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Bird on a Fire
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:20 am

Martin_B wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:39 pm
JQH wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:05 pm
Still not a starship unless it goes to Alpha Centauri or further [/pedantry]
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Grumble » Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:12 am

Gfamily wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:31 pm
Grumble wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:29 pm
Awesome, just watched it launch, hover and land! Weird fire going on for a bit after landing, but it looks intact and upright.
Spoke too soon there
Well I was wondering why it appeared to be on fire. Something wasn’t quite right. I was impressed by the landing though, they’re definitely progressing
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by dyqik » Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:02 pm

I'm beginning to think that the exploding rockets are a publicity stunt to cover up the fact that SpaceX aren't doing their engineering homework, and to make it seem like a harder problem than it is, to discourage competitors and make their prices seem more reasonable.

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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:10 pm

My avatar was a scientific result that was later found to be 'mistaken' - I rarely claim to be 100% correct
ETA 5/8/20: I've been advised that the result was correct, it was the initial interpretation that needed to be withdrawn
Meta? I'd say so!

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