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The Commercial - and now general space travel - Thread (No Politics Allowed)

  1. Walrus Mar 17, 2023

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  2. pbook4g5 Mar 17, 2023

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    Relativity Space set to attempt another launch on Mar 22 with a window from 2300-0100. Their rocket, Terran-1, is 85% 3D printed by mass. If it launches and does well, this will be a huge step forward in affordable reusable rockets.
     
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  3. Omegafanman Mar 18, 2023

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  4. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Mar 18, 2023

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    Still awaiting SpaceX "Polaris Dawn" press meeting to reveal their new spacesuit, EVA-capable space suit which has to be worn by all crew members as the complete capsule will have to be depressurized...
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  5. Walrus Mar 19, 2023

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  6. vbrad26 Mar 23, 2023

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  7. pbook4g5 Mar 23, 2023

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  9. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 3, 2023

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    Jeremy Hansen will be the first non-American to go beyond earth's orbit...
     
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  10. vbrad26 Apr 3, 2023

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  11. pbook4g5 Apr 3, 2023

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  12. Omegafanman Apr 3, 2023

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  13. TLIGuy Apr 3, 2023

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    Heck yea Tonto!!! Well done to Reid Wiseman and the rest of the Artemis II crew selection.

    I've had the pleasure of knowing Tonto and I'm thrilled he was select to command the next crewed mission to the Moon. I knew once he came off being Chief of the Astronaut office he was destined for the Moon.

    So thankful to have this piece in my collection from a future Moon voyager. Hope he rocks the X-33 again to the Moon.

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    Also, here is a great video from the NAS Oceana O-Club at Tonto's Soyuz launch party.

     
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  14. pdxleaf ... Apr 3, 2023

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    In honor of the first Artemis crew and the first people to be named astronauts.

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  15. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Apr 4, 2023

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    Interesting to see the start of Manned Spaceflight to the Moon...
    Artemis II crew members named...
    Exciting mission but... Mission to " Deep Space " was the wrong term here
    The edge of our Solar System isn't even Deep Space!
    The nearest Star at 4.2 light years isn't even Deep Space!
     
  16. Omegafanman Apr 4, 2023

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    Translunar and Cislunar space would be correct? In fairness it is still a bloody long way :0)

    “Space [...] is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.”
     
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  17. vbrad26 Apr 4, 2023

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    The Artemis II crew will fly within 6,479 miles of the lunar surface and travel more than 6,000 miles beyond the far side of the moon. This will mark the farthest any human has traveled in space.
    So, the deepest of space for human flight so far!
     
  18. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Apr 4, 2023

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    Technically…..If they aren’t landing on the moon, they are not really going to the moon….
    Heading that way but not actually going to :whistling:
     
  19. jsducote Apr 4, 2023

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    to
    too͞; tə when unstressed
    preposition

    1. In a direction toward so as to reach.
    2. Towards.
    3. Reaching as far as.
    It is not their destination, but then (to date) everyone else has returned as well.
     
  20. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Apr 5, 2023

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    For astronomers "Deep Space" is a term used to refer to interstellar space. :whistling:
    For amateur-astronomers "Deep Space observing" is looking at interstellar distances at other galaxies !
     
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