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My parents are from Hong Kong...

I took it at school. Never got fluent but it isn't out of the possibility to become so. Just need to go to China for a few months.


No surprise how much work goes into them... it'll be nice to have modern fonts! I didn't see new fonts really until the late 2000s/early 2010s

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Impromptu LA Hubski meetup Feb 20

I think insom has some!

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Impromptu LA Hubski meetup Feb 20

Double bonus points if it's near/in Hawthorne. Eureka sounds good, there's also LA Aleworks.

Either way I'm planning to join y'all around 9pm

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Impromptu LA Hubski meetup Feb 20

Dude I've never been! SpaceX food is cheap and (fairly) tasty

Starman's last photo with Earth:

My photo from Los Angeles of Starman and S2's final burn (bottom right) and the Orion constellation (top left):

psst fun fact: That footage was taken from Launch Complex 37B, which is a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy launchpad at the moment (launched Saturn I and IB rockets back in the day).

I'm glad we all forget competition for a few minutes and come together to witness tremendous events.


Not lucky enough to be in Florida but I think I'll have a decent view :)

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Falcon Heavy Static Fire Successful!

Well, let's see. For one, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world (second only to the Saturn V in terms of historical lifting capability).

For two, this kind of capability has never been reusable. The payload it can take to geostationary transfer orbit and still return its three first stages to earth (8000 kg) will be more than double that of the Space Shuttle (roughly 3900 kg). Shuttle was not a fully reusable vehicle, and Heavy will be significantly lower cost to operate.

Reusability of orbital class rockets outright--not to mention Heavy's lifting capability-- has been a relatively recent phenomenon anyways, with the Orbcomm 2 first orbital rocket use and successful landing and the SES-10 first orbital rocket reuse and landing.

Cheaper flights to space have always meant more innovation and a lower barrier to entry for new, daring projects. Additionally, the traditional space companies now have competition in the super-heavy lift market. This is good for everyone. Competition is always better than monopolies when it comes to spurring innovation.

A new space age has dawned.

(all this stuff is available publicly on wikipedia and and all opinions my own)

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notice how the hubwheel is in the same shape as the engines mounted on the bottom? coincidence? hmmm

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