Author Topic: Never mind the Tesla in space.  (Read 320 times)

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Re: Never mind the Tesla in space.
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 09:37:41 AM »
Lots of agencies and corporations are really gearing up for it.  Most optimistic picture (earliest plans come to fruition successfully) is about a decade.  A more realistic prediction would be two decades, maybe three.  But hey, I hear people are living longer, so there are baby boomers who might witness it.
I should be able to do twenty, thirty years.  The one I'd really love to see happen ASAP is Breakthrough Starshot; if they can get that outward bound in the next 10-15 years, I have a chance to live long enough for its arrival in the Proxima Centauri system.
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Re: Never mind the Tesla in space.
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 10:19:02 AM »
Okay, extra coolness points for the Tesla in space: in the glovebox is a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a towel.  Also on board is a copy of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy in a format that is projected to be long-term stable—possibly (but not certainly) billions of years.  :D
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Offline Baruch

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Re: Never mind the Tesla in space.
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 01:28:44 PM »
What's this about blasting David Bowie's Space Oddity - while in space where no sound can be heard?
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Re: Never mind the Tesla in space.
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 01:57:05 PM »
What's this about blasting David Bowie's Space Oddity - while in space where no sound can be heard?
Actually, it was 'Life on Mars' and 'Starman' in rotation, as I recall.  Yeah, it couldn't actually be heard, it was just a style point.  I don't recall if there was an actual broadcast of those from the car or not.
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Offline PickelledEggs

Re: Never mind the Tesla in space.
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2018, 03:20:52 PM »
Holy shit. I'm hard right now.
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Re: Never mind the Tesla in space.
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2018, 06:39:24 PM »
Holy shit. I'm hard right now.
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Re: Never mind the Tesla in space.
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2018, 10:32:45 PM »
Also on board is a copy of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy in a format that is projected to be long-term stable—possibly (but not certainly) billions of years.  :D
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Never mind the Tesla in space.
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 02:04:39 AM »
I saw the image of the Tesla car in orbit, and 'Heavy Metal' came immediately to mind.  As I'm sure it did to Musk.
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Re: Never mind the Tesla in space.
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2018, 01:51:58 PM »
I sure hope that astronaut was strapped in good - he might go flying off and get lost in space.
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