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    Space Launches, Landings, and Destinations - SpaceX Thread #3

    Flyover of the Cocoa Beach build site for one of the two Starship Mark 1's being built. Shiney! Word is the first segments of the Super Heavy booster (basically a scaled up Falcon 9 first stage with 35 Raptor methalox engines replacing the 9 Merlin kerolox engines) is being welded together. The first test flights likely won't be a full-up test with a Starship sitting on top of it, nor have the full complement of engines risked on a flight that could go boom. Testing of Super Heavy could begin late this year, and an orbital flight with Starship could happen early 2020.
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    Upcoming TV Series of 2019/2020 - Your most anticipated shows

    Disney+ is making a live action Obi Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor
  3. How long was Moiraine unsure though? Given all three are ta'veren she was motivated to bring them all along.
  4. Both Kari and Tam don't have to look anything like Rand really, since he's a foundling. If they're different, more the better to note Rand's oddity. So that it's not that he's different from even a minority of Emond's Fielders, but different from his own supposed parents. One might argue that would make it too easy to track him down as the Dragon Reborn, but I think it's sufficient to hide him on a remote farm in a backwater than rely on him looking like Kari's coloration to obscure his foundling status. Most Emond's Fielder probably wouldn't give out information to outsiders, so it's hiding him relying on a dearth of information from the area would be much more believable.
  5. Tor.com has links to the instagram postings about each character/actor. I wonder if the quotes given are from the pilot script. Gives a vibe of telling the story from the 4th-Age perspective, but more personal than the quotes from dry history tomes used in the books. Madeleine Madden (seems to be aka Tiger Madden based on her twitter handle) looks like the most experienced in acting of the four. Can't tell from the head shots, but their Perrin -- Marcus Rutherford -- found a video of him and he's really tall. He needs some Thor arms though.
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    Trailer Thread VI

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    Trailer Thread VI

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    Dating Thread: "Pain, disorder, occasional clarity"

    "I am filled with glorious purpose!" -- Loki *Hulk smashes Loki like child with a rag doll.*
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    Space Launches, Landings, and Destinations - SpaceX Thread #3

    Great video explaining all the complexities of rocket engines.
  10. BTW since Amazon, Netflix, HBO and Disney/Marvel tends to have content threads in this forum already, this thread is for discussion of business/service/market side comparisons, not news about content or shows you're anticipating.
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    Space Launches, Landings, and Destinations - SpaceX Thread #3

    Somehow I missed this video the from a month ago: F9 upper stage fairing separation and descent through the atmosphere reminds me of Dave Bowman's journey through the monolith at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. This is so cool.
  12. I forget, does Agents of SHIELD still count as MCU? Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) will appear in the final season of AOS
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    Space Launches, Landings, and Destinations - SpaceX Thread #3

    ULA is doing something similar with their Vulcan rocket they're developing. Except instead of the whole booster the engines and everything else below the tanks would detach from the structure as a module to be caught by a helicopter. Unfortunately ULA seems to refuse to use their own money to develop anything entrepreneurially, and is relying on NASA contrasts to fund it. If NASA ever ends funding for it then work on Vulcan would just stop, as far as I can tell. And it'll be nearly a decade behind SpaceX's first landing of the Falcon 9.
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    Netflix's The OA: Part II

    Might want to move discussion of streaming services over to this thread:
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