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^ Yes, he's my favorite Martian.

I was thrilled by Elon saying in Earth's billions of yrs history, for the first time the window was opened to colonize another planet. The window period is the key here I think.

3/24/2021 8:53:24 AM

The Coz
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When's this Mars copter taking off?

4/1/2021 8:29:20 PM

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April 8th. Next Thursday.

4/2/2021 8:51:15 AM

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The drone chopper has fully landed on Mars and lived by itself now.

4/5/2021 11:30:34 AM

HaLo
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Powered flight on another planet - complete
https://mobile.twitter.com/NASAPersevere/status/1384104815567855626

[Edited on April 19, 2021 at 10:54 AM. Reason : N]

4/19/2021 10:54:07 AM

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After surviving from -200F during the night. Not easy.

4/20/2021 8:26:12 AM

The Coz
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I could probably survive -200F for a night. Big deal.

4/20/2021 7:45:18 PM

StTexan
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For real I’d prob even check the mail

4/22/2021 11:16:40 PM

DeltaBeta
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^^ You wouldn't make it in a walk in freezer overnight.

4/29/2021 10:56:36 AM

The Coz
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Maybe YOU wouldn't! . . .

4/29/2021 5:24:57 PM

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https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starship-mars-landing-2024-elon-musk/

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"Four years after Elon Musk revealed “aspirational” plans to launch Starships to Mars in 2022, the SpaceX CEO now believes that 2024 is a more accurate target.

For SpaceX, that two-year ‘delay’ is more impressive than anything given that the company practically restarted Starship development from scratch a year after Musk set the 2022 target. In late 2018, after more than two years of work developing a Starship (then BFR) built out of carbon fiber composites, the CEO revealed that the company was going to completely redesign the rocket to use steel for all major structures."


Very impressive

5/14/2021 3:45:52 PM

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China launched a rover on mars. It's certainly like a new space race already, part of the new Cold War between the two biggest economies. And communist China will probably lose the war like Soviet Union and break into pieces....

5/18/2021 11:20:04 AM

The Coz
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Why do you think China will lose?

5/18/2021 2:51:41 PM

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CCP is on the wrong side of the history for sure.

5/18/2021 4:33:27 PM

The Coz
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Chinese living in China seem to like CCP.

5/18/2021 5:25:35 PM

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CCP is the ISIS of the last century. They’re basically criminals.

5/19/2021 7:02:22 AM

The Coz
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I hope you are right. I don't see many legitimate impediments to their progress. Especially as long as the world likes buying their cheap widgets and clothes.

5/19/2021 8:01:18 AM

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Many of their products are just garbage. Vietnam, Cambodia and India have better ones and cheaper labors.

5/19/2021 8:13:29 AM

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^^ They are certainly making progress. China is still keeping a high speed as a developing country. But communism is greatly preventing their growth and makes the society with no middle class. Rich people often migrate to the West and poor people beg for scraps. China need to give up autocracy and dictatorship so that they can entirely embrace the capitalism without CCP.

5/19/2021 10:09:29 AM

The Coz
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Why can't China accept ANY external criticism or policy disagreement? If they want to be number 1, they better get ready to be hated by all and come up with a better playbook than turning into the world's biggest crybaby bitch / Lucy stealing the football.

They act like total infants anytime someone "accidentally" says something about Taiwan being a country. The whole situation is silly and is going to blow up someday. I don't enjoy watching people kowtow to them when they accidentally anger the dragon. Just stick with what you said and take your lumps. It isn't wrong.

5/25/2021 7:34:14 PM

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^ https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/25/media/john-cena-china-taiwan-f9-intl-hnk/index.html

every single person will be apologizing to china at some time in the future for one reason or another.

even a muscly dude like john cena cracked

5/25/2021 11:22:25 PM

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Yes, that's what initiated my post.

He just cracked for economic reasons. Like most others, I guess. But you know what? Continuing to do that is called being an enabler. China is big and powerful, but not bigger and more powerful than the rest of the world.

5/26/2021 7:58:49 AM

StTexan
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" China is going to blow up someday."

5/26/2021 11:30:52 PM

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Jeff Bezos is going to outer space next month by his big fucking rocket.

6/9/2021 10:36:14 AM

The Coz
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shoot, have you ever considered hosting a show about the latest space news?

Could be something like this:

https://youtu.be/gQDqRlMeJ4U

6/10/2021 6:23:38 PM

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I'm pretty interested about the space force actually but lack of physics and universe knowledge to do it. Maybe try on the Clubhouse first. Elon Musk is BS of physics at UPenn and PhD of material science at Stanford. He's humongous.

6/10/2021 6:39:26 PM

The Coz
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Elon Musk is BS of a lot of things.

Please let us know when you begin hosting on Clubhouse.

6/10/2021 6:56:33 PM

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I seriously consider Musk is from the future. He looks like Terminator at the Cyber truck unveiling event and he's superhuman for sure.

6/11/2021 8:48:14 AM

HaLo
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bttt

7/11/2021 11:45:10 AM

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https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-57798319

Not sure if $250K worth of fun. But looks fun.

7/11/2021 3:03:49 PM

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Congratulations to these rich guys on their plane ride/going up really high in a little capsule

7/20/2021 12:12:34 PM

Mr. Joshua
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I didn't realize Branson and Bezos were just doing sub-orbital. Really disappointing given the hype.

7/20/2021 12:44:20 PM

justinh524
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Yeah it's a big nothingburger.

But hey, Jeff "Maurice" Bezos is wearing a cowboy hat now!

7/20/2021 1:14:29 PM

0EPII1
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LOL at the news calling them astronauts

But the fucker gets off the hook for causing a miscarriage at Amazon because the pregnant women asked for lighter work but her manager denied her.

7/20/2021 3:15:13 PM

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I hate that they are labeled as astronauts, but technically the definition of an astronaut is someone who has been beyond the threshold of space. It definitely demeans the hard work of actual trained astronauts though. These guys should be labeled as space tourists and nothing more.

7/21/2021 4:28:15 PM

The Coz
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Dennis Tito: Hold my beer.

7/22/2021 7:37:42 AM

Nighthawk
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Part of me wishes that Elon would show them up and ACTUALLY go into orbit on a Falcon 9 or even better on a Starship when its completed. That would really trump the other two guys major accomplishments. But I don't think he cares as much about being the center of attention live like that. Just my guess but yea this whole Branson/Bezos nothing burger has been so pointless.

7/22/2021 7:49:47 PM

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57950149

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"Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson not yet astronauts, US says

In a move that pours cold water on the dreams of a few billionaire space explorers, the US has tightened its definition of the word "astronaut".

New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules say astronaut hopefuls must be part of the flight crew and make contributions to space flight safety.

That means Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson may not yet be astronauts in the eyes of the US government.

These are the first changes since the FAA wings programme began in 2004.

The Commercial Astronaut Wings programme updates were announced on Tuesday - the same day that Amazon's Mr Bezos flew aboard a Blue Origin rocket to the edge of space.

To qualify as commercial astronauts, space-goers must travel 50 miles (80km) above the Earth's surface, which both Mr Bezos and Mr Branson accomplished.

But altitude aside, the agency says would-be astronauts must have also "demonstrated activities during flight that were essential to public safety, or contributed to human space flight safety".

What exactly counts as such is determined by FAA officials.

In a statement, the FAA said that these changes brought the wings scheme more in line with its role to protect public safety during commercial space flights.

On 11 July, Sir Richard flew on-board Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo to the edge of space as a test before allowing customers aboard next year.

Mr Bezos and the three other crew members who flew on Blue Origin's spacecraft may have less claim to the coveted title. Ahead of the launch, Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith said that "there's really nothing for a crew member to do" on the autonomous vehicle.

Those wishing for commercial wings need to be nominated for them as well. An FAA spokesperson told CNN they are not currently reviewing any submissions.

There are two other ways to earn astronaut wings in the US - through the military or Nasa.

The wings spotted on Mr Bezos and Sir Richard following their flights were custom-made pins by their own companies.

However, a glimmer of hope remains for Sir Richard, Mr Bezos and any future stargazers hoping to be recognised as astronauts.

The new order notes that honorary awards can be given based on merit - at the discretion of the FAA's associate administrator.

Astronaut wings were first awarded to astronauts Alan Shepard Jr and Virgil Grissom in the early 1960s for their participation in the Mercury Seven programme."


Billionaires PWNT! Stay home!

7/25/2021 4:37:58 PM

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"But I don't think he cares as much about being the center of attention live like that. "


ROTFLMAO

7/28/2021 4:20:17 PM

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"I hate that they are labeled as astronauts, but technically the definition of an astronaut is someone who has been beyond the threshold of space. It definitely demeans the hard work of actual trained astronauts though. These guys should be labeled as space tourists and nothing more"


The FAA changed the definition of astronaut the day Bezos launched, so he probably doesn’t qualify! (According to the FAA anyway)

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/26/science/jeff-bezos-astronaut-definition.amp.html

7/31/2021 1:32:54 PM

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^^No I mean in a live sense where HE is live on TV and his life is on the line. I understand that he LOVES the attention of the world but I think he likes it when he can best control the narrative. So recorded pieces, tweeting where he can think about his responses, stuff like that works best for him. Some of the live demos he does where he is the center of attention don't always work out great for him. Think the Rogan live interview where he smoked weed (who cares honestly), the Cybertruck demo where the glass broke, things like that I don't think he likes that as much because he doesn't have as much control. Hence why I'm not sure he'd think its worth as much to go up to space on a Falcon 9 yet. Maybe once Starship gets in a flight ready and safe state he will.

8/1/2021 9:23:35 AM

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