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Blog Falcon Heavy Launch a Success, Musk's Roadster Sent into Orbit

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by TMC Staff, Feb 6, 2018.

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    I was good up until:

    "Gorman said she is, however, uneasy with the symbolism.

    "It feeds into a cult of personality which is at odds with the 'space for all humanity' narrative that we in the space world frequently use to justify space exploration," Gorman said. "And let's face it, there's no getting away from the fact that a red sports car is all about boys and their toys. The car is a signifier of wealth and masculinity. We've been trying so hard to leave behind the era where the archetypal astronaut was an elite white male, and we've just stepped right back into it."
     
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    Yeah, me too. A paragraph earlier, it's noted that the astronaut is faceless. Could be anyone of us. Seems she is the one who is "stepping into it".
     
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    "space for all humanity" = and worried about boy toys. Where the F___ is NASA and Gorman when it comes to US military killing little brown people using NASA satellites for only about 20 years now. Afghanistan, Iraq and all over the middle east (even US citizens and their teenaged son not to mention all the women and children. Drone killings causing people to live in constant fear. Don't see them, don't hear them and in a flash your wedding party is gone. Middle East in ruins, hundreds of thousands dead. Water, sewer, power plants, hospitals, schools all destroyed. Yemen and even Africa. Militarising space - no comment - over 60 million refugees according to UN. And Gorman worries about boy toy sports cars. Give me a F_____ break.
     
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    Geez....just one more new thing added to the list of things to feel guilty about. Just sayin.
     
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    We are not hearing about a personal problem are we?
     
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    Um, er, um... No. :)
     
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    The roadster is now the fastest automobile of all time.

    Hey mods, can this be cross posted in Roaster Forum?
     
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    Your post is in the Roadster forum. So I don’t understand your question. But cross posting is discouraged.
     
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    When you finally no longer have to worry about being told you'll need a new PEM.

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    Uh, duh. My bad.
     
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    A little late, but I got some nice pics from the Saturn/Apollo site about 4 miles away from the pad.
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