I think it's safe to assume any word used to describe something at that scale is at best an analogy to what it means at the human scale.
And Wernher von Braun started his career as a Nazi responsible for the deaths of countless Brits and still became and American hero.
I don't know if PayPal exercised the same questionable practices back in 2002, but I guess I don't really care much either way.
There's a popular snack in Israel called Bamba, which consists of puffed corn coated with peanut butter.
Pretty much everyone eats it, and it's pretty common for parents to feed it to children as soon as they can handle solid food.
So I was wondering how that affects the allergy rate for Israelis.
And apparently a study shows that when comparing Israelis to UK Jews of a similar background, the Israelis had a tenth of the peanut allergy rate compared to the UK group.
'Al' means 'The' in Arabic.
I didn't realize things are getting so bad in the US that merely knowing the location of a traffic cop puts their life in danger.
I wouldn't even expect that to be the case in most third world countries.
That sounds like some Mad Max shit.
No wonder they're acquiring all that surplus military equipment.
The difference is that for the manned flights you've mentioned, returning the astronauts back to earth was part of the primary objective and they wouldn't have launched if they didn't have a high likelihood of accomplishing it.
The goal of SpaceX Falcon 9 launches is to deliver cargo to orbit, once that is accomplished the mission is a success.
The fact that they can use the spent first stage of the rocket for development testing towards developing reusability instead of just letting it splash down into the ocean is a bonus.
The mission is to deliver cargo to the ISS for their client, NASA.
Landing the first stage is a separate internal goal and the data they got from this attempt is progress towards that goal.
The guys at http://www.reddit.com/r/spacex have been following the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (That 'Drone' really helps with the abbreviation) from a cruise ship that has a webcam pointed in its general direction when it's in port, hopefully we'll get a glimpse of it when it gets back.
The bubbles you're probably referring to were from a camera inside the liquid oxygen tank of the second stage.
I've always considered the word "futurist" to mean "bad sci-fi writer who couldn't be bothered with coming up with a plot and characters".
Jeff Bezons' Blue Origin is already suing SpaceX based on a patent for landing a rocket on a sea platform.
I've been following SpaceX recently so I thought I'd point out a few things about them in regards of breaking new ground.
The company went from being founded to launching its first commercial payload to orbit in about seven years. (Which seems pretty quick in aerospace timescales)
They're consistently delivering supplies to the ISS for about half the price of their competitor using the Dragon capsule which is also able to return cargo back to Earth.
The Dragon capsule was designed with carrying passengers in mind, and version 2 of the capsule which will be undergoing launch abort tests soon is scheduled to start taking astronauts up to the ISS in about two years or so.
It will also be capable of landing propulsively.
They've undercut the prices of all existing competitors significantly, making them scramble to design new rockets to match SpaceX's price, but they'll only be ready around 2020.
Meanwhile SpaceX has been testing reusing the rocket's first stage.
The upcoming mission to the ISS will have its first stage attempt to land on a barge at sea, with the ultimate goal being landing back at the launch site.
Elon claims a theoretical potential hundred-fold price reduction for launches, but even a ten-fold reduction would have a significant effect on the industry.
In the longer term, SpaceX has plans for much larger engines and spaceships, with the ultimate goal of landing on Mars and eventually enabling people to move to Mars for around $500K.
They forgot to mention how the final test, called the Kobayashi Maru, involves hacking a Gibson by playing tic-tac-toe while receiving a blow job from Jeff Bridges.
By this point it's not that difficult, because it's Unix and you know this, but making your MacBook interface with the alien computer you built from the schematics sent by Setec Astronomy is a bit of a challenge.
And of course those who fail will be taken away by agents and made to mow the lawn for the rest of their lives or something.
One of the sites allowing people to 'rent' the movie had a few problems with the implementation, allowing people to share the URL with anyone, as well as just save the movie file from their browser.
I was expecting people to be able to just record the screen and then post it to teh torrents, but that turned out unnecessary as a prefect quality 1080p file has been available since yesterday.
It was as bad as I expected.
Elon Musk can convert coal into graphene by squeezing it with his buttcheeks.
But he won't, because he's too busy to run another company right now.