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#2
there is obviously inherent risk in space travel much like there was in the primitive stages of sea travel
#4
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The space elevator is where it's at


Yeah. as soon as we can develop a material that will take the strain...

Great idea though, but who will build it?
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#5
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Great idea though, but who will build it?


Mexico, right after they BUILD THE WALL.
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#6
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Mexico, right after they BUILD THE WALL.


Do you ever think about anything else.
#7
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Do you ever think about anything else.


Actually, I do. However, this joke set itself up. It would have been improper of me not to do it.
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#8
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Mexico, right after they BUILD THE WALL.
If you think about it, the wall is just going to be the foundation for the elevator.
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#9
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Actually, I do. However, this joke set itself up. It would have been improper of me not to do it.
New categorical imperative: if there is a joke about the wall to be made, it must be made.
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#10
if they build the wall high enough it could be the elevator
#11
All these wall jokes. It makes me so happy.
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#13
It's ridiculous to expect that Mexico would build the wall.

Outsource that shit to China, they already have the expertise!
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#14
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It's ridiculous to expect that Mexico would build the wall.

Outsource that shit to China, they already have the expertise!

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#15
Quote by Arby911
Yeah. as soon as we can develop a material that will take the strain...

Great idea though, but who will build it?


If you have Netflix there's a documentary about the development. Last I heard they are aiming for a seemingly ridiculously optimistic date of 2035
#16
I feel sorry for all those people that worked on the satellite. £150m completely wasted and no internet for parts of Africa.
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#17
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I feel sorry for all those people that worked on the satellite. £150m completely wasted and no internet for parts of Africa.


I haven't read much about this one, but most satellite launches are heavily insured, so it's probably only a partial loss financially and I suspect another will be built.
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#18
Bummer. I'd like to see the results of the investigation.

Looks like the explosion occurred right near the marrying of the first and second stage, which I only assume is fueled by LOX?

Fueling has historically been dangerous, with early ICBMs having to be fueled by individuals in protective suits because of such toxicity.
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#20
Favourite video about space elevator

dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#21
"According to Space News, which reviewed Spacecom filings with the Tel Aviv stock exchange, the joint lease cost $95m over five years and included a provision requiring Spacecom to purchase an insurance policy specifically covering Facebook and Eutelsat’s risks, in addition to its own insurance. Space News also reported that both Facebook and Eutelsat would each have additional insurance policies for the satellite."

From: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/01/mark-zuckerberg-spacex-explosion-africa-internet

Relevant Link: http://spacenews.com/facebook-eutelsat-to-pay-spacecom-95m-for-ka-band-lease/
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#22
Quote by slapsymcdougal
If you think about it, the wall is just going to be the foundation for the elevator.

If they just build the wall on its side, they'll end up a good bit into space.
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#23
We wouldn't need all this carbon fuel if we'd only install space wind mills
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#24
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We wouldn't need all this carbon fuel if we'd only install space wind mills
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#25
slapsymcdougal
Now that you mention it... Doesn't that fireball look a little too real? I mean, it's like they want us to really believe that this rocket exploded, but what if this is just a false flag for us to invade space to get access to their space oil?

NO BLOOD FOR SPACE OIL
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#26
Another set back in Elon Musk's quest to contact his home planet.
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#27

Required response for any discussion of walls
#29


This is a pretty major fuckup, though.
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#30
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"According to Space News, which reviewed Spacecom filings with the Tel Aviv stock exchange, the joint lease cost $95m over five years and included a provision requiring Spacecom to purchase an insurance policy specifically covering Facebook and Eutelsat’s risks, in addition to its own insurance. Space News also reported that both Facebook and Eutelsat would each have additional insurance policies for the satellite."

From: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/01/mark-zuckerberg-spacex-explosion-africa-internet

Relevant Link: http://spacenews.com/facebook-eutelsat-to-pay-spacecom-95m-for-ka-band-lease/



I'm aware that satellites are lucratively insured while on-orbit, but do these policies also cover launches as well? Once on orbit, the preponderance of problems is (I can only assume) significantly less than the likelihood of damage (or total loss, as is the case) during launch and boosting.
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#31
Quote by Dreadnought
I'm aware that satellites are lucratively insured while on-orbit, but do these policies also cover launches as well? Once on orbit, the preponderance of problems is (I can only assume) significantly less than the likelihood of damage (or total loss, as is the case) during launch and boosting.


From what I've been able to find, yes, launch failure is covered. But I don't suppose it's cheap...

I've also read that the customer doesn't acquire title to the bird until it's in orbit and tested, which I suspect is why the manufacturers require said insurance.
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#32
Quote by Arby911
It's ridiculous to expect that Mexico would build the wall.

Outsource that shit to China, they already have the expertise!
talk to China Garden.

she knows all Chinese.
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#33
Did all that money from facebook ads and personalised ad delivery just go up in flames on the launchpad?
#34
Yep, the Falcon grenaded, insurance picks up the tab, Space X gathers a bunch of new data titled: "when a launch goes wrong", and folks will have to wait a little longer for satellite internet. Tough business that.
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#36
Quote by Cajundaddy
Yep, the Falcon grenaded, insurance picks up the tab, Space X gathers a bunch of new data titled: "when a launch goes wrong", and folks will have to wait a little longer for satellite internet. Tough business that.
It'll be interesting to see what their investigation actually turns up as the cause.
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#37
I just think of all those horrible ads on fb and the invasion of privacy they use just to inject your brain with sh!t. I couldnt think of a more appropriate way to spend it than a huge fireball. Did no one get killed? That would be amazing.
#38
Quote by OddOneOut
I feel sorry for all those people that worked on the satellite. £150m completely wasted and no internet for parts of Africa.


yeah poor kids in africa could have eaten that satellite !
what a waste !

lol but srsly we waste too much money on space exporation
gov should be investing that money in the people on this planet instead


and why are we still blowing shit up in 2016? Like this kinda stuff shouldn't be happening with that level of funding and education
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#39
Quote by k.lainad
yeah poor kids in africa could have eaten that satellite !
what a waste !

lol but srsly we waste too much money on space exporation
gov should be investing that money in the people on this planet instead


and why are we still blowing shit up in 2016? Like this kinda stuff shouldn't be happening with that level of funding and education
This had nothing to do with exploration, it was an attempt to provide rural areas of Africa with the ability to shitpost and to learn the wonders of hashtags and dank memes.
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#40
Quote by k.lainad
yeah poor kids in africa could have eaten that satellite !
what a waste !

lol but srsly we waste too much money on space exporation
gov should be investing that money in the people on this planet instead


and why are we still blowing shit up in 2016? Like this kinda stuff shouldn't be happening with that level of funding and education


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