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#681 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 07:17 AM

I think some of these ideas work, but not with big payloads.

#682 Mike K.

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 07:21 AM

^^Yes, but not dual launch using kinetic energy.

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 08:04 AM

The new airships can carry heavier loads farther and cheaper than helicopters can, with lower emissions than fixed-wing aircraft—potentially zero emissions, if the ships are powered by hydrogen fuel cells.



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Posted 10 April 2024 - 03:31 PM

In an embarrassing slipup, representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) told a high school audience on Monday that the Moon was a "planet" that's — yes, really — "made up of mostly gases."


In reality, of course, our closest celestial neighbor is largely composed of solid rock.


In a video of the event, which took place before the total eclipse that plunged much of Texas into darkness and still live on her X-formerly-Twitter page at press time, Jackson Lee seemed hazy on almost everything related to our planet's natural satellite.


"You’ve heard the word 'full Moon,'" she said. "Sometimes you need to take the opportunity just to come out and see a full moon is that complete rounded circle, which is made up mostly of gases."


"And that’s why the question is why or how could we as humans live on the Moon?" Jackson Lee added. "Are the gases such that we could do that?"










"What you will see today, will be the closest distance that the moon has ever been in the last 20 years, which means that’s why they will shut the light down, because they will be close to the Earth, which is an amazing experience," she said.


Jackson Lee already has a reputation for making eyebrow-raising statements about space. As Sky News reports, in 1997 she demanded that NASA show her the flag its astronauts had planted on Mars — in spite of the fact that none have ever visited.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 10 April 2024 - 03:34 PM.

#685 Nparker

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Posted 10 April 2024 - 03:36 PM

I am not sure if this an indictment of the American education system, the Democratic Party, the state of Texas or all three.

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Posted 10 April 2024 - 05:47 PM

or perhaps just of democrat voters...

#687 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 April 2024 - 11:00 AM





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