Then there was the case in Dublin where a woman was dropped of by a taxi driver (after first dropping of the guy she was with), driving around the block and raping her. It turned out the taxi was sublet by the plate owner.
How much would the fare have been? And why is a tip required for a taxi?
Scott Manley: If You Could See All The Asteroids, What Would The Sky Look Like?. It's interesting to see the few that are out of the ecliptic plane.
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Saying that this launch failure has certainly put a crimp in SpaceX's plans to nuzzle up to the DoD/NSA funding teat.
Probably, but it shouldn't - it's not like ULA have had a perfect record*
* Actually, I looked that their success rate for Delta II, Delta IV, Delta IV Heavy & Atlas V and they're all pretty damn good. Lockheed and Boeing have been in the game since the start however, and they also know how to charge for their services.
Railgun - payload has to survive the stupendous acceleration - General Atomics Blitzer for example *only* reaches Mach 5 (22% of LEO speed) but experiences 60,000g.
Skylon - great on paper. It's British so I'd like it succeed, but I'm not holding my breath.
VentureStar - never made it off the paper, and it's been cancelled.
SpaceX's launch system isn't revolutionary, however it's recovery system is. People have talked about it for decades, but nobody else has even tried it (no the Delta Clipper doesn't count - it's record flight was 142 seconds up to 3,140m). Airbus & ULA have their powerpoint concepts - nothing else.
Or ask. I got to confuse some German bikers in France once. Got out of a car with a GB plate at the top of the Col d'Iseran and asked in German for them to take a photo of me by the sign. Saw them on and off for the next 100 km or so - always got a wave.
I was thinking on starting off a conspiracy theory about a shady group sabotaging the ISS resupply missions. Alas I don't really have the imagination to come up with a suitably ridiculous hypothesis.
According to this list they're going backwards:
* The first 51 missions were successful - Progress M
* The following 25 missions succeeded - Cygnus
* The next 4 missions were successful, followed by two successive failures (Progress M & Falcon 9)
On a serious note - the NASA press conference mentioned that the Progress M 3rd stage has been reverted to an older configuration, so the failures we're seeing are possibly due to multiple launch systems being continuously developed.
Not enough caps and too much punctuation. D-
I don't think the gp has seen the conditions those astronomers have to work in - it can be bloody cold and the lack of oxygen at those altitudes (Chile anyway) can be downright dangerous as it can impair your mind.
If there was a conspiracy surely they'd be building telescopes by at sea level close to bars and strip clubs.
As an atheist I would prefer to see the advancement of mankind. As a Christian, my father sees graves as a mere shell - it slightly surprised me when he told me th that, but in hindsight I shouldn't have been.
The concept of sacred ground is simply something I don't understand.
It's sure as hell better than the [absolute minimum] 476ms round trip to GEO. Maybe that's what they're comparing their low latency to - existing satellite internet connections.
They're injecting the dog meat? That's horrific, I thought they were only eating it.
Simple - put neon tubes everywhere and starve the loons out of town.
I'm guessing it's the stickers or paint on the actual equipment causing the problems, seeing as it's all probably the same Ericsson or Huawei kit.