I should have expected that really
- Aug 9, 2019
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Yeah, Apollo 13 was the furthest out if I recall.
That was the one where the dark side of the moon was supposed to be inspected, right? Maybe that mission left a collective trauma on the collective conciousness of Humanity. "Don't venture out too far, or your ship will explode"?Yeah, Apollo 13 was the furthest out if I recall.
Um, no. It's just really, really, REALLY frigging hard to get into space. As Robert Heinlein famously said, "Getting from the Earth to orbit is halfway to anywhere."That was the one where the dark side of the moon was supposed to be inspected, right? Maybe that mission left a collective trauma on the collective conciousness of Humanity. "Don't venture out too far, or your ship will explode"?
You mean living humans ? becouse there were many failed soviet mission which officially never occured.Some could get soviet corpse beyond Lunar orbit.Come to think of it, what was the furthest a human being was away from Earth? The Moon, probably, because I don't recall any mentions of astronauts spending time beyond that orbit.
It's weird how confined to Earth's gravity well we are...
Oh my gosh your right. Bezos Spaceship is lame. It looks like a giant White penis. And only the tip is going into Space.I'm amused by the Bezos response of 'It wasn't actually space! I'll be the first! Really!'
I'll go team Branson on this one, his plane looks cool which is the only thing that matters. Bezos' rocket looks like a chode. Not good enough.
There is only one hurdle in spaceflight: MASS. Any problem can be solved as long as you have enough mass. Radiation is a matter of having literally anything in between you and the radiation source, though some materials like water work slightly better. Gravity can be simulated through spin gravity. Both of these things are heavy.The two biggest hurdles in space is the constant radiation beyond Earth's magnetic field and the unknown effects space travel has on the human body.
Its just sad, Branson has that 2001 sort of style while Elon is going full Flash Gordon with his big project. Nobody wants to ride in a Pinto when the other guy has a BentleyOh my gosh your right. Bezos Spaceship is lame. It looks like a giant White penis. Akd only the too is going into Space.
Branson's starship actually looks like a proper spacecraft and unlike the Phallic Rocket, a shape of things to come...
Taking the window seat... What self entitlement as well...
I'm sure Bezos is in tears over the hate of lesser beings.It will be interesting to see if, even though Virgin Galactic's current operations are a bit of a dead end for deeper progress into space travel, if the passenger liner thing will be feasible for other rich people (and I suppose stuff like research or for media purposes) to actually pay to take the trips to Sub-Orbit or whatever on his non-penis spacecraft.
Meanwhile... the dunking on Jeff Bezos continues...
As of about 9 a.m. Tuesday, when the Amazon founder blasted into space, more than 164,000 have signed a petition entitled “Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth.”nypost.com
Filthy commies are merely afraid they'll be left behind by the billionaires.
Who, the scientist, or the guinea pig?Patrice Keka, 51, is an engineer, physicist and mathematician from Kinshasa who is intending to send the intrepid rodent high above the earth's atmosphere.www.dailymail.co.uk
I wish him luck.