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Postby Dust » 09 Oct 2012 01:34

http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/ ... -exploded/

A rocket that survives engine failure... impressive.
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Postby MindyMcfly » 09 Oct 2012 08:45

Wonder how many had brown stains in their pants.
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Postby Tiel » 09 Oct 2012 09:09

Very cool, they got real life proof that their system actually works. And it's "only" rocket science, so can't be too hard to figure that out beforehand, right? :)

Talking about space, today at 12 GMT Felix Baumgartner is going up in his balloon to jump down from 36km and break the sound barrier.
http://www.youtube.com/redbull/ for live stream.
Can't wait!
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Postby MindyMcfly » 09 Oct 2012 09:33

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Postby Dust » 09 Oct 2012 11:54

I hope he has sound isolating headphones... or at least earplugs... :)
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Postby MindyMcfly » 09 Oct 2012 12:00

Id be more worried at passing out from the forces, both acceleration and deceleration and my parachute not opening... lol :wink:
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Re: Space X

Postby Tiel » 09 Oct 2012 22:42

Meh, they were starting and then there was a blow of wind and they postponed it.
Next try tomorrow maybe.
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Postby Yima » 15 Oct 2012 22:50

Did u know, that SpaceX is the first "Not-government-involved" institution, which produces rockets for commercial use?

They started a new aera and made rockets to be available for almost everyone ( with enough money ofc ;) )

Well the video is quite impressive, an yeah more impressive that it survived the anormaly...

Well i just got a suggestion what could have happend... As we know, that hydrogen got a lower temperature to get liquid, oxygen could have condensed on the tank surface and frozen to ice... at launch, it could have break appart and led to the exhaust stream... Resulting in that blow off...

Or maybe it was just a short combustion instability... Well you have to know... these rockets work with 4500000 horse power... So it seems quite normal at these energies beeing released, that an instability could possibly look like that... But we well see :)

Keep me updated pls :) I am interested :D
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Re: Space X

Postby Dust » 15 Oct 2012 23:09

I find it irritating that people measure the power of Rockets in quantities of Horse Powers. Even 4.5e6 horses would not get you into orbit. Although, maybe if you pile them...
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Re: Space X

Postby Tiel » 16 Oct 2012 10:37

Dust wrote:I find it irritating that people measure the power of Rockets in quantities of Horse Powers. Even 4.5e6 horses would not get you into orbit. Although, maybe if you pile them...
Why anything is measured in HP is beyond me. I mean. 10 horses aren't gonna run 10 times faster, however a car with 10 times as much HP does go faster. It's like, you can't make a baby in 1 month if you use 9 women.
Watt is better if you ask me. 746 to be precise.
That makes it 3357 megawatt. But since we're not really talking about electricity when you are thrusting a rocket into space with fire, you should probably use joules or some other form of measurement for raw force to make it sound cooler.

The nuclear energy you could get from splitting the atoms in a horse would also most likely be enough to get a rocket into space. A pony would do.

Talking about electricity: http://what-if.xkcd.com/16/
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Re: Space X

Postby Yima » 22 Oct 2012 14:43

Hell, i thought, i am a Nerd, but u two are far away from any competitor...
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Postby Tiel » 22 Oct 2012 15:55

Yima wrote:Hell, i thought, i am a Nerd, but u two are far away from any competitor...
I can't compete with Dust unfortunately :) Trying though!
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Re: Space X

Postby MindyMcfly » 22 Oct 2012 15:57

Hear Hear :lol:
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Re: Space X

Postby Yima » 23 Oct 2012 08:28

Besides nerding, i can understand my brother, why he likes racing car engineering...

I totally need more money, so i can have such a hobby too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDN2bCIyus
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Re: Space X

Postby Tiel » 23 Oct 2012 09:19

Yima wrote:Besides nerding, i can understand my brother, why he likes racing car engineering...

I totally need more money, so i can have such a hobby too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDN2bCIyus
or just drive in 350kph cars in Need for Speed or whatever :) Saves you the trouble of going out and spending money.

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