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SpaceX on "Space Policy" & discussion of Elon's speech

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Patrick W, Jan 9, 2017.

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  1. Patrick W

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    But the posted comments are interesting...
     
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    Why does Musk use the term "space-bearing"? Not to be picky, but is that even a term? Also, "bearing" is pretty negative in its connotation "The ability to tolerate something bad or to be tolerated" is one definition. The normal term is "space-faring." What am I missing?
     
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    You didn't give a context. Where and when did Elon use the term space-bearing?
     
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    You don't give a context or explain where you heard Musk use that term, but I'm wondering if you misheard him and he actually said "space-faring"?

    If he said "space bearing" I have no idea what he meant.
     
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    Third paragraph in referenced link:

    Elon Musk on Twitter
     
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    From the context, my take is that he's referring to procreating and populating future generations of humans somewhere in space for the sake of continuing the species if Earth becomes uninhabitable. Ergo, "space-bearing".
     
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    #8 Grendal, Jun 17, 2017
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    Okay. Now I understand what has happened. It's an incorrect interpretation of what Elon said. Here is the video of the presentation:


    Elon said "space faring," not "space bearing" and the Professor that wrote the paper simply misunderstood what Elon said.

    I suggest to a moderator to move this part of the thread to somewhere different under the heading of "Interpreting Elon."
     
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    I assume you are referring to the third paragraph in the body text on this page An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie

    That is a typo. It should be "spacefaring".

    space·far·ing
    ˈspāsˌferiNG/
    noun
    noun: space-faring
    1. the action or activity of traveling in space.
      "the complications in spacefaring"
     
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    OK, listening to the actual video, Elon definitely said "space-faring". Agree that it was a transcription error.
     
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    Looks like it. Upon googling, the same error comes up in a few other places.
     

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