Mars right now and ignoring the idea of finding another habitable world completely is just not a very good idea.
I've never actually seen Aria, is it any good or is it just cute girls doing cute shit like K-On?
Most hard sci-fi is dry, bleak, slow-paced, and written pretty boringly. Often with some pretentious political message or an earth-story that has no place in space hammered into it. It works in movies and literature from the 1960's-1970's, but is just too much to bear past that. There should be more hard sci-fi that shows how cool space, space travel, and the scientists that work in space are. Not just bleak political drama, tired tragedies showing why space is dangerous and a bad place to go, and plotlines that you could place on Earth and not really have anything changed about them. A new generation of scientists should be inspired to push further into space. Not warned to be cynical about it.
Because people know that it's the domain of the rich. See Elysium. They're gonna prance around in their space dinner parties and leave the rest of us down here doing their labor as they watch us with their satellite panopticon.
So it's better not to think about it.
Just like the self-propelled carriage, the steamboat, the dirigible, the telegram, the microprocessor, cable-based television service, and the intercomputer communication system?
The difference is there's a much bigger barrier to entry this time. You can bring microprocessors to the people but bringing the people to space is much harder. I'm sue it'll happen eventually but in the meantime...
Rich people pave the way for the rest of us.
Every single technology that was brought down in price to the masses has been like that. TVs, phones, electricity, computers, cars, you name it man.
Even then, rich people are still human, and in space or on another planet all their money is worthless except for when they bought the rocket and suits protecting them and getting them there. There can still be drama and excitement in space fiction even when it's all wealthy. Hell, people read about the rich all the time, it really wouldn't be anything different in space. Planetes was basically all rich people prancing around and it was still amazing.
Didn't the nips announce last week that they were making a full-scale model that could move?
>Planetes was basically all rich people prancing around and it was still amazing.
What I thought was cool about Planetes was that it was mostly rich people prancing around in space, with some not so rich people working menial labor labor positions in space. Like the main characters, who pick up garbage so that said garbage doesn't collide with a shuttle full of rich people.
Space Count of Monte Cristo was good, so why not?
Its just plastic anon. I want something out of kevlar
Moonlight Mile was doing so well until it introduced the mecha.
I'm sure by the time said rich people are in space like that though it would be all automated collection and the menial jobs like that wouldn't even exist because it would cost too much. Realistically the people who are paid to run and maintain the automatons and machines would be making fat stacks regardless. 30-50 years from when planetes takes place it wouldn't be terribly unrealistic to think the average person would be flying towards mars by that time for the price of a plane ticket now. I'm just wondering when humans will see the level of space flight that's in planetes with the rate we're going at.
I hope that Nasa em drive is real but i have more doubts with every passing day
We had something quite like that in Summer '07
>only realistic portrayal of future of space exploration
Yeah, private investors are the ones jumpstarting the interest in space. With the way NASA was being funded and the relative lack of excitement and extreme cost that the space shuttle and the ISS programs generated, I was thinking space was going to go nowhere.
Despite me saying that the rich are going to fund our way to space for the rest of us, it still doesn't seem like there's any tangible thing we could get moving on before setting up bases on the moon or mars.
There are plenty of asteroids that are easier to get to (lower delta-V) than Mars, and could be worth mining.
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Even asteroid mining seems like a distant reality.
I know getting to many of them is easier than most things in our solar system, but we can barely land tiny robots on other asteroids, what kind of money magic would we need to get a full mining rig to an asteroid to make it viable to mine?
We should do like UC Gundam. Move the asteroids to Lagrange points.
Then they are a lot easier to mine.
rare and precious metals can be sent back to earth for electronics.
common metals can stay in space to build more stuff in space.
Shares in a few tons of platinum
Yeah I was reading up about asteroid mining and that came about.
logistics nightmare to do it on a reasonable time scale though. that's a lot of rockets and fuel.
I wonder what the price for platinum and other rare metals will be when asteroid mining comes into effect? That figure is quoted for current market prices and once asteroid miners basically make the monopoly from flooding the market with cheap precious metals it won't be 4 trillion anymore.
considering that cheaper everything benefits the overall economy there would probably still be a boom in everything else.
Skin tight suits from anime will be real one day. As people are developing mechanical counter pressure suits. to replace the inflated air pressure suits currently worn in space. Mechanical suits are less bulky and can take damage better.
>Skin tight suits from anime will be real one day
I was incredibly pleased when I first learned about this.
bodacious space pirates was so good.
rich cute girls doing cute things in space.
yeah, I'd figure something like that.
Mining now is literally making pennies per ton profit for most anything extracted, it's crazy.
Are you ready for the wild west in space? Hiring mercs to defend your mining operations from a megaconglomerate trying to artificially inflate the price of Lithium. Getting ambushed on the way to Earth by several fighters and drone frigates. It'll be just like my space games and animu, I swear.
Unfortunately it will get cancelled like Firefly because space cowboys are done.
I wanna be an Outlaw
Damn right I do
I just want to be an NPC selling ramen, guns or drugs in some Outlaw space port. Occasionally some faggot would try to cause trouble and I'd show him the business end of my space shotgun.
Don't fear failure
Planetes was awful. The characters were mostly all insufferable, the plot was a retarded mess and the artstyle is disgusting.
I'm a STEM graduate who loves hard scifi but Planetes was just poorly executed in pretty much every sense. At least the soundtrack was good at times though.