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Autonomous Spaceport Droneship Names

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by 2018 Steve, Jan 28, 2017.

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  1. 2018 Steve

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    Does anyone know why the droneships have the names given to them? Atlantic Ocean : "Of Course I Still Love You" and Pacific (Vandenberg AFB) “Just Read the Instructions”

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    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    Yes. The ASDS's are named after AI spacecraft names from Iain Banks Culture Series of books.

    Iain Banks - Wikipedia

    Here is a listing of ships names.

    List of spacecraft in the Culture series - Wikipedia

    If they are sticking with "Player of Games" then my next choice for a name would be "So Much For Subtlety."
     
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    Thanks for the info..... Steve
     
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    That is a good one, but I would nominate "Prime Mover".

    I just bought one of these T-shirts.

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