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CynicalTwit22 62 points ago +63 / -1

Small victories. Bezos could only get it up for 5 minutes.

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Aoikaze2000 14 points ago +14 / -0

Did he cross the Karman line? Did he make it to orbit?

If the answer to both questions aren't "yes", then no one should care because he's just a glorified hobbyist.

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Tophat9000 1 point ago +1 / -0

Did he make it to obit?

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Aoikaze2000 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nah it was a brief hop over the Karman line.

Virgin Galactic deserves far more attention than this pathetic PR stunt because Virgin Galactic's flight system will actually make getting to orbit feasible because having an aircraft that can lift the rocket plane above the densest part of the atmosphere makes getting to orbit SIGNIFICANTLY easier than trying to fly from ground.

Either way, SpaceX is still miles ahead of both of them, and I'm hoping Blue Origin shows us something to be proud of soon, or stops flying these space hops before they kill someone.

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MAGAMAN4EVA 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've player Kerbal so I know what I'm talking about. Its not easier at all just a little more fuel efficient which means smaller rockets.

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Aoikaze2000 1 point ago +1 / -0

Then you should also know the delta V to get to 70km is much less than to get to orbit at 70km. It's easier to build a smaller rocket than a larger one that will (more than likely) need to stage. You should also know just how easy it is to turn a kerbal into cinder if you screw up your rentry (or incinerate your parachutes on launch).

I have yet to see Blue Origin attempt to tackle the larger deltaV requirements, so unless they do something more impressive than what the hobbyists can do with lobbing their rockers above the Karman line, Blue Origin is nothing more than a rich man's hobbyist project.

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MAGAMAN4EVA 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yea they save a delta V at the expense of making things very complicated and usually way more expensive compared to the old capsule with parachutes method. And like you say space planes have a tendency to go up in smoke in the game and in RL. Capsule reentry is very simple. Just hit earth on an angle. You will smash into the atmo pretty hard but who cares its a capsule, it will be fine. Didn't Virgin already kill someone with their space plane? And yea I agree about Blue Origin. Going straight up then down is pretty lame.

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Aoikaze2000 1 point ago +1 / -0

Virgin Galactic killed someone because the reentry mode was enabled when it wasn't expected, and it caused a loss of control (possibly a break up, I don't recall which). The thing, though, is that Virgin Galactic took the data and went back to the drawing board so that the fatal failure shouldn't happen again - so they've shown they've got the engineering chops to do what they're doing. The niche I see Virgin Galactic filling is getting people up to an orbital resort as their launch platform is designed to do just that, and I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually became rated to dock and ferry passengers to and from the ISS.

Blue Origin on the other hand, is basically a fancy thrill ride atm... and I'm not going to stop looking down on them until they put something into orbit.

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FuckingWiseCracker 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wish he made it into an Obit… tuary. Kek.

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Coprolite 3 points ago +3 / -0

Be bo bop I found a spam not.

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Marshall2 13 points ago +13 / -0

Is Bezos just a shortened version of Beelzebub?

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5555 6 points ago +6 / -0

Isn't that a record?

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karn 13 points ago +13 / -0

Men with healthy erectile function don't have any reason to create evil empires.

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UpTrump 15 points ago +15 / -0

DEPORT

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basedvirginian 10 points ago +10 / -0

Begone, thot!

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FattyWatt 7 points ago +7 / -0

SPAM! DON'T GO TO THAT LINK!!

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dulled 2 points ago +2 / -0

what was it?

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alfredbester 1 point ago +1 / -0

Amazon

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South_Florida_Guy 27 points ago +27 / -0

He'll have a fiery ending eventually, don't worry.

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MICHIGANisRED 16 points ago +22 / -6

It's okay pepe. It was all fake. There was no chance of failure.

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TheGreenSupremacist 13 points ago +13 / -0

Would be the biggest penis rocket in the white house since Big Mike moved out.

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Youglowhard 2 points ago +2 / -0

Barry sure could take a rocket to the moon.

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Bacall 2 points ago +2 / -0

Penis rocket lmao

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A1waysLurk1ing 6 points ago +6 / -0

Cocknballs Incorporated.

Funny semi-true story: His Dr. Evilesque skull island has a giant rock dick in the skull's mouth.

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GoldwaterVoter 16 points ago +16 / -0

Yesterday SpaceX had a fiery, peaceful and VERY noisy first test firing of the Super Heavy booster for the first time. What would NASA do without capitalism, free enterprise, and entrepreneurs ??

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NC_patriot 22 points ago +22 / -0

Well, under Obama, they didn't really do anything, so probably more of that.

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GoldwaterVoter 20 points ago +20 / -0

I disagree!! Under Obama, NASA started this:

"A few weeks after killing the U.S.A.’s world-famous moon-mission program, President Obama has ordered the space agency that operates it to focus on reaching out to Muslim countries."

https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/nasa-focus-muslim-outreach/

Now, NASA approach with SLS -- expensive and non-reusable.

SpaceX approach with Starship -- cheap and reusable.

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NC_patriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lol, I never even knew about that.

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BewareOfThePug 2 points ago +2 / -0

muslim... rockets

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independentbystander 2 points ago +2 / -0

> What could go wrong?

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jfunction 3 points ago +3 / -0

Cancel projects?

Spy on people?

Grift, graft and embezzle?

Think up evil plots?

Hide truthful news?

Delay, delay, delay and postpone?

Write expensive proposals for dumb stuff?

Lobby DC for our $.

Bloat up on personnel with bureaucratic affirmative democrat-types?

Go on tv and bloviate?

Put their logo on Elon's stuff?

Give away major contracts to select stupid billionaire's inferior projects?

Then, for kickers, secretly collude with the world gov. people to eliminate all us commoners?

They are resourceful. There's lots of stuff they could do.

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HeavyMetalPatriot 10 points ago +10 / -0

Most expensive carnival ride ever.

Best comment I saw was that people praising Bezos for this stunt is like oohing and ahhing over a driving a Model-T around the neighborhood. It's 52 years since the moon landing...and now we can send giant penis "near the edge of space", aka not-space

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HeavyMetalPatriot 1 point ago +2 / -1

Colonizing our solar system???

Dude, turn off Star Trek. California can't keep the lights on and our elite colleges are cranking out CRT indoctrinated retards, not next-gen engineers. China will militarize near-Earth orbit and Xiden and the Uniparty will be happy to make sure it happens. Hey, Chinese orbital supremacy gives the GOP a new fundraising angle and if the Uniparty can send plenty of tax dollars (and tasty grift) into the Military Industrial Tranny Complex.

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Aambrick 1 point ago +1 / -0

Do you want to know what is really frustrating?

We could have dominated space in 2005 if we started to build the mass driver from L5 Society. It is literally the cheapest option we got, and we have the tech for it. It was designed in 1980's and early 1990's. $50 Billion for creating the infrastructure, power sources, capacitors(which if we take the modern ones today they are at least 3x more power than back then), and digging a deep hole. Each launch 1000 kg (we could launch a 1,300 kg one right now) in as little as 2 minutes(I would say 5 minutes so as to get things squared away at both ends). The launch speed being 11-13 Km/s which means each launch could cost at most $100k-$200k which is around $1k-$2k per Kg.

If Bezos really wanted to help in Space then doing this would be the best bet since by the time a rocket capable of lifting 100 tons to space there would already be around 120 tones in a 10 hour period of use. Now repeat that for several days while it would take around a month or longer to get at least 10 launches in a weeks time at best(likely a month really) In a given month the amount would total to 4k tons at minimum. If going by the 2 minute rule that number could be doubled if not tripled.

That is a delivery of parts, material, and using the pole itself as a truss or part of a system that they could use to build an orbital. We could have a space station 20x the ISS in a 5 year time span as an average, and that in a 3 year time span if being aggressive. That is all under $300 Billion to top it off.

Go with rockets only and the price would probably be around twice that number in cost, and at least 20-40 years in time. At this point if that was completed in 2005 then in 2020 we could have multiple orbitals with 1 at mars and 2 at the moon with the capability to make more in much less time than those 15 years. We could have seen double that number in 3 years from now with triple that number in 10 years.

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jumpy2021 6 points ago +6 / -0

Damn!!

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LazySusan 4 points ago +4 / -0

Well, at least we all know what his genitals look like. 🤮

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DZP1 4 points ago +4 / -0

I think it is significant that Bezos and his cat were launched in a giant Big Boy shaped rocket.

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Botz15_1776 3 points ago +3 / -0

Dildos in space

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YoureFakeNews 3 points ago +3 / -0

Why couldn't the prick just stay in space?

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Serp-Patriot [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

On a side note...Evan Hafer needs more updoots https://patriots.win/p/12jJs5Kj9c/bruce-knows-about-evan-hafer-and/c/

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Pederella 2 points ago +2 / -0

Where's HAL when you need him?

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coffee_grdr 2 points ago +2 / -0

no gonna lie, me too!

in 2021, a pod that floats down to the ground with parachutes is kinda lame, though! nasa has been doing that since the 60's!

how sad that this is all the tech billionaire could muster!?!

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BlaineBug 2 points ago +2 / -0

Q crowd said it was his suicide. WRONG.

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comakevin76 2 points ago +2 / -0

Pepe, there now. We will have time for your dreams to come true. The sad part is the Dutch kid paid for the flight and did not even know it. I would ask for a refund.

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American_Memer-4 1 point ago +1 / -0

My sentiments exactly.

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GuerillaYourDreams 1 point ago +1 / -0

This is the laugh I needed today at the end of a long day!!!

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KilroyJCNJ 1 point ago +1 / -0

I was actually waiting for hackers to assume control and send the message:

“If you want to come down, then you want to PAY UP.”

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OrangeMenace2020 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cock rocket is fake. Bezos is a DARPA mascot i.e Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Sergei Brin, Mark Zuckerbot.

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Joe_Snow 1 point ago +1 / -0

😟 poor pepe.

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GuacamoleTariff 1 point ago +1 / -0

That shits fake as covid.

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ElectionCrooks 1 point ago +1 / -0

Y

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TakenusernameA 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bezos is still on the planet?

Oof

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BasicKekinomics 21 points ago +22 / -1

He's a libshit and his company profited massively off of the government enforced lockdowns and "essential worker" bullshit while small businesses everywhere went bankrupt and closed up shop; thus ruining the lives of their families and the persons employed there.

Fuck Jeff Bezos.

A rich guy with ill-gained money paid for a seat in a rocket and went really high up.

He deserves no kudos.

Burning alive in a free fall would have been divine justice as long as no one else got hurt.

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BidensPrisonWallet 21 points ago +22 / -1

Owning the Washington Post is enough for me to wish ill upon this dickhead

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Formerlurker92 19 points ago +19 / -0

Runs the Washington post

The company has banned several books by people they claim are radical while leaving things like the scum manifesto up: printed by Amazon

Has pulled internet hosting from political opponents

Uses influence to fund NGO's filling Europe with 3rd world migrants

Has functionally taken over the post office with a bogus contract that has taxpayers subsidized delivery

Has the most Orwellian spyware they keep pushing

Amazon prime has the second most degenerate original programming after Netflix

I'm sure I've missed a few

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AveryCreek 18 points ago +19 / -1

You clearly have a thing for rich bald men. Just come out of the closet already.

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WarHammyIsMuhBitch 0 points ago +4 / -4

Using the word “collective” around here may get you labeled as a Marxist. /s

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