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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    He absolutely has pillaged US taxpayers, long before SpaceX.
    You mean his not paying taxes in 2018? More of a problem with US tax laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    You mean his not paying taxes in 2018? More of a problem with US tax laws.
    No, I mean his business ventures receiving $5 billion in subsides as of 2015. This is mostly for him to produce luxury electric vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    No, I mean his business ventures receiving $5 billion in subsides as of 2015. This is mostly for him to produce luxury electric vehicles.
    I would argue that's a problem with the government, handing out welfare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Not orbit but it reached the Kármán line which many accept as defining the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and Space.
    Did they? I was wondering because the flight was about 20% shorter than expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Yea that was nice.

    The capsule landing was more of a plop.
    They built shock absorbers into the seat. Otherwise we probably would have seen them walking out holding their backs.

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    Could Bozo's rocket look any more phallic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Could Bozo's rocket look any more phallic?
    Is there another way to construct a rocket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Is there another way to construct a rocket?
    So that it doesn't look like a dildo? Yeah, like, every other rocket in history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Not orbit but it reached the Kármán line which many accept as defining the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and Space.
    The Karman line (how did you get the accent marks to print?) continues to be controversial. It is set by international record-keeping agencies as being the metric equivalent of about 62 miles, but there is some evidence that Theodore von Karman himself saw it as being about ten miles below that point. At any rate, the American take on it has always been that the largely hypothetical "boundary of space" was fifty miles and I don't see that changing. NASA, all the U.S. Armed Forces and now the Department of Transportation (with their Commercial Astronaut designation) draw the line at fifty miles. Eight of the twelve test pilots who flew the X-15 back in the '50s and '60s and achieved an altitude of more than fifty miles were designated Astronauts. If the Blue Origin capsule had not been fully automated and Bezos would have actually had to do anything during the flight, however small, he would have qualified to receive the D.O.T. Commercial Astronaut wings - as have all the Spacex crewmembers and crewmembers of the Virgin Galactic flights, including Richard Branson. (But I read somewhere that Bezos had commissioned a special set of wings for himself and the others, and I suspect they'll be available on Amazon any day now.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    So that it doesn't look like a dildo? Yeah, like, every other rocket in history.
    I heard someone say that the Blue Origin was the first circumcised rocket in history.
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