Space and Astronomy in general

Norfair wrote:

SN-15 has successfully launched and landed.

If only the weather was better so that we could see it in all it's glory. I had like 3 streams up as per usual and it was a really cool thing to see!

So apparently Musk is exactly the type of ass-hat who buys a small coastal town and then harasses the long standing residents into selling him their homes for a pittance. What a total dick. He could have easily paid them millions each for their homes but instead used his wealth and power to force them out. My home is worth almost ten times more than he paid those folks. And I don’t have an ocean view like those folks did. Unbelievable!

Every billionaire is a policy failure and an asshole.

Generous people don't become billionaires.

They are the ultimate takers. Even Bill Gates who runs an amazing philanthropic foundation has taken and is still taking way more than he is giving back.

Don't you find it odd that it didn't hamper his development to have billions all throughout adulthood, yet his kids (only) get 10 million each because of concerns for their development?

It's almost like he put some thought into it and decided generational obscene wealth was not for him... The Bill Gates of 1982 was a slash and burn, screw you I got mine uber-capitalist. (I know people who worked directly for him in that period.) The Bill Gates of today? Not so much. We are at least lucky that he was self-aware enough not to turn into another David Koch...

When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich.

Let's hope.

::singing:: barbecue saaauuuce

Today's Falcon 9 launch is still ongoing in coast phase.

The landing video was cool; they kept connection to the booster all the way down to the drone ship. It looked funny, though, since the drone ship's connection cut out as usual right before touchdown.

IMAGE(https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/2106/Jovey_JunoMajor_960.jpg)

Jupiter wrote:

ALL THESE WORLDS
ARE YOURS EXCEPT
EUROPA
ATTEMPT NO
LANDING THERE
USE THEM TOGETHER
USE THEM IN PEACE

The reason Europa was prohibited was because there was primitive life there.

You see, something's going to happen.

What? What's going to happen?

Something wonderful.