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Post by Cody » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:38 pm

The SpaceX BFR (Big Fucking Rocket) looks delightfully like a pulp sci-fi rocketship. Too late for me, but I hope they deliver!
Then there's Earth to Earth: breakfast in London, elevenses in Sydney, lunch in LA, tea in Cape Town, and dinner in London.
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Re: BFR

Post by Diziet Sma » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:13 pm

Cody wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:38 pm
Then there's Earth to Earth: breakfast in London, elevenses in Sydney, lunch in LA, tea in Cape Town, and dinner in London.
And on that, they cannot deliver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4KR4-TN-Yo
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Post by Cody » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:09 pm

If they can deliver a base/colony on Mars, I'll forgive them that - but I won't see it.


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Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
Nearly fifty years since the Apollo program - not even a return visit, let alone a moonbase. <sighs wistfully>
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Re: BFR

Post by Diziet Sma » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:48 pm

Cody wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:09 pm
If they can deliver a base/colony on Mars, I'll forgive them that
Likewise.. I don't give a damn about Elon's other BS.. I just want that Mars base.
Cody wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:09 pm
Remember this?
Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
Nearly fifty years since the Apollo program - not even a return visit, let alone a moonbase. <sighs wistfully>
Heh.. the one thing I'll never forget, no matter how long I live.. I was less than 6 weeks short of 9 years old when that happened. Schools didn't have AV equipment back then, so my teacher took her entire class back to her place to watch it live on her TV. One of the defining moments of my life.

And I second the sighs.
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Re: BFR

Post by Cody » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:06 pm

I watched it from a bar in Spain.
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Re: BFR

Post by Smivs » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:50 pm

I was 12 and was allowed to stay up really late to watch it on TV.
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