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Thread: SpaceX to launch private moon mission in 2018! WOW! Whee! We're going where again?

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    BTW, anybody old enough to remember this?


    Saw it when I was a kid, I remember Andy Griffith landing in a park.
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    Saw it when I was a kid, I remember Andy Griffith landing in a park.
    Actually it was Joel Higgins' character, but yes. They basically hooked the thing to a crane for the launch shot and the landing in the park shot.


    BTW, it really shouldn't be that difficult to pull this thing off for SpaceX.

    Remember, the Apollo-8 mission (in 1968) was FIFTY YEARS AGO....there is more computing power in your average digital watch than they had in the Apollo Command Module.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    Actually it was Joel Higgins' character, but yes. They basically hooked the thing to a crane for the launch shot and the landing in the park shot.


    BTW, it really shouldn't be that difficult to pull this thing off for SpaceX.

    Remember, the Apollo-8 mission (in 1968) was FIFTY YEARS AGO....there is more computing power in your average digital watch than they had in the Apollo Command Module.
    Still gotta be careful, space travel (mostly launch and reentry and landing) is a very risky business. They have a lot of testing to do, they haven't even left Earth's orbit and they want to go around the moon. Advanced computing power is not as big a factor to success as advances in propulsion, guidance and life support are. The telemetry equations are still the same. High speed communication are also very important, most guidance and telemetry calculations are performed on Earth and sent back to the vehicle. Navigation calculations are usually done on board and it is all celestial.

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