Thursday, July 11, 2013

It's a comedy really

The Orion Launch Abort System has a 1360 kg fairing.

You can't help but compare this to the Dragon's nostrils (pictured at top right) which serves multiple purposes without adding dead weight.

Meanwhile, NASA is planning their 2020 mars rover. It may not be a joke to say for less money than their 154 page document they could probably send a dozen colonists in the same time frame to fix the old rovers (Yes, I'm joking, but good jokes have elements of truth in them.)

First flight of the F9R may be Dec. 9th with a test coming tomorrow. They are not joking about eventual reusability.

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher seems to be one of the few with any sanity. How did California get so lucky?

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