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#201 sebberry


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Posted 19 February 2021 - 11:41 AM

The video was from Curiosity and someone added sound effects.


I sure hope the video from Perseverance is oriented correctly.  Can you imagine putting the phone in the robot's hand vertically instead of horizontally?  'You had one job' comes to mind :D 

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#202 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 05:04 PM

Mars Is a Hellhole  :wave: 

Colonizing the red planet is a ridiculous way to help humanity.



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#203 Spy Black

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 06:27 PM

History has demonstrated over and over again that true explorers don't fear the unknown ... in fact they embrace it.

The author of the article is obviously satisfied with her morning Starbucks, 9 to 5 job, her cat, and a warm bed to sleep in at night.

Thankfully, there are plenty of folks for whom that hasn't ever been good enough ... and thankfully it's those folks who have historically charted the course for humanity.


The author of the article can crawl back into her bed ... nobody cares what she says or does ... Elon Musk (on the other hand) is busy every day - changing the world.


Underlying everything of course ... is the fact that we'll eventually have to leave this place ... as the Sun goes supernova and Earth turns to ash.

Better to start laying the groundwork for space travel now ... one day in the distant future your grandchild 3000 times removed might thank you!

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#204 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 06:43 AM

An out-of-this-world hotel is just a few years away from becoming a reality. 


This decade will see the start and completion of construction on humanity’s first hotel in outer space, according to the group behind it, Orbital Assembly. 


The 3-year-old company plans to begin building Voyager Station in low Earth orbit in 2025, and believes its interstellar resort may be operational as soon as 2027, the Daily Mail reported


Renderings of the celestial hotel are cosmic-chic: Individual pods are attached to a rotating wheel, with tubes connecting the different areas forming an X, similar to the wheel’s spokes.





Edited by Victoria Watcher, 02 March 2021 - 06:44 AM.

#205 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 05:25 PM

SpaceX's latest Starship prototype went out in a blaze of glory.


The Starship SN10 spacecraft touched down successfully after a high-altitude test flight today (March 3), a major milestone for the company and its crewed Mars ambitions. But the vehicle didn't manage to hold itself together, exploding about eight minutes after landing.


The big stainless-steel SN10 (short for "Serial No. 10") launched from SpaceX's South Texas site at 6:15 p.m. EST (2315 GMT), rose 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) into the sky and then came back to Earth for a smooth touchdown 6 minutes and 20 seconds after liftoff. 



#206 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 06:18 AM

space-x might try again with their fat boy at 9am today.  10km up.  then straight back down to try to land on the same platform.





Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 March 2021 - 06:21 AM.

#207 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 03:35 PM

NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity's historic flight delayed


The flight test will mark another first in flight



Edited by Victoria Watcher, 10 April 2021 - 03:36 PM.


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