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 Post subject: Re: TODAY SpaceX Historic Launch TODAY
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 2:56 am 
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It just seems so childish and silly. Elon wants to play rockets and spaceman. Grow the fuck up.
Yeah, I'm in this boat... if you'll have me, Verb.

Aren't there endeavors that could use investment here on Earth?

Goddammit, guys. Space Force!!

I'm cool with cleaning up the ocean, replacing current energy sources, allowing those that need to see a doctor to do so... you know, useful stuff.

The ocean is fine, there's still plenty of it. Uh, coal will always be there. Anybody that wants to see a doctor can see one. Not that anyone will need to since Chinamanvirus is already gone.

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 Post subject: Re: TODAY SpaceX Historic Launch TODAY
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wease wrote:
elliseamos wrote:
wease wrote:
elliseamos wrote:
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It just seems so childish and silly. Elon wants to play rockets and spaceman. Grow the fuck up.
Yeah, I'm in this boat... if you'll have me, Verb.

Aren't there endeavors that could use investment here on Earth?

Goddammit, guys. Space Force!!

I'm cool with cleaning up the ocean, replacing current energy sources, allowing those that need to see a doctor to do so... you know, useful stuff.

The ocean is fine, there's still plenty of it. Uh, coal will always be there. Anybody that wants to see a doctor can see one. Not that anyone will need to since Chinamanvirus is already gone.

Space Force!
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 Post subject: Re: TODAY SpaceX Historic Launch TODAY
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Why are we fucking around in space? What's the point?


A taxpayer funded slush-fund for aerospace companies makes the big rocket go boom!

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Mickey wrote:
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Why are we fucking around in space? What's the point?


A taxpayer funded slush-fund for aerospace companies makes the big rocket go boom!


Unlike Lockheed-Martin or Boeing, who perpetually get contracts to design rockets that will never actually fly, at least this works.


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simple schoolboy wrote:
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Why are we fucking around in space? What's the point?


A taxpayer funded slush-fund for aerospace companies makes the big rocket go boom!


Unlike Lockheed-Martin or Boeing, who perpetually get contracts to design rockets that will never actually fly, at least this works.


Low bar.

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verb_to_trust wrote:
Why are we fucking around in space? What's the point?

The ISS has a unique position to study earth science; weather patterns, glaciers, agriculture, cities, and the oceans.


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 Post subject: Re: TODAY SpaceX Historic Launch TODAY
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Mickey wrote:
simple schoolboy wrote:
Mickey wrote:
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Why are we fucking around in space? What's the point?


A taxpayer funded slush-fund for aerospace companies makes the big rocket go boom!


Unlike Lockheed-Martin or Boeing, who perpetually get contracts to design rockets that will never actually fly, at least this works.


Low bar.


Hence my earlier comment about returning us to our space capability from 60 years ago.


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pepperwhiteMFC wrote:
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Why are we fucking around in space? What's the point?

The ISS has a unique position to study earth science; weather patterns, glaciers, agriculture, cities, and the oceans.

But our government doesn't believe any of that exists.

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 Post subject: Re: TODAY SpaceX Historic Launch TODAY
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wease wrote:
pepperwhiteMFC wrote:
verb_to_trust wrote:
Why are we fucking around in space? What's the point?

The ISS has a unique position to study earth science; weather patterns, glaciers, agriculture, cities, and the oceans.

But our government doesn't believe any of that exists.

Good thing we have Elon Musk then. Free market +1


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 Post subject: Re: TODAY SpaceX Historic Launch TODAY
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pepperwhiteMFC wrote:
wease wrote:
pepperwhiteMFC wrote:
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Why are we fucking around in space? What's the point?

The ISS has a unique position to study earth science; weather patterns, glaciers, agriculture, cities, and the oceans.

But our government doesn't believe any of that exists.

Good thing we Elon Musk then. Free market +1


In partnership (as far as I've seen) with NASA though. Should be clear that the "history making" seems to be about the private sector doing what the government did long before most of us were born. It's a cool thing, I watched it. But Elon Musk was over-shadowed for a minute by Solyndra's collapse, but made good with the same program. The American public made the investments that led to this, like most other investments that pay dividends for the private sector and then get forgotten.


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Let a dog have his day.


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 Post subject: Re: TODAY SpaceX Historic Launch TODAY
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He has 36 billion dollars I think he can handle a little light criticism on theskyiscrape dot com.

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 Post subject: Re: TODAY SpaceX Historic Launch TODAY
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Mickey wrote:
He has 36 billion dollars I think he can handle a little light criticism on theskyiscrape dot com.


Oh riiight. RM. That board where nothing ever happens except bitching and complaining.


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He has 36 billion dollars I think he can handle a little light criticism on theskyiscrape dot com.


Oh riiight. RM. That board where nothing ever happens except bitching and complaining.


There's more that happens here than just your posts.

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 Post subject: Re: TODAY SpaceX Historic Launch TODAY
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Mickey wrote:
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He has 36 billion dollars I think he can handle a little light criticism on theskyiscrape dot com.


Oh riiight. RM. That board where nothing ever happens except bitching and complaining.


There's more that happens here than just your posts.



Who hurt you, Mickey?


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pepperwhiteMFC wrote:
Mickey wrote:
pepperwhiteMFC wrote:
Mickey wrote:
He has 36 billion dollars I think he can handle a little light criticism on theskyiscrape dot com.


Oh riiight. RM. That board where nothing ever happens except bitching and complaining.


There's more that happens here than just your posts.



Who hurt you, Mickey?


Your new favorite line hasn't really impressed before but third time's the charm!

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I'm not happy about death but let's acknowledge something: the vid slays fatties


Good grief, verb. Who hurt you in your life?


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You guys are really something. Who hurt you?

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 Post subject: Re: TODAY SpaceX Historic Launch TODAY
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Let a dog have his day.


I get this. I'm not here to dampen the day. But the fanfare is going to blur what's happening. Like many things in life (like medicine!), we the people fund or lead something only for private interests (or people, like Mr. Musk) to take all the credit.


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If there are ways the rocket can study our rotting corpse of a planet so be it, but all I hear about is bougie garbage like space tourism.


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Can we use Elons little boy fantasy as a way to efficiently dump our trash in space?


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