The Blue Origin Space News Thread

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  1. The Night Funky

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    Musk and SpaceX have their thread, let's give Bezo's some love, since he plans to start manned flights next year.
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    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    I agree. The rocket powered dildo deserves its own thread.

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    What about Virgin Galactic? They have the prettiest rockets.
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  3. The Night Funky

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    The inside of Blue Origin's capsule.
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    Jeff Bezos says, "No pooping in spaaaaaaaaaaace!"
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    Yeah I'd wear a diaper. Plus I also want a puke bag.

    I wouldn't eat for at least 5 hours before the flight (and a small meal at that) but I'd still want the bag just in case.
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  6. The Night Funky

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    Looks like Jeff's getting serious.
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    They're getting serious.
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    In case anyone wonders:

    Alan Shepard was the first US astronaut to fly a sub-orbital rocket, Mercury-Redstone 3, in May 1961. He dubbed the mercury capsule "Freedom 7."

    John Glenn was the first US astronaut to orbit the earth on Mercury-Atlas 6, in February 1962. The capsule was dubbed "Friendship 7."

    Yuri Gagarin orbited earth in Vostok 1 in April 1961.
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    Blue Origin is one ugly rocket.
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    The LEM wasn't exactly pretty, but it got the job done.

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    Wernher Von Braun specifically had the Saturn rockets painted in their distinctive black and white pattern because he liked it and he had used it on the V2s during World War Two.

    Sure some had claimed it aided in ground tracking but that wasn't the real reason.
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    Link?

    Popular Science says "no".

    https://www.popsci.com/why-was-saturn-v-black-and-white

    And only the test versions of V-2s were painted that way. Operational ones were camouflage.
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    BO just completed a successful rocket test.
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    They're doing a launch on Sunday.
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    And they appear to have had a successful launch.
    More, including video, at the link.
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    Bezos aims to have a lunar base in the next 10 years.
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    10 years? Ambitious. 15 would sound more 'reasonable'.
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    Blue Origin to attempt a launch tomorrow.

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    Blue Origin starts work on their factory.
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    Blue Origin has another successful test.

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    Blue Origin not having to do a public song and dance to get investment dollars definitely means that their progress can seem slower than it is (although they are still way behind competitors in terms of achievements). Can't wait to see what they do with their Heavy Lift.
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    Another successful launch.