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  1. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm not so sure about the video stuff of the car. But that's not really important.

    I cannot find any configuration data on the payload. It's not as simple as bolting your trailer to your truck.

    It needs an ejection system and an RCS...things I haven't been able to find info of online. If someone knows where it is, link it please.
     
  2. bourbon_scotch

    bourbon_scotch Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  3. Fbird

    Fbird Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just making the point that on many occasions and in MANY positions within Big Brother....there a folks who don't know squat....but we pay them because THEY know SOMEBODY!

    I feel NASA could have probably achieved ALOT more if the government would have simply written the paychecks and kept the politics OUT of it. I am in no way minimizing their accomplishments, actually quite the contrary. It shows the level of capability that CAN be attained EVEN with government CRAP involved!
     
  4. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    You can say that again. I knew a guy that stole a handful of grade 8 & stainless steel hardware every day he worked.
    He would walk by the bins and steal some every day on his way out.
    I know it doesn't sound like much, but a handful every day, plus all the rest of the POS thief's add up.

    I had a lot of contracts over the years where the customer didn't want his stock back??
    Too lazy to have us return it I guess??? I have a pickup bed full of heat shrink, a shelf full of tapcons & lag bolts etc etc.
    Plus the wreck out was worth millions of dollars, and they couldn't be bothered??

    Now other customers would track every nut, bolt & connector. They knew exactly what we had left & they wanted it back.


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  5. bourbon_scotch

    bourbon_scotch Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The current location at 10.30am on Friday, February 9 is 449808 miles (723896 km) from Earth, moving away from Earth at a speed of 8081 miles/hour (13005 km/hour, 3.61 km/s).

    The car is 147651009 miles (237621338 km) from Mars, moving toward the planet at a speed of 44745 miles/hour (72010 km/hour, 20 km/s).

    The closest approach to Mars in the next orbit will occur on Jun 10, 2018, and will be approximately 0.739 AU away.

    The furthermost point from Earth will occur on Feb 23, 2019, and will be 2.445 AU away.

    The closest approach to Earth will occur on Aug 15, 2019, and will be 1.99 AU away.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/scie...sk-starman-watch-Tesla-roadster-asteroid-belt
     
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  7. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Only it was a 2008 model...close enough for Star Trek I guess!
     
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