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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » October 23rd, 2015, 3:40 pm

Elon Musk will get 0.89 miles there......... then 24.3 miles all over California.

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » October 23rd, 2015, 5:02 pm

Or he'll use the metric system. This is an advanced culture we are talking about, after all.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » October 23rd, 2015, 5:31 pm

He needs to shut up and just dig his super-dooper vacuum tunnels.

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Re: Space News

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » October 23rd, 2015, 5:36 pm

Mal Shot First wrote:That's no moon...
It's a spay station!

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » October 23rd, 2015, 5:38 pm

Age will do that to you.

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Re: Space News

Post by neglet » October 23rd, 2015, 6:26 pm

It's comets or alien solar panels. Uh, right.

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » October 23rd, 2015, 6:32 pm

Why not b---


Oh sorry, not my line.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » October 23rd, 2015, 6:46 pm

Whose line is it, anyway?

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » October 23rd, 2015, 8:31 pm

The Dunedain's.

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Re: Space News

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » October 23rd, 2015, 9:40 pm

What's my line?

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » November 6th, 2015, 5:06 pm

http://m.space.com/31054-no-alien-megas ... -star.html

So...it's most likely not aliens.

I mean, it just might be aliens.

But, probably not aliens.

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » November 6th, 2015, 10:40 pm

Unless it is.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » November 7th, 2015, 3:11 am

Isn't there a big Mars announcement due soon?

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » November 7th, 2015, 11:00 am

I don't know. Probably?

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 6th, 2015, 11:21 am

Guess not.

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 6th, 2015, 11:22 am

Virgin Galactic's tourism fleet may be stalled, but this looks promising:

http://www.space.com/31294-virgin-galac ... video.html

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » December 6th, 2015, 12:57 pm

Hmmmmm, seems a bit rudimentary.

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 6th, 2015, 1:05 pm

And yet, practical and economical.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » December 6th, 2015, 4:19 pm

So is my Kia!

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 6th, 2015, 5:19 pm

Well, the only other thing VG does right now is test a suborbital passenger craft that was supposed to have entered regular service over 5 years ago. Sat launch was always intended to be part of their business plan.

Maybe they've decided to focus a bit more on what they can be actualized right now, or soon.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » December 7th, 2015, 11:19 am

A lot of the press here talk about VG being in trouble. Maybe they need this to raise funds?

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 7th, 2015, 11:47 am

That's kinda what I'm thinking.

Is it the Virgin Group in general? Or just the "Galactic" division.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » December 7th, 2015, 2:32 pm

Virgin Airlines sold a big share to Singapore Airlines a while back. That was his big earner. Virgin Music is also owned by somebody else. Virgin Money did OK out of buying the old Northern Rock bank when it nearly went tits up in the 07/08 crash.

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 7th, 2015, 10:16 pm

Yeah, I guess the Bran Man wouldn't be where he is today if he didn't know the art of the deal.

Maybe Sir Richard needs to make a call to one Elon Musk, fellow space tycoon.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » December 8th, 2015, 1:08 pm

He's had a few recent screw ups - rumour was the board were annoyed he was spending so much money on the Galactic thing and not concentrating elsewhere.

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