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Space and Science BS Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Monster Coma, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Jan 30, 2022 at 3:53 PM
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    Pixeltim Who is John Galt?

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    Yeah but "composite beds suck bro!"

    *edit/addition: It'd have to be a ~10' bed because short beds suck and the dimensions are all off on short beds!
     
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  5. Jan 31, 2022 at 7:45 AM
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    Just slap a Tacoma badge on MRVN!

    20211227_155401.jpg

    And it doesn't need a bed because the back 2 wheels are an attached trailer than can be dropped. :p
     
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    I would think that the gravity and atmosphere difference would require a different vehicle design, but maybe not.

    #notarocketscientist
     
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    Exactly, looks more like a movie prop than actual hardware. Very Armageddon-esq.
     
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    I can only tell you it was on display at Kennedy Space Center when we were there in December. How "legit" it is, I can't say.

    But it does look bad ass!
     
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    Definitely sexier/easier to sell to the public than LRV
     
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    Screw the public! I love to do some drifting in an LRV
     
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    Pixeltim Who is John Galt?

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    That is pretty badass driving. If he really screwed up, the consequences would have been dire.
     
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    When you're on the moon with a ascent vehicle that has one chance to work or else you die you might as well have some fun first.
     
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    For those that want more context/background/politics involved in developing the LRV, check out "Across the Airless Wilds" by Earl Swift. I'm just finishing it. Not the greatest read on the Apollo era but much more depth on the subject than any other book I've read regarding Apollo.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation :thumbsup:.

    Here’s another deep dive type of book - kinda dry in some places but provides incredible details in the KSC’s development:

    https://www.amazon.com/History-Kennedy-Space-Center/dp/0813030692


    Edit: When I say KSC’s development, I should have clarified it touches upon all of the Apollo Program development.
     
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    From the photography thread:
    :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Feb 1, 2022 at 7:35 AM
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    Sweet! Thanks! I'm ok with dry when its a subject I enjoy. The human interest aspects have been well covered (and I enjoy those) but give me the nitty-gritty/unglamorous details of how as well!

    *Edit: added to cart (in case I can't order it through local book store)
     
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    I wasn't aware of this thread.
    At the risk of getting whacked for cross posting....

    Last night: Falcon 9

    Lift Off 1 !.jpg

    In The Air !.jpg
    Booster Split_.jpg

    Booster Split 1.jpg
    Booster Re-entry.jpg
     
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    Thanks Fargo... :cool:
     
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