Comments for Parabolic Arc http://www.parabolicarc.com Space Tourism ... and Much More Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 Comment on Air Force Eastern Range Innovates With Autonomous Flight Safety System by roflplatypus http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/26/air-force-eastern-range-innovates-autonomous-flight-safety-system/comment-page-1/#comment-139181 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:09:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60818#comment-139181 IIRC, on CRS-7, the Falcon 9 first stage issued its own destruct command after loss of the 2nd stage, and then the Range sent its own just to be safe. They’ve already flown the rocket with this capability, this is just the first time they have it be primary.

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Comment on Trump Proposes to Boost Military Funding, Cut Domestic Spending by Andrew Tubbiolo http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/27/trump-proposes-boost-military-funding-cut-domestic-spending/comment-page-1/#comment-139180 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:55:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60839#comment-139180 Trump’s like those boosters of the US Navy who argued that 9/11 happened because we went from 16 to 12 CV(N) battle groups under Clinton. These are people who can’t fathom the lessons of history. Pearl Harbor is what you get when you have a military peer. 9/11 is what you get when you don’t. They can’t accept that you’ll be attacked regardless at some point for something, hell anything. Trump and his ilk are the types of people who freak out at the concept of an outsider existing and thus spend open loop in military forces not tuned to any real threat. What’s to come of this? More programs like F-35 (at best), Littoral Combat Ship, Coast Guard Cutter fiasco of the early 2000’s, New Imaging Architecture intelligence satellite (Lockheed,Boeing,Lockheed,Boeing,Oh-hell we give up), Crusader mobile artillery, and the like. Spending on nothing. Can’t wait to see what Trump’s war is. I’ll bet it’s even better (worse) than Bush Jr’s. At least the Republicans finally came up with a way to make one of the Bush brothers look good in comparison.

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Comment on Trump Proposes to Boost Military Funding, Cut Domestic Spending by passinglurker http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/27/trump-proposes-boost-military-funding-cut-domestic-spending/comment-page-1/#comment-139179 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:07:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60839#comment-139179 Republicans out of power: we can’t afford all this welfare and environments you need to be responsible with the nations money we might owe money to china who will come to collect on a loan some day!

Republicans in power: Take all the money from the stuff we said we can’t afford in the first place and put it into the military. Also cut the tax revenue in half while we are at it. don’t worry america will prosper and more people will flock to us and pay taxes to compensate. By the way we are banning immigrants.

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Comment on UAE Announces Plan to Colonize Mars by 2117 by JamesG http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/26/uae-announces-plan-colonize-mars-2017/comment-page-1/#comment-139178 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:54:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60834#comment-139178 But that is more realistic than saying you are going to build a city on Mars from scratch, err… less than scratch, because you can’t even get there today, in less time.

Space advocates and especially the “Mars First” variety, never want to admit it, but it could well be another generation before even “flags and bootprints” are on Mars. It took tens of thousands of years for humans to colonize the entire planet, and even the European conquest of the Americans and Africa took centuries. And all that took was gathering a bunch of volunteers and getting in to boats.

Most other cultures have deeper historical memories and more sense of the long term than Americans do. If this is what we think it is, and they are serious (serious money), then its a good thing instead of the “space as an exercise in terrestrial wealth redistribution” rut we have been in for the past 60 yrs.

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Comment on Trump Proposes to Boost Military Funding, Cut Domestic Spending by ReSpaceAge http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/27/trump-proposes-boost-military-funding-cut-domestic-spending/comment-page-1/#comment-139177 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:38:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60839#comment-139177 Maybe Trumps plan is to cut NASA by canceling SLS AND fly near the moon using cheap SpaceX rockets.

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Comment on UAE Announces Plan to Colonize Mars by 2117 by ReSpaceAge http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/26/uae-announces-plan-colonize-mars-2017/comment-page-1/#comment-139176 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:32:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60834#comment-139176 The nasa budget was taking off of Congresses schedule today?

Trump as already asked Nasa/Boeing to fly crew on the first SLS mission. What the message there? That NASA’s SLS needs to stop wasting money and fly humans in Space NOW! Remember Newt and his prize ideas? Newt has been in Trumps ear to I think. Elon may be announcing that SpaceX will compete in the Race around the moon with SLS. Winner gets the prize money

Trumps Space Race Reality Show

Stay tuned to your screens this could be dangerous.

Great entertainment to distract the Masses too.

Make America great again and all that bolder dash.

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Comment on UAE Announces Plan to Colonize Mars by 2117 by JamesG http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/26/uae-announces-plan-colonize-mars-2017/comment-page-1/#comment-139175 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:23:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60834#comment-139175 Is there any connection between the this and SX beyond Doug’s speculative tie? Could just be an early April Fools joke.

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Comment on UAE Announces Plan to Colonize Mars by 2117 by windbourne http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/26/uae-announces-plan-colonize-mars-2017/comment-page-1/#comment-139174 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:16:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60834#comment-139174 if that was contra, I agree.

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Comment on UAE Announces Plan to Colonize Mars by 2117 by windbourne http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/26/uae-announces-plan-colonize-mars-2017/comment-page-1/#comment-139173 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:14:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60834#comment-139173 the pick axe and jeans are what spacex, blue origin, and Bigelow are all about.

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Comment on OneWeb Could Add 2,000 Additional Satellites to Constellation by windbourne http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/27/oneweb-add-2000-additional-satellites-constellation/comment-page-1/#comment-139172 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:12:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60824#comment-139172 neither will launch costs or the internet.

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Comment on “USS Vanity” Flies Again by randy carson http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/27/uss-vanity-flies/comment-page-1/#comment-139171 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:08:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60836#comment-139171 It’s VSS, not USS!

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Comment on UAE Announces Plan to Colonize Mars by 2117 by Jacob Samorodin http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/26/uae-announces-plan-colonize-mars-2017/comment-page-1/#comment-139170 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:03:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60834#comment-139170 Religious controversy? Geopolitical controversy? Obscenity? Bigotry? Somebody offended.

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Comment on “USS Vanity” Flies Again by Jeff Smith http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/27/uss-vanity-flies/comment-page-1/#comment-139169 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:34:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60836#comment-139169 Now if that isn’t the BEST Freudian slip of the day!

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Comment on Big SpaceX Announcement on Monday by P.K. Sink http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/26/big-spacex-announcement-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-139168 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:02:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60833#comment-139168 Yeah…I hate it when facts get in the way.

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Comment on UAE Announces Plan to Colonize Mars by 2117 by Andrew Tubbiolo http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/02/26/uae-announces-plan-colonize-mars-2017/comment-page-1/#comment-139167 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:10:00 +0000 http://www.parabolicarc.com/?p=60834#comment-139167 What Space X rally needs, or any company like Space X and even Boeing, is someone to buy Dragons and Falcon’s and operate them. I find it as likely that Boeing would build airliners for their own airline, that Space X will be the sole operator of boosters and spacecraft. Since there’s no real need for manned space operations, the most likely kickstarter would be manned programs by state actors.

Before I took the UAE seriously, I’d review their state programs over the past 20 years and have another look at how their power succession system works. Given the region I’d have a look at how the UAE hoi-poli live, work, and believe. Because if they’re living under an oppressive alienated government, they’ll run to their religion which is capable of toppling states and ending civilization for decades at a time. If the UAE can become Syria, they can’t plan for the next 100 years.

Also consider this about looking forward 100 years. Could a ship builder in 1876 building ships like the Cutty Sark, Monitor class warships, or other blue water hybrids have ever foresaw the likes of the USS Nimitz, Los Angeles Class SSN, or container ships? Looking deep into the future is very very hard.

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