I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

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Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

Postby Mike23545 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:24 am

Hi Bruce,
I hope that you read my email re; My small contribution for your studio lighting project.

That is if you still require a little assistance. :)

Stay safe & I hope that you & your wife are doing O.K.

Regards, Laurie..
Across the ditch.
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Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

Postby shadesnz » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:32 am

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Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

Postby Kiwiiano » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:49 am

Malcolm wrote:Branson's quick journey this morning was obviously put together quickly to beat Bezos to the punch of being the first one to build and fly in their own spaceship. Unfortunately the usually recognised altitude where space officially begins is 100km and his flight reached 88km. So I am not sure why most articles are uncritically saying he went to space.

They were making a big deal of weightlessness on the TV footage, somehow implying they were in orbit, but I'm more inclined to believe the pilot was flying a series of parabolas the way they do/did it for astronaut training. Don't believe everything you see on TV.
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Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

Postby aardvark_admin » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:51 am

Yes, you are only weightless in orbit because you are falling at the same rate the earth is curving away from you as you circle it.

You can be weightless in a "vomit comet" well within the confines of the earth's atmosphere.

Space is really big... so I think you need to go a lot further out than Branson did if you want to experience *real* space :-)
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Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

Postby Malcolm » Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:28 am

It was a sub-orbital trajectory so yes the weightlessness was due to doing just one big parabola. The top point of which was at 88KM. Then they had 4 minutes of freefall from there to experience weightlessness. Sure it was a good achievement in terms of his own rocket program, but hardly ground breaking in the big picture. It was very obviously put together very quickly to try to be in front of Bezos in riding his own rocket.
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Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

Postby cjet » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:54 am

Many people are realising consequences of Covid

So your pause for the day is normal and natural

It’s you weeding off oil and coal

But if you look to thorium fission
Well that requires national governments

So stand for mayor Bruce
Set the agenda perhaps

Or encourage a current Councilor to stand
Hook a battery trailer on the truck
An electric diff on the trailer to push you along
Charge it up is just a plug in
That is worth a note buddy
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Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

Postby RoddyAxn » Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:41 am

bruce wrote "space is realy big"
initially this statment was a massive understaintment
but how do you define big
big as in the universe
then realy is truely
but i
really big as in billionaire
then really untaxed progressively
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Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

Postby phill » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:40 am

you define it by reading hitchikers guide
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )

i might live and eat in a sewer .. but hey look how many of these shiny things i have got
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