Can anyone explain why Jeff Bezos is doing the same thing that SpaceX is already doing
To put Richard Branson in his place.
That's a perfectly reasonable motivation.
It also explains the shape of that fairing.
How the hell are we going to kill off the Stupids if you remove a primary source of carbon monoxide poisoning?!
Ok, to be fair, this might balance out push-to-stop on IC automobiles.
You don't have a problem believing mankind being embarrassed when SPACE WHALES drop by to check in on their far distant relatives?!
Is an ayePhone the same thing as an ayeayePhone? Does Charo have an ayayayPhone?
No. There's places that actually need those power-buffers and yeah, they tried to use lead acid and recently scrapped it for EV batteries. More and more this stuff has to go into them. Even to the point of giving batteries to individual panels as well as to the entire system, and then notifying the power company when your power production is about to drop, because they need to know that and need to account for it.
There's a lot of power stuff in the grid where we have like natural gas generators and places that can take less consistent power that are being more and more utilized. The truth is the power companies have a point. As hidden supplies of solar power become more and more common place the problems with the grid are going to be more pronounced. Mainly that all the batteries in the world would only give ten minutes of all grid power. We really need this stuff and we don't have it. Old ass screwed up power-grid.
But recent events have convinced me that snagging it out of the air with a giant auto-gyro and flying it back would be the most awesome solution.
Unfortunately, the nearest volcanoes are in the Caribbean. Although operating from St. Kitts might help with recruiting.
When I first came here, this was all swamp.
Everyone said I was daft to land a rocket on a barge, but I built in all the same, just to show them.
It sank into the ocean.
So I built a second one.
And that one sank into the ocean.
So I built a third.
That burned down, fell over, and then sank into the ocean.
But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Son, the strongest rocket in all of aerospace.
Doug Hughes, 61, a mailman from Ruskin, Florida was arrested for landing a gyro-copter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
headline should read
Floridaman lands GYRO-COPTER on US Capitol lawn to save the Republic
coming to save the motherfucking day...