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SpaceX Dragon Successfully Returns to Earth From the ISS
Category: Space Tags: Dragon Capsule / International Space Station / NASA / SpaceX ^ | http://www.visiontimes.com/t/taiwan | Staff

Posted on 08/25/2018 10:57:52 PM PDT by Rabin

“If one can figure out how to effectively reuse rockets just like airplanes, the cost of access to space will be reduced by as much as a factor of a hundred. A fully reusable vehicle has never been done before. That really is the fundamental breakthrough needed to revolutionize access to space.”

--Elon Musk

(Excerpt) Read more at visiontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: dragon; elonmusk; falcon9; falconheavy; iss; musk; nasa; rapter; rocketry; spaceforce; spacex
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This guy is no dope… Clearly has no comfort zone "in the box".

G.

1 posted on 08/25/2018 10:57:52 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Rabin

The link is like a giant travel bureau ad for Taiwan.


2 posted on 08/26/2018 12:00:55 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Rabin

I’m incredibly super rich,so I know..I can throw money around like any congressional stooge or senate pimp..
—Elon Musk


3 posted on 08/26/2018 1:10:29 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Rabin

The last SpaceX Dragon to return was August 3rd.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/03/spacex-dragon-capsule-return-from-iss/


4 posted on 08/26/2018 1:57:25 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: Rabin
This guy is no dope… Clearly has no comfort zone "in the box".

No doubt. However, the true innovators of substance in the past have done it without billions and billions of government subsidies. Musk is far too dependent on government largess. It distorts true innovation when you look to arm chair dummies for your riches.

5 posted on 08/26/2018 3:46:12 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones.)
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To: Doogle

Let’s give Musk credit where credit is due. He at least so far has not been shown to be a hardcore leftist or sjw zealot like so many of his silicon valley peers. He’s accomplished a lot (with help from his employees doing the heavy lifting like all SV moguls) and seems genuinely more concerned with advancing humanity or at least becoming revered by advancing humanity rather than trying to destroy it through supporting leftist policies like the rest of the above mentioned SV billionare stooges.


6 posted on 08/26/2018 4:41:17 AM PDT by jarwulf
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To: norwaypinesavage; Moonman62
The only gov't money SpaceX has rec'd has been for services rendered, and some hundreds of millions for Raptor development (comparable with the long history of other defense spending for missile development). SpaceX' development of Falcon 1, Falcon 9, and Falcon Heavy, was all paid for by Musk's money and those of underwriters such as Google. So, no, not "billions and billions of gavernment subsidies".

7 posted on 08/26/2018 6:49:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: norwaypinesavage

“Musk is far too dependent on government largess. It distorts true innovation when you look to arm chair dummies for your riches.”

That makes no sense at all.


8 posted on 08/26/2018 7:05:41 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: SunkenCiv

“So, no, not “billions and billions of gavernment subsidies”.”

Where did Musk get all that money?? Tesla electric car subsidies, over $4 billion worth and counting.


9 posted on 08/26/2018 7:08:09 AM PDT by CodeToad ( Hating on Trump is hating on me and America!)
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To: Rabin

Musk is sometimes more than a bit loopy - most geniuses are - and he’s got quite some more work to do to get a 100x cost reduction in putting items in orbit.

Still, SpaceX’s progress to date is impressive.


10 posted on 08/26/2018 7:10:39 AM PDT by Paul R.
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To: Rabin

Fake News

In order to [return from the ISS] you have to have gotten there in the first place.


11 posted on 08/26/2018 7:18:23 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: CodeToad

I thought Tesla was not even making money yet, or barely so. (IIRC, Musk said Tesla would turn profitable in 2018?)

Can it be documented (by reputable sources!) that Musk is pulling money from Tesla to put into SpaceX?


12 posted on 08/26/2018 7:19:21 AM PDT by Paul R.
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To: Paul R.

Most of Tesla’s money is deposits on cars to be delivered sometime in the future.


13 posted on 08/26/2018 7:21:20 AM PDT by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

Yeah, many thousands of people are in on the conspiracy & not one has flipped. Impressive. (/s)


14 posted on 08/26/2018 7:21:25 AM PDT by Paul R.
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To: jjotto

Most of Tesla’s money comes from selling equity and bonds, just like other companies.

But the deposits do make for a nice interest free loan.


15 posted on 08/26/2018 7:56:55 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: Paul R.

Can it be documented (by reputable sources!) that Musk is pulling money from Tesla to put into SpaceX?

...

Why would he do that?

Investors are lined up to buy equity in SpaceX.


16 posted on 08/26/2018 8:03:40 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: Paul R.

Those who have flipped are labeled as conspiracy theorists. They are effectively marginalized through ridicule.

Ridicule is one of the basic tools of propaganda.


17 posted on 08/26/2018 8:50:22 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: CodeToad
Where did Musk get all that money??

I'm surprised that a coder doesn't remember that Musk was the founder of PayPal. That's where his first fortune came from.

18 posted on 08/26/2018 10:36:02 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

True, but much more often ridicule is brought on by being ridiculous.

Good Lord, the general physics of returnable rockets is not even that difficult. (Just give up a little payload capability — on return most of the braking is aerodynamic, and then burn a small fraction of the fuel needed to send the 1st stage up, to accomplish the landing. Hint: Most of the fuel onboard @ launch is expended to accelerate... fuel — the returning rocket is relatively light.)

The tricky part is control for landing, which takes good computers properly programmed. As if such don’t exist in 2018?


19 posted on 08/26/2018 11:31:30 AM PDT by Paul R.
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Paul R.

You are dwelling on detail and missing the bigger picture.

NASA is a propaganda agency. SpaceX is a propaganda agency exempt from FOIA requests (that is why it exists).

All of it is designed to hide God, to make you believe that you are merely an unimportant speck in a vast universe, when, in fact, you are God’s special creation.

Here is where you should focus your attention:

The Gospel in six words:

Created (God created you)

Loved (God loves you)

Sinned (You are separated from God by sin, your own or inherited. The penalty for sin is death.)

Bought (God sent His son to pay the penalty (death) for your sin.)

Believed (You must believe that He has done this for you, both mind and heart. Romans 10:9-10. Accept the gift of life that your Creator is offering to you.)

Saved (If you believe, accepting God’s gift in true faith, you will be saved.)

Blessings to you and your loved ones.

Do not put off the gift that God is offering to you.

If you do not choose life, what is the alternative?

There will be no second chance.


20 posted on 08/26/2018 1:11:56 PM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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