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Thread: The thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before. (The Space thread)

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    https://arstechnica.com/science/2021...st-67-seconds/

    Man, it appears Boeing just canít get a break...

    Some politics are also involved with developing rockets...

    Thank goodness for Elon I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    Yes, if our rockets can only run on fossil fuels, then we can’t explore too far away from earths fossils... and when we run out, we won’t be able to explore no more.
    Most of the effort is to get out of Earths gravity and atmosphere.
    And its more that fossil fuels are cheap and easy and we got "plenty for now"

    As to long distance travel, it could be that we move away from rocket combustion propulsion - instead light sails, electric thrusters or some other methods. I could also see having launch catapults in space.

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    Ooooh magnetic rail guns!

    There are plenty of future technologies on the drawing board. But, as you say: hydrogen and kerosene are abundant and relatively cheap.

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    Jamiroquai is over-rated.

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    2/2/21 SN9 10KM test ends in a crater.

    Is it ironic it's Groundhog Day?

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    Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter...

    Better luck next time, SN10?

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    Fuck it would have ben so funny to see it land on top of the SN10 they had parked there.

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    How many successful SN launches have there been?

    Coincidentally enough I went with my stepdad today to launch two rockets and had one failure as well (something flew but the rocket never left the pad and left behind the engine casing)

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    That was only the second 10km flight test of the SN series.

    Both were successful launches, but neither have landed in one piece yet.

    And I am avoiding the use of the word unsuccessful, because nobody expects early test flights like these to not blow up.

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