Jeff Bezos and the Space Twink are taking off into space!
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Jeff Bezos and the Space Twink are taking off into space!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||July 24, 2021 9:00 PM|
All systems go!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||July 20, 2021 1:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||July 20, 2021 1:11 PM|
The giant penis is about to take off!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||July 20, 2021 1:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||July 20, 2021 1:12 PM|
Wow, this is pretty incredible.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||July 20, 2021 1:12 PM|
You didn't need to create a duplicate thread you attention whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||July 20, 2021 1:13 PM|
I didn't see the other thread.
I just logged on.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||July 20, 2021 1:14 PM|
Why is the dick bouncing up and down?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||July 20, 2021 1:14 PM|
Looks beautiful. I hope it goes well.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||July 20, 2021 1:16 PM|
Wow, I just saw that giant spacecock for the first time. WTF?!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||July 20, 2021 1:17 PM|
It surely is a short flight. One minute left.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||July 20, 2021 1:18 PM|
Oh. My. God.
That was a beautiful landing!!!
The booser hit the landing mark perfectly!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||July 20, 2021 1:20 PM|
That space twink is the luckiest kid in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||July 20, 2021 1:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||July 20, 2021 1:20 PM|
That was a perfect flight.
Congratulations, Jeff Bezos. That was simply amazing!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||July 20, 2021 1:22 PM|
Who gets his stuff when he’s incinerated?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||July 20, 2021 1:23 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 17||July 20, 2021 1:23 PM|
American ingenuity is back.
We truly are NUMBER ONE!!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||July 20, 2021 1:23 PM|
Congratulations billionaire scum for doing a billionaire scum kind of thing with your billions, this is truly the American Way.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||July 20, 2021 1:24 PM|
I feel so emotional.
This was truly an amazing feat.
And all these people are astronauts! Including the twink.
He's the youngest human to ever go into space. Astronaut Oliver!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||July 20, 2021 1:25 PM|
NASA couldn't do this in their wildest dreams.
Private enterprise really is the future of space travel.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||July 20, 2021 1:26 PM|
R21 What has NASA kept doing lately?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||July 20, 2021 1:27 PM|
Absolutely nothing, R22.
They should be shut down.
Start funding Bezos' space program.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||July 20, 2021 1:29 PM|
Okay, enough with this "Bezos has made America number one, close down NASA and give all our money to Amazon instead" crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||July 20, 2021 1:31 PM|
NASA couldn't dream of conducting a space flight that was more flawless than this one.
From start to finish, everything was right on the money.
It happened so quickly, and without all the blah blah blah bullshit that surround NASA space flights.
It was almost like a commercial trip, and I can totally see private passengers wanting to do this.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||July 20, 2021 1:32 PM|
Space twink has a nice ass. Sorry, it’s DL - I had to go there.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||July 20, 2021 1:32 PM|
[quote]NASA couldn't dream of conducting a space flight that was more flawless than this one.
NASA actually does things on their space flights. I would imagine if all they did was put some rich guy in space for 4 minutes and then bring him back down, it would be "flawless," too.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||July 20, 2021 1:34 PM|
I love Astrotwink!!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||July 20, 2021 1:34 PM|
In honor of today's flight.
Just because it was in Texas and the astronauts are surrounded by cowboy hats!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||July 20, 2021 1:35 PM|
Ambiguously Gay Space Probe Is Balls-Out Sucksess!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||July 20, 2021 1:36 PM|
Astronaut Oliver really does have a nice, big fat Dutch ass.
He looks like a "big boy."
|by Anonymous||reply 31||July 20, 2021 1:36 PM|
R26 It is main thing here, always.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||July 20, 2021 1:36 PM|
That video footage of the huge Rocket Cock bouncing up and down, is going to be the stuff of memes... forever and ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||July 20, 2021 1:36 PM|
Did Space Twink have the urge to rub one out while he was up there?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||July 20, 2021 1:37 PM|
Can you imagine going up into space with your brother, taking off just a few miles from where you grew up, and then landing there also?
It really is the stuff dreams are made of.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||July 20, 2021 1:38 PM|
That was fun to watch! 🚀
|by Anonymous||reply 36||July 20, 2021 1:38 PM|
BTW on CBS’ coverage, Norah keeps making bitch-face every time Gail speaks. It’s uncomfortable.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||July 20, 2021 1:40 PM|
NASA has the Juno spacecraft at Jupiter. The pictures are amazing. NASA is more advance than this. WAY MORE ADVANCED.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||July 20, 2021 1:40 PM|
What's so amazing about this to me, is that it all happened in the span of about a half-hour.
There are so many cool things about it.
The easy take off. The space flight. The perfect return of the rocket booster. And the soft landing.
And then the astronaut retrieval by guys in pick-up trucks.
It was almost surreal.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||July 20, 2021 1:40 PM|
Is Jeff Bezos posting on this thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||July 20, 2021 1:40 PM|
R40 No hun. Some of us actually find this stuff interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||July 20, 2021 1:41 PM|
Stephanie Ruhle is going to interview Bezos for MSNBC.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||July 20, 2021 1:42 PM|
Is that twink really gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||July 20, 2021 1:43 PM|
After a year of Covid, Trump, and constant bad news, this is a bright light in my life.
I'm a space nerd, so this story is life to me.
I am just .. over joyed.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||July 20, 2021 1:43 PM|
[quote] that was a beautiful landing!!! The booser hit the landing mark perfectly!
You can thank me for that. SpaceX perfected that technique YEARS ago. Happy to help out the rookie.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||July 20, 2021 1:44 PM|
It was faked.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||July 20, 2021 1:45 PM|
Another nice side story is how he took up that woman who NASA did NOT allow to fly into space in 1960 because she is a woman.
How gratifying it must be for her, to be able to do this flight in 2021.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||July 20, 2021 1:45 PM|
No love for the Astro-Geezer who was also aboard?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||July 20, 2021 1:46 PM|
Stephanie Ruhle just said it:
|by Anonymous||reply 49||July 20, 2021 1:46 PM|
Wake me up when these fools land on the moon. This is just a glorified plane ride on a short haul regional jet.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||July 20, 2021 1:49 PM|
For the first time in over two decades, I'm imagining human kind going forward, rather than backwards.
It's pretty emotional.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||July 20, 2021 1:50 PM|
Comparing the Branson flight to the Bezos flight, Branson's craft seems less dangerous.
His is more of a glider, whereas with the Bezos rocket, you're dealing with a much more explosive craft.
What do you all think?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||July 20, 2021 1:51 PM|
The crew is going to do an interview in a little while.
I want to hear the Space Twink talk!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||July 20, 2021 1:53 PM|
having watched the moon landing live I thought this was ridiculous. The families were waiting to greet them when they landed. They were gone for 10 MINUTES. I don't understand nay of this
|by Anonymous||reply 54||July 20, 2021 1:54 PM|
We didn’t go to the moon.
60 years later we can’t reproduce any of the technology, never go beyond low-earth orbit and perish on re-entry most of the time. Time to admit it was a big Russkie-baiting fake.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||July 20, 2021 1:56 PM|
NASA has a spacecraft at Jupiter, right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||July 20, 2021 1:57 PM|
But there’s no one on board.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||July 20, 2021 2:00 PM|
R45 Wow thanks for posting this. I’m a space nerd myself and that footage was absolutely amazing. I can only imagine how Jeff must have felt taking a ride up there. 🙌🙌🙌
|by Anonymous||reply 58||July 20, 2021 2:03 PM|
You guys don't understand what this was.
Advertising for space tourism.
The entire conversation on cable news right now is about space tourism and government contracts.
They're not really doing this for "us." They're doing it for them.
It wasn't only a fun vanity trip for Bezos. He was basically saying, "Look here. It's safe and reliable. And I'm putting my life on the line to prove it."
You think Bezos' Amazon got to where it is, with some stupid lump at the helm? NO. He's a master at promotion.
This flight was the best advertising that money could buy.
When NASA sees how flawless this flight was, they're going to invest in his company and award him contracts.
Elon Musk has edge on Bezos, because he has been doing it for longer.
But today Bezos has made a huge statement about how he is in the ring.
Musk. Branson. And now Bezos.
These guys are money makers who are thinking beyond Earth.
They are literally pioneers in taking big business OFF this planet.
In 50-100 years, these guys will be in history books as being pioneers in space travel.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||July 20, 2021 2:04 PM|
Why is everyone excited? The government had a successful space program and this no-tax paying sociopathic centi-billionaire who creates a hellish experience for his employees - WHY DOES ANYONE GIVE TWO FUCKS?
This is OBSCENE.
Fuck Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk and Branson. And yes - it looks like Dr. Evil's rocketship from Austin Powers. Very fitting.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||July 20, 2021 2:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 61||July 20, 2021 2:07 PM|
This has nothing to do with space travel, more like a carnival ride. It is a sad day really. IF you want space travel, FUND NASA.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||July 20, 2021 2:09 PM|
Debbie Downer Scott Galloway on MSNBC basically just said what you said, R60.
He was whining about rich people blah blah blah.
I don't care. I love space travel, and anyone who is willing to make it more accessible to the private citizen, is fine by me. I want to go to space, too.
MSNBC is debating the "democratization of space" right now. Hallie said it's only for the rich. Others are saying that it's being made more accessible for everyone.
Whatever the case, more people will be able to travel to space than just male members of the military.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||July 20, 2021 2:11 PM|
R55 We left laser reflectors on the moon. You can aim a laser at them and they will reflect back. That is proof that we went to the moon.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||July 20, 2021 2:12 PM|
Fuck Bezos (as in do not fund and kill. Like I really hate this guy.)
|by Anonymous||reply 65||July 20, 2021 2:12 PM|
MSNBC is having a really good discussion on the relevance and practicality of this space flight.
It's pretty interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||July 20, 2021 2:14 PM|
R63 - if you believe you're going to do space travel at any point in your lifetime, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
Particularly if you're going up for just 4 minutes total. This is an amusement park ride, it's not space travel.
Take your Star Trek fantasies somewhere else and try to find joy and happiness on Earth. Your problems are going to follow you to space.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||July 20, 2021 2:25 PM|
R59, I don't think the American oligarchs need your tongue baths.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||July 20, 2021 2:28 PM|
It is an amusement park ride, you nailed that.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||July 20, 2021 2:28 PM|
[quote] MSNBC is debating the "democratization of space" right now. Hallie said it's only for the rich. Others are saying that it's being made more accessible for everyone.
Sure, we'll have a coupon day or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||July 20, 2021 2:29 PM|
I don't know how so many of you can be so negative and cynical about such a fantastic achievement for mankind.
But then again, this is Datalounge.
You cunts will ALWAYS find something to complain about.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||July 20, 2021 2:33 PM|
Humans have already done this, since the 1960s. This was basic. SEE NASA.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||July 20, 2021 2:37 PM|
R71 - there's nothing really groundbreaking about this. So some rich asshole went up beyond the space line and back. Big fucking deal. NASA did this WITHOUT COMPUTERS.
Yeah - they tried to push some bullshit 'science experiments' on to the flight which ended up being just that - BULLSHIT. Four minutes isn't long enough to study anything. It was all PR.
Unfortunately R71 you fell for it - along with all the other bullshit they're trying to sell you about this. You're not going to space anytime soon. This is an advancement for billionaires only. Nobody needs this and it's disgusting to applaud it.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||July 20, 2021 2:39 PM|
R67 and R73, at what age did you stop dreaming?
At what age did all your hopes and dreams die?
With your attitude, do you even have anything to look forward to any more?
I feel sad for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||July 20, 2021 2:42 PM|
if you want to see a major achievement in space travel, see Juno. Juno is NASA's spacecraft at Jupiter. This is really amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||July 20, 2021 2:43 PM|
[quote] Hallie said it's only for the rich. It is an amusement park ride, you nailed that.
Rich thrill seekers? How terrible !
|by Anonymous||reply 76||July 20, 2021 2:43 PM|
Nobody gets to see Jupiter, except for a tin can floating through space.
At least with the Bezos trip, four people got to fly into outer space.
NASA's space trips aren't actually benefitting any real, live humans.
Only metal ships and computers. Big deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||July 20, 2021 2:45 PM|
Fuck Jeff Bezos and his twink! Mark Bezos is FINE!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 78||July 20, 2021 2:47 PM|
Is the twink okay?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||July 20, 2021 2:47 PM|
Space the final frontier, you should really watch the documentary on the Cassini NASA Mission to Saturn. It is something else, I cried. It's good.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||July 20, 2021 2:48 PM|
80% off your 4 minute space flight when you bring an empty (rinsed) Pepsi can!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||July 20, 2021 2:48 PM|
[quote] Is the twink okay?
Yes, but his hole is a bit sore.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||July 20, 2021 2:49 PM|
[quote] Is the twink okay?
Has anyone asked if I'M okay?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||July 20, 2021 2:49 PM|
R74 - and I see your threads about Jeffree Star and Tiktok. The feeling is mutual. You're all over this thread rubbing your nipples about this and getting excited over nothing.
There's dreaming and then there is living in a fantasy world where you think this is somehow going to be affordable and available to most people. It is not. And there is no scientific research to be done on these space roller coasters.
The media is having a field day over this and it's weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||July 20, 2021 2:52 PM|
[quote] [R67] and [R73], at what age did you stop dreaming?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||July 20, 2021 2:53 PM|
This is what Branson was hoping for.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||July 20, 2021 2:53 PM|
Daddy, I want an Oompa Loompa too!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 87||July 20, 2021 2:53 PM|
Why were there no trans non-binary they people of color on this flight??
It's seething with hate!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 88||July 20, 2021 2:56 PM|
Why does Jeff Bezos hate black people?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||July 20, 2021 2:58 PM|
After seeing this, I think I'd rather fly on Bezos' private jet, rather than travel into space.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||July 20, 2021 3:03 PM|
That’s just the off-the rack G650. I’m sure Bezos made modifications.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||July 20, 2021 3:10 PM|
[quote] Another nice side story is how he took up that woman who NASA did NOT allow to fly into space in 1960 because she is a woman.
Walter Mondale tried his damnedest to kill the Manned Space Program after the Apollo 1 disaster. Had some child's mother died in space his types might have succeeded.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||July 20, 2021 3:31 PM|
Not even one orbit. Pfft.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||July 20, 2021 3:48 PM|
R89 He's an old entitled White man with a small penis living in TEXAS! What more do you need to know?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||July 20, 2021 4:00 PM|
R45, actually Blue Origin did a powered booster landing before SpaceX, however, they've never really advanced much beyond it. Whereas SpaceX has leapfrogged ahead and is doing full orbital launches almost daily, plus doing active development of a huge new system, whereas Blue Origin is basically just doing the same sub-orbital hops over and over.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||July 20, 2021 5:22 PM|
The twink is from the Netherlands and his (real) daddy paid $28M to let Jeff Bezos be his Zaddy for 11 minutes!
I wonder if daddy feels like he got his money's worth! Did he have a inflight camera to "watch?"
|by Anonymous||reply 96||July 20, 2021 6:55 PM|
R96, see R87.
That post nailed it.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||July 20, 2021 6:57 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 98||July 20, 2021 8:16 PM|
I think that from now on, ONLY Twinks should be shot up into space.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||July 20, 2021 8:48 PM|
R99 oh i am pretty sure that twink was shot up into.. but I have questions. Was it only by Jeff or was it Mark too? And how much more did his daddy pay to watch via live stream? And what did they do with the old broad while this was going on? Was she sedated or paid to keep her mouth shut?
|by Anonymous||reply 100||July 20, 2021 8:52 PM|
Thought provoking questions, indeed!
I'm guessing the "old broad" was fast asleep, while all this was happening in the COCK PIT.
The Bezos brothers were double teaming Oliver, and they turned the sound off.
The only privacy they could ever have, is up in space!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||July 20, 2021 8:54 PM|
R101 Sounds plausible. I wonder how many other wealthy men Oliver's troll of a father whored his son out to. Or maybe this was the first time?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||July 20, 2021 9:00 PM|
[quote] Why is no one talking about how I might be feeling?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||July 20, 2021 9:02 PM|
Is the "old broad" a lesbian?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||July 20, 2021 9:34 PM|
R104 If she is then I'm pretty sure she intends to take that to her grave.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||July 20, 2021 10:43 PM|
This is fantastic. The US will have multiple companies competing for space in the not so long future. There will be hiccups of course, but the US is heading into a mini golden age of progress and invention.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||July 20, 2021 10:56 PM|
I wonder if Wally got some celebratory pussy tonight!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||July 20, 2021 11:25 PM|
What an unfortunate name for a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||July 20, 2021 11:26 PM|
R106 - a golden age of progress and innovation? When we have hundreds of thousands of homeless, outrageous health care costs, people saddled with debt, unaffordable housing, a diminishing birth rate because people can't afford to have kids, etc.
Having insanely wealthy people get their jollies on a space amusement ride is not the progress most Americans need or want.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||July 21, 2021 2:02 AM|
[quote] Having insanely wealthy people get their jollies on a space amusement ride is not the progress most Americans need or want.
You are confusing the role of GOVERNMENT, with the role of a private citizen.
They might be rich, but they can still do whatever they want with their money. Just like you can.
It is GOVERNMENT that must fix the problems you listed at R109.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||July 21, 2021 2:11 AM|
R110 You are correct that the Gov't is supposed to do those things, but you must have missed Bezos' press conference today. I think R109 is talking about the way Bezos was trying to tout this as something great for America. This did nothing for our country. It was a joy ride by an uber wealthy person. He needs to quit lying and call it what it was.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||July 21, 2021 3:17 AM|
What you're missing, R111 was written right on the capsule - First Step. These vanity flights really are first steps into the future of routine space flight. Right now, getting to space is crazy expensive, to date only large governments could afford it. But private industry now is becoming a prime driver of advancement. This is a very good thing for humanity, even if in the short term it's got some ego-boo for billionaires.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||July 21, 2021 12:43 PM|
How is "getting to space" supposed to promote progress or advancement? The space program has already driven advances in science for more than a half-century—no "first step" is required now—but that was under public programs funded by public money starting when billionaires were taxed (and heavily at the higher margins). What benefit are these vanity flights supposed to lead to, except some deluded fantasy of everyone eventually leaving an earth we've wrecked by neglecting important matters?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||July 21, 2021 12:52 PM|
R113, I'd make the effort to answer you if were honestly wanting to know instead of just arguing. But perhaps you can read up on what Blue Origin and SpaceX and the dozens of other less well-known space companies have planned.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||July 21, 2021 1:00 PM|
Breaking News: We already have been to space. Nasa has a spacecraft at Jupiter RIGHT NOW. What Bezos and the other prick billionaire are just selling an expensive ride.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||July 21, 2021 1:03 PM|
R112 Wow! You really are naive!
First of all, as several others have stated, countries have been making first, second, third, fourth, fifth and beyond steps into space since the 1960s. Bezos is lying by saying this is a first step. Please learn some history.
Second, despite Bezos' billions, he cannot fly into space on a regular basis more cheaply and efficiently than the Federal Government which has decades of experience in doing this. He knows this. That is another Bezos lie.
Third, there is no way these billionaires can do this "on their own." Coordination with several government agencies is required in order to do something like this. So we taxpayers are paying for this in some capacity.
Fourth, how pure could Bezos' motives be to "help" others if he's literally "selling" seats on his spacecraft?
Fifth, look who he's taking. What's the purpose of taking an old ass retired astronaut, an 18 year old and your brother, none of whom can do anything to "help" anyone by riding in that shuttle? Why is he not taking current astronauts?
Sixth, what were the stated goals to be accomplished "for others" in 11 minutes? Billions were spent but were there any stated goals? Were the goals accomplished? I never heard any goals.
Finally, fuckers like Bezos pay lots of money to lobby republicans in Congress so they can pay zero dollars in taxes he OWES America. Does that really sound like someone looking to do something for his country?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||July 21, 2021 2:38 PM|
[quote] How is "getting to space" supposed to promote progress or advancement? The space program has already driven advances in science for more than a half-century—no "first step" is required now
I don't know. Why did the Wright Brothers decide to fly some crazy looking craft at Kitty Hawk?
Some of you are so short-sighted.
This is just the beginning.
It can lead to commercial flights to space, hotels in space, human colonization and exploration of other planets, etc.
I'm sure there were plenty of POO-POO'ers like so many of you on this thread, when the phone was invented, or the car, or the television. Why? WHY??? WHYYYYYYYYYY do we need these fancy new fangled gadgets????
You old grumps can stay stuck in the past. Enjoy getting bogged down with Covid and Trump.
The rest of us want to move on with life, explore and make progress.
There are two mindsets at work here, and I want to be on Jeff Bezos' team.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||July 21, 2021 2:55 PM|
[quote]Second, despite Bezos' billions, he cannot fly into space on a regular basis more cheaply and efficiently than the Federal Government which has decades of experience in doing this. He knows this. That is another Bezos lie.
It remains to be seen if Blue Origin can, but SpaceX already is doing it cheaper than NASA and on a regular basis. The US couldn't launch anyone into space for 9 years until SpaceX did it. NASA's own rocket (SLS) is coming up and it's cobbled together from old Shuttle parts and is horrifically expensive. In fact, some Artemis payloads it was supposed to launch have already been moved to SpaceX's Falcon Heavy because of costs. It's even possible the SLS program will be scuttled because other contractors can do it better and cheaper.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||July 21, 2021 4:17 PM|
it is just a ride to space. They are just selling an expensive ride. Just slap a luxury tax on it, and get the DL Voodoo guy for you know.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||July 22, 2021 8:10 AM|
R118 Doesn't SpaceX do it's launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station? That is a facility of the United States Federal Government. When Elon Musk builds all that shit from scratch and launches spacecraft totally on his own dime then we can have a more appropriate apples to apples cost comparison.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||July 22, 2021 8:48 AM|
R120, SpaceX leases the pad space at Kennedy Space Center, and has built it's own infrastructure, launch tower, control rooms, etc. Also, it's in the process of building out its own new launch facility in Boca Chica Texas on its own dime. NASA isn't subsidizing them, other than paying for payloads they want (like flights to the ISS). By any measure, they're doing it cheaper and more efficiently than NASA itself (or any other launch company at the moment).
To further address your point, other launch providers like ULA have the same or even sweeter arrangements with NASA, yet SpaceX is cleaning their clocks on cost as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||July 22, 2021 9:03 AM|
R25 NASA put men on the moon using computer power less than a BlackBerry.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||July 22, 2021 12:10 PM|
If I had Jeff Bezos’ cash I would buy out the entire Amazon, surround it with armed guards and tell everyone to back the fuck off. THAT would help the entire world.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||July 22, 2021 12:14 PM|
[quote]hotels in space
|by Anonymous||reply 124||July 22, 2021 1:15 PM|
[quote] hotels in space
I told Draper that repeatedly and he wouldn't listen.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||July 22, 2021 1:27 PM|
[quote] it's in the process of building out its own new launch facility in Boca Chica Texas
Lol. There's a place called "Woman's Mouth, Texas?"
|by Anonymous||reply 126||July 22, 2021 4:29 PM|
I wonder if the twink's hole has recovered...
|by Anonymous||reply 127||July 23, 2021 6:02 PM|
More for R120. NASA just saved over 2 BILLION dollars by moving the upcoming Europa Clipper Jupiter mission from their own SLS rocket to SpaceX's Falcon Heavy booster.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||July 24, 2021 8:25 PM|
To help explain why NASA can't build or depend on its own rockets now.
NASA chief Charles Bolden:
[quote] "When I became the NASA administrator, (President Obama) charged me with three things," Bolden said in the interview which aired last week. "One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒅, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering."
Not a word about pushing forward in advanced design and space operations.
Meanwhile private industry kept its eye on the actual objective.
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