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Re: Jeff Bezos vs Richard Branson: Balloon Wars Redux IN SPACE
« Reply #300 on: July 21, 2021, 04:17:39 PM »
Hopefully this'll be the last we'll hear of these two and their silly space-shite (until they start blowin' up.)
Hopefully also, before too long, the tits that want to go on these things might think: Nah, I don't think I'll bother now actually. it's kind of a bit naff really.

Separately.

Q. What did Astronaut Wally allegedly say, post-flight, when she handed back her pee-stained nappy?
A. "That's one small spurt for a woman, one giant LEAK for Woman-kind."

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Re: Jeff Bezos vs Richard Branson: Balloon Wars Redux IN SPACE
« Reply #301 on: July 23, 2021, 05:24:16 PM »
Awwww, leave her alone, she's a ledge!

Just got this bit of "premature gloating" from Darren "Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives" Cullen's mailing list:


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Re: Jeff Bezos vs Richard Branson: Balloon Wars Redux IN SPACE
« Reply #302 on: July 23, 2021, 05:28:42 PM »
Only a matter of time before they shoot a porn film in space. Mind, in the few minutes they have, they would have to be up, in, out and off in record time.

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Re: Jeff Bezos vs Richard Branson: Balloon Wars Redux IN SPACE
« Reply #305 on: July 23, 2021, 09:31:35 PM »

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« Reply #306 on: July 24, 2021, 05:11:50 PM »

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Re: Jeff Bezos vs Richard Branson: Balloon Wars Redux IN SPACE
« Reply #307 on: July 25, 2021, 02:27:49 AM »

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Re: Jeff Bezos vs Richard Branson vs Elon Musk: Balloon Wars Redux IN SPACE
« Reply #308 on: July 27, 2021, 02:29:58 AM »
"Ooooooh! Pick me pick me pick me!":

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57978465

You could use that $2 billion to pay your staff a living wage, Jeffrey. Would be a better use than starting an all new dick measuring contest with Elon.

Is this just how it's going to be now? Bored billionaire psychopaths going for ever-bigger thrills? Maybe they'll compete to blow up the moon next.

Re: Jeff Bezos vs Richard Branson: Balloon Wars Redux IN SPACE
« Reply #309 on: July 27, 2021, 02:38:52 AM »
Obviously Branson is Kevin, but which one of the ladies is Liz?
The blonde one looks a bit like her. Which bald bloke is Dave?

ETA: I’m genuinely happy for Wally because it clearly meant a lot to her, and she’s the closest to an actual astronaut on that flight, but the other three can fuck right off.
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Re: Jeff Bezos vs Richard Branson: Balloon Wars Redux IN SPACE
« Reply #310 on: July 27, 2021, 09:38:29 AM »



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Re: Jeff Bezos vs Richard Branson vs Elon Musk: Balloon Wars Redux IN SPACE
« Reply #311 on: July 27, 2021, 11:13:07 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57978465

You could use that $2 billion to pay your staff a living wage, Jeffrey. Would be a better use than starting an all new dick measuring contest with Elon.

Is this just how it's going to be now? Bored billionaire psychopaths going for ever-bigger thrills? Maybe they'll compete to blow up the moon next.

Any talk of billionaires running off to hide in space is bollocks, and they know it. Railing against that is falling for the misdirection. It's pretty clear that Bezo's game plan is to get suckling on the fat government aerospace teat.

Some basic facts:

Blue Origin has existed since 2000, and has yet to reach orbit, never mind to the moon. Plenty of other companies have started later and achieved more (not just SpaceX (est. 2002, orbit 2008), but other much smaller groups, even Beardy's Virgin Orbit (est. 2017, orbit 2021) has done orbital)

$2 billion looks big, but compare that to Boeing's Space Launch System, which for a decade has swallowed up billions every year (current total over $18 bil,)  just to repurpose 1970s tech, and has only just got to the point where orbital flight test are happening, with an estimated cost of $2 billion per launch (compare SpaceX's Falcon Heavy which is about $150 million). Considering that, how much do you think a Boeing moon trip would cost?

That's what Baldy Bezo is after, endless government contacts with lots of zeros (remember Dick Jones' little rant about government contracts in Robocop?)

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Re: Jeff Bezos vs Richard Branson: Balloon Wars Redux IN SPACE
« Reply #312 on: July 27, 2021, 01:23:40 PM »
Yes, $2 billion is peanuts for a spaceflight program, I'm wondering if Dr Evil is just trying to goad Rocket Jesus into putting his hand in his pocket and pulling out $3 billion.

This is a bit "screw the rules (and my rival company's experience, expertise and safety record), I have money" isn't it? Doesn't work that way Jeffrey... which makes me wonder if this is really more about power than money. I know having more money than anyone could spend in a hundred lifetimes has never put Bezos off trying to make even more, but is he now discovering all the things you can't do with that money and seeing how much power he can grab, or how much he can bend the ears of presidents. Maybe he'll try and establish his own micronation, or set up a private army, or invade Belize or something.

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