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uh... SpaceX's youtube channel is announcing a live stream for this monday called "First Private Passenger on Lunar BFR Mission"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu7WJD8vpAQ

It cannot be the thing, they haven't even built the BFR, have they? so it'll probably be some kind of announcement/press conference/big publicity stunt.
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you got a bigger version? i'd like to read the captions
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you got a bigger version? i'd like to read the captions


right-click to open in a new tab, it is a Big "Falcon" Image
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Hey, that looks like that thing in the other thread.
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That is a Native American variety called 'Glass Gem Corn' and yes it really does grow like that.

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I've had juice and tortilla chips from this:

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That's purple corn from Peru.
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ukimalefu wrote: Image

That is a Native American variety called 'Glass Gem Corn' and yes it really does grow like that.

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I've had juice and tortilla chips from this:

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That's purple corn from Peru.
My grandpa's farm had some corn like those.
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obvs wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: Image

That is a Native American variety called 'Glass Gem Corn' and yes it really does grow like that.

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I've had juice and tortilla chips from this:

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That's purple corn from Peru.
My grandpa's farm had some corn like those.

So did mine.
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On Thursday evening, without any advance notice, SpaceX tweeted that is had signed the world’s "first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle."


Please tell me that BFR stands for "Big Fuckin' Rocket".
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juice wrote:
obvs wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: Image

That is a Native American variety called 'Glass Gem Corn' and yes it really does grow like that.

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I've had juice and tortilla chips from this:

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That's purple corn from Peru.
My grandpa's farm had some corn like those.

So did mine.


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DukeofNuke wrote:
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On Thursday evening, without any advance notice, SpaceX tweeted that is had signed the world’s "first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle."


Please tell me that BFR stands for "Big Fuckin' Rocket".


It's implied.

"This is a very obtuse video-game reference," Musk told GQ. "In the original Doom, the gun that was like the crazy gun was the BFG 9000 or something like that. So it was sort of named after the gun in Doom. But that's not its official name, of course."


The family friendly version is Big Falcon Rocket.

https://www.space.com/38393-spacex-bfr- ... -name.html
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user wrote: now I want to play doom

::fires up powermac 7200::


Joking or not, it's Doom, you can run it on anything with a screen. Seriously, OS X, Windows whatever, Linux... original graphics or improved graphics.

https://zdoom.org/index

even web based, no download needed

https://www.kongregate.com/games/mike_id/doom-1

(that one needs flash)
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I'd call it the "bubble gum moth"
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First Private Passenger on Lunar BFR Mission

https://dearmoon.earth/

full spacex stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu7WJD8vpAQ

One Japanese business man is the passenger, he didn't just one seat, he bought all seats (available seats for passengers? not sure yet, I guess there will be a couple actual astronauts at least). He wants to take artists with him. It should happen in 2023.

Approximately 12 people would go on the first flight, around 6 would be passengers.

more info you can read instead of watching a long video

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/17/1786 ... ku-maezawa

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/17/1787 ... -elon-musk
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Behavior of sharks analyzed at the White Shark Cafe:

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It is still unclear if the sharks are hunting for tiny plankton and other fish, or for larger prey attracted by that smaller life. There is also an unexplained difference in the behavior of male sharks compared to female sharks.
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X-Ray of a Hammerhead shark

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It didn't stop at the sign! that's bad.

And I bet the boxes are not for cargo, but they must have gyroscopes and computers.
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“Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It’s chilling, even from space,” writes European Space Agency Astronaut (ESA) Alexander Gerst on 12 September 2018. Hurricane Florence photographed from the International Space Station. Photo credit: ESA/NASA/Alexander Gerst

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MINERVA II1 Rover-1A's photo of the asteroid Ryugu

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http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/topics/20180922/ (japanese site)

image from the approach

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this one is in english

http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/en/galleri ... v20180920/
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