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    Quote Originally Posted by kato View Post
    Given that China, Russia and the EU all each lift the same amount of observation sats every year as the US nowadays, they don't really need the US boasting...
    There's likely to be some pretty substantial differences in the technologies behind these satellites and the capabilities linking them to the kill chain. Being able to say some infrared signature flashed at a grid on the map is different than being able to track and watch airplanes and missiles flying in real time from space.

    When a DoD spokes person stood up on a podium and said, we counted exactly X number of missiles and each went this and that place, or some Sukhois tried to sneak by us but we could clearly see that it was a pair flying in, well, it at least surprised me.

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    Last edited by citanon; 09 Apr 16, at 02:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citanon View Post
    Nice! I knew they'd get there.
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    But can Elon land a Falcon on a Tesla?

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    haha, yeah Sure It is

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    SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launches!

    The Falcon Heavy made it off the pad today. There were some stunning images, but I want this one blown up and on my wall.
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    First commercial roadster in space!

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    and some stunning footage




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    You can live watch Starman at this link.

    http://www.spacex.com/webcast
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    i -really- can't wait for the BFR to get going-- double the thrust and triple the payload. god bless Elon Musk for throwing his money at this and not on yachts and nose candy.
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    Hell of a view.



    Still looks like the Tesla is in LEO. Are they parking there before heading to the vicinity of Mars?

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    JCT - perhaps this instead for your wall?


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    nihil sub sole novum.

    I saw the same show 37 years ago. Be afraid when the green orb shows up


    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    JCT - perhaps this instead for your wall?
    Ironduke, thank you! I like this one too. I'll have to go to their website and get the high res originals and put it on my work desktop. My wife would be less impressed if I used it at home as she naturally prefers the one with our kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    nihil sub sole novum.

    I saw the same show 37 years ago. Be afraid when the green orb shows up


    Gunny

    Great minds think alike...and so do we!

    Unfortunately my vinyl album is long gone but I about wore that sucker out. Loved the flick as well.
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    Say a great joke on this on Twitter

    A guy comes out of Kennedy Space Flight Center and looks around in a confused manner.

    A guard comes up and asks if the man was okay and did he need any help.

    The guy responds..."Have you seen a red Roadster??? I parked right here in the VIP spot!!! Do you think it got towed?"
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