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Falcon launched!
« on: May 22, 2012, 02:48:59 AM »
The first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has successfully launched. I hope this means we can get some kind of space program going again, even if it is run by private corporations and not primarily by NASA.

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 07:38:23 AM »
I just caught that on the news!  I remember when they used to televise space launches live - I think they should go back to doing that.  It was always so inspiring.

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 05:57:03 PM »
I just caught that on the news!  I remember when they used to televise space launches live - I think they should go back to doing that.  It was always so inspiring.

That doesn't happen any more. Now, we devote an entire week of TV to royal weddings.

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 06:01:19 PM »
That doesn't happen any more. Now, we devote an entire week of TV to royal weddings.

People still watch television? 

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 06:30:08 PM »
*rolls eyes at the cynics*

I'd settle for livestreaming.

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 09:04:28 PM »
That doesn't happen any more. Now, we devote an entire week of TV to royal weddings.

Or baptisms of princesses of the blood around here (on live tv yesterday). But I agree rocket take-offs make exciting tv, and it's good that more agents are moving into the business. I hope NASA and ESA will be back in a first-plane role in time though.

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 11:02:33 AM »
*rolls eyes at the cynics*

I'd settle for livestreaming.

I haven't watched tv in three years, I either download what I wanna watch or bare through netflix.  I haven't seen a news broadcast in forever either.

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 11:08:16 AM »
I haven't watched tv in three years, I either download what I wanna watch or bare through netflix.  I haven't seen a news broadcast in forever either.

Okay...  I haven't eaten shrimp in five years.  That doesn't make me question whether people still eat shrimp.   ???

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012, 06:02:23 PM »
Okay...  I haven't eaten shrimp in five years.  That doesn't make me question whether people still eat shrimp.   ???

They still do, if you were wondering.

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 07:17:54 PM »
They still do, if you were wondering.

Silly blasphemers xD

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012, 07:41:52 PM »
People still watch television?


There's likely to be many more people watching live the day a Chinaman walks on the moon than there were when Armstrong stepped on pay dirt. How long into the future? Fifteen years, perhaps.

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2012, 10:00:26 AM »
Back on topic (SHOCK) a moment..

1) Wasn't it the Dragon that was launched?

2) I am SO happy to see this. As much as I hate private industry turning everything into a huge moneygrubbing mess, letting the space industry be 100% controlled by the government/military is just asking it to falter. The ONLY hope we as a society have for a healthy attempt at space exploration and colonization is to privatize. This is a momentous occasion just on that merit alone.

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Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2012, 11:59:57 AM »
Actually, it was the Dragon:

http://www.latimes.com/videogallery/70134054/News/Raw-Video--Dragon-arrives-at-space-station#pl-66238212

Unless the Dragon is the capsule, and the Falcon is the rocket.

Offline Caitlin

Re: Falcon launched!
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2012, 08:48:38 AM »
I hope to have enough money some day to get into outer space myself. When I was young I dreamt of becoming an astronaut, but as I became older (10 years) I settled on becoming an accountant instead, realising that'd be more practical. Still, I'd love to get into space! (Probably no surprise, but I'm also a huge scifi fan and love space related tv shows.)