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SpaceX Demo-2

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- Mon, 25 May 2020 14:55:01 EST OIxQBpbG No.58076
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First launch of crewed US spacecraft since 2011 scheduled for Wed 27th, 4:33 p.m. ET, contingent on weather conditions. Space Shuttle veterans Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will pilot the spacecraft to the ISS.

Pictured: CrewDragon atop Falcon 9 at Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, being readied for launch.
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birn - Sun, 14 Jun 2020 17:55:05 EST HeCUPa43 No.58092 Reply
you work at vector? these little dogs flying themselves into space.
Friedrich Bessel - Mon, 15 Jun 2020 12:54:18 EST qrVaTXg3 No.58094 Reply
Lockheed and Martin have vectors and matrices divisions
elon musk - Mon, 22 Jun 2020 18:00:21 EST qrVaTXg3 No.58097 Reply
thank you for success on falcon codex

Frightening sound of space and at the same time soothing

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- Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:23:33 EST 70mxgl7D No.57955
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With what program did he create this sound?
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birn - Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:04:33 EST HeCUPa43 No.58084 Reply
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it's called visting your old people. its aslo a type of terrable void like reading the firebird book. like an alien touching you. trying to make an exotic. just-in case put your old people away in a place they cannot be a nuesance. harmless
Bernhard Schmidt - Thu, 04 Jun 2020 17:57:43 EST X5wvlBRg No.58085 Reply
isnt there no sound in the vaccum of space????

fractals are the way secrets of the universe ?

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- Sat, 29 Jun 2019 13:14:33 EST AO8Gahk0 No.57752
File: 1561828473859.jpg -(555646B / 542.62KB, 1899x1105) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. fractals are the way  secrets  of the universe ?
fractals are the way secrets of the universe ?


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Anders Angstrom - Sun, 08 Mar 2020 00:52:02 EST f2ZZbPdY No.58012 Reply
I'm sure it's the programming code of the universe
justin bryant - Sun, 24 May 2020 16:25:55 EST HeCUPa43 No.58075 Reply
kolidascrocpes are not the showing of the univerise im pretty sure your able to see thatt once in yoyr life.

What is the point of Star Trek Picard???

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- Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:17:34 EST aVozUNfZ No.57977
File: 1581923854545.png -(313044B / 305.71KB, 783x669) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. What is the point of Star Trek Picard???
I mean both in universe and out of universe?

just watched the 4 episodes and It's like ok robots are bad the federation is and picard is old and wants to go on an adventure, romulans are bad and broken and its all just like what is all this in service of???

like even if it ends with "jeez we stopped the plot and blew up the fake borg cube" then what was the point? just nothing has any impact on anything
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Friedrich Bessel - Wed, 20 May 2020 16:54:47 EST pNbTjc9M No.58071 Reply
Just make Alex Jones the head of FEMA. Whatever happens, it will be amusing.
Joseph Lockyer - Wed, 20 May 2020 17:09:28 EST EZOyjhDZ No.58072 Reply
Don't jinx it the clown might actually do it by the end of his 2nd term.
William de Sitter - Thu, 21 May 2020 23:59:19 EST pNbTjc9M No.58073 Reply
Fuck you, it would be incredible. Alex Jones for permanent position as head of FEMA! Do it now! Best timeline ever!
>imagine it...
imagine it... I bet first thing jones does is order a bunch of water filters and bodybags, the true essentials for FEMA.

Floating colonies on Venus

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- Sun, 06 Dec 2015 16:45:02 EST vB+y87GU No.55850
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What does /sagan/ think of this?
I think it's a pretty fucking sweet idea. I wonder what sort of materials you could use that are both light weight and durable enough for a floating Venusian colony. I had an idea that could help with the buoyancy of the thing: non essential parts of the structure (floors and walls) could be made out of brick like objects that are either vacuum hollow or filled with a gas like helium at very low pressure. They would be brick like objects because many could be punctured without jepordizing the integrity of the station. one could also vent waste heat out the bottom and sides to create a bit of thrust.
The only major problem would be in getting people and materials to and from the colony. Then again, I suspect by the time we're in a position to build something like this, navigating the haze of the Venusian atmosphere safely won't be much of a challenge.
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Robert Dicke - Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:00:55 EST vB+y87GU No.55873 Reply
>The asteroid belt is where its at.
Well obviously colonization of Mars and Venus and the construction of space habitats would take place within the context of a well established and rapidly expanding space economy. I don't have to tell you that there is an incredible abundance of resources between Mercury and suburban Jupiter. In the midst of taking advantage of this tremendous windfall, it only makes sense to put habitable places where we can. If for no other reason than as a way station and a refuge. (think a stop for fuel or something at a space station orbiting Venus on your way from Earth to Mercury or something)

>I wouldn't want to go to Venus, there isn't anything there. You can't land on the surface, no moons, no nothing, bbbbooring
The most brutal hellscape in the solar system is boring to you? I don't want to insult you or anything, but whaaa? I don't know how any place in our solar system could be considered boring (well, aside from the MASSIVE expanses of literally nothing, but that goes without saying)
>you can't land on the surface
With currently existing caveman tech it's not a very good idea.

>Given our lives now, i know in 300 years there will be a miserable dick job of 'asteroid miner'. So you didn't go to college and you are a physically capable young person, get your ass to space and go get some stuff.
Frankly neither of us can imagine what human societies will look like in three centuries. If neo-liberal capitalism is still the default system, I'm not sure we'll even be around in three hundred years. Anyway, asteroid mining will likely be almost entirely automated. It makes more sense to have a bunch of durable, easy to produce machines hacking up rocks in space, not a bunch of frail bloodsacks who can't function in an irradiated, freezing, vacuum.

> I like realistic sci-fi
Me too. I love Star Wars, but the lore of franchises like Star Trek and Mass Effect is so much more interesting BECAUSE so much of it is plausible.

>In your universe, I want magic powers like the force and shit.
I'm not operating within a magic universe. I'm talking about something that will become achievable within the context of a future space based economy. I see the point in your criticisms. There isn't a direct need for a Venusian colony when you could just have a few ring habitats orbiting the planet. Still, a floating colony could be useful for tourism and scientific research. And when you've got a massive economy and advanced technology, it's inevitable that some people will think "hey, lets do thing."

Brah, the sun isn't a rare earth metal.
Johann Encke - Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:03:01 EST iJcoyZ+q No.58053 Reply
it could work but the gasses on Venus are toxic so you can't breathe it


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- Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:14:53 EST bHTAKgXq No.58037
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Hello nerds, can you tell me what exiting space projects are going right now, and what upcoming missions are in the pipes?

Thank you!

End of the universe

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- Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:22:45 EST ZJgVev/f No.55263
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I know science doesn't care about our feelings, but tell me of any alternate theories other than everything freezing to death or being ripped to shreds that allows something, anything to keep on going and surviving.

Can we eventually develop the technology that allows us to "jump" to a new, younger or possibly truly unending universe with different laws of thermodynamics to carry ourselves on?

Hold me, /sagan/.
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Joseph von Fraunhofer - Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:34:37 EST n+7z5RVF No.58032 Reply
I like the hypothesis of what might come after universal heat death. If you know anything about Bose-Einstein condensates, you know that matter starts to act really weird when it gets close to 0°K. Groups of atoms and even molecules begin sharing quantum wave functions. Now imagine this on a universal scale. The whole universe and everything in it, whatever that might be, all having a single unified wave function. What might happen then? Given the untold eons of time available (assuming time will even still exist at that point) is is possible that the entire universe might experience some quantum event, say, tunnelling to "somewhere else"?
Ejnar Hertzprung - Sat, 04 Apr 2020 08:48:51 EST IrtaaTPb No.58038 Reply
kek. you guys are replying to a thread from 2015.

>>57831 nice necro

Cool shit in our Solar System!

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- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:41:25 EST 51a1lc6j No.57761
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First one is Saturn's Hexagon on its north pole.
Essentially formed because of a turbulent storm near the vortex creating two weird waves that makes hexagons naturally.
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Vesto Slipher - Sat, 21 Mar 2020 13:37:03 EST 0faxo4BS No.58015 Reply

All of you out there are the absolute coolest shit out there.
Joseph von Fraunhofer - Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:36:13 EST n+7z5RVF No.58033 Reply
This picture of Saturn looks like a boob with a weird areola.

Earth is Level.

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- Sat, 27 Jul 2019 20:29:01 EST hcfmzt0R No.57767
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Earth is demonstrably level.

God and Jesus are bullshit.

Be woke.

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Joseph Taylor Jr. - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 11:53:20 EST PatfY1t6 No.57983 Reply
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Mike hughes attempted to build a rocket so he could launch himself in space to prove the earth was flat.

He died, which is pretty fucking hilarious.

To all flat earthers, please follow his footsteps.
John Wheeler - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:39:59 EST Vs9Ktpy0 No.57984 Reply
>To all flat earthers, please follow his footsteps.
Bruon Rossi - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:58:53 EST wOheI74K No.57985 Reply
Remember those quantum experiments where the outcome changes depending on whether its observed or not?
There are some ideas that follow up from that and state that universe itself exists in its current state because there is an active consciousness observing it, and that it can be altered by said observations.

If flat earthers have their way, we'd all be living in fucking star wars, and not even the 'good' kind, the Disney kind, constantly full of retcons, bullshit asspulls, general irrationality and incompetence, as well as hand-waving mary sues destroying everything cuz they magic paladins.

space isnt real

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- Sat, 15 Feb 2020 03:59:26 EST R96HBFUU No.57976
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Space=not real

We are in experiment run by superintelligent AI. Space is a scam, there is also lot of other scams aswell, part of experiment. Wake up and believe your instincts.

Fermi Paradox... why?

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- Thu, 22 May 2014 00:54:34 EST ILYTISHs No.53812
File: 1400734474447.png -(111524B / 108.91KB, 400x325) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Fermi Paradox... why?
Another thread made me start thinking about this. The Fermi Paradox states (thanks, Wikipedia):

>The Sun is a young star. There are billions of stars in the galaxy that are billions of years older;
>Some of these stars probably have Earth-like planets which, if the Earth is typical, may develop intelligent life;
>Presumably, some of these civilizations will develop interstellar travel, a technology Earth is investigating even now, such as that used in the proposed 100 Year Starship;
>At any practical pace of interstellar travel, the galaxy can be completely colonized in a few tens of millions of years.

If that's the case, why haven't we been colonized already, or at least seen evidence of intelligent life somewhere in our galaxy?

My take: either A) Life takes a long time to develop, and somehow, improbably, we're the first planet to develop an intelligent civilization in our galaxy, or at least one of the first. We don't see anyone else because there isn't anyone else to see... yet, or we're all still too far apart.

Or b) Given the size and composition constraints of a planet able to foster and sustain life (as far as we know, "habitable zone," big enough to have an atmosphere, small enough to still be rocky, etc.) and continue long enough for said life to begin to explore the galaxy, the home planet simply runs out of resources before meaningful headway can be made. I think this is more of a slow-death kind of thing where maybe we get to do some exploration within the solar system and maybe a bit beyond for a while, but overpopulation, war, disease, famine, and whatever else causes us to realign our priorities from space exploration to merely sustaining life on our own planet. A civilization that had the foresight to know something like that was happening could theoretically, if they had the goal of galactic expansion from the start, avoid this situation, but the problem is that NO civilization has that kind of 10,000 year plan from the get-go, and they all sputter out right before they could have pulled it off. There's not a textbook on "how to succeed as a species" that gets handed out to a life form when it develops self-awareness, so following the natural progression, they all fail. the ability to extract resources necessary for galactic colonization from anywhere off-planet becomes viable too late in the game to save the species.

tl;dr - We're all gonna die, prolly. Thoughts?
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antipyre - Wed, 01 Jan 2020 06:03:36 EST YepogjB7 No.57951 Reply
did you ever read that book "the butlerian jihad" from the son of Frank Herbert
author of "Dune"
Allan Sandage - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:59:44 EST mh8YYYW3 No.57961 Reply
Actual OP here.

I've posted in this thread a few times over the years (LOL?), and I pretty much agree with you. Life is probably kinda rare, and intelligent life is exceedingly rare. We really have no idea what other, exotic chemistry might sustain life. I like the idea that we "shouldn't assume we're special or unique," as an approach upheld by most astronomers, but we do keep finding star systems that are vastly different from our own. If our solar system is an oddball, then it stands to reason that life, as we know it, is also and oddball scenario. We might be the one-in-a-gazillion chance where life arises, and while it might be "common" in terms of the vastness of the universe, the odds of us contacting another intelligent species are probably pretty slim.

Like, what if the next closest intelligent species in the Andromeda Galaxy, or even worse, 2 galaxies away? We'll basically never know without some kind of inter-dimensional travel, and we don't know how to do that.

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