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ex-genius:

Nasa just approved spending $7Billon on building the most powerful rocket ever created by mankind. 
It’ll have a lift capacity of 286,000 Pounds. 
(The apollo era saturn V still holds the title of most powerful at 260,000 pounds of capacity until this bad boy launches.)
This is the best news I’ve heard all year. 
If you don’t think this is the kind of thing that we should be spending money on - close your browser, put your head down, and think about your choices. 

(Or just let SpaceX do it for cheaper with reusable shuttles…)

I love SpaceX. This mission ain’t for them. 
Some Privatization is ultimately good for space exploration, but the largest rocket SpaceX has developed, the Falcon Heavy, lifts less than half of this bad boy with a capacity of 117,000 pounds. 
In terms of reusable technology, if you look at the Nasa rocket above you’ll note that the sides are Solid Rocket Boosters, one of the reusable components to come from the Space Shuttle Program. 
The Falcon Heavy is also slated to have reusable boosters, but at a penalty to lift capacity. If all three of the falcon’s booster cores are to fly as reusable, payload to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit drops to 15,000 pounds. 
Nasa’s Space Launch System doesn’t report figures for lift to GTO, as that’s not what it’s meant for, but it does give figures for Trans-Mars Injection launches, which require even more thrust than a launch to GTO. The SLS will be capable of sending over 64,000 pounds to mars - even with some reusable components. 
SpaceX should keep on doing space stuff - but when it comes to interplanetary travel - Nasa’s beast is on track to be unparalleled. 

glazedhatemail:

ex-genius:

Nasa just approved spending $7Billon on building the most powerful rocket ever created by mankind. 

It’ll have a lift capacity of 286,000 Pounds. 

(The apollo era saturn V still holds the title of most powerful at 260,000 pounds of capacity until this bad boy launches.)

This is the best news I’ve heard all year. 

If you don’t think this is the kind of thing that we should be spending money on - close your browser, put your head down, and think about your choices. 

(Or just let SpaceX do it for cheaper with reusable shuttles…)

I love SpaceX. This mission ain’t for them. 

Some Privatization is ultimately good for space exploration, but the largest rocket SpaceX has developed, the Falcon Heavy, lifts less than half of this bad boy with a capacity of 117,000 pounds. 

In terms of reusable technology, if you look at the Nasa rocket above you’ll note that the sides are Solid Rocket Boosters, one of the reusable components to come from the Space Shuttle Program. 

The Falcon Heavy is also slated to have reusable boosters, but at a penalty to lift capacity. If all three of the falcon’s booster cores are to fly as reusable, payload to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit drops to 15,000 pounds. 

Nasa’s Space Launch System doesn’t report figures for lift to GTO, as that’s not what it’s meant for, but it does give figures for Trans-Mars Injection launches, which require even more thrust than a launch to GTO. The SLS will be capable of sending over 64,000 pounds to mars - even with some reusable components. 

SpaceX should keep on doing space stuff - but when it comes to interplanetary travel - Nasa’s beast is on track to be unparalleled. 



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Nasa just approved spending $7Billon on building the most powerful rocket ever created by mankind. 
It’ll have a lift capacity of 286,000 Pounds. 
(The apollo era saturn V still holds the title of most powerful at 260,000 pounds of capacity until this bad boy launches.)
This is the best news I’ve heard all year. 
If you don’t think this is the kind of thing that we should be spending money on - close your browser, put your head down, and think about your choices. 

Nasa just approved spending $7Billon on building the most powerful rocket ever created by mankind. 

It’ll have a lift capacity of 286,000 Pounds. 

(The apollo era saturn V still holds the title of most powerful at 260,000 pounds of capacity until this bad boy launches.)

This is the best news I’ve heard all year. 

If you don’t think this is the kind of thing that we should be spending money on - close your browser, put your head down, and think about your choices. 



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I’m not sorry. 
( The real question is, would this actually be more or less gross than the rest of the “-Rita” selections. )

I’m not sorry. 

( The real question is, would this actually be more or less gross than the rest of the “-Rita” selections. )



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Deep thoughts:

Thu Aug 14, 12:08 AM

"He would prefer to film his film about film on film" is a grammatically correct sentence.

And that is a perfect example of why the English language is infuriating.



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The worst abuse of an obviously fake insert shot I have ever seen is definitely in sharknado 2. The temperature knob on the emergency brake really does it for me. 

The worst abuse of an obviously fake insert shot I have ever seen is definitely in sharknado 2. The temperature knob on the emergency brake really does it for me. 



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There are too many things combined here for me to even attempt to explain it. 



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Fixed my cable box.

Fixed my cable box.



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45 years ago today two badass motherfuckers set this rickety looking thing down on the surface of the moon. 
Behold the Lunar Module (well, this is only the ascent stage but I’ll spare you the full lecture). The only manned spacecraft to ever land on anything that isn’t earth. Built with a singular purpose in mind - to bring people safely to the most hostile environment people have ever been to. 
6 years from design pitch to first flight, and though the development process had it’s problems this rickety looking spacecraft never had a single operational failure. 
Also it saved Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon that one time. 

45 years ago today two badass motherfuckers set this rickety looking thing down on the surface of the moon. 

Behold the Lunar Module (well, this is only the ascent stage but I’ll spare you the full lecture). The only manned spacecraft to ever land on anything that isn’t earth. Built with a singular purpose in mind - to bring people safely to the most hostile environment people have ever been to. 

6 years from design pitch to first flight, and though the development process had it’s problems this rickety looking spacecraft never had a single operational failure. 

Also it saved Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon that one time. 



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I love those evenings when the subway alerts might as well say “good fucking luck getting to queens, asshole”

I love those evenings when the subway alerts might as well say “good fucking luck getting to queens, asshole”



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family feud is just, just an American treasure.

family feud is just, just an American treasure.



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I took a picture of Delia taking a picture of Jim and it’s everything meta and epic and awesome. 

I took a picture of Delia taking a picture of Jim and it’s everything meta and epic and awesome. 



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Well, this looks ominous.

Well, this looks ominous.



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My roommate described this picture of me as “thug”. I’m not sure he understands the meaning of the word. 
In a tangentially related story my efforts to get an on-set headshot didn’t work out as well as planned. But this aint bad. 

My roommate described this picture of me as “thug”. I’m not sure he understands the meaning of the word. 

In a tangentially related story my efforts to get an on-set headshot didn’t work out as well as planned. But this aint bad



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At least someone took a picture of me making the worst face ever flying the steadicam in 95 degree heat. 

At least someone took a picture of me making the worst face ever flying the steadicam in 95 degree heat. 



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Accidental trying-to-fix-the-steadicam selfie.
If you’re wondering why I’m drenched in sweat, op a steadicam on an 85 degree day in direct sunlight. YOU’LL LEARN. 

Accidental trying-to-fix-the-steadicam selfie.

If you’re wondering why I’m drenched in sweat, op a steadicam on an 85 degree day in direct sunlight. YOU’LL LEARN.