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Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by claytorj, Jan 10, 2014.

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    2013 Year in review:

    http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/12/year-in-review-part-i-unmanned-probes-2013/

    http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/12/yir-part-ii-lunar-saturnian-exploration-attention/


    http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/12/yir-part-iii-mars-exploration-elite-club/



    http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/12/yir-part-iv-exoplanet-exploration-capabilities/
     
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    Omnibus bill gives NASA $17.65 billion

    http://www.spacepolitics.com/
     
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    Article about launch services provider Sea Launch:

    A Heavyweight Battle: How Sea Launch Plans to Stay Afloat With SpaceX in its Waters - Via Satellite
     
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    A nice summary of Bigelow's plans for inflatable space stations:

    Bigelow offers NASA, others inflatable space stations at reasonable rates - Houston Space news | Examiner.com


    Also, anyone heard of this crazy Canadian? Complete with videos.

    Guy builds a *real* space cannon to (cheaply) send satellites into orbit... from his backyard | VentureBeat | Science | by Tom Cheredar
     
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    Right. The answer to innovation and free market capitalism is clearly government subsidies. If you can't compete on a level playing field, simply tilt the field. That'll move the economy forward towards growth and efficiency. Yep.
     
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    Elon predicted trouble for Ariane over a year ago. Jump to the 40 sec mark if you're impatient.

     
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    The Europeans invested some €500m in a (Russian) Soyuz launch pad in Guiana. Next move by the Russians was to increase cost of every Soyuz vehicle delivered to Guiana. I mean how silly can these Eurocrats be? :cursing:
     
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    There are only two things infinite: the universe and human stupidity.
     
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    SpaceX was given a shout out in the new season of House of Cards, episode 7.
     
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    [OT]Seriously, the series just came out today and You're already at episode 7 :D though no more spoilers please :)
     
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    Haha, yeah, the wife and I took off today to stay home and have a marathon. Oh sorry, didnt mean to spoil that, was just excited. Hahaha. No more from me...
     
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    Has SpaceX shown any interest in the Lunar Catalyst initiative? I've heard no plans whatsoever from them regarding landing on the moon. Seems like the Grasshopper program and their expertise with landing legs on rockets would give them an advantage if they ever wanted to try a moon landing.

    Of course having enough fuel to fly back and forth from the moon with multiple takeoffs and landings would be tricky. I wonder if they can use electric propulsion in space like the newer satellites do? Just use the liquid propellants for take offs and landings to escape gravitational pull.
     

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