Discussion in 'Techforge' started by We Are Borg, Sep 27, 2021.
Pretty brutal that they don't have a live feed from inside the capsule.
Come on, Bezos.
Secondary hull (stardrive section) successfully landed.
Captain Kirk has returned to Earth!
Meanwhile, my pot of coffee is still brewing. That's how quick the Blue Origin trip is from takeoff to landing. Jeez.
Captain off the bridge!
Meanwhile, George Takei is seething.
Shatner was describing the trip and Bezos totally cut him off so he could get some champagne.
Shatner is now crying.
He's probably calling Musk and demanding that he get to have gay sex in space.
Well, if he took a ride with SpaceX he'd totally own the Shat.
Blue Origin barely qualifies as "space".
Holy shit. The Shat will. not. shut. up.
SpaceX doesn't have time for these games. They too busy getting Starlink satellites up.
No, no, they do. Their passengers have to qualify and take extensive training. Besides paying for it.
ok, that's a worthy use of twitter. As much as Shatner is cringe-worthy, Bezos just shat himself.
This. SpaceX is so far ahead of Blue Origin that Bezos is resorting to lawsuits and publicity stunts. That said, Elon totally needs to send the Shat AND Takei up for a few orbits.
It's awesome that an actor known for playing a space explorer has gone into space. And at 90 years old, no less!
And, yes, SpaceX is on a whole 'nother level compared to Blue Origin. But Blue Origin's achievement is still real.
Blue Origin is doing shit that NASA was doing in the 1960's.
I'd hardly call that an achievement.
So is my estes rocket.
NASA wasn't landing their redstone boosters. But yeah.
But again, SpaceX did the booster landing thing first anyway.
Yes, but they're doing it privately and they're putting private citizens into space. And probably much more safely than was done in the 1960s.
You're a bad Canadian for not watching the right news program, then. Turns out one of your networks had exclusive rights to it.
So were there any Klingons off the port bow?
No. They crashed in a Kansas corn field.
https://cosmicperspective.com/william-shatner-overview-effect-ns18/ Overview effect hit him hard (transcript included).
Sounds like Shatner had a life-changing experience.
In A Man on the Moon, Andrew Chaikin describes spaceflight the same way Bill Cosby described cocaine "It intensifies your personality!" To which, the Cos' question seems valid in the case of Shat, "But what if you're an asshole?"
I'm jealous, really jealous. But I can say the same the same for the crew of Inspiration 4.
But... I'm happy for him. I really am. I only wish it could have been Nimoy, Kelley, Takei, or Doohan that made this flight. All of them inspired hundreds, if not thousands of men and women to become engineers, scientists, doctors, pilots, and even astronauts. More so than the character of Kirk did. They deserved it more for their inspiration and for giving so many people something to dream about and aspire to.
At the very least, it would have been perfect to have Takei be the one to launch this flight of Blue Origin.
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